Representatives of leading organizations in the science, agriculture and finance sectors will be appearing as speakers at the 2012 CropWorld Global conference being held in London in November.

Speaking about the conference’s central theme of sustainable agricultural intensification on the first day will be Juan Ferreira, vice president Europe, Mid-East and Africa, Monsanto; Jan-Kees Vis, global director of sustainable sourcing development for Unilever; and Egil Hogna, SVP and head of downstream for Yara International.

Continuing the theme will be the UK’s National Farmers Union President Peter Kendall; Dr. Trevor Nicholls, CEO of CABI; Dr. Pedro Machado, director general of rice and beans, Embrapa, the Brazilian agricultural research corporation; John Reifsteck, board member, Truth about Trade and Technology; and Dr. Bruce Lee, director, Food Futures Flagship, CSIRO.

The conference, which will be held at the Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre in London on November 6 and 7, also includes speakers from KWS, Macquarie Bank, OECD, ECPA, Waterhouse LLP, BASF and CropLife International.