The "International Food Summit, 2016" will take place on November 4th of the year in Weifang, China, which is jointly organized by University of California, Davis, Weifang Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center, Chinese American Food Society (CAFS) and Food Valley Development Co., Ltd.

This summit aims to exchange the newest dynamic information in global food and agriculture industry, to disseminate the latest research achievements in the food and agriculture industry by representative of universities and institutes, both at home and abroad. An additional goal is to promote the modernization of agriculture and food sector to better serve Chinese consumers and the export industry.


University of California, Davis Campus
Weifang Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center
Chinese American Food Society (CAFS)
Food Valley Development Co., Ltd. 


Chinese Institute Food Science and Technology
Application Technology Cooperation Center, China National Center for Food Safety and Assessment

Main content of summit

Keynote speakers

The top experts, academicians, well-known entrepreneurs from domestic and overseas in the food field will reports on global hot issues related to food (agriculture) and industry, and sustainable approaches to achieve global food industry, and technical innovations in the food industry, among other topics.

Summit dialogue

The presidents coming from domestic and international famous universities in food field, will discuss and communicate around the development global trend of food industry and how to integrate with the international food industrial systems and so on. 

Release of new food technologies

Multiple famous domestic and oversea universities and research institutions in the food realm will release their research results.


Forum for “Internet + Animal Husbandry” 
Forum for “Cold-chain logistics of subsidiary agricultural products”

Experts to be invited

Roger N. Beachy 

Professor of Biology, Washington University in St. Louis, MO. 
Member of U.S. National Academy of Sciences
2001 Wolf Prize Laureate in Agriculture

Professor Beachy is an expert in plant virology and biotechnology of plants. He was the Chief Scientist of United States Department of Agriculture. Currently he is Senor Fellow of the World Food Center of University of California, Davis. He also serves as the Chief Scientific Officer for two companies, Indigo Agriculture Co. (Boston, MA) and Kultevat Co. (St. Louis, MO). Beachy was appointed by Pres. Barack Obama as Founding Director for the USDA National Institute for Food and Agriculture (2009-2011) and to the National Science Board of the National Science Foundation (2014-2020).

James N. Seiber

Professor Emeritus
Food Science and Technology
Editor, Journal of Agriculture and Food Chemistry

Dr. Seiber's research interests include: food chemistry, food safety, and health benefits of foods; environmental sciences; agricultural and environmental chemistry; chemistry of pesticides, industrial byproducts, and naturally occurring toxicants; trace organic analysis; food protection. Dr. Seiber is the winner of American Chemical Society International Award for Research in Agrochemicals.

Ruihong Zhang  

Professor, University of California, Davis
Chief Technology Advisor, CleanWorld

As a Professor in the Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering at University of California, Davis, Dr. Ruihong Zhang has more than 25 years of research and teaching experiences with bioenergy and biofuel production, waste treatment and environmental quality management and control. She has successfully transferred new technologies from her laboratories to commercial companies. Dr. Zhang is also the director of the UC Davis Biogas Energy Project, which is sponsored by an alliance between UC Davis and private industry, for research and demonstration of new advanced anaerobic digestion technologies to convert a variety of organic residuals into biogas fuels and other valuable products.

Jan Hopmans  

Professor of Hydrology, UC Davis
Associate Dean of International Programs Office in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, UC Davis

Dr. Hopmans is a Fellow of the Soil Science Society of America and the American Geophysical Union; He received the 2003 Soil Physics Don and Betty Kirkham Award. He was Chair of the department of Land,Air, and Water Resources, and was Chief Editor of Vadose Zone Journal. His research and teaching activities focus on the development of experimental and mathematical methods to better understand the fundamental processes controlling soil water flow, soil water-plant relationships, irrigation water and nutrient management, and climate change impacts on California hydrology.

Glenn Young 

Professor,  Food Safety Microbiologist

Professor Young and his team conduct research on foodborne pathogens that cause diseases in humans, including studies to determine how such pathogens survive in the environment. Active projects in the laboratory include molecular biology, genetics and physiology of diverse pathogenic bacteria including Escherichia coli, Salmonella species, Yersinia species, Listeria monocytogenes, Bacillus species and others.

Maurice Pitesky  

Assistant Specialist for Poultry Health and Food Safety Epidemiology

Maurice Pitesky is a faculty member at University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) with an appointment in poultry health and food safety epidemiology. Pitesky earned his BS in biology from UCLA and his DVM and MPVM from UC Davis. Pitesky is board certified in preventative veterinary medicine (DACVPM). His most recent research into diseases of strategic economic importance to California. Recent publications include in Avian Diseases includes a comparison of surveillance methods for Salmonella enteritidis used by the FDA (the “Egg Safety Rule”) and the State of California (the “California Egg Quality Assurance Program”).

Robyn Alders  

Professor of Food Security and Animal Health
Officer of Veterinary Science

Dr. Alders is most recognized for her work on food security by improvements in poultry health in developing. Alders' work on the maintenance of the health of small poultry flocks helps under-resourced women to provide adequate nutritional and financial support for their families. Robyn believes that livestock research can directly contribute to ecologically sustainable development and improved livelihoods for rural communities both in Australia and internationally. She has a keen interest in food and nutrition security, gender equity and science communication.

Thomas T. Some 

Head, International Agencies & Governments Programs, Office of Global Engagement, University of Sydney

As Head of International Agencies and Governments Programs in the Office of Global Engagement, Thomas T.Some represents a focal point in the University of Sydney for our engagement with the international development sector. He is responsible for a team of bid developers and project managers to support international development projects and collaborations with managing contractors and donor agencies. Over an eight-year period, he has overseen the implementation of more than 100 projects across Asia and the 

Contact information

Weifang Sino-US Food and Agriculture Innovation Center 

Contact: Su Xiaoming
Telephone: 13516387310
Email: suxiaoming@sufaic.com



Dr. Sonia Yun Liu graduated with a degree of Philosophy in the field of poultry nutrition in 2014. Now being a lecturer in poultry nutrition at University of Sydney,

Sonia has published 31 papers in peer-reviewed journals and completed a total of 63 scientific communications. Chicken-meat production is one of one of Sonia’s most focused area. His work has contributed to this industry, which is both highly efficient and growing at a buoyant rate. From February 2014, Sonia has also been a postdoctoral research associate about the influence of macronutrients on broiler performance.

Sonia Yun Liu

Lecturer, Poultry Nutrition, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, The University of Sydney
Poultry Research Foundation, Faculty of Veterinary Science

Coordination and Promotion Office of Weifang Food Valley

Contact: Wang Xiaohui
Telephone: +86-536-7362709, +86-536-7362703
Fax: 0536-7362702 
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