The third edition of "Seed & Chips: The Global Food Innovation Summit" will be held May 9-11, focussing on new technologies for feeding the globe, from agriculture to distribution.
More than 200 speakers from around the world are expected to attend, with Mr Obama giving the keynote address on May 9.
He will also participate in a discussion with Sam Kass, a former White House chef and the former president's advisor on nutrition policy.
The speech comes shortly before Mr Obama is scheduled to hold a public discussion with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on May 25 to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.
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