Under the Patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum

Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai


Seta Tutundjian,

Director of Programs
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture

Seta Tutundjian, is a visionary and strategic social change champion for sustainability, climate
change mitigation and adaptation and social responsibility.
She is a seasoned leader in advancing sustainable development having led the formulation and
implementation of several complex, multi- sectoral, transformational change programs that promoted
a greener and more sustainable economy and culture, as well as more efficient and responsive
organizations. This involved building partnerships and alliances; policy and institutional reform,
formulating strategies and tactical communications and advocacy initiatives; mobilizing resources;
and organizing grass-root community action.
Ms. Tutundjian has extensively worked in the water, environment, energy and agricultural sectors,
and programs she led are used as case studies for best practices. She is a recipient of several
awards including the prestigious Superior Honor Award by the Government of the United States of
America in 2012.
Ms. Tutundjian joined ICBA in 2014 as the Director of Partnerships and Knowledge Management
and in 2018 she assumed the role of Director of Programs. Prior to that she worked for 15 years for
the United States Agency for International Development.

Sessions of the speaker



10:00 - 11:00

The Agriculture industry has been going through a phase of innovation. The legacy agriculture model is facing pressure in meeting the demands for the future: demographics, scarcity of natural resources, climate change, and food waste all these challenges are not working in favour of the traditional methods. To address these challenges, government, investors and innovative agriculture technologies need to combine their efforts to meet future needs.

10:00 - 10:05


Matthieu de Clercq
Oliver Wyman FZ LLC

10:15 - 10:25

Keynote Address 2

Abdulaziz AlMulla
CEO and Co-Founder
Madar Farms

10:05 - 10:15

Keynote Address 1

H.E Mohammed Bin Obaid Al Mazrooei
President and Chairman
Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development (AAAID)

10:25 - 10:55

Panel Discussion

Seta Tutundjian,
Director of Programs
International Center for Biosaline Agriculture
Eltighani Elamin
Agricultural Economics and Policy Research Center (Sudan)