The World Barley, Malt and Beer Conference is a global event that offers a unique opportunity for senior commercial executives and managers involved in the barley, malt and beer supply chain to attend an event that focuses on the commercial aspects of all the sectors of the industry. Speakers from various countries address the conference on a wide range of topics related to the malting industry, the brewing sector and the supply chain of malting barley. Representatives from the world’s major brewing companies, leading malting barley suppliers, shippers, seed growers, producers of fertilizers and plant protection agents, malting and trading companies, brokers etc. from around the world attend the event.
- Venue & Hotels
- Networking events
- Brewing Supply Awards
Detailed Agenda as PDF – click here
Anne StephensConsumer Research
Annika WilhelmsonVP of Innovation
Francois SonnevilleSenior Beverage Analyst
Jean Baptiste PichonCommodities & Agribusiness Strategy
Lars KurznackSustainability & Climate Change Lead
Mark TitteringtonSenior Advisor, Strategy & Partnerships
Nicolas Clerget EtchandyGlobal Sustainability Manager - Net Zero Lead
Mr. Atthill is currently a principal owner, board member, and managing director for RMI Analytics GmbH, with a focus on driving RMI’s content delivery through our Journal publication, webinars, and global Insights Tours. With over 25 years of experience in the brewing & malting industries, Brent is perfectly suited to lead the RMI strategy to be the global leader in market insights and networking events provider for the brewing material supply chain. Brent’s experience comes mainly from within global procurement for brewing materials for major global brewers, and as a result he has gained expertise around the world, in agronomic supply chains from field to end-users. In leading RMI’s strategic vision to continuous improve our product and service offerings, Brent is dedicated to keeping our clients fully informed, and to supporting their ultimate success.×Anne StephensConsumer Research
Anne Stephens has been working in the brewing industry since 1989 – always in consumer research and commercial strategy. She held both market and global positions as head of brand portfolio response (and innovation) to market segmentation and category strategy for SABMiller and then ABInBev. More recently she has invested in a brewing start up and is enjoying experiencing the brewing life at a different scale. Her interest in consumer behaviour and motivation and its relationship with brand choice continues.×Annika WilhelmsonVP of Innovation
Annika Wilhelmson is VP of Innovation, Craft & Food at the Northern European malting company Viking Malt. Annika has a background in applied research in malting and brewing sciences and bioprocessing, and holds a PhD in Chemical Technology. Before moving to Viking Malt in 2017, she was responsible for sales of research services to the food sector at VTT Technical Research Institute of Finland. At Viking Malt, Annika has been responsible for building the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility strategy and reporting. As head of innovation, she has also driven the development of Viking Malt’s business towards the food sector, launching the new germinated bean ingredient Sprau late 2020.×Francois SonnevilleSenior Beverage Analyst
Francois Sonneville is a senior beverage analyst, specialized in the beer and soft drink sectors. He has been with Rabobank since 1999 and has held various analytical and commercial positions within the group. For the last eleven years he has been working in the Food- and Agribusiness Research Department, providing analysis and support for Rabobank’s business with beverage clients around the world. He has also been an organizer of Foodbytes!, the innovation forum of Rabobank and is a mentor to several start-up companies.
Before joining Rabobank, Francois worked as a venture capital manager for GE Capital and as an equities and derivatives specialist for Barclays Bank in London. Francois graduated from Erasmus University Rotterdam with an MSc in Economics. He is married with two children. In his spare time he enjoys cycling, skiing and table tennis×Jean Baptiste PichonCommodities & Agribusiness Strategy
Jean-Baptiste is an experienced professional in the commodity industry, having dedicated the beginning of his career at developing and heading trading activities for LDC, Libero Commodities and Invivo Trading. He developed capabilities in corporate strategy, growth, transformation while co launching 2 fast growing companies and serving as Board Member in charge of Development at Invivo Trading. He currently develops the agribusiness & commodity practice at Accenture Strategy and serves as advisor/board member for AgTech start ups. Main centers of interest in the agribusiness value chain, from field to consumer: – Enterprise Strategy & Business Development – Commodity Price Risk Management & Marketing – P&L Management – Operating Model – CSR – Data & Digital×Lars KurznackSustainability & Climate Change Lead
Lars is a partner within ERM’s office in The Netherlands, where he leads ERM’s Corporate Sustainability & Climate Change activities for Benelux and Southern Europe. Lars has >18 years’ experience in supporting the finance and corporate sector in the field of Sustainability and climate change. His main focus area is on transforming financial institutions’ strategies, product and asset portfolios, operating models and communication to capital markets to better capture the opportunities and mitigate the risks posed by current/future disruptive societal trends, such as climate change, circular economy etc.. He helps companies outside the financial sector address sustainable finance challenges. His capabilities are, among other: sustainable growth/enterprise strategy, climate (risk) strategy and management, sustainable finance regulation, business/operating model transformation, sustainable finance, reporting to capital markets, and greening investment/funding strategies. Prior to joining ERM, Lars worked, among other, for 11 years at KPMG as a strategy consultant.×Mark TitteringtonSenior Advisor, Strategy & Partnerships
Mark has enjoyed a long career in the agri-food sector having previously worked at the United Nations and for Syngenta where he held a number of senior leadership positions in corporate affairs and business sustainability in the EAME region and globally. After leaving Syngenta in 2017, Mark became Chief Executive of EngineeringUK, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to inspiring and nurturing STEM skills in young people. Mark is a co-founder and senior adviser to the Forum for the Future of Agriculture and a Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Policy Network. He is also the current Head of Marketing and Public Affairs for Indigo Agriculture Europe GmbH.×Nicolas Clerget EtchandyGlobal Sustainability Manager - Net Zero Lead
Nicolas has been working for HEINEKEN for 4 years. He has joined the Dutch brewer as Global Procurement Lead for Renewable Energy and By-products. In this role, Nicolas has been instrumental to set-up a program team to accelerate the adoption of renewable within the 60 Operating companies. In 2020, Nicolas was promoted into the global HEINEKEN Corporate Sustainability team to develop a Net Zero strategy with a goal that in all parts of its value chain Heineken encourages and support its partners to decarbonize their industries.
* In-Person Ticket
- In-Person Ticket includes: Welcome reception on Tuesday, two day Conference (Wednesday & Thursday), lunch and coffee breaks, Gala Dinner with Brewing Supply Award Ceremony, Wrap Up Reception & Pub Night and Boortmalt Tour on Friday, virtual conference presentations on demand.
- In-Person registration fees are excluding: RMI Academy, Belgian VAT at 21%, Hotel Accommodations and Travel costs.
- Virtual Ticket includes access to the virtual platform and event app. Presentations on demand will be available up to 60 days after the Conference.
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- Please contact the RMI Team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that no visa letters can be issued before payment of the registration fee. Information regarding accommodation will not be included in the letter as accommodation is not part of the registration fee.
* Please note if RMI is forced to cancel or postpone the Conference due to newly imposed Covid restrictions, all Conference attendees who have paid will receive a full refund.
Venue & Hotel
Venue: Hilton Antwerp Old Town, Groenplaats 32, Antwerp, 2000, Belgium
The Hilton Hotel is centrally located in the Old Town of Antwerp surrounded by many pubs and restaurants. Antwerp Old Town provides the ultimate convenience, within walking distance from the best tourist attractions.
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Please note that accommodations are not included in the conference fee.
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Conference fee includes the following networking events:
- Welcome Reception (Tuesday evening)
- Gala Dinner & Brewing Supply Awards (Wednesday evening)
- Closing Reception in Hotel venue before Pub Night (Thursday evening)
- Tour of Boortmalt Facility (Friday)
- Coffee breaks/Lunches (Wednesday/Thursday)
Brewing Supply Awards
Hilton Antwerp Old Town
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