The Summer Academy in Global Food Law & Policy is an established one-week summer programme that brings together practitioners, policymakers, industry representatives and leading academics working in the field of food law and policy.
It offers intensive training on the most innovative developments in global food regulation and provides a unique opportunity for professional development and networking in an informal and inter-disciplinary setting.
By talking, studying and interacting with food experts from all over the world, participants are able to gain new perspectives into both their own sectors and international regulatory issues.
This is achieved by combining traditional classroom instruction with experiential learning opportunities offered by dedicated and distinguished international experts.
The Academy will take place from Monday, 17 July, to Thursday, 20 July, 2017 in Bilbao, Spain.
The choice of this vibrant city will enable participants to benefit from the world renowned Basque cuisine, its privileged geographical location between the Atlantic sea and the Rioja region, as well as its distinctive architectural landscapes (with the Guggenheim Museum, Norman Foster’s Undergroud, the towers by Arata Isozaki and César Pelli and the Calatrava’s airport).
2017’s edition keynote speaker will be Dr. Ala Alwan, the former Assistant Director General for non-communicable diseases and mental health at the World Health Organization and regional director for the WHO Eastern Mediterranean Region.
Also this year I will be there, leading a panel which will explore risks and opportunities of the application of new technologies and internet of things in the food sector.
Here’s a preview:
Erik Wijkström, Trade and Environment Division, Secretary of the WTO Committee on Technical Barriers to Trade at the World Health Organization
Melissa M. Card, J.D., Institute for Food Laws and Regulations, Michigan State University College of Law
Alberto Alemanno, Jean Monnet Professor of EU Law at HEC Paris and Global Clinical Professor of Law at NYU School of Law
Francesco Tramontin, Chair of the AIM/Nudge Task Force and Director Public Affairs Mondelez International
Pelle Guldborg Hansen, University of Roskilde
Virginie Mahin, External Communications Manager at Mondelez Europe
Paul Mertenskoetter, Institute for International Law and Justice at NYU School of Law
Caoimhin Mac Maolain, Trinity College Dublin
Jennifer Pomeranz, Assistant Professor at NYU College of Public Health
Oscar Cabrera, Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center
Cesare Varallo, Food Lawyer, foodlawtest.com founder, and Vice President at INSCATECH