Bruno Parmentier – Keynote Speaker

Director General of ESA (Agriculture College of Angers) group from 2002 to 2011

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Specialist Subjects

  • Agriculture
  • Sustainability
  • Hunger
  • Global Warming


  • Spanish


Bruno Parmentier graduated as a civil engineer from Des Mines De Paris in 1972, he also graduated from the EPHE (Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes) the same year. He was a special Advisor to the Ministry of the Environment from 1972 to 1973, where he performed various rural and regional development missions in Mexico until 1977.

Bruno was sales and mechanical manager in the department of LIP cooperative Besançon from 1978 to 1981. He went on to join Discovery editions, where he was the commercial and financial director until 1985 and CEO from 1996 to 1999. Prior to this Bruno was business manager of the CNDP (National Center for Educational Documentation 1985-1987, 1994 – 1995) and the CFPJ (Centre for training and development of journalists 1987-1993). From 1999 to 2001, Bruno Parmentier was the CEO Editions du Cerf.

His most recent book is “ZERO HUNGER, end the hunger” published in 2014.

Between 2002 and 2011 he headed the (Angers Graduate School of Agriculture) ESA group oriented agriculture, food and rural development. This diverse course has allowed him to develop a unique perspective on the issues of agriculture and food in France and worldwide.

Now, Bruno Parmentier devotes himself primarily to lectures and participates in panel discussions on the topics of agriculture and food. Bruno leads us to wonder about the future of humanity, ever growing, in a world of scarce resources.

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