Chicago Program: Cooperation on Advancing Mutual Goals in Food & Agriculture

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Hosted by Mead Johnson Nutrition, the US-China Business Council, the Grocery Manufacturers Association, and the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade

China is the fastest growing market for many US food and agricultural companies. Growing two-way trade between the US and China in this sector has resulted in greater interdependence between these two markets and placed significant emphasis on regulations covering food safety and food security. Coordination between governments and the sectors they regulate becomes even more important to ensure the safety of traded products and that countries can sustainably meet their food safety and security goals. In an attempt to strengthen bilateral cooperation, US and Chinese industries have embarked on substantial efforts to enhance global best practices and strengthen bilateral trading ties, examples that can serve as a model for other industries.  

Please join us for a discussion of these issues with leading company executives involved in meeting those goals. Welcome remarks will be provided by Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, PRC Vice Minister of Agriculture Niu Dun, Ambassador Darci Vetter, Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the Office of the US Trade Representative, and President and CEO of Mead Johnson Nutrition Kasper Jakobsen.

Secretary Vilsack will also moderate a panel discussion with Dennis Treacy, Executive Vice President and Chief Sustainability Officer, Smithfield Foods; Bill Niebur, Vice President, DuPont Pioneer, North Asia; Kay Kuenker, Global Leader, Government Affairs, Public Affairs & Sustainability, Dow Agro Sciences; Lorraine Hawley, Director, International Government Relations, Archer Daniels Midland Company; and Paul Mengze Liu, President, COFCO (USA).

This event is open to the public. Registration is required.

Event Details

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
Peninsula Hotel
Ballroom II
108 E Superior Street
Chicago, IL
United States


Monday, December 15, 2014 - 5:00pm
No charge

Event Contact

Betsy Gass
T: 202-429-0340; F: 202-775-2476