The Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag Awards event was held virtually on December 15. The event celebrated this year’s 25 finalists, included an inspiring keynote address, and unveiled this year’s 10 award winners!
The program and celebration included:
- Welcome address
- Celebration of 25 finalists
- Keynote address by Robyn O’Brien of rePlant Capital
- Announcement of our 2021 winners
- Program close
About Our Keynote Speaker
Robyn O’Brien | Vice President | rePlant Capital
Robyn O’Brien is the Vice President of rePlant Capital, an impact investment firm, deploying integrated capital from soil to shelf in order to reverse climate change. The rePlant team is investing in privately held, deep impact opportunities, while supporting American farmers. Robyn was a founding team member of of AIM/Invesco’s first hedge fund of $100+ million and a team member on their $20 billion Constellation Fund. She was an advisor to Paul Hawken’s “Drawdown”(published in April 2017) and has advised startups, banks and multinationals, while working with global CEOs and management teams in the food industry. Robyn is also the founder of Do Good, a strategic advisory firm, and AllergyKids Foundation, which serves the 1 in 3 children with allergies, asthma, ADHD and autism. Random House published Robyn’s book, The Unhealthy Truth, in 2009, and her TEDx talk has been viewed by millions and translated into multiple languages. She received her BA from Washington and Lee University, her MBA from Rice University on a full scholarship and also received a Fulbright fellowship. She is named after a farmer in New Zealand.
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Revisit the 2020 Event
On August 17-18, 2020, an inspiring community of food system leaders gathered for learning, discussion, and the unveiling of the inaugural Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag award winners. Lively panel discussions and inspiring talks by Colorado Ag Commissioner Kate Greenberg, social activist/author/farmer Leah Penniman (who is also one of our 2020 winners!), and World Food Prize winner Dr. Ratan Lal made for an unforgettable two-day event!
Watch the recap of the Top 20 Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag Awards ceremony
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Our evening programming includes keynote presentations and a panel discussion with some exceptional leaders from across food and agriculture!
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Become a Sponsor
Sponsors of the Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag event are the companies and organizations leading food systems change that addresses the challenges of today and those on the horizon. Sponsors are uniquely positioned to reach a this group of emerging decision-makers in the sector. Packages offer value and flexibility for diverse types of businesses. We are focused on providing your business the best event opportunity possible surrounded by marketing and branding solutions customized to your goals.
Our sponsorship opportunities offer:
- Increased visibility and awareness among a unique community of leaders
- Media coverage before, during, and after the event
- Branding during the virtual event and on the Replay
- Opportunity to showcase your products
- Inclusion in the conference materials sent to our mailing list
- And other excellent custom benefits
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There are a limited number of table top exhibit spaces at the Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag event which offer the ideal platform for engaging our audience with your company, products, and services.
- Skirted 6’x30′ table (or equivalent space)
- Prime location located in the foyer immediately outside the session room where all networking breaks will be held
- Listing in the conference program
- Logo included on the Emerging Leaders in Food & Ag website
- One conference registration
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This all-day tour will begin bright and early in the morning and includes multiple stops along the food and agriculture supply chain in the region. Visit a working ranch, a company leading innovation in supply chain logistics, and an organic distillery – each of which will provide an inside perspective on the day-to-day operations, as well as insight into how the operations work towards a sustainable future for the food sector. Coffee will be available prior to departure and lunch will be provided during the tour.
The bus will leave from and return to our host hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Downtown Denver.
Tour stops include: