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Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit

October 1-3, 2019



Purdue University along with Wells Fargo Food and Agribusiness are committed to bringing the right issues and the right senior leaders to the table for critical industry discussions at the Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit.

The 2019 summit theme revolves around DISRUPTION. Whether it's input supply, food processing or something in between, the changes in what’s demanded by the market are fast-paced. Rapid-fire changes in technology, consumer demands, and new target demographics require long-term and strategic thinking. (See Summit Agenda)

New competitors enter the marketplace every day. Rather than focusing solely on competitors, it’s important for organizations to examine how to realign with customer needs. It’s also critical to think about potential market disruptions that could be coming down the pike and, when disruptions do occur, ways to take advantage. Making the most of industry disruption is about focusing on the right things and solving the right problems.

Why the Summit?

Change and uncertainty are continuous challenges for the senior leader – wherever their responsibilities lie within the value chain. Participants will explore the challenges facing our food and agribusiness industry and examine the options for a strategic response. The engagement with industry and academic thought leaders allows attendees to brainstorm new strategies and leave invigorated to take action. Attendees will experience the cross-pollination of ideas across industry segments as well as an unprecedented opportunity to build personal and professional relationships.

As senior industry leaders think about future challenges and opportunities for their organizations, our accomplished faculty bring their research and expertise to facilitate the discussions.

Summit Partnership

The Purdue Food and Agribusiness Executive Summit is managed and led by Purdue University’s Center for Food and Agricultural Business. Wells Fargo Food and Agribusiness has been our partner and collaborator since the program was launched in 2008. A Steering Committee of industry leaders provides critical input and guidance. 


Program Dates

October 1-3, 2019

Program Fee

$ 4,495.00/person


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

Program Information

Registration fees include all program materials, as well as all meals and refreshments.

For questions, please contact:
Betty Jones-Bliss, Program Director

Admission Criteria

Applications are accepted in the order they are received and will be reviewed within five days. Once the program is at capacity, a waiting list will be maintained.