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Sunday, May 23, 1999

11:00   Registration (Hyatt Regency Hotel at Union Station)

4:00 - 5:00   Private Reception for Government Officials,
Sponsors and Panelists

5:00 - 6:00   Opening Ceremonies (Hyatt Regency)
  John C. Danforth, Chairman, Advisory Board,
World Agricultural Forum and Former U.S. Senator

  Introduction of Dignitaries (Invited)
  William Jefferson Clinton, President, United States of America
The Honorable Christopher Bond, U.S. Senator
The Honorable Richard Gephardt, U.S. Congressman
The Honorable Mel Carnahan, Governor of Missouri
Secretaries and Ministers of Agriculture and other dignitaries

6:00 - 7:00   Gala Reception

Monday, May 24, 1999

8:15 - 8:20 Opening Remarks and Introduction (Hyatt Regency)
  John C. Danforth
Chairman, Advisory Board, World Agricultural Forum

8:20 - 9:00 "Agriculture -- Challenges and Obligations"
  The Honorable Kit Bond, U.S. Senator
The Honorable Richard Luger, U.S. Senator*
His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Soleh Solahudden,
    Minister of Agriculture for Indonesia
    Representing Prof. Dr. B. J. Habibie,
    President of the Republic of Indonesia
The Honorable Richard Gephardt, U.S. Congressman**

9:00 - 10:30 An Overview of Global Agriculture
  Chairman: Abner Womack, Ph.D., Co-Director,
Food and Agricultural Policy Research Institute
Columbia, Missouri, U.S.A.

The State of the Global Economy: Its Impact on Agriculture
Lawrence Klein, Nobel Laureate, Department of Economics,
University of Pennsylvania

Global Trends in Food, Agriculture and Nutrition for the 21st Century
Marian Salzman, Chief Strategist,
Young & Rubicam

Health and Nutrition: The Need and the Promise
Ganesh Kishore, Ph.D., President, Nutrition Sector,
Monsanto Company

The Economy, Agriculture and the Environment
Peter H. Raven, Ph.D., Director, Missouri Botanical Garden

International Agricultural Policy: A Time of Transition
Gérard Viatte, Director, Food, Agriculture and Fisheries;
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)

10:00 - 11:00 Refreshments Available

10:30 - 11:45 Industry Roundtable: Leadership Visions of an Industry in Transition
  Chairman: Dr. Thomas Haggai,
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, IGA, Inc.
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.

Impact of Technology in Supplying a Healthy Food Chain
Ernie Micek, Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Cargill

Global Waterways Initiatives Serving Agriculture
Mike Hagan, President, American Bargelines

Industry's Role in Assuring an Abundant Future
Hendrik Verfaillie, President, Monsanto Company

Infrastructure and Transportation Development
Ike Evans, President and Chief Operating Officer, Union Pacific

12:30 - 1:00 The Honorable Dan Glickman
United States Secretary of Agriculture

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 Industry Roundtable CONTINUED
  Significance of Information Technology in Emerging Economies
Mr. Douglas McIntyre, President, FutureSource/BRIDGE

Meeting the Demand for Oil and Fats
Datuk Khor Chin Poey
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
PPB Oil Palms Berhad

Consumer Expectations: Public Demands for Food
Guy Walker Chairman (Retired), Van Den Bergh (Unilever)

US Agriculture Production Goals for the 21st Century
Dean Kleckner, President, American Farm Bureau

Challenges and Opportunities for the Producer: The Next 5 Years
Mr. Jean-Claude Guillon, Corporate Vice-President, Groupe Limagrain

2:00 - 3:00 Refreshments Available

2:45 - 3:30 Research
  Chairman: Dr. Victor Lechtenberg,
Dean of Agriculture, Purdue University

Global Research Priorities
Dr. Robert Goodman
Department of Plant Pathology
University of Wisconsin

Implication of Ag Research and
Food Policy Reform in Developing Countries

Dr. Suresh Babu
International Food Policy Research Institute

3:30 - 5:15 Nutrition
  Chairman: Dr. David Kipnis, Distinguished University
Professor of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine

Ensuring the Health and Safety of the Global Food Supply
John Lupien, Director, Food and Nutrition
Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations

Macro Deficiencies of Nutrition
Judit Katona-Apte, Senior Program Advisor, World Food Program, United Nations

Prevention of Micronutrient Deficiencies--
The Need for Food-based Approaches

Vinodini Reddy, Past Director, National Institute of Nutrition, India

5:15 - 5:45 Discussion
  Moderator: Mr. Guy Walker, Chairman (Retired)
Van Den Bergh Foods LTD
West Sussex, U.K.

5:45 - 6:00 Wrap Up

6:30 Bus Departure Gala Reception, Missouri Botanical Garden, 7 to 10 p.m.

Tuesday, May 25, 1999

8:00 - 9:00 Technology
  Chairman: Roger Beachy, Ph.D.,
President, Donald Danforth Plant Sciences Center
St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

Transgenic Plants: The Next Green Revolution?
Dr. Christopher J. Leaver, FRS Oxford University

Biomaterials for the 21st Century
Dr. Michael Ladisch, Professor, Purdue University

9:00 - 10:15 Sustainability
  Chairman: C. Boyden Gray, Partner,
Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

The Importance of Trade in Protecting the Environment
Mr. Dan Dudek, Senior Economist, Environmental Defense Fund

Agricultural Sustainability...Perspectives from the Developing World
Dr. Norman Borlaug, Nobel Laureate
President, Sasakawa African Association

Improving Environmental Services Through Increased Production
Dr. Richard Harwood
C.S. Mott Foundation Chair of Sustainable Agriculture
Michigan State University

Agriculture: The Changing Contract with the Environment
Mr. Gary Baise, Principal
Baise, Miller & Freer, P.C.
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

10:15 - 10:45 Discussion
  Moderator: Peter Raven, Ph.D.
Director, Missouri Botanical Gardens

10:45 - 12:30 Building Food Markets
  Chairman: Carole Brookins, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, World Perspectives, Inc.
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

Developing Banks Role in Building Global Food Systems
Dr. Robert Thompson, The World Bank

Trade Negotiations and Opening Markets
Mr. James Murphy,
Assistant U.S. Trade Representative for Agricultural Affairs
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative

Commercial Financing for Trade and Investment
Michael Rogers, Industry Manager, Bank of America

Investing in Developing Economies
Ray Cesca, Managing Director, World Trade, McDonalds Corporation

Challenges of Building Food Systems Infrastructure
Shigeru Endo, Counselor, Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Transforming Emerging Economies with
Information and Communications Technology

Dr. William Tiga Tita, CEO,
Global Management Center TINCCI G77 Ltd.

12:30 - 1:00 Discussion
  Moderator: Carole Brookins, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer, World Perspectives, Inc.

1:00 - 2:00 Lunch

2:00 - 5:30 Summary Panel of Secretaries and Ministers of Agriculture: Major Issues Affecting Trade, Production and Infrastructure; Most Significant Challenges for Farmers, the Environment and Financing
  Moderator: Nancy Dunne, Correspondent, Financial Times

The Secretaries and Ministers of Agriculture
who have accepted or calendared our invitation:

His Excellency Prof. Dr. Ir. H. Soleh Solahudden,
Minister of Agriculture for Indonesia

Hisao Azuma, Former Vice Minister for International Affairs,
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan

The Honorable Ricardo Novo, Secretary of the Secretariat
for Livestock, Fisheries and Food of Argentina

Dr. Liam Downey, Director
TEAGASC, Dublin, Ireland

The Honorable Dr. Sung-Hoon Kim
Minister of Agriculture for Korea

Mr. Enea Ioan Truta, Deputy Secretary General
Ministry of Agriculture and Food for Romania

Amongst others, Secretaries and Ministers of Agriculture who have been invited:
Ing. Romarico Arroyo Marroquin
Secretary of Agriculture for Mexico

The Honorable Lyle Vancleif
Minister of Agriculture for Canada

The Honorable Francisco Turra
Minister for Agriculture of Brazil

The Honorable Fernando Manuel Van Zeller Gomes da Silva
Minister of Agriculture and Rural Fisheries for Portugal

The Honorable J.H. Owusu-Acheampong
Minister of Agriculture for Ghana

The Honorable Franz Fischler
Commissioner of Agriculture and Rural Development for the European Union

3:30 - 3:45 Break

5:50 - 5:45 Closing Remarks
  John C. Danforth, Chairman, Advisory Board,
World Agricultural Forum and Former U.S. Senator

* Invited
** Calendared, but not confirmed