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  Conference Official Opening Session
  Welcome by Mr. Alain Courtois, Deputy Mayor of the City of Brussels and Member of the Belgian Senate
  Prof. Mark Eyskens, Chairman of the PA International Foundation (Chair)
  Message of H.E. Mr. François Hollande, President of the Republic of France, read by the Chair

Welcoming Address by Mr. Gianni Pittella MEP, Vice-President of the European Parliament, Member of the Bureau

  Keynote Address by Mr. Claus Sørensen, Director General for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response, European Commission: ‘On a New, European Commission-Inspired, All Stakeholders, All Food Chain Sustainable Strategy’
  Keynote Address by Michael Anthony, Head of Emerging Markets Development, Allianz Reinsurance: ‘The World’s Risk Management Starts with Enough Food, Particularly for Children’

Panel 1 - Malnourished Children: Where, What, How and the Size of the Gap

  Mrs. Laima Andrikiene, Member of the European Parliament (Chair)
  Mr. Demetrios A. Theophylactou, Chair of the Council Working Groups CODEV and COHAFA, Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the EU
  Dr. Martin Bloem, Chief Nutrition Policy, WFP

Dr. Werner Schultink, Chief of Nutrition, UNICEF


Mr. Marc van Ameringen, Executive Director, GAIN

  Mr. Jean-Pierre Halkin, Head of Unit, DEVCO/C1, responsible for Rural Development, Food Security, Nutrition, DG DEVCO, European Commission
  Presentation Combatting Malnutrition Documentary by Peter Verlinden, Journalist VRT Foreign Affairs Desk
  Speech by H.E. Didier Reynders, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs of Belgium

Panel 2 - Successful Industries: A Breakthrough through a Global All Stakeholders Food Value Aid Chain, or: How to Reach the Children Before They Die


Mr. Rio Praaning Prawira Adiningrat, Secretary General, PA International Foundation (Chair)

  Prof. Dr. Jo Swinnen, Professor of Development Economics, K.U.Leuven
  Prof. Dr. Peter Weber, Professor of Nutrition, Corporate Scientist Human Nutrition & Health, DSM Nutritional Products
  Mr. Peter Jens, Director Special Projects, Koppert B.V.
  Dr. Florence Egal, Senior Officer Inter-institutional collaboration on nutrition, Food and Nutrition division, FAO

Closing Session

  Closing Address by Dr. Makarim Wibisono, Executive Director, ASEAN Foundation, read by Ambassador Tibor Kiss
  Closing Address by H.E. Mr. Andreas D. Mavroyiannis, Deputy Minister to the President of Cyprus for European Affairs, Cyprus EU Presidency
  Closing address on behalf of the upcoming Irish Presidency of the Council of the EU, by H.E. Rory Montgomery, Permanent Representative of Ireland to the European Union

Closing message by:

  Archbishop Desmond Tutu, WFP 2012 Global Champion in the Battle against Hunger; Chairman, The Elders (through personal video message)

Previous conferences:

Combatting Malnutrition through Sustainable Interventions:

EU-ASEAN Relations as a Key Driver

8 November 2011, Brussels

International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Combating Malnutrition: Obtaining MDGs in Indonesia

13-14 December 2010, Jakarta

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