Towards the next decade
FEBA Annual Convention 2019 organised in collaboration with Fondazione Banco Alimentare Onlus
Villa Aurelia, Rome – 16-17 May 2019
Think global, act local
Act local, share global
On 16 and 17 May, the FEBA Annual Convention 2019 focused on the future of Food Banks in Europe: “Towards the next decade together“. It also focused on the importance of strenghtening ties within our network and with all relevant stakeholders – public institutions, food supply chain and other NGOs.
The aim was to have an open discussion on the main challenges taking place at global level (THINK GLOBAL), to understand their wide-ranging implications at the local level (ACT LOCAL) and to explore how to best harness such changes for the benefit of European Food Banks (SHARE GLOBAL). Participants had the opportunity to intervene in the working tables and insights were much appreciated to enrich the debate.
Liliana Segre is 89. In 1943, being 13th, she was deported with her father in Auschwitz and immediately separated from him. Her father died after 3 months, and both her grandparents have been killed after 4 months. She was released by the Red Army on the 1st of May 1945. In 1943, 776 Italian children were deported, she is one of the 25 survivors.
Until 1990, she tried to forget everything. But since then, she has been engaged to witness about the Shoah and to act against racial behaviours and in favor of Human Rights. She wrote books, participated to interviews, gave public speeches and participated to videos. She was nominated Senator for life in 2018, on the occasion of the anniversary of the issue of Italian racial laws.
PLENARY SESSIONS - SPEAKERS
Mr. Becker joined ABB in 1998. He headed the global Marketing & Sales for the power related businesses, before becoming the Group’s Head of Corporate Strategy. After that, for four years, he operated the Automation business of ABB in North Asia, out of Shanghai. He then took over, again for four years, the global Control Technology business, the strategic heart of ABB’s 4th Industrial Revolution activities. He then was appointed by the CEO of ABB as Program Director Africa in January 2015. Based out of Dubai, Tobias successfully anchored ABB further on the African continent, growing the top-line significantly. Since January 2018 he took over as Global Head of Government Relations for the ABB Group, with the mandate to drive and improve all Business to Government aspects for ABB. Tobias is a certified banker and holds a dual master’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Business Administration from Technical University of Darmstadt, Germany.
Loris Di Pietrantonio
Loris Di Pietrantonio is Head of Unit for the European Social Fund (ESF) and the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD): Policy and Legislation at the European Commission. He was previously Deputy Head of the Unit dealing with employment and social aspects of the European economic governance, focusing on economic policy coordination through the European Semester cycle as well as the design and implementation of employment policies. In the past, he was also involved with the design of policies, evaluations and impact assessments in the areas of information technologies addressing societal challenges and digital inclusion. Before joining the European Commission in 2004, he worked in the business sector, establishing research and innovation strategies for the sustainable transport industry. He has a Master’s in European Economics from the College of Europe, Bruges, a Master’s in Energy Management from BI Norwegian School of Management and ESCP-Europe (France) and a degree in International Relations from the University of Trieste.
Anne-Laure Gassin joined the European Commission in 2013 where she is supporting the development of policy on food waste prevention. She previously served from 2003 as Director of Communications at the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) where she developed and implemented EFSA’s risk communication strategy. Prior to that, she spent more than 15 years with the Kellogg Company, where her last appointment was as European Director with the responsibility for nutrition communications, and scientific and regulatory affairs.
She graduated from Harvard University in 1981, where she majored in biology, and was awarded a Masters in medical management and marketing in 1987 from the École Supérieure de Commerce in Paris.
Domenico Messina joined the Italian Food Bank Network as the Managing Director of the Sicily Food Bank in May 2011 following two years experience in other non-profit organizations. He has expanded the relationship between the Sicily Food Bank and the supply chain, in particular food companies and the distribution sector (retail chains and food service), built organizational capacity.
In Sicily he is committed to strength the brand awareness, to leveraging relationships with charitable organizations, and regional and local public authorities and to find and improve new way for rescuing food. He holds a Master Degree in Agricultural and Food Economics from the Catholic University in Piacenza.
Emma Walsh, COO of award-winning social enterprise FoodCloud, has a keen interest in social policy and in particular food waste. Emma has been integral in the continued growth of FoodCloud, a not-for-profit that connects businesses with surplus food to charities using technology. She studied Civil and Environmental Engineering in UCC and loves solving interesting problems. Emma is leading FoodCloud’s international expansion and passionate about resolving food waste. She represents FoodCloud on the EU Platform for Food Loss and Waste and actively engages with the European and global food redistribution networks.
Laura Gibertoni is communication and CSR officer at Elior Ristorazione Italy. She is a 20 years experienced professional specialized in developing marketing and communication projects, in collaboration with cross-functional teams, to satisfy clients, offering ethical solutions, no food waste, saving of resources. She cares for quality catering, healthy food, work life balance solutions, wellbeing, passion for Mediterranean diet. She always add optimism and problem solving approach, team working, listening and feedback ability to her work.
REPUTATION & CORPORATES
Laura Gavinelli is a specialist in management, marketing and communication at the University of Milan-Bicocca. Her area of expertise is the application of management and marketing to small and medium sized enterprises, as well as circular economy, tourism, culture and museums. She carried out researches on the competitiveness of SMEs, as well as a European research on circular economy and its relationship with corporate performance and reputation, whose results were presented at the European Parliament on 28th November 2018. As delegate for the Italian Ministry of Economic Development, she participates as national delegate to international boards on extractive industry. At the Global conference of FBLI Food Bank Leadership Institute 2019 (53 countries represented) she was moderator to the session “Food sourcing: creative approaches to retailers and manufacturers” (Millennium Conference Centre, London, 24th-27th March).
DATA COLLECTION & IT
Fabio Fraticelli is Post-Doc Research Fellow in Organizational Science at Università Politecnica delle Marche (Ancona – Italy) and Scientific director of TechSoup Academy. He received his Ph.D in Business Administration from University of Pisa in 2012. Starting from an ethnographic study carried out at the National Park Service (USA) between 2010 and 2012, in recent years he has developed an intense research program focused on innovation management, IT-acceptance and digital transformation. On these issues, he has published contributions in national and international journals and books, as well as doing action-research project in several profit and non-profit organizations. In Italy he contributed to the digital transformation of the food banks network, by fostering its adoption of social media, and leading the development of a multi-level digital ecosystem.
As Scientific director of TechSoup Academy, today his main research interest regards the understanding of organizational forms and antecedents that enhance digital transformation, especially in the non-profit sector.
ADVOCACY WITH THE EUROPEAN INSTITUTIONS
Inmaculada Mateos Buendia worked in the Government of the “Regione Lombardia” for almost eight years as an international relations specialist. Her experience over these years has allowed her to see at close hand the importance of the role of intergovernmental relations in taking political decisions and how this is translated into the life of citizens. She worked as European Parliament Assistant and she is currently an EP Policy Advisor.
FUNDRAISING & DIRECT MARKETING
Daniela Bernacchi’s academic background includes a Commerce degree with emphasis on Marketing and a baccalaureate degree on Modern Languages. She studied in both Italian and American Universities. After twenty years working in the marketing sector of some large multinational companies, such as Reader’s Digest, Mondadori and Walt Disney, reaching the role of Marketing Director, she decided for a change entering the non-profit sector some 13 years ago. Daniela covered the position of General Manager for two Italian NGOs: We World and then Cesvi until February 2019. She was responsible for the sustainability and growth of the organizations, through institutional and private donors as well as enhancing strategic partnership. Cesvi is also a member of Alliance2015, a strategic partnership of seven European non-governmental organisations engaged in humanitarian and development activities especially committed towards food security, nutrition, and resilience. In Alliance2015 Daniela acted as a Board Member until February 2019. In this position she was also responsible of the international launch of the Global hunger Index within the framework of the agriculture G7, held in Bergamo in October 2017. Today, Daniela is currently attending an Executive Master in Social Entrepreneurship while taking a sabbatical leave from work. She combines mature experience in management and marketing with strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence and motivate others and to deal with people at all levels with credibility, tact and diplomacy. She has a strong commitment on human rights and sustainable development and she participates on a voluntary basis in programs for integration and inclusion of vulnerable people in Italy, truly convinced that no one must be” left behind”.
Antonio Oliva has been for more than 20 years an IBM manager and director of areas as application design and development, marketing, HR, skill management and transformation consultancy. Once retired, as member of a freelance consultants team, he participated to some companies assessment and developed and managed training programs for managers and professionals. Since 2004 Antonio is a volunteer of the Food Bank organization; has been for 7 years Vice President of the Italian Food Bank Foundation, up to mid of June 2019, and for two madantes member of the Board of Director of the European Food Bank Federation. Antonio was born in Naples 76 years ago, and has moved to Milan in 1975. He is married, has one daughter and two young grandchild.