Food Industry and Sustainabiltiy Are Focus of FoodCon Conference at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School on Nov. 21

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Food security, technology, agriculture entrepreneurship, land and resource management, policy and health, and incorporating sustainability strategy will be explored.

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FoodCon – a day-long conference centered on the food industry and sustainability – will be hosted by UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School’s Net Impact Chapter and Duke University's Fuqua Food Forum on Nov. 21 at UNC Kenan-Flagler.

FoodCon speakers will explore topics about food including security, technology, agriculture entrepreneurship, land and resource management and financing, policy and health, systems and technology and incorporating sustainability into strategy.

Panelists and speakers include representatives from Fortune 500 companies, local non-profits and businesses as well as area universities.

Keynote speakers will be:

  • Scott Nichols, director, Verlasso Harmoniously Raised Fish
  • Larry LeSueur , chief executive officer, WISErg Corp.

Attendees are asked to bring a canned food item to the conference for Carolina Cupboard.

FoodCon sponsors are Verlasso, the Global Business Center at UNC Kenan-Flagler, Carolina Dining Services and Mediterranean Deli, DuPont Norms Farms, & Fresh Market.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit http://mbafoodcon.com/

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About the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler Business School
Consistently ranked one of the world's best business schools, UNC Kenan-Flagler is known for its collaborative culture that stems from its core values: excellence, leadership, integrity, community and teamwork. Professors excel at both teaching and research, and demonstrate unparalleled dedication to students. Graduates are effective, principled leaders who have the technical and managerial skills to deliver results in the global business environment. UNC Kenan-Flagler offers a rich portfolio of programs and extraordinary, real-life learning experiences: Undergraduate Business (BSBA), full-time MBA, Executive MBA Programs (Evening, Weekend and global OneMBA®), online MBA@UNC, UNC-Tsinghua Dual-Degree EMBA, Master of Accounting, PhD, Executive Development, and UNC Business Essentials programs. It is home to the Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise.

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