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Opportunities in the New Paradigm: 21st Century Propulsion of Emerging Markets and Innovative Supply Chains

Event Overview

Over the last decade, emerging markets (EM) increased their share of global economic output by 20%, putting more money into the hands of consumers and businesses. Now, new technologies are empowering EM businesses to drive innovation, local development, and global competition. Agriculture is a case in point: Five of the leading agriculture financial technology (fintech) startups were initially formed to close gaps faced by producers and suppliers in Indonesia, Africa, and Latin America.

In this webinar, we’ll learn how these technologies are disrupting agricultural supply chains for the benefit of all players. Our panel will be moderated by Jinhua Zhao, Ph.D., the David J. Nolan Dean of the Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management and will feature Lourdes Casanova of the Cornell SC Johnson School of Business Emerging Markets Institute and Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, MBA ’15, CEO and co-founder of agriculture fintech leader ProducePay. Together, they’ll explore how technology innovators are connecting EM suppliers directly to international markets, providing access to the data and financing they need to succeed.

What You’ll Learn

  • How companies in emerging markets are rapidly evolving from imitators to leaders in innovation
  • What drives successful innovation in emerging food markets
  • Which innovations in technology, practice, and purpose are expanding the capabilities of food producers


  • Jinhua Zhao, Ph.D., David J. Nolan Dean, Charles H. Dyson School of Applied Economics and Management
  • Lourdes Casanova, Senior Lecturer and Gail and Rob Cañizares Director Emerging Markets Institute
  • Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck, MBA, CEO

Date & Time

Friday, July 23, 2021

  • 9:30am Washington D.C.
  • 2:30pm London
  • 3:30pm Geneva
  • 3:30pm Cape Town
  • 7:00pm Mumbai
  • 9:30pm Singapore