Monday, June 25, 2012 - 08:00 - Tuesday, June 26, 2012 - 17:00
Enrique V. Iglesias Conference Center
The Cracking the Nut 2012 Conference is the premier global event to exclusively focus on leveraging public private partnerships to develop rural and agricultural markets and help identify investment opportunities at all points along dynamic rural and agricultural value chains.
May 25th is the last chance to register for this year’s event focused on: Attracting Private Sector Investment to Rural and Agricultural Markets!
The event will feature 30 best practice presentations covering the following themes: expanding to new markets, sustainable sourcing, public-private partnerships, value chain finance interventions and forging government support. In addition, the following speakers will give global context to the debate through key notes, plenary panels and breakout sessions.
Beth Keck, Walmart, on Walmart's ambitious sustainability plan to invest in rural and agricultural markets
John Mennel, Deloitte,will host a panel of Fortune 500 food companies on expanding market opportunities
Laté Lawson-Lartego, CARE,will share his experiences on successfully collaborating with Wal-Mart while helping marginalized women become cashew processor business owners
Enrique Rivas, Chemonics & Ximena Robin, Grupo Calleja,will present on creating an effective partnership with Super Selectos, the largest supermarket chain in El Salvador, by aligning goals and interests
Alexandra Fiorillo & Saugato Datta, Ideas42, on using behavioral economics to design innovative financial products
Dr. Robert Stone & Sukhwinder Arora, Oxford Policy Management,on evidence-based policy making in rural and agricultural finance
The Conference will be held in Washington, DC on June 25-26, 2012, and will provide a demand-driven, participatory learning space where participants can gain expert insight from industry leaders; understand the power of public private partnerships and learn how to create them successfully; network and forge business deals and partnerships – all towards pushing the frontier of rural and agricultural market development.
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This conference will mark the beginning of a new era in which private sector investors work closely with development practitioners to strategically invest in markets with potential for increased productivity, returns on investment and poverty reduction. Only with significant private sector investment will we be able to triple agricultural production and feed an expanding global population before it peaks at 9 billion in 2050.
Highlighting innovative ways of attracting capital and using participatory learning methodologies, Cracking the Nut 2012 will help you to understand the many implications these changes mean for you, your organization and what you need to know to work more effectively in the coming era.
Private sector participants will learn how to leverage their investments through partnerships with development practitioners, donors and governments, to mobilize local communities and resources, build consensus for large scale policy implementation and affect positive behavioral changes to create lasting results.
Development practitioners, donors and policy makerswill become attuned to private sector needs and gain insights into how to attract private investment and develop long-term client relationships with small, medium and large businesses working in rural and agricultural markets.
Together, we will create a new model for rural and agricultural development that leverages the knowledge, skills and resources of both the public and private sectors. Register at www.crackingthenutconference.comto be part of this ground breaking event!
Please note that this is not a Partnership-sponsored event. Visit http://www.crackingthenutconference.com/ for further information.