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Speakers

A roster of industry thought leaders and keynoters

General Session Speakers

Dan
Giusti

Founder
Brigade

Ferd
Hoefner

Senior Strategic Advisor
National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition

Joe
Pawlak

Managing Principal
Technomic

Peter
Romeo

Editor-at-Large
Winsight Media

40+Speakers
400+Attendees

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