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The 2012 New York Green Summit & Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3

The 2012 New York Green Summit & Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3

In the presence of T.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia

The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce in New York proudly presented the Annual Green Summit and Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3, 2012, in the presence of the Green Summit Patron H.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf, H.M. Queen Silvia, and H.R.H. Princess Madeleine of Sweden.

The 2012 New York Green Summit & Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3

In the presence of T.M. King Carl XVI Gustaf & Queen Silvia

Keynote Speakers

Ms. Carolyn Steel, Architect & Author
H.E. Jan Eliasson, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs, Director, The Earth Institute, Columbia University
Mr. Fabien Cousteau, Ocean Explorer, Film Producer & Founder, Plant A Fish

Speakers

Ms. Anna Maria Corazza Bildt, Member of the European Parliament
Mr. Marcus Samuelsson, Founder, Marcus Samuelsson Group
Mr. Kevin M. Flaherty, President, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing
Mr. Don Lewis, President, SCA Americas
Mr. André Heinz, Co-Founder & Investment Director, Sustainable Technology Capital LP
Mr. Gary Hirshberg, Co-Founder & Chairman, Stonyfield Farm
Ms. Lotta Törner, CEO, Skåne Food Innovation Network
Ms. Katarina Erlingson, Deputy Governor, Region Skåne
Mr. Siggi Hilmarsson, Founder & CEO, siggi's - The Icelandic Milk & Skyr Corporation
Mr. Kees Kruythoff, President North America, Unilever
Mr. Dan Susman, Director & Producer, Growing Cities
Mr. Andrew Monbouquette, Director Photography & Co-Producer, Growing Cities
Mr. James Oseland, Editor-in-Chief, Saveur
Ms. Romilly Newman, Chef & Blogger, The Little Girl In The Kitchen
Ms. Jilly Stephens, Executive Director, City Harvest
Mr. Björn Frantzén, Head Chef & Partner, Restaurang frantzén/lindeberg
Mr. Steve Trygg, Vice Chairman, SACC New York, Jury Chairman, SACC New York- Deloitte Green Award
Mr. Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula, Founder, TracTechnology

Summit Chairman

Mr. Michael Treschow, Chairman, Unilever

  • The largest private professional service organization in the world, Deloitte has a single goal: to help its clients solve the toughest problems. Deloitte's strength comes from combining its talents across four key business areas: audit, financial advisory, tax and consulting. Deloitte is consistently ranked among the best places to work by Fortune and BusinessWeek. Deloitte believes everything can (and should) be made more sustainable, whether it is to reduce cost, create value, or prolong viability.

  • Skåne is the perfect province for a wonderful, beautiful and relaxing yet eventful travel experience. A stone’s throw from the bustling metropolis of Copenhagen and in a central location in Northern Europe there is an area with smiling, friendly people, fantastic nature, clean air and lovely swimming water. Skåne has cultural treasures in the form of castles and forts, lovely gardens, famous golf courses and culinary experiences to make your visit a memorable one and maybe Skåne a favourite place to return to year after year.

  • SCA is a leading global hygiene and paper company that develops and produces personal care products, tissue and forest products based in Sweden. With its US headquarters in Philadelphia, SCA has sales in more than 100 countries under many strong brands including Tork® and TENA® in the United States. The company employs 37.000 people striving to fulfill the needs of customers and consumers in the spirit of innovation, through continuous efficiency enhancements, and with a clear desire to contribute to sustainable development. SCA believes sustainability is business critical and has been recognized globally for delivering on its ambitious sustainability targets.

  • Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (SEB) is a Swedish financial group, proudly serving more than 400,000 institutions and corporations, in addition to more than five million customers in the Nordic and Baltic countries, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and across the world. While its activities comprise mainly of banking services, SEB also has a significant life insurance business and owns Eurocard credit cards. Having realized that many sustainability challenges involve a financial solution, SEB is committed to making sustainability a core capability.

  • Volvo Group is a leading manufacturer of trucks, buses, construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications and aerospace components and services and one of the world’s leading producers of heavy-diesel engines (9-16 liter). The Volvo Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The company has around 118,000 employees, production facilities in 19 countries, and sales in more than 180 markets. The Volvo Group plays an important role in the food chain - one in seven meals eaten in Europe is transported on Volvo trucks - and it is committed to becoming the world leader in sustainable transport solutions.

  • AAK is the world’s leading supplier of value added vegetable oil solutions. AAK’s expertise has made the company a proven leader in the food, confectionery, cosmetics, feed, and technical industries. As a founding member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), AAK is committed to source, handle, produce and deliver products in the most efficient and sustainable manner.

  • Accenture is a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with more than 249,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries. Combining unparalleled experience, comprehensive capabilities across all industries and business functions, and extensive research on the world’s most successful companies, Accenture collaborates with clients to help them become high-performance businesses and governments. The company generated net revenues of US$25.5 billion for the fiscal year ended Aug. 31, 2011. Accenture is the ROYAL GALA AWARD DINNER SPONSOR.

  • Headquartered in New York City, Axel Johnson Inc. is the corporate home for a collection of diverse industry-leading businesses. In 2011, Axel Johnson Inc. companies had revenues of approximately $4.0 billion and employed in excess of 1,000 people. AJI is a private investment company, founded in 1920, and owned by the Johnson family of Stockholm, Sweden. Axel Johnson Inc. acquires and invests in companies to own and operate them, with the goal of building long-term enterprise value. Some of the companies in Axel Johnson Inc.’s portfolio have been part of the group for over 40 years.

  • Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management. Citi is an industry leader in advancing environmental sustainability through the greening of its operations and providing financing for renewable energy and clean technology, including through a 10-year, $50 billion climate initiative announced in 2007.

  • Scandinavian Airlines is the flag carrier of Denmark, Norway and Sweden, and the largest airline in Scandinavia. Part of the SAS Group and headquartered at Stockholm Arlanda Airport, the airline ensured 23 million passengers arrived safely in 90 different destinations in 2011. SAS and its parent organization take their commitment to environmental issues seriously and are reducing their flight emissions by 20% in 2015 compared with 2005, in addition to various on ground initiatives.

  • The Heimbold Foundation is the ROYAL SUMMIT LUNCHEON SPONSOR.

  • TracTechnology combines business know-how with RFID technology and delivers solutions that make their customers’ enterprises more effective at the same time their costs are cut. The company’s strategic focus is food security and traceability. Today, TracTechnology offers a broad selection of services and products based on RFID within several business areas and they deliver everything from total solutions to individual components.

  • With over 400 brands worldwide, two billion people on any given day use Unilever products to look good, feel good, and get more out of life. Since Unilever was established in the 1890s, brands with a social mission have been at the core of the business, and now corporate responsibility underpins the strategy. In 2010, the company launched the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – a set of targets designed to help it realize its objective of growing the business while minimizing its impact on the environment at every stage of the product life cycle.

  • Design Partner: Amore

  • Dinner Partner: Aquavit

  • Post Reception Sponsor: Purity Vodka

  • Wine Sponsor: Wölffer Estate

  • Interior Design Partner: IKEA

  • Fashion Partner: Elsa and me

  • Signage Partner: Expand Media

The 2012 New York Green Summit & Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3

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The 2012 New York Green Summit & Royal Gala Award Dinner on October 3

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Carolyn Steel is a leading thinker on the relationship between food and cities. Her 2008 book Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives established a new approach to the design and interpretation of cities, describing how food cultures and systems have dominated urban and rural development, creating the 'urban paradox' at the core of civilization. Her concept of sitopia (foodplace), is gaining widespread recognition as a powerful collaborative tool with which to address the many challenges of 21st century human dwelling. Carolyn is a visiting Lecturer in Architecture at Cambridge University, visiting Professor in Food and Urban Design at Lincoln University, and visiting Lecturer and Researcher in Rural Sociology at Wageningen University. She has run successful architectural and urban design units at Cambridge University, London Metropolitan University and the London School of Economics, where she was the inaugural Studio Director of the Cities Programme. A director of Kilburn Nightingale Architects, Carolyn has completed several major buildings for the Central School of Speech and Drama, London. She is currently advisor to the Dutch Agriculture Ministry's Innovatienetwerk and the Dutch City of Groningen, with whom she is working to develop a Regional Food Vision. She has been a presenter of BBC TV’s 'One Foot in the Past' and was a regular columnist for Building Design. Carolyn is in increasing demand worldwide as a public speaker. Recent appearances include TEDGlobal (2009), The World Planning Day International Conference (2010) among many others. Carolyn's awards include a scholarship to the British School at Rome in 1995-6, where she researched the Mundane Order of the City. Her first book Hungry City won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Award for Non-Fiction, and was chosen as a BBC Food Programme book of the year. In 2009, she was profiled by The Ecologist magazine as a ‘21st Century Visionary’.

Visit website: http://www.hungrycitybook.co.uk

H.E. Mr. Jan Eliasson is the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations. He has previously held several positions within the UN, amongst others serving as President of the sixtieth session of the United Nations General Assembly. At the time, he was Sweden’s Ambassador to the United States, a post he held from September 2000 until July 2005. On 27 March 2006 Mr. Eliasson was appointed Foreign Minister of Sweden. A veteran in the fields of diplomacy and foreign relations, from 1994 to 2000 Mr. Eliasson served as State Secretary for Foreign Affairs, a key position in formulating and implementing Swedish foreign policy. Earlier, from 1988 to 1992, he was Sweden’s Ambassador to the United Nations in New York. During this period, he also served as the Secretary-General’s Personal Representative on Iran/Iraq and was Chairman of the UN General Assembly’s working group on emergency relief (1991), Vice President of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (1991 to 1992) and Chairman of the UN Trust Fund for South Africa (1988 to 1992). Over the course of his diplomatic career, Mr. Eliasson has been posted to New York (twice) Paris, Bonn, Washington (twice) and Harare, where he opened the first Swedish Embassy in 1980. He served as Diplomatic Adviser to the Swedish Prime Minister from 1982 to 1983, and as Director General for Political Affairs in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs from 1983 to 1987. Mr. Eliasson has authored and co-authored numerous books and articles and is a frequent lecturer on foreign policy and diplomacy. A recipient of honorary doctorate degrees from the American University, Washington, D.C., Uppsala University and Göteborg University, Sweden, and Bethany College, Kansas, he also has been decorated by a number of Governments.

Visit website: http://www.un.org

Jeffrey D. Sachs is a world-renowned professor of economics, leader in sustainable development, senior UN advisor, bestselling author, and syndicated columnist whose monthly newspaper columns appear in more than 80 countries. He has twice been named among Time Magazine's 100 most influential world leaders. He was called by the New York Times, "probably the most important economist in the world," and by Time Magazine "the world's best known economist." A recent survey by The Economist Magazine ranked Professor Sachs as among the world's three most influential living economists of the past decade.

Visit website: http://www.earth.columbia.edu

Growing up on decks of his famous Grandfather’s ships, Calypso and Alcyone, Fabien Cousteau was destined to work to protect our planet’s immense and endangered marine habitats. From his vast experience in the field, coupled with a degree in environmental economics from Boston University, he has refined a public policy platform grounded by his strong belief that environmental discipline can be the basis for innovative solutions that strike a balance between regional and global environmental problems and the realities of market economies. In 2006, Mr, Cousteau partnered with his father, Jean-Michel Cousteau, and sister, Celine, to complete a three-year multi-hour series for PBS called Ocean Adventures. In 2010, he launched Plant A Fish, an innovative NPO designed to empower communities and children to help restore their local water ecosystems through the healthy “replanting” of key marine species. Current initiatives include restoration projects in El Salvador, NYC, South Florida and the Maldives. Expansion to Haiti and Indonesia is expected in late 2012. An active writer, he is currently working on a children’s book trilogy. He is routinely seen on network television and shares his guidance as a member of multiple Boards including SeaKeepers Society, Water Innovation Alliance, Millennium Project, Blue Ocean Film Festival, Plastic Pollution Coalition, One World One Ocean, Points of Light, Antarctic Ocean Alliance and the New York Harbor School. Additionally, he speaks at a variety of global and domestic environmental and water conferences as well as mainstream business conferences such as Google Zeitgeist, DLD, Rio2.0 and TEDx Rio. Mr. Cousteau shares his time between France and NYC and when not conducting fieldwork he is riding the planet on a wind surfer, mountain bike, piloting a plane or taking a hike with Heidi, his four legged companion. His passion for vintage motorcycles sometimes takes him to the quiet of his garage where his cellphone does not work and he can dive into the zen of breathing life into these “basket cases.”

Visit website: http://www.fabiencousteau.org/

Anna Maria Corazza Bildt is a Member of the European Parliament for Sweden and a member of the centre right Moderate Party (Moderata Samlingspartiet) in Sweden. Since 2003, Ms. Corazza Bildt has been a member of the board of the Moderate Party in Stockholm. Elected by the Swedish people to the European Parliament on personal votes in 2009, she belongs to the Group of the European People’s Party (EPP) and is a member of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO), the Civil Liberties, Home Affairs and Migration Committee (LIBE), the EU Turkey Joint Parliamentary Commission, and the Delegation for the countries of the Arab Peninsula (DARP) (capitalized?), where she is responsible for gender equality. Prior to moving to Sweden, Ms. Corazza Bildt served in the Balkans for six years as a peacemaker, human rights and development activist for the U.N. during the Balkan wars. Ms. Corazza Bildt is also a strong driving force to make today’s food processes more sustainable, and is currently running a campaign to reduce food waste.

Visit website: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meps/en/96674/Anna%20Maria_CORAZZA%20BILDT.html

Marcus Samuelsson is an internationally acclaimed chef who has thrilled the food scene with a blend of culture and artistic excellence. Mr. Samuelsson caught the attention of the culinary world at Aquavit. During his tenure as executive chef, he received an impressive three-star rating from the New York Times, the youngest person ever to receive such an accolade. In addition to being a successful author – of cookbooks and now also an autobiography entitled “Yes, Chef” – Mr. Samuelsson has been featured on a number of media platforms including Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, the Martha Stewart Show, Today Show, Regis and Kelly and Charlie Rose. He was the winner on Bravo’s Top Chef Masters Season Two. In 2009, Marcus Samuelsson was honored as a guest chef at the White House under the Obama Administration, where he planned and executed the administration’s first state dinner for the first family, Prime Minister Singh of India and 400 of their guests. He also had the honor of being invited to speak at the 2011 Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. His restaurant, Red Rooster Harlem celebrates the roots of American cuisine in one of New York City’s liveliest and culturally rich neighborhoods. He is a co-founder of FoodRepublic.com As of 2012, Marcus Samuelsson is also a member of the board of The Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Visit website: http://samuelssongroup.com/home/marcus

Kevin M. Flaherty was named president, Mack Trucks North American Sales & Marketing on January 1, 2012. In this position, Mr. Flaherty oversees all sales, marketing, customer order fulfillment, and commercial administration functions related to the Mack brand’s activities in North American heavy-duty truck markets. Mr. Flaherty joined Mack in 1973, serving most recently as Senior Vice President, Mack U.S. and Canada since 2008. During his tenure at Mack, he has also served as Senior Vice President of Sales, Vice President of Domestic Sales, Vice President of Southeast Region and Vice President of Northeast region, as well as other positions in the Sales and Marketing departments. Dedicated to quality, reliability, and total customer satisfaction, Mack Trucks, Inc. has provided its customers with innovative transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America’s largest producers of heavy-duty trucks and MACK® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks and diesel engines sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality and ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation’s roadways. Mack Trucks, Inc. is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, drive systems for marine and industrial applications, aerospace components and services. Mr. Flaherty earned a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. He and his wife, Paula, are the parents of four children.

Visit website: http://www.volvogroup.com

Don Lewis is president of SCA’s North American Tissue operations, which manufactures and sells the Tork® line of napkins, towels, bath tissue and wipers that are used ‘Away from Home’ in restaurants, office buildings, schools and other public venues. Mr. Lewis joined SCA 10 years ago as senior vice president of sales and marketing. Tork is currently the second largest brand in the North American away-from-home tissue market, producing half the napkins used in U.S. restaurants. SCA makes its products from 100% recycled fiber, and many Tork products have earned environmental certifications such as EcoLogo™ and the EPA’s Green Seal™. Over the past decade, SCA has used 12 billion pounds of recycled paper in its North American production processes. Based in Stockholm, with American headquarters in Philadelphia, SCA began 80 years ago in the Swedish forest industry. Today, it brings a ‘close to nature’ approach to all of its operations, earning global recognition for its leading sustainability practices.

Visit website: http://www.sca.com

André Heinz is the co-founder and investment director of Sustainable Technologies Fund. Mr. Heinz has been active in the field of sustainable development since 1993, when he began working for William McDonough, the noted green architect and designer, on sustainable design issues and projects. Concurrently, Mr. Heinz joined the board of the Vira I. Heinz Endowment, where he oversaw the creation of an environmental grant-making program for both the Vira I. and Howard Heinz Endowments through a series of 14 topical environmental colloquia that convened leaders from around the world. He continues to serve on the newly merged Heinz Endowments board, and on the Investment Committee, which oversees the management of the combined $1.5 billion endowment. Following a six-month urban redevelopment project for the city of Pittsburgh where he collaborated with his colleagues at Carnegie Mellon University, André began research for Paul Hawken on his latest book, Natural Capitalism. The book chronicles examples of 75% or greater resource productivity at zero to negative cost, and suggests principles to help replicate those successes. In 1995, Mr. Heinz co-founded the first U.S. office of The Natural Step, a Swedish-based non-profit specializing in sustainable development education and consulting. In 1999, he completed an M.A. in environmental studies at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, where he specialized in industrial environmental management/ecology. In 2004, Mr. Heinz left The Natural Step, where he had been running the international office, based in Stockholm, to concentrate on U.S. presidential politics as a surrogate spokesperson specialized in environmental policy. Since then, he has been focused on cleantech investing.

Visit website: http://www.stechcapital.com/

Gary Hirshberg is Co-Founder and Chairman of Stonyfield Farm, author of Stirring It Up: How to Make Money and Save the World, and co-author of Label It Now: What You Need to Know About Genetically Engineered Foods. Gary is a frequent speaker on topics including sustainability, climate change, the profitability of green business and organic agriculture. He also advocates for change in national food and agriculture policies, including those regarding the labeling of genetically engineered foods. During Gary's 28-year tenure as Stonyfield's president and "CE-Yo," the company grew from a seven-cow organic farming school to $360 million in annual sales, by consistently producing great-tasting products and using innovative marketing techniques that blended the company's social, environmental and financial missions. In 2001, Stonyfield entered into a partnership with Groupe Danone, and in 2005, Gary was named managing director of Stonyfield Europe, a joint venture between the two firms with brands in Canada, Ireland and France. In early 2012, Gary handed off his president and CE-Yo roles to mission-driven business leader Walt Freese. Before Stonyfield, Gary directed the Rural Education Center, the small organic farming school from which Stonyfield was spawned. Before that, Gary had served as executive director of The New Alchemy Institute, a research and education center dedicated to organic farming, aquaculture and renewable energy. Gary serves on several corporate and nonprofit boards including those of Applegate Farms, Honest Tea, Peak Organic Brewing, The Full Yield, Climate Counts, SweetGreen, RAMp Sports, Stonyfield Europe, Glenisk and the Danone Communities Fund. In 2011, President Barack Obama appointed Gary to the Advisory Committee for Trade and Policy Negotiations, and Gary became a co-chair of AGree—a food and agricultural policy effort launched by eight of the world's leading foundations.

Visit website: http://www.stonyfield.com

After many years of experience in the industry, Lotta Törner was appointed CEO of the Skåne Food Innovation Network in January 2009. The Skåne Food Innovation Network brings together key stakeholders in the south of Sweden from universities and research institutions, agricultural organizations, packaging businesses, retail companies, and government to represent the entire food chain. The goal of the Network is to develop the food of the future, as well as the enabling technologies and processes. The group’s objective is to become a world-leading food industry cluster through close cooperation and collaboration. As CEO, Ms. Törner reports directly to the Board of Directors and the Chairman of the Board, County Governor Göran Tunhammar. Prior to joining the Skåne Food Innovation Network, Ms. Törner spent 11 years with Skånemejerier, a regional dairy company that prides itself on innovation, as Director of PR and Information. She was responsible for the branding of Skånemejerier and was a driving force in opinion-making on the subject of new regulations for Functional Food, which has unique and documented health properties. Ms. Törner was actively involved in the development of Skånemejerier’s functional yet innovative products, including ProViva. Before her long tenure with Skånemejerier, Ms. Törner worked with media liaisons and press contacts at companies including Tetra Pak and EF Education. Ms. Törner also chairs the Steering Committee of ‘Smaka på Skåne’ (Taste the Flavors of Skåne), an initiative to put Skåne at the culinary forefront that is spearheaded by Region Skåne. She is also a Member of the Board of LINC, the Landskrona Innovations Center.

Visit website: http://www.livsmedelsakademin.se/en/SFIN-start

Katarina Erlingson is the Deputy Governor of Region Skåne. The organization is responsible for numerous issues in the Skåne region; ranging from healthcare to business development, communications to culture, and environment to climate. Region Skåne also collaborates with other regions, both in Sweden and abroad. Ms. Erlingson is a member of the Centre Party and has been deeply involved in its development and modernization. She was a member of the Party Board between 2000 and 2011, and is currently a Group Leader for the Party in Region Skåne. Ms. Erlingson is particularly concerned about environmental issues and the green industries, and enjoys good food made out of natural ingredients.

Visit website: http://www.skane.se

Siggi Hilmarsson is the founder and CEO of the Icelandic Milk & Skyr Corporation, better known as siggi’s yogurt. When Mr. Hilmarsson moved to New York from his native Iceland to go to graduate school he immediately found himself missing skyr, the Icelandic yogurt he grew up eating. So, in 2006 he started making his own skyr yogurt and began selling it at a local farmers market. Now, six years later, his products are available in stores nationwide. Siggi Hilmarsson espouses an ingredient policy of low sugar and a short ingredient list for all his products. Mr. Hilmarsson’s brainchild has gotten wide coverage in the media and landed him on Food & Wine’s prestigious 40 under 40 list of the most influential people in the US food scene. Mr. Hilmarsson has a degree in Economics from the University of Iceland and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Visit website: http://www.skyr.com

Kees Kruythoff was appointed President of Unilever’s North America cluster in September 2011. Mr. Kruythoff has enjoyed a long career history with Unilever, working in senior roles for the company since the 1990s, based in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Most recently, Mr. Kruythoff was CEO of Unilever Brazil, the second-largest Unilever business, where he was nominated as one of the country’s top leaders in sustainability. Between 2004 and 2008, Kees was based in South Africa as CEO of Unilever Foods, during which time he took part in a nationwide programme to bring together business, government and non-governmental organisations. In 2002, he joined the Board of Unilever Bestfoods in Asia, tasked with building Unilever’s foods and beverages brands across the continent.

Visit website: http://www.unilever.com

Foodie turned filmmaker, Dan Susman grew up raising vegetables in his backyard. His work is driven by a desire to give everyone that same opportunity, regardless of where they live. He has worked on a variety of farms across the country as well as on some short films. While at Dartmouth College, Mr. Susman received the most outstanding film award for his documentary, LANDMARK. His work has been featured in the Progressive magazine, Grist, Treehugger, and the Urban Farm Magazine.

Visit website: http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com

Andrew Monbouquette earned his degree in Rhetoric & Media studies from Willamette University. Most of his coursework focused on texts and films giving voice to oppressed people and marginalized groups. For Mr. Monbouquette, making Growing Cities is about serving his fellow Americans by helping ensure that everyone has access to good food. Mr. Monbouquette has worked on several short films and shot hundreds of hours of footage for documentary, events, promotional videos, and live music.

Visit website: http://www.growingcitiesmovie.com

James Oseland is the editor-in-chief of Saveur, America’s most critically acclaimed food magazine. Under his editorship, the magazine has won more than 35 awards, including numerous James Beard journalism awards, and two from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Mr. Oseland has also been a judge on the hit Bravo TV show Top Chef Masters for the last four years. His 2006 book, Cradle of Flavor, a memoir with recipes about his time living in Southeast Asia, was named one of the best books of that year by Time Asia, the New York Times, and Good Morning America, and went on to win awards from the James Beard Foundation and the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He is the also the editor of Saveur’s cookbooks, including Saveur: The New Comfort Food, published in 2011, and the forthcoming The Way We Cook. Additionally, he has lectured at the Asia Society, Slow Food Nation, and the Culinary Institute of America’s Worlds of Flavor conference. Mr. Oseland was previously an editor at Vogue, Organic Style, Sassy, the Village Voice, and Mademoiselle, and holds degrees in photography and film studies from the San Francisco Art Institute. Born in Mountain View, California, in 1963, he has lived in India and Indonesia and now lives in New York City with his husband, Daniel, and his cat, Sam.

Visit website: http://www.saveur.com

Romilly Newman is a 14 year old food blogger and chef from New York. Writer of the food blog “The Little Girl In The Kitchen”, Ms. Newman has been cooking since the age of 10 and wants to share her views and opinions on food with the world. She has been seen on the CBS Early Show, The Cooking Channel’s Food(ography), and heard on WNYC’s “The Takeaway” with John Hockeberry.

Visit website: http://romillynewman.tumblr.com/

Visit website: http://www.cityharvest.org/senior-team

Björn Frantzén has come a long way from his role as a chef in the Swedish Army, his first job after graduating from culinary school. After the Army, Mr. Frantzén worked at Chez Nico in London before returning to Sweden to work at Edsbacka Krog in 1998. There he met Daniel Lindeberg, the new pastry chef, and they soon realized that they share the same vision for food and it was there that they first had the idea to open their own restaurant together. So, after a year in the Krog kitchen they left to work at restaurants in the United Kingdom. Frantzén worked with Martin Blunos at Restaurant Lettonie in Bath for a year, and later on with Alain Passard at his renowned L’Arpège in Paris. On February 1st, 2008, 10 years after Frantzén and Lindeberg first met, Restaurang frantzen/lindeberg opened its doors. The menu is driven by seasonal produce and what is available from the chefs’ own garden or from local farmers. Within the first year, frantzén/lindeberg had earned its first Michelin star, which was followed by a second star during the second year. The restaurant was named the 20th Best Restaurant in the world in 2012.

Visit website: http://frantzen-lindeberg.com/

Growing up, Steve Trygg wanted to be an artist but his mother wanted him to be an engineer. As a solution, he did both by combining technical high school with evening classes at the Stockholm School of Visual Arts. He continued his education with an M.S. in English and Sociology/Mass Communications at Stockholm University. In 1982, Mr. Trygg came to the U.S. to try his abilities in the major leagues. Within three years, he and Hans Ullmark acquired the U.S. operations of Anderson & Lembke, where Mr. Trygg spent ten years as Chairman and Chief Creative Officer (CCO). Advertising Age called the agency ”a business-to-business power house” and Adweek dubbed it the ”fifth hottest agency in the country.” In 1995, Anderson & Lembke boasted four offices in New York, San Francisco, Amsterdam, and Hong Kong, totaling 300 employees and $300 million in billings. That year, Mr. Trygg and his partner sold the agency to the Interpublic Group of Companies, where it became an independent unit within the worldwide McCann-Erickson network. Through 1997, Mr. Trygg remained Chairman and CCO. He is the first person with English as a second language to be elected to Adweek’s “All Star Team” as a copywriter. Business Marketing awarded the agency its first ever “Agency of the Year” and the Wall Street Journal inducted Mr. Trygg into its “Creative Leaders” Hall of Fame. For the last ten years, he has devoted a significant portion of his time to social responsibility projects such as the New York Green Summit, the Paraguayan stevia farming cooperatives, and the Otjozondu primary school in Namibia. “Life has been good to me, and at some point you need to start giving back,” says Mr. Trygg.

Visit website: http://www.saccny.org

Haakan B. Anderson Guldkula is the founder of Sweden-based TracTechnology, which develops and markets technology for tracing product in the meat industry. For the past 14 years, he has advised and been a partner to several successful start-up companies. Additionally, Mr. Andersson Guldkula has held senior management positions at Drexel Burnham Lambert in New York and London, Robur Fund Management in Stockholm, and Fidelity in the U.K. Mr. Andersson Guldkula is a board member of the Swedish-American Chamber of Commerce and a business school graduate of the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.

Visit website: http://www.TracTechnology.se

Michael Treschow was born in Helsingborg, Sweden in 1943 and earned a master of engineering degree from the Institute of Technology, Lund, Sweden. He is also board chairman of Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson, is a supervisory board member of ABB Ltd and was chairman of the Confederation of Swedish Enterprise until joining Unilever in May 2007. Mr. Treschow was chairman of the board of AB Electrolux from 2004 to 2007. Before joining Electrolux in 1997 as chief executive officer, he was president and chief executive officer of Atlas Copco AB. During his 22-year career with the company, Mr. Treschow spent three years in the US as area manager. Prior to that, while working for AB Bahco, he spent one year in France setting up Bahco Ventilation’s French operation. Mr. Treschow has previously held non-executive roles with Investor AB, Atlas Copco AB, SKF AB, Saab AB and Parker-Hannifin Corp. He became a member of the European advisory board of Eli Lilly and Company in August 2008 and is a member of the board of directors of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

Visit website: http://www.unilever.com

Partnership Opportunities

With planning underway for this year's Green Initiative, From Farm to Fork 3, focusing on the future of the food chain, we decided to set the bar ambitiously high.

The Summit will address complex problems with innovative solutions, promising attendees limitless possibilities and vital new partnerships. The day-long Summit will bring together companies at the forefront of sustainable technology, academics at the center of groundbreaking research and investors at the helm of venture capital that have realized the challenges but also the opportunities within this global and critical issue.

We look forward to hearing your thoughts and welcoming you as a partner!

Please contact Jennie Purushothaman for further information.

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E: jennie.purushothaman@saccny.org

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