July 23-27

Join us in Rio!

This July, we are heading to the upbeat city of Rio de Janeiro for the TFF Summit and first-ever TFF Academy. See you there!

An event unlike any other

Our annual flagship event – the TFF Summit – is a melting pot of big, bold ideas from industry leaders, next-generation innovators, investors and more. 

Our team has been working for the past year to develop an event experience that is beyond the ordinary, that celebrates human ingenuity, that is oozing with optimism and that delivers real impact.

Big group of 2017 TFF finalist teams putting their hands up cheerfully, happy faces,
Check out this trailer for the Rio Summit!
  • I love the community and the inspiration that comes from this event. It's an opportunity to recharge my optimism every year.

    Olivia DelBono Next Gen Council Member
  • Joining TFF is like having an all-access pass to 21st century game-changing ideas, free backstage entry to speak with standing ovation-worthy speakers, unlimited seats to hands-on training classes, and a family of new friends from different parts of the world!

    Gerald Perry Marin Ambassador
  • The agriculture industry needs more events like the TFF Summit to push our mindsets forward.

    Julie Borlaug Borlaug Center for International Agriculture
  • At several times during the Summit, I had tears in my eyes from the moments of compassion, collaboration, hope and pure goodwill. All the finalist teams became genuine friends with each other, even though at the surface they seemed to be competing.

    Esmee de Jong Next Gen Council Member
Meet our


We fill our TFF Summit stage with the world’s most powerful industry-leaders and influential entrepreneurs who stand at the forefront of disruptive change.

Their thought-provoking keynotes will leave you with a deeper, multi-perspective understanding of the latest food & ag innovations, game-changing ideas and realizable actions for a better, more sustainable future.

  • Cristianne Close

    Deputy Leader, WWF Food Practice

    At WFF Food Practice, she supports the strategic development and implementation of initiatives globally related to Food and Conservation matters. She is an expert in helping farmers and smallholders to adopt sustainable practices.

  • Lucas Rizotto

    Founder, Where Thoughts Go

    Creative Technologist and Founder of a rewarded VR social platform designed to connect strangers emotionally through magical audio creatures.

  • Mariana Vasconcelos

    Digital Agriculture

    CEO of Agrosmart, member of 4Lab's council and expert in digital agriculture. She is considered one of the 100 most influential people in Agrobusiness.

  • More speakers

    Coming soon

    We've worked hard to get the most inspiring speakers from around the world for this year's TFF Academy & Summit. Stay tuned, we will release more speakers very soon!

For now, meet some of our previous speakers:

  • Peter Diamandis

    Founder, XPRIZE
  • Julie Borlaug

    Borlaug Center for International Agriculture
  • Tim O’Reilly

    Founder & CEO, O'Reilly Media
  • Ellen de Brabander

    Former CEO, EIT Food & SVP, PepsiCo
Feel our vibe! The diversity and mindset of our TFF Community are reflected in the annual TFF Global Summit, making it not only a place where the world’s leading next-generation innovators meet, but also the place where our innovation attitudes come to life.
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23-26 July

Brand-new TFF Academy

We’re excited to introduce our new 4-day immersive learning experience taking place alongside our TFF Summit. Brush up your skills to shine as an entrepreneur and changemaker, and join our global TFF family. 

Want to learn more? Head over to our TFF Academy page.

The 2018 TFF Global Summit

See you soon!

It’s about time for #MultispectralThinking! With this year’s theme, we’ve committed ourselves to uncover the hidden layers of wisdom, the color spectrum of opportunities and infinite possibilities of the imagination.

Prepare yourself for a life-changing gathering of the most influential youth and industry leaders and an open space for co-creation and experimentation of new ideas.

Sounds more than exciting? Start practicing your Samba moves and join us in Rio!