ISTF’s mission is to convene strategists, key opinion leaders and relevant stakeholders from research, management and the corporate world to share practical, ground breaking insights from the front lines of their work. The role of these experts is to challenge participants to answer a specific question or to solve a particular issue under the broad topic of World Food. We call these experts ‘Challengers’, and each Challenger works with two groups of participants over the four days.
Each participant gets assigned to a workgroup of seven international members and tackles one of the Challenges with the support of dedicated coaches. Groups will follow a structured innovation process and get inspiration for their work from the Challengers, Keynote speeches, panel discussions, impulse speeches, and during informal and formal exchanges with other groups. At the end of the Forum each team will present their ideas in a public closing event.