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20 years IAMO

20 November 2014 - Since its foundation in 1994, IAMO has evolved into an important player in the international research landscape of agricultural economics. Together with invited guests, Leibniz Institute of Agricultural Development in Transition Economies (IAMO) will celebrate the anniversary with a festive event.

Alongside former associates, high-ranking representatives from science, politics and economics who have supported IAMO over the last 20 years have been invited. The festive event will take place at the IAMO building in Halle (Saale) on 20th November 2014. All media representatives are welcome to join the celebration.


2:00 pm - Musical opening

Prof. Dr. Thomas Glauben, Director of the IAMO

Welcome addresses
Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Minister-President of the German Federal State Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Dr. Robert Kloos, State Secretary of the German Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany
Prof. Dr. Udo Sträter, Rector of the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany
Dr. Bernd Wiegand, Mayor of the city of Halle (Saale), Germany

Musical interlude

Ceremonial addresses
Prof. Dr. Matthias Kleiner, President of the Leibniz Association, Germany
Prof. Dr. Alfons Balmann, Director of the IAMO

Musical interlude

3:30 pm - Coffee break

4:00 pm - Panel Discussion: "Challenges for a sustainable development of transition countries’ agricultural and food sector"
Prof. Dr. Xiaohua Yu, Ph.D., Professor of Agricultural Economics in Developing and Transition Countries at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany - short-term amendment
Prof. Dr. Johan Swinnen, Professor of Development Economics at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium
Prof. Dr. Thomas Herzfeld, Director of the IAMO
Moderator: Prof. Dr. Stephan von Cramon-Taubadel, Professor of Agricultural Policy at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany

5:30 pm - Reception

Festive event "20 years IAMO"

(on invitation only)
20 November 2014 | 2 - 10 pm
IAMO | Theodor-Lieser-Straße 2 | 06120 Halle (Saale), Germany