We are delighted to introduce the first lineup of speakers for this year's European Rice Convention.

Marco Baldoli

Secretary General,
FERM – Federation of European Rice Millers

Prof. Aldo Ferrero

Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin

Patricija Gran

PhD Researcher Wageningen University and Research

Policy and Advocacy squad leader, Board member GeneSprout Initiative

Mark Holt

Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Riceland Foods

Dr. Yu Jie

Senior research fellow on China at Chatham House

Dr. Andrea Malgara

Managing Partner,
Mediaplus Group

Filippo Roda

PhD Law and Economics at University of Rotterdam, Hamburg and Bologna

Senior Market Analyst and Markets Manager at “Areté – The Agri-food Intelligence Company”

Dr. Nikita Sajeev

Post-doctoral Researcher Wageningen,
University and Research

Advisory member and Co-founder,
GeneSprout Initiative

The Lord Sarfraz of Kensington

Lord Sarfraz is a British parliamentarian and technology entrepreneur

Member of the House of Lords, the upper house of the United Kingdom Parliament

Mr. Jeroen Smits

Rice market officer in the Agriculture Directorate-General
European Commission

Alex Waugh

Secretary of the UK Rice Association