october, 2021

23oct4:00 pm【OCT·23】米氏论坛 #thefutureof [FOOD]


Event Details

Saturday, October 23rd, 4pm

#thefutureof… FOOD!


What will you eat for dinner in 2046? Will your main course be tailored to your genome?  How might digital health tools influence what you select for dessert? What will be the role of climate change in disrupting what ultimately makes it to your dinner plate? Projections estimate that you will just be one of almost nine billion people on earth to feed, and our planet is already feeling the stress of a sustainability crisis. Even as climate change forces us to explore new ways to grow and distribute our food, we struggle to imagine a food future that does not compromise health and taste. Can we build a future that is both nutritious and delicious while sustaining the environment? The seventh monthly event in the #thefutureof series addresses your future meals in a wide-ranging conversation about the future of food.

Our food conversation will be moderated by Kolleen Guy, a professor of history at Duke Kunshan University and a familiar face from the bubbly #thefutureof talk on Champagne.  She will pose questions about the past and future of eating to feature panelists Gregg Ward and Richard Brubaker

Cocktails, canapés and conviviality will be assured as we collectively imagine our gustatory futures.

Gregg Ward is a Food Scientist and Nutritionist with more than 25 years experience in research, industry and government consulting. Currently, leading the Danone Open Science Research Center for Life-transforming Nutrition in Shanghai.

Richard Brubaker is a mission driven entrepreneur focused on urban sustainability. He works with brands to understand what’s broken, and is inspired by entrepreneurs to fix what’s broken.


TALK & Themed Cocktails & Canapés

– 280rmb per person

* Limited early bird @250rmb per person

TALK & Themed Cocktails & Canapés

and DINNER with the speakers & organizers

– 600rmb per person

* Limited early bird @580rmb per person



* Tickets are not refundable, but are transferable

#thefutureof is a project founded by Shanghai community leaders in partnership with Duke Kunshan University. Our aim is to deepen our collective insight into trends that are defining our future ways of life. Engaging technology, industry, arts and culture the project collaborators are curating a series of monthly conversations in Shanghai facilitated by topical experts and inspirational leaders.

The future truly lies in our hands. We invite you to join us in the comfortable surroundings of our lovely Glam to join in our discussions, exchange ideas, and build the future that we seek together.

Michelle Garnaut AO – Founder of M on the Bund & M Glam, Shanghai International Literary Festival (SILF), Mentor Walks (Beijing & Shanghai), M Talks China, M Literary Residency, Crystal Chamber Music.

James Miller – Co-director of the Humanities Research Center, Associate Dean of Interdisciplinary Strategy, and Professor at Duke Kunshan University (DKU).

O Koo – Investor and Entrepreneur. O has invested, co-founded and sold multiple tech startups, published a white paper for the UNFCCC CDM for emission reduction on lighting technologies, and more recently launched a Chinese wine brand, Harmene Wines, in China. O started his career with Merrill Lynch, and held management roles in GE and Dow Chemical.

Kimberly Wong – Entrepreneur and community builder. She believes in creating positive systemic change through building both businesses and communities. She has also started her own fashion line and serves as the Chairperson of Democrats Abroad China and co-founder of Asian Americans Together.

Pei Yen – Entrepreneur, Start-Up Mentor, President of Shanghai Duke Alumni Association. Pei believes education is the extraordinary work of human development and the soul of all other industries. He is passionate about mentorship and supporting others through angel investment.


September 25th – #thefutureof [MONEY]


(Saturday) 4:00 pm