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EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum 2017

Jakarta, Indonesia October 30-31, 2017

EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum 2017

The world faces a fundamental challenge in sustainably feeding a healthy diet to over nine billion people by 2050. A resilient food system and sustainable diets are pivotal in solving this challenge and achieving both the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement. As the most populous region in the world, the Asia Pacific plays a decisive role in combatting many of the interlinked issues at hand, such as malnutrition, deforestation, loss of biodiversity and rising greenhouse gas emissions.

To address the challenges facing the Asia-Pacific food system, the EAT Foundation and the Indonesian Ministry of Health have joined forces to launch the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum, which will be held on 30th – 31st October 2017 at the Shangri-La Hotel in Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia.

The EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum is modelled on the EAT Stockholm Food Forum, which over its four years of existence has become the leading global arena for those seeking to transform the world’s food system.

Come join us and over 500 leading international and regional politicians, scientists, business executives, innovators, activists and chefs to address health and environmental challenges related to food in the Asia-Pacific region. We’ll discuss progress on transforming the food system, provide insight into the latest research, share best policy and industry practices, explore new trends, present some of the innovative ideas flourishing across the food value chain, share ideas and build synergies.

Our high-level speakers will present topics ranging from changing food consumption trends, to building resilience in the food value chain, sustainable aquaculture, pathways to food security and recipes for future healthy and sustainable diets.

The Media accreditation for the EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum 2017 is open. Online accreditation is the only official channel to obtain registration for the media. EAT is not in a position to accept accreditations via any other channel (e-mail, fax, post, etc).

Confirmed Speakers

The Program

EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum Program



Please ensure you are seated by 8:30 am as the President's security will close the doors


healthy, secure and sustainable food for all

The world faces a fundamental challenge in sustainably feeding a healthy diet to at least nine billion people by 2050. A resilient food system and sustainable diets are pivotal in solving these challenges. As the most populous region in the world, the Asia-Pacific plays a decisive role in combating many of the interlinked issues at hand, such as malnutrition, deforestation, air pollution and rising greenhouse gas emissions. It is time to consider the scientific knowledge on the interconnections between food, health and sustainable development.

Fixing the food system:
From global visions to local opportunities

Dr. Gunhild A. Stordalen

Leveraging Partnerships for Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture

H.E. Puan Maharani

Food and Nutritional Security:
What it means for Indonesia and Asia-Pacific

H.E. Muhammed Jusuf Kalla





As Asia-Pacific continues to develop and grow rapidly, the challenges of balancing economic development with environmentally sustainable and equity considerations will be crucial to the health of both people and planet. What role does business play in the shift to sustainable consumption and production patterns? Can we balance development and demand with the finite limits of our planet’s resources?

Defining Moment for Climate and Environment

H.R.H. Prince of Wales

Video address

Big Brands, Biodiversity & Changing Consumer Behavior

Dr. Jason Clay

Sustainable Business Solutions

Peter Bakker

How to collaborate at opposite ends of the supply chain?

Peter Bakker, Sunny Verghese, Dr. Netithorn Praditsarn


Malnutrition, Health and Role of Food System

H.E. Dr. Subramaniam Sathasivam

Food, International Trade & the Changing Global Economy:
New Directions for Asia and the Pacific

H.E. Dr. Sri Mulyani Indrawati

Food Education for Kids

Peggy Liu

EAT Talk

Pioneering a Sustainable and Innovative Protein Source

Dr. Andy Kusumo

EAT Talk



Ceria Garden

Indonesian Buffet


can Asia-Pacific's food future be secured?

It is urgent that we rethink the food systems from planet to plate. How do we produce, distribute and eat food? 30–50 percent of all food produced today is never eaten. Still, global hunger is on the rise. Paradoxically, we have enough food in the world to feed the entire global population. In 2050, we will have to feed more than nine billion people on a warmer planet. Transforming our food system would solve challenges related to climate, sustainability and health. What actions are needed to build resilience into regional food systems?

Towards a Future without Poverty

Masakazu Ichimura


Catch of the Day:
How Aquaculture Can Feed the World

Chad Gauger





The next 15 years will be decisive for the health of both people and the planet. While there are numerous existing international agreements around climate change, health, sustainability and food security, most are not legally binding. Action, implementation, transparency and accountability seem to be the missing ingredients. This session brings together different UN officials, business leaders, scientists and civil society advocates to discuss how to implement solutions and build a web of accountability.

Our Planet, Our Health

Dr. Usman Mushtaq

EAT Talk

How Asia-Pacific is leading the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals

Anita Nirody


Partnerships for a Sustainable Food Economy

Emmanuelle Wargon



Pre-dinner mingle in the Ceria Room / Garden



H.E. Professor Nila. F. Moeloek

Grand Ballroom

Please bring your conference badge to ensure admittance and arrive at 18:30.


Competence Forums

Smaller interactive think tank-style sessions. Invitation only.


The IDEAS session is an alternative to the Competence Forums. Chefs, entrepreneurs and innovators are seeing challenges - and coming up with solutions to fix them. In this interactive session, you can engage with exciting innovators from LAUNCH.org and other networks. They will share their insights on how to turn ideas into scalable solutions and success stories from their communities, countries and beyond.




Session - Connecting the dots:
Sustainable Land Use

A growing population paired with rapid economic growth is driving a substantial increase in the demand for more arable land for food production. Processes of land-use change and deforestation are responsible for substantial greenhouse gas emissions. What are the solutions and commitments needed to build a food secure future, while sustainably managing the land and its resources?

Palm Oil - the full picture

Professor Bhavani Shankar

EAT Talk

How to Make Farming Cool for Young People

Cherrie De Erit Atilano

EAT Talk

Diving into the Data - food producers and nutrition

Dr. Anuraj Shankar

EAT Talk





How to make the Decade of Action on Nutrition a success

Today, there is enough food for everyone on the planet, yet almost 800 million people go hungry. Over two billion people do not get sufficient vitamins and minerals in their diets and another two billion people are overweight or obese. South Asia is home to 38 % of the world’s stunted children under five years old. Obesity, particularly in children, is rising fast along with non-communicable diseases regionally. The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition aims to trigger action to end hunger and eradicate malnutrition, while ensuring universal access to healthier and more sustainable diets. This session will explore solutions and commitments to solving the double burden of malnutrition and highlight the concentrated efforts in ensuring adequate provision and access to nutritious food.

Decade of Action on Nutrition

Dr. Alessandro Demaio

Ending malnutrition by 2030:
views from the Global Nutrition Report

Professor Emorn Udomkesmalee

Counting down to the EAT-Lancet Commission on Healthy Diets from Sustainable Food Systems

Brent Loken

The Scaling up Nutrition Movement

Gerda Verburg

How to build (multi-stakeholder) trust to change behaviors to tackle multiple forms of malnutrition?

Dr. Rina Agustina, Gerda Verburg, Dr. Sansan Myint, Axton Salim




End of Day 2

«It is my sincere hope that the first EAT Asia-Pacific Food Forum will be a catalyst that triggers the transformation of the region and the achievement of the SDGs» H. E. PROFESSOR NILA MOELOEK, MINISTER OF HEALTH, INDONESIA