Our keynote speaker at the Export Exchange 2010 is Dr. Robert L. Thompson, Professor Emeritus from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he held the Gardner Endowed Chair in Agricultural Policy. He is a Senior Fellow of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and serves on the USDA-USTR Agricultural Policy Advisory Committee for Trade and the International Food and Agricultural Trade Policy Council.
Dr. Thompson started off his presentation talking about demand dynamics looking to the future. He presented some amazing numbers when it comes to population growth. Between now and 2050 there will be 2.6 billion more people. That’s twice the population of China and most of that growth will come in low income countries. There are a lot of statistics in his presentation that you will find very interesting.
You can listen to Dr. Thompson’s presentation here: Dr. Robert Thompson Presentation