• “I have never been to a seminar, where the discussion goes
    so deep around common industry challenges”
    Sten Estrup, Executive Vice President Christian Hansen, 2016

  • “An enormous learning experience”
    Gerald Wilfingseder, General Manager Gold Coin Group, 2016

  • “Excellent content, facilitation and format – outstanding”
    Tim Hart, CEO Ridley Corporation, 2016

  • “Tremendous opportunity to share experiences and perspectives”
    Simon Cheng, Managing Director BRF, 2016

  • “Thank you for the seminar, so much learning”
    Akiko Seyoum, CEO Orchid Business Group, 2016

  • “Much beyond my expectations – I will surely return”
    Gustavo Grobocopatel, Chairman Los Grobo, 2013

  • “Rich, useful, time extremely well invested”
    Stefano Vlahovic, CEO Produkti Pitania, 2011

  • “This is for people who want to get things done.”
    Hans Roelofs, CEO Refresco, 2009

  • “I have not been to an event yet where we got into the real issues so deep so fast.”
    Lennart Holm, CEO Perstorp, 2007

  • “There has not been one case that did not inspire me.”
    Wout Dekker, CEO Nutreco 2007

  • “Excellent. We should have had such a seminar much earlier”
    Hugh Grant, CEO Monsanto 2005

  • “It has been an inspiration, very well done, an audience of 50 likeminded peers that really ask relevant questions and it has helped me accelerate my thinking”
    Christoffer Lorenzen, EVP Chr. Hansen, 2017

  • “I did numerous studies, maybe hundreds of Harvard cases but this was one of the best I’ve ever read”
    Markus Länzlinger, CEO Migrolino, 2017

  • “Really enjoyed the seminar, very good cases, very good interactions, very practical, very lively and high-speed”
    Jeroen Wakkermann, CFO Nutreco, 2017


The Global Food and Agribusiness Network (GFAN) is a science-based serviceproviding seminars and research to the global food system stakeholder community. GFAN is directed by Prof Dr Peer Ederer and is registered as a commercial entity in canton St Gallen, Switzerland.

The forum generates powerful insights around:

  • Creating and sustaining high performance organizations in agribusiness
  • Expanding business models in multiple directions along the food value chain
  • Building brands and image in the age of consumer identity marketing
  • Gaining trust of the food consumer when food companies are under attack
  • New business models in last mile distribution to consumers
  • Effective responses to hyper-competition
  • Preserving value in an economic downturn
  • Responding to and driving disruptive innovation
  • Merging multiple operational units across borders
  • Managing stakeholders in the context of people, planet, profits, prosperity and peace
  • Aligning with financial markets driven by private equity investors
  • Branding implications when sensitive or scarce natural resources are utilized

Attending the forum is the right choice if you:

  • are a senior decision maker in the food & agribusiness sector
  • want to discuss the real story with your peers
  • value sound, unbiased in-depth strategic analysis
  • want to grow and innovate your business
  • aim for operational excellence
  • understand the drivers of value creation
  • are an ambitious and realistic leader
  • keep a view of the entire value chain from farm to fork

This program is not a conference

It is a business seminar. We will present and discuss with you real-life business cases, based on the experiences of pioneering changemakers in the industry. You will step into the shoes of the CEO and face his or her current foremost strategic challenge. The actual CEO is present during these discussions. The business case studies presented are created and prepared specifically for this program.