2020 City Food Lecture

The City Food Lecture is an annual, invitation-only fixture in the City of London and food industry calendars.

Date: 20th February 2020

Start time: 5:30pm

Venue: Guildhall, London

Professor Louise Fresco to give the 2020 City Food Lecture

Dutch scientist, academic and broadcaster, Professor Louise Fresco, will bring her candid style to next year’s lecture, which takes place on Thursday 20 February at London’s Guildhall.

A highly influential thinker and commentator on global food issues, Professor Fresco is President of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research, Europe’s leading academic agri-food organisation and research and development centre.

She is also a foreign member of the French Academy of Agriculture, a non-resident member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry and the Council of Advisors of the Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food. She has also worked as a senior member of the EU Commission Agricultural Markets Task Force and was Director of Research in the Agriculture Department of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN.

She has served on the boards of Rabobank, Syngenta, and Unilever as well as serving as a Trustee of the Shell Foundation. Whilst her successful book: Hamburgers in Paradise, the stories behind the food we eat, has been translated into several languages.

The City Food Lecture is one of the most prestigious events in the food industry’s calendar and brings together on the night 650 industry leaders, academics and liverymen.

Louise Fresco’s lecture will be followed by a panel debate featuring Andrew Thompson – EMEA Director, Genus plc; Tara McCarthy – CEO of Bord Bia; and Iqbal Wahab – Founder, Roast.