Share Fair Opening Ceremony


Tuesday, 20 January 2009

FAO headquarters, Rome

Plenary Room / Building A, 3rd Floor


10:00 hours      Welcome and Opening Remarks


Ms Lorraine Williams

Assistant Director-General

Knowledge and Communication Department, FAO


Mr Jim Butler

Deputy Director-General, FAO


Mr Paul Larsen

Director of External Relations, WFP


Mr Emile Frison

Director General, Bioversity International


Ms Enrica Porcari

Chief Information Officer, CGIAR


Mr Kevin Cleaver

Assistant President for the Programme Management Department, IFAD


Mr Anton Mangstl

Director, Knowledge Exchange and Capacity Building Division, FAO



10:35      “Networks and Effective Flow of Knowledge: how knowledge sharing tools maximize success in the working environment”

Keynote speech by Mr Geoff Parcell, Knowledge Management coach for WHO, UNDP, the World Bank and the Swiss Development Agency


11:15                Information about the Fair


Ms Roxanna Samii, IFAD on behalf of the ShareFair Steering Committee


11:30                Official inauguration of the activities in the Atrium



 Watch this space for coverage of the opening ceremony.