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Join us in Almería, Spain for IFAMA 2024 as we draw upon IFAMA’s unique network of global thought leaders to explore how we can best accelerate innovative agribusiness models to ensure a sustainable food supply!
Make a difference.
There are tools — including new technologies, science-based practices, and cultural approaches that can make the global food and ag sectors more resilient and sustainable.
• Bridge the gaps between research and business
• Empower the true global diversity of thinking, international connection, and collaboration.
• Facilitate cross-generational sharing of knowledge, insight, and action.
IFAMA 2024 Conference Themes
Production Evolution and Transformation — A collaboration among stakeholders across multiple sectors is needed to transform agriculture combining innovation, science and technology.
Will technology achieve its promise to transform food supply chains and farming?
Economic Competitiveness — The commercialization of climate-resilient and sustainable innovation from farm-to-fork is necessary to ensure a net-positive future.
What are the economics of sustainability? Can ESG be aligned with sustainability of the food business?
Sustainability through Legislation — Regulation plays a key role in promoting and enforcing sustainable practices in agriculture.
Who should lead change? What role should governments, universities and corporations play as agents of disruption in the existing systems?
Societal Impacts — Food is central to our cultural identity. However, as the global population increases access to nutritious food is not equitable, leading to food scarcity in some regions, and food waste and an obesity epidemic in others.
Can we create a better society through better food? How do we balance the needs for abundant food, nutrition, human health, with diminishing planetary resources?
Tapas and FUN!
2-Day Business Forum
Global Student Case Competition
Beautiful Spanish beaches
Preliminary In-Person Agenda
Academic Symposium Day 1
Student Case Competition briefing
Student Case Competition preliminary rounds
Academic Symposium Day 2
Student Case Competition semi-finals
Global Business Forum Day 1
Student Case Competition – Early Career Professionals Finals
IFAMA Young Board Mixer
Global Business Forum Day 2
Student Case Competition – Undergraduate and Postgraduate Finals
Presidential Banquet and IFAMA 2024 Awards
The capstone event of all IFAMA conferences is the 2-Day Business Forum. It includes hot-topic discussions from high-level industry speakers, breakout panels, action oriented workshops, Innovative exhibits, and cross-sector networking—including a Welcome Reception and the Presidential Awards Banquet. You’ll meet experts and colleagues from around the world who are addressing the most pressing challenges facing the food and agribusiness sector today. It is a rare venue bringing together top thought leaders who create a cross-pollination of ideas and share vital solutions..
The Academic Symposium provides the intellectual foundation and scientific creditability for the discussions that will follow during the Business Forum. The IFAMA 2024 conference begins with a two-day Academic Symposium. Scholars are invited to share new research and teaching case studies with colleagues from academia, industry, NGOs and government. Submitted papers undergo a blind peer-review vetted by the Symposium Review Committee. Extended abstracts and full papers are due no later than 09 January, 2024. Authors submitting quality and novel research will be invited to publish their papers in the International Food and Agribusiness Management Review — IFAMA's flagship journal of food and agribusiness management. Download the Call for Papers, Call for Teaching Cases, and Best Paper Guidelines.
Early career professionals and students are a vital part of IFAMA. We deliver the only Global Student Case Competition exclusively focused on agribusiness. The competition gives the teams and their universities a global stage to showcase the next generation of business leaders in the ag sector.
Teams competing in the Case Study Competition requires are given the task of tackling a complex real-world challenge in the form of a case study. Teams have four hours to analyze the problem and develop a creative, practical solution. They will build a presentation that communicates their perspective, analyses and recommendations before a panel of judges. The Student Case Competition occurs in conjunction with the 2-Day Symposium, and the finalist teams will present before the entire congress during the 2-Day Forum.
Gain the attention of future employers
Work below the surface on real-world challenges
Actively engage with global leaders and changemakers
Students: Bring your team to IFAMA 2024 and save big!
Get your team together and secure funding. You and your teammates will benefit from attending IFAMA 2024 and so will your university. IFAMA provides a webinar well in advance of the conference to help teams prepare for and understand the logistics of the competition. Get ready for a challenging and rewarding event! 2024 Student Case Competition
An online-only competition combining research and entrepreneurship to tackle a current global commercialization challenge. IFAMA will host and record a one-hour orientation and Q&A session prior to the conference.
Teams are given a research case detailing an emerging science or technology innovation and will have four hours to create a 12-minute video and one-page brief showcasing a path to market. Videos from the Champion and Runner-up teams will be showcased during the conference and through the conference app.
Join us after the Forum for an excursion to one of the many agricultural highlights of the Almería region. These field trips are exclusively for conference attendees and are optional. Agri-tours schedule and pricing will be announced in early 2024.
Almería's agricultural model-greenhouses
Water efficiency thanks to drip irrigation
Plant breeding nurseries
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Business Forum: 40+ main stage presentations
Academic Symposium: scientific research featuring topics in parallels tracks
Exhibition booths (academic and industry)
Opportunity to meet experts
Meals and refreshments
Post-conference agri-tours (additional fee)
Conference app with session descriptions and speaker information
Livestreamed sessions from 10+ keynotes & discussion sessions
Virtual Academic Symposium (occurs independently from the in-person Symposium)
Venture Building Challenge
Online Networking Sessions
Conference app with session descriptions and speaker information