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Tel Aviv Museum of Art
4 - 5 September, 2018
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It is our great pleasure to host the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact 4th Annual Gathering and Mayors' Summit in Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel, scheduled to be held on 4-5 September 2018.

We will be hosting scholars, professionals, policymakers, city officials and public administrators from 167 cities worldwide to enhance collaborations in the spirit of the Milan Pact.

The gathering will take place at the Tel Aviv Museum of Art and discuss many issues, including food policy, healthy and sustainable nutrition, food waste reduction, food supply in an era of climate change and sustainable urban procurement. We will also hear about Israeli ag-tech and food-tech innovations.

The MUFPP 4th Annual Gathering and Mayors' Summit is being held in conjunction with the Tel Aviv Cities Summit, which is part of the DLD Tel Aviv-Yafo Innovation Festival.

The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality looks forward to welcoming all of you!

MUFPP

  

"We Will Work to Develop Sustainable Food Systems that are Inclusive, Resilient, Safe and Diverse"

The MUFPP is an international pact signed by 165 cities from all over the world with more than 450 million inhabitants.

By signing the MUFPP, the mayors and representatives of local governments commit to the following:

  1. To develop sustainable food systems that are inclusive, resilient, safe and diverse, that provide healthy and affordable food to all people in a human rights-based framework, that minimize waste and conserve biodiversity while adapting to and mitigating impacts of climate change;

  2. To encourage interdepartmental and cross-sector coordination at municipal and community levels, working to integrate urban food policy considerations into social, economic and environment policies, programs and initiatives;
     
  3. To seek coherence between municipal food-related policies and programs and relevant subnational, national, regional and international policies and processes;
     
  4. To engage all sectors within the food system in the formulation, implementation and assessment of all food-related policies, programs and initiatives;
     
  5. To review and amend existing urban policies, plans and regulations in order to encourage the establishment of equitable, resilient and sustainable food systems;
     
  6. To use the Framework for Action as a starting point for each city to address the development of their own urban food system and share developments with participating cities and our national governments and international agencies when appropriate;
     
  7. To encourage other cities to join our food policy actions.

 

For more information, click here: http://www.milanurbanfoodpolicypact.org/

Agenda

*This is a preliminary program. Detailed agenda will be updated shortly. The content of the agenda is subject to changes.

Workshop (for beginners): establishing a food policy

Pre-event Cocktail Reception, hosted by the Mayor of Tel Aviv, Mr. Ron Huldai

Morning - Plenary Session

Climate change & urban food policy   

Afternoon - Parallel Sessions

  1. Round table: green innovation and sustainable urban procurement
  2. Healthy and sustainable nutrition
  3. Resilient Cities & Food Security on a Community Level

Late Afternoon

Milan Pact Awards Ceremony

Evening

Delegations' gathering and cocktail

Morning – Plenary Session

MUFPP cities in action: Monitoring Framework,  promising practices and trend analysis. The collaborative activities of FAO and the MUFPP Secretariat

Afternoon – Plenary Session

Reducing food waste

Israeli AgriTech and FoodTech Innovation

Evening - Special Tour

Innovation Blvd Exhibit: “From Field to Plate”

3 September, 14:00 - 17:00

As a special courtesy hosted by the Municipality of Tel Aviv, all cities are welcome to join us for a Food Policy for Beginners workshop.

The workshop will include valuable tools from local and international city networks regarding the initial stages of urban food policy making.

This unique workshop will introduce the pillars essential to building a strong and successful municipal food program.
Location: The Institute for Local Government, Tel Aviv University.
The workshop is free of charge to conference attendees.

4 September, Parallel Sessions:

Municipalities can change their public procurement process, to generate innovation in the food sector, and strength procurers’ role and tools to improve the sustainability performance of our food consumption and treatment in the cities. We will discuss: promoting innovation in the food sector for better sustainability in the municipal level, examples of procurement criteria that promote sustainable and healthy food consumption, methods for suppliers’ dialogue, and improved green logistics’ management. The session will be an opportunity for stakeholders to discuss barriers and opportunities to improve current practices.

This session will offer the cities’ representatives the most updated information regarding healthy and sustainable nutrition, as well as handy tools to promote the municipal food system towards a more sustainable and healthy one. We will present new scientific results, and connect this information to municipal food policies and sustainable food systems in all continents.

During crisis, food supply is a key challenge; community organizing and networking is a crucial issue in maintaining a constant and nutritional supply both in everyday life and when crisis occur.  This session will present good examples of neighborhood Food Networks, Urban Agriculture Enterprises, and Community Frameworks. We will discuss both aspects of the food-resilience connection: using food systems on everyday life, to build a resilient community, and supplying healthy food in emergency times.

Speakers include representatives of 3 cities from the 100 RC network, representatives of leading Israeli Community Food enterprises and showcasing of Tel Aviv Yafo's Community Food Programs.

5 September, Morning session:

This session will illustrate the advancements of the ongoing collaboration between FAO and the MUFPP Secretariat:

Monitoring Framework: In early 2016 the MUFPP Secretariat and FAO started developing a monitoring framework to help cities assess their progress in achieving more sustainable food systems, reflecting the six categories of the Milan Pact suggested actions. FAO led the development of the framework. 44 indicators were selected and consolidated methodological guidelines for each of them were developed. All indicators and guidelines will be publicly available in Tel Aviv to any interested city or organization. Cities who are using or planning to use the monitoring framework will present their activities.

50 Milan Pact Awards selected practices and a report: FAO, EsTà-Economia e Sostenibilità and the MUFPP Secretariat published a representative sample of fifty food policies and practices selected from Milan Pact Awards 2016-2017 submissions, accompanied by a report on emerging trends, actors and issues in urban food practices.

5 September, Afternoon session:

Wasting food is not only an economical issue – it is also a social, environmental, and social issue. Within the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Goal 12 "Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns" includes amongst its objectives to "halve per capita global food waste at the retail and consumer level, and reduce food losses along production and supply chains by 2030". In this session, we will present a few handy tools and initiatives that may be easily adopted and implemented by cities around the world.

A TED style short session that will present the Israeli innovation in the agriculture and food sections. Starting from the research labs at universities and Volcani research center, through new StartUps and small innovative businesses, to the Israeli and international companies – all will present their state of the art innovation of AgriTech & FoodTech.

Venue - Tel Aviv Museum of Art

Tel Aviv Museum of Art is a municipal museum and one of Israel's leading art and cultural institutions.

The MUFPP 4th Annual Gathering and Mayors' Summit is being held in conjunction with the Tel Aviv Cities Summit, which is part of the DLD Tel Aviv-Yafo Innovation Festival.

The 9th Annual Tel Aviv Cities Summit is scheduled to take place on 4 September 2018. It will present a variety of urban innovations and underscore crucial challenges facing cities around the world. The Summit is one of the highlights of the DLD Tel Aviv Innovation Festival – a citywide celebration of creativity and technology. These events provide a wonderful opportunity to experience our city’s thriving innovation ecosystem together with thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs from across the globe.

The museum is comprised of three buildings: the Helena Rubinstein Pavilion for Contemporary Art, the Main Building on Shaul Hamelech Boulevard and adjacent to it, the new Herta and Paul Amir Building, which was dedicated in the fall of 2011 and doubled the museum's exhibition space.

Designed by American architect Preston Scott Cohen, this state-of-the-art building is a landmark in downtown Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel’s cultural capital.
We will convene in Asia Hall, located in the new wing of the museum.

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The MUFPP 4th Annual Gathering and Mayors Summit is held in conjunction with the Tel Aviv Cities Summit, part of the DLD Tel Aviv-Yafo Innovation Festival.

The festival serves as a wonderful opportunity to experience our city’s thriving innovation ecosystem,
together with thousands of leaders and entrepreneurs from around the world.

Bon Appetite Program

Tel Aviv–Yafo joined the group of leading global cities that signed the Milan Urban Food Policy Pact (MUFPP), which promotes healthy and sustainable food policies in its member cities.
The Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality has begun formulating and implementing a cross-organizational food program in the city.
The program is led by the Environmental Authority in Tel Aviv–Yafo, which works together with professional organizations from the public and non-public sectors,
including NGOs, academic institutions and government offices.

The Bon Appetite program focuses on creating solutions designed to improve the city's overall health and sustainability. These two main elements have driven the planning and implementation of various programs throughout the school system, community and local government.

Backed by collaborations with various municipal agencies and other partners, the Bon Appetite program offers training courses to teams of professionals that aim to promote healthier lifestyles in the city.
Reflecting this holistic approach, the basket of goods sold under municipal tenders has been upgraded and now includes healthy alternatives that meet high standards. This is achieved through community engagement, workshops and lectures that encourage the public to adopt a healthier and more sustainable way of life.

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About Tel Aviv-Yafo

As the ultimate 'nonstop' city, Tel Aviv-Yafo is known for its 24/7 cosmopolitan lifestyle, characterized by a diverse cultural scene, culinary options ranging from street food to gourmet, 14 kms of white sandy beaches, bars, cafés, parks, shopping, and picturesque neighborhoods such as Old Jaffa and Neve Tzedek.

It is the second largest city in Israel with an especially young population: about one out of every three of the city's 450,000 residents is between the ages of 18 and 35.

Tel Aviv-Yafo is also known as “The White City” after being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to the largest concentration of Bauhaus buildings in the world, the city is a true architectural gem.

Tel Aviv-Yafo boasts of over 600 early stage startups, which are led and fed by Israel's world-class programming and engineering talents. These companies are born into a highly developed ecosystem consisting of multiple R&D centers, established by multinationals such as Google, eBay, Microsoft, Cisco and IBM.

During the last few decades, Tel Aviv-Yafo has become famous worldwide for its vegan and vegetarian cuisine. The city currently offers over 400 vegetarian and vegan-friendly eateries that are fused with Mediterranean culinary tastes, incorporating a large variety of fresh fruits and vegetables.

The real secret of the city's success lies in its carefree and liberal mindset, kilometers of white sandy beaches, leading cultural institutions, diverse array of restaurants and vibrant nightlife, making it a relaxing, exciting, thought-provoking and inspiring place to be. That special vibe is what fosters the thinking outside the box and creative spirit that are Tel Aviv-Yafo's hallmarks.

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During the last few decades, Tel Aviv-Yafo has become worldwide famous for its vegan and vegetarian cuisine. Today, the city offers more than 400 vegetarian and vegan-friendly kitchens fused with the Mediterranean culinary lifestyle which includes large consumption of fruits and vegetables.

The true secret to the city's success is the carefree and liberal approach, the kilometers of white sand beaches, the leading cultural institutions, the diverse range of restaurants and the vibrant nightlife which relaxes, excites, provokes and inspires. It's that special vibe which allows the necessary outside the box approach and creative spirit.

Accommodation

Please click the hotel pictures for more information and to book a room. Transfers to and from the venue will leave from the Carlton and Leonardo Art Hotels. Prima City hotel is about 12 minutes’ walk from the meeting point to the shuttle.

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Urban Food Policy Tel Aviv-Yafo - Mr. Guy Deknuydt

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