Event will focus on how to make global food supply chains more resilient and sustainable
AD Ports Group will host the World Union of Wholesale Markets’ (WUWM) 2022 annual conference, which takes place in Abu Dhabi’s National Exhibition Centre on 19-21 October.
Under the theme “Global food security in the XXIs: risks, challenges and solutions to ensure resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains”, the conference will look at how to build more resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains.
Two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, ongoing geo-political conflict, and widespread challenges linked to climate change are causing significant disruptions to global food supply chains.
Staff shortages, border controls and air freight restrictions, increasing fuel prices, widespread sourcing issues and the effects of climate change are only some of the issues facing the global fresh food industry.
“At the forefront of a global food crisis threat it is more important than ever to foster urgent multi-stakeholder action to mitigate the impact of the current disruptions and to build greater fresh food supply chain resiliency in order to ensure food security worldwide in the forthcoming months, years and decades,” WUWM said.
“At a time where urgent action is needed to secure accessibility to food worldwide, WUWM Abu Dhabi 2022 will bring together high level public and private sector practitioners and experts from around the world in productive dialogue around these key risks and challenges with the aim of finding bold solutions, through international collaboration and cooperation, to identify pathways and practical tools to ensure more resilient and sustainable fresh food supply chains at international, regional and local level and to establish innovative mechanisms to ensure food security.
To register for the event visit WUWM Abu Dubai 2022.