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Leadership in Business

Executive Council meeting – Members Only

15 January 2020 | 16:00 - 22:00

Global Sustainable Development Goals 2030

CEO’s of food companies like Emmanuel Faber – Danone, Alan Jope – Unilever and Feike Sybesma – DSM address the global challenges of a sustainable food system and use the economy of scale of their global businesses to make an impact by doing good. ‘Doubling the revenue, halving the footprint’ was the business goal of Unilever, set by its CEO Paul Polman in 2013. Leading by example, one of virtues of a true leader. Prof. drs. Philip Wagner will share his thoughts and insights on leadership in a business context, managing a business and addressing global challenges at the same time. ‘It’s not about purposefulness but it is about rightfulness’ and ‘On our way to a world, which I bigger than ourselves’ are examples of quotes by Philip Wagner, a thought leader and great speaker.

Many leaders in business have responded to the wake-up call of Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Truth’ in 2007. Over the last decade we have seen multinational, public-rated companies transforming their strategies from shareholder driven to purpose driven. And addressing the Global Sustainable Development Goals as adopted by all United Nations member states in 2015! For wat reason? Why would a stock rated company with anonymous shareholders welcome a future business at potential higher costs and a higher risk profile?

Examples of global challenges brought by CEO’s of leading food companies:

Location: Museum Jan van der Togt, Dorpsstraat 50, 1182 JE Amstelveen | t: +31 (20) 641 57 54

  • 16.00 hrs Reception at Huisje 40/42 via entrance of the museum
  • 16.30 hrs Executive Council meeting: IFFI strategy 2020
  • 18.00 hrs Guided tour by the curator of the Delicious Paintings exhibition
  • 18.45 hrs End of programme in museum, 5 minute walk to the WineKitchen at Sea

Location: The WineKitchen at Sea, Ouderkerkerlaan 2 1185 AB Amstelveen | t: +31 (20) 345 13 27

  • 19.00 hrs Dinner
  • 20.30 hrs Keynote speaker Philip Wagner about Leadership in Business
  • 22.00 hrs End of official programme

Philip Wagner is managing director of the Wagner Group and ICUC professor Global Economy & Governance. Global developments are at the centre of his thinking and acting as an entrepreneur. He provides economical and societal analyses and consults in the area of corporate governance and strategy. Philip is an experienced member of (non-)executive boards of private and public organizations. He likes to take people on a knowledge journey around the globe and is capable of transforming abstract concepts into concrete appealing examples.

The executive council meeting is for Members Only and senior management of the IFFI member companies are represented in the Executive Council and share insights about Leadership in Business.


Past event, no registration possible.


Delicious paintings

Tjalf Sparnaay has been working on an innovative oeuvre since 1987, constantly seeking new images that had never been painted before. His Megarealism is part of the contemporary international movement now known as Hyperrealism; he is now seen as one of the most important and trend-setting painters internationally in that style.
His iconic Fried Eggs have been used around the globe as reproduced images, and as inspiration for other paintings. Since those early days, he has become the leading contemporary food painter worldwide and is now an exhibiting artist at the renowned Louis K. Meisel Gallery in New York, the city where Photorealism / Hyperrealism originated in the 1960s and 1970s.
Until the 19th January 2020 the exhibition Delicious Paintings Tjalf Sparnaay will be on display at Museum Jan van der Togt in Amstelveen. IFFI EC members have the unique possibility to visit this exhibition after closing hours in a guided tour by the curator of the museum.


No accommodation required.

Parking is free in most areas of the old center. You can park along the road or at the parking lots marked in this map with arrows. The meeting locations are marked with stars.


15 January 2020
16:00 - 22:00
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+31 (6) 254 333 96


Museum Jan v.d. Togt
Dorpsstraat 50
Amstelveen, 1182 JE Netherlands
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