Key speakers for 2018

1st January, 1970

Key speakers for 2018

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

Erik Bethel, Alternatives Executive Director, World Bank

· Eric will outline the ‘green factor’ both timber and agricultural investments have on an investment portfolio in line of the rapidly moving sustainability movement. Additionally, Eric will outline how institutional investors can become more involved in these asset classes opposed to the traditional institutional investments such as cash, bonds and equities.

Edward Schneider, Managing Director, La Fontaine Family Office

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

Lorena Farias, Senior Consultant at Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean, United Nations

· Lorena will explore the use of block chain as a multi-functional tool to facilitate forest management, contributing to the reduction of costs thus increased returns. Some of the angle Lorena will cover include the use of block chain to determine economic value, tracking and transparency


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