Key speakers

1st January, 1970

Key speakers

The 2018 speaking faculty came from all over the globe to provide the best industry insight. Some of the main speakers include:

Andrew Mitchell , Senior Forests Officer, World Bank

  • Andrew discussed the New Landscape Economy whilst considering the current station of food and land as influencing factors in timber and agricultural investments. Andrew proceeded by using the Rwandan case study to exemplify this.

Edward Schneider, Managing Director, La Fontaine Family Office

  • Edward painted the picture of South American agricultural landscape including the financial, operational, political and trading risks. As such institutional investors left with a glimpse of knowing what to expect when investing in South America and how to mitigate any major risks.

Brent Matthies, Investment Manager, Dasos Capital Oy

  • Brent explored the market for conservation investment- opportunities and outlook in Europe. Within this Brent argued for forests as a source for ecosystem services, in addition to timber

Thor Talseth, Managing Director, AMERRA Capital

  • Thor explored the rise of aquaculture as a growing area within agriculture. It was clear that there are investment opportunities in the aquaculture value chain therefore Thor showed how to invest institutional capital in a fragmented, private and rapidly growing industry


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