Agtech Leaders Summit: Innovations for competitive & sustainable food production

Please find the speaker presentations that are available listed below.

Confirmed speakers include

H.E. Martijn van Dam
H.E. Martijn van Dam Minister for Agriculture The Netherlands
Liam Condon
Liam Condon President of Crop Science Division Bayer AG
Wiebe Draijer
Wiebe Draijer Chairman of the Executive Board Rabobank
Prof. Louise O Fresco
Prof. Louise O Fresco President of the Executive Board Wageningen UR
Marc Calon
Marc Calon President LTO Nederland
Adam Anders
Adam Anders Managing Partner Anterra Capital

Conference programme: Tuesday 9 May

10:00 - 11:15 Opening Ceremony

Welcome address: Martijn van Dam, Minister for Agriculture, The Netherlands

Keynote address: Prof. Louise O Fresco, President of the Executive Board, Wageningen UR

Keynote address: Marc Calon, President, Dutch Federation of Agriculture and Horticulture (LTO Nederland)

Keynote address: Adam Anders, Managing Partner, Anterra Capital  CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE PRESENTATION

Keynote address: Robbie Schingler, Co-Founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Planet

11:15 - 11:40 Networking Break sponsored by Planet

11:40 - 12:25 Farmers panel
Farmers and food producers from different sectors across Europe will give an inside look into how ag tech benefits their business.

Chairs: Karl Schneider, Editorial Director Farmers Weekly Group & Emmy Koeleman, Proagrica Media Editor

12:30 - 12:45 Keynote speech

12:50 - 13:35 Discover the cutting edge innovations - Part 1
There will be five short presentations of very innovative and cutting edge technologies and ideas. Discover the future evolutions of the food production landscape and see where disruptive new technologies will change the competitive business environment.

13:35 - 14:30 Lunch

14:30 - 15:15 Biologicals
Biopesticides, biostimulants and microbial products are becoming a hot topic in agriculture. We will look at its opportunities and challenges to understand how the industry is using recent advancements for healthier soils, plants and ultimately bigger yields and what the future holds.

15:20 - 16:00 Discover the cutting edge innovations - Part 2
There will be five short presentations of very innovative and cutting edge technologies and ideas. Discover the future evolutions of the food production landscape and see where disruptive new technologies will change the competitive business environment.

16:00 - 16:30 Networking Break sponsored by International Biocontrol Manufacturers Association (IBMA)

16:30 - 17:15 Robotics and the Internet of Things
Farmers are increasingly under pressure to feed more people. To meet this demand, farmers and agricultural companies are turning to robotics and IoT to improve production yield while reducing resources required, and making farming an exciting high-tech profession.

Chairs: Karl Schneider,  Editorial Director, Farmers Weekly Group & Emmy Koeleman,  Proagrica Media Editor

17:20 – 18.00 Big Data and intellectual property
Collecting and using data is the future of sustainable agriculture. We are at the beginning of a new revolution.

Chairs: Karl Schneider, Editorial Director, Farmers Weekly Group & Emmy Koeleman,  Proagrica Media Editor

Conference programme: Wednesday 10 May

10:00 - 10:45 Keynote session 2 - Visionaries shaping the future agriculture innovation landscape
Europe is home to major food and agriculture companies, research institutions and the Netherlands itself is the second largest food exporter in the world. It has long been a world-class leader in innovation and research in agriculture and continues to pioneer new approaches and technologies. This session is an opportunity to hear the vision from those who are pushing the agriculture innovation agenda to the next level to enable competitive and sustainable food production.

10:50 - 11:45 Next generation genetics - an acceptable solution in agriculture?
Whilst the potential benefits of gene editing include increased yields, drought and disease resistance, sustainability, enhanced quality and nutritional value, gene editing is very controversial and regulations in Europe are blocking these new breeding techniques.

Moderator: Niels Louwaars, Director, Plantum

11:45 - 12:15 Networking Break

12:15 - 12:25 Fireside chat on building agtech innovation ecosystems with Dr. Nitza Kardish, VP, The Trendlines Group and CEO, Trendlines Incubators Israel

12:30 - 13:15 Discover the cutting edge innovations - Part 3
There will be five short presentations of very innovative and cutting edge technologies and ideas. Discover the future evolutions of the food production landscape and see where disruptive new technologies will change the competitive business environment.

13:15 - 14:10 Lunch

14:10 - 14:55 Developing sustainable agricultural technologies for, and in, emerging markets?
Of the 570 million farms in the world, 90 percent of these are managed by smallholder farmers and most of these smallholdings are in Africa and Asia. So increasingly we are looking at redesigning developed world agricultural technologies so they meet the needs and financing abilities of smallholder farmers. But smallholders in many regions are very often lacking access to existing technologies, infrastructure, financing and markets.

Moderator: Christine Gould, Founder and CEO, Thought For Food Foundation

Keynote Address: Dr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, Former President, The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

15:00 - 15:45 Changes disrupting the food industry
Leaders in production and retail will explore the social and consumer trends that are disrupting the food and farming industry.

Chair: Kristian Moeller, CEO, GLOBALG.A.P.

15:50 - 16:30 Accelerating agtech adoption on the farm
How can we increase take up of technology on the farm and boost productivity, sustainability and ultimately profitability?
What barriers are preventing the adoption of new technologies at scale? And how are farmers collaborating with other farmers, scientists, entrepreneurs and technology companies to bring new solutions to the market?

16:35 Closing Session

Previous conference highlights:

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HRH The Prince of Wales
2015: Opening Ceremony comments
John Kerry, US Secretary of State
2014: Opening Ceremony comments
Bill Gates

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