Keynote Speakers

Julio Audicana Arcas

Julio Audicana Arcas, Deputy Director General of Instituto Internacional San Telmo and Professor specialised in Trends and Business Models in Retail and Food Service, and other companies in the Food Chain. Audicana Arcas headed the Department of Agrifood Companies (1992-2000) and is currently a member of its Advisory Boards in IBERIA, ITALY, LATAM and AFRICA, where the main companies in the food chain are represented at the highest level. His previous experience is mainly focused on consulting as Project Director related to the Supply Chain of Consumer Products and the Commercial Distribution sector. Guest Professor (IESE, Spain; IPADE Mexico, AESE Portugal, IDE, Ecuador and PAD, Peru) and author of articles and presentations related to the current situation and future perspectives of the Food Chain and Cases such as MERCADONA-Conservas Ubago: the concept of Integrated Supplier; ZENA Grupo de Restauración; CARREFOUR (2003, 2007 and 2009); IKEA-Transportes J.L. Pantoja; PARIENTE S.A.; COVIRAN (2006 and 2014), MAKRO (2008, 2010, 2013 and 2020); COMESS Group; CONSUM Cooperativa (2012 and 2018); UNILEVER Food Solutions;; ZENA, ALSEA entry in Europe; DIA CHINA (2016 and 2018); CONAD; AMAZON+Whole Foods; UNES (FINIPER) and the Viaggiator Goloso; GRUPO TELEPIZZA; ALIBABA Group, DIA ESPAÑA (2021) and GLOVO Q-commerce (2021).

Julio was a member of several advisory bodies of the Board at both an European and national level, is a regular speaker at events in the food sector and advisor to companies. Companies with which he has collaborated: KIMITEC (biotech), LECLERC-Pamplona, Cenador de AMOS (3* Michelín), LUIS PIÑA S.L., CGV (startup), FUTURE RETAIL (Consulting), HEALTHY FOOD IBERIA-VERDEO (Startup), NUEVA PESCANOVA, EUROSEMILLAS/TANGO, CAMPOFRÍO FOOD GROUP, TELEPIZZA, DINOSOL, COMESS GROUP, PROAN (México), MAKRO, TANY NATURE, RIBEREBRO, UNILEVER FOOD SOLUTIONS, FUNDACIÓN CRUZCAMPO-HEINEKEN, FULGENCIO SPA, CARLOTEÑA DE ASADOS, CONFIVENDIS, CHOCOLATES VALOR, BODEGAS CAMPOS, CLAVEMAYOR, FENIL and AGQ LABORATORIOS.