Где: Лондон (Великобритания)
Организатор: Rethink Events Ltd
Дата: 2017-10-17 - 2017-10-18
Добавлено: JSON TV
World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit состоится в рамках Rethink Ag & Food Innovation Week. Крупнейшее тематическое мероприятие в мире соберет инвесторов и технологических стартапов из США, Европы, с Ближнего Востока и Африки. Темы саммита этого: изменение бизнес-моделей для ускорения инноваций и роста; внедрение инноваций посредством надежных цепочек поставок; монетизация микробиома и здоровья почвы; Fintech в сельском хозяйстве; AI, робототехника и IoT; редактировании генома, генетическое разнообразие и цифровые инструменты и др. темы.
Day One — October 17, 2017 Morning
• What does the UK agricultural policy agenda look like post Brexit?
• How will subsidies and investment be directed across the industry?
• What technologies and know-how can be leveraged to build export markets and add value to the British economy?
Fast-paced advances in highly technical agricultural systems and data-driven platforms using machine learning and artificial intelligence are pushing the notion of radical efficiency and creating a demand for ever greater expertise, and for the industry to rethink how they collaborate.
• What collaboration models and partnerships are being rolled out to push the boundaries of innovation in agriculture and deliver new insights and new solutions?
• How are solutions and challenges being positioned to create more effective platforms that are transformative to the right partners?
• How do corporates inspire internal innovation and how do they work with external innovation platforms to accelerate growth?
• Where are the opportunities to collaborate and build a bridge between silos in the food value chain?
Robert Berendes, Co-owner and Partner, A-CONNECT, SWITZERLAND
Sven Thormahlen, Senior Vice President Research & Development, ARLA FOODS, DENMARK
Leticia Gonçalves, CEO, MONSANTO EUROPE, SWITZERLAND
• What pain points do farmers have and what technologies are being used today?
• How do farmers view the technology that is coming down the pipeline?
• How do solutions arrive at the farm gate and who are the key influencers in getting farmers to trial and adopt new technologies?
Geoff Calder, Chairman, THE GREEN PEA COMPANY, UK
Tom Green, Non-Executive Chairman, SPEARHEAD INTERNATIONAL, UK
• How is the agri-tech ecosystem developing in the world’s fastest-growing economies?
• Where is the potential for international collaboration, and to what extent could we see farmers leap-frogging their international counterparts in agri-tech adoption?
Matilda Ho, Managing Director, BITS X BITES, CHINA
Delegates break into round table discussion groups, each focused on a business-critical issue within agri-tech and hosted by an industry leader – bring lots of business cards!
1. UK Farming & Brexit: The future of farming in the UK
2. Alternative Protein & Animal Feed: Opportunities for innovation in animal feed
3. Growing Your Business: Successful strategies for growing your distribution networks in ag
4. Fintech & Agriculture: Opportunities at the intersection between crop insurance and weather data
5. Future Farms: How will we be farming tomorrow? What is the potential vs the reality?
6. Food Companies: What role should food companies have in investing and facilitating on-farm adoption of innovative technologies?
7. Food Waste & Food Security: How should we be tackling the issue of food waste?
8. Blockchain & IoT: What does the Industry need to be ready for?
9. AI & Machine Learning: How are technology companies betting big on artificial intelligence?
10. Accelerating Innovation: How can accelerators best support startups?
11. Soil Heath & Microbiome: What will the future value chain look like?
12. Corporate/Start-up Intersection: Future proofing innovation through collaboration
13. Gene-Editing & Nutrition: Targeting crops to meet nutritional demands
14. Indoor Agriculture: Can indoor agriculture compete with traditional farming?
15. De-Risking Early-Stage Investment: Business models for attracting commercial partners and investors?
Day One — October 17, 2017 Afternoon
• Powerful new technologies and techniques including RNAi, gene-editing, artificial intelligence systems and harnessing genetic diversity have the potential to solve some of the greatest food challenges. But what is possible now and how are next generation technologies being directed to achieve useful ends? How will it change the way we eat tomorrow?
• How are smaller start-ups re-writing the model for bringing R&D to the field? What research collaborations are helping to level the playing field and speed up the time to market?
• What new investment opportunities are arising from these developments and how can regulation keep pace?
Maurice Moloney, Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, GLOBAL INSTITUTE FOR FOOD SECURITY, CANADA
Jonathan Jones, Professor & Senior Scientist, THE SAINSBURY LABORATORY, UK
Gilad Gershon, CEO, TROPIC BIOSCIENCES, UK
Dirk Inzé, Science Director, Plant Systems Biology, VIB, BELGIUM
• The global synthetic biology market is growing quickly and the UK Government is driving forward R&D efforts in this space. How will developments in this sector open the door to innovation in agriculture?
• Technology companies are rapidly developing scale and scope in this field, but what partnerships are needed to accelerate and de-risk the development of commercially viable solutions?
Steve Webb, R&D Director, DOW AGROSCIENCES, USA
• Healthy soils could be the greatest sequester of carbon. How are microbials, bio-based solutions, satellites and data-driven platforms being leveraged to develop innovative solutions and build a healthy soil environment?
• How are microbials being brought into commercial use? What strategies are traditional input suppliers using and how will this impact the future value chain of the industry?
• Are retailers looking to develop or acquire their own product lines? What does this mean for smaller companies accessing distribution channels?
Donald Marvin, President & CEO, INOCUCOR TECHNOLOGIES, CANADA
Ben Belldegrun, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, PONTIFAX, USA
Dave Ross, CEO, AGRI-EPI CENTRE/SRUC, UK
Steve Tanner, CEO and Co-Founder, ECOROBOTIX, SWITZERLAND
Mohammed Ashour, Co-Founder & CEO, ASPIRE, USA
Eylam Ran, CEO, EDETE PTA, ISRAEL
• How are private equity, institutional investors, pension funds and large-scale family offices ready to support new opportunities they are seeing in agri-tech? How can investments in this sector generate value for their assets and future growth?
• What opportunities are they seeing to translate agri-tech to different economies and emerging markets? What collaboration and partnership models are needed between the public and private sector to deliver sustainable scale-up and transformative solutions?
Scott Horner, Managing Director, MIDDLELAND CAPITAL, USA
Vipula Shukla, Senior Programme Officer for Agriculture & AgTech, BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION, USA
Charles Hunting, Managing Partner, TSING CAPITAL, AUSTRALIA
Ben Belldegrun, Managing Partner & Co-Founder, PONTIFAX, USA
• What is the current state of agri-tech investment?
• Where were the biggest exits in 2016-17 and who will become the biggest buyers in agri-tech?
• What new landscape is emerging and where can we expect to find the most growth?
Rob LeClerc, Co-Founder, AGFUNDER, USA
Day Two — October 18, 2017 Morning
• How quickly are we moving towards a smart connected automated farm? Developments in robotic tractors and autonomous vehicles have been heralded as a solution to labour shortages, but what solutions will deliver the greatest benefits?
• What collaboration, technology innovation and investment is needed to drive forward growth in this sector and take these systems closer to market?
Adam Anders, Managing Partner, ANTERRA CAPITAL, NETHERLANDS
Stefan Caspari, VP Strategy & Integration, AGCO CORPORATION, SWTIZERLAND
Mathias Muller, Business Development Manager, DUPONT PIONEER, USA
Kiersten Stead, Investment Director, MGV, USA
Dave Ross, CEO, AGRI-EPI CENTRE/SRUC, UK
Thérèse van Vinken, Director, CERESCON, NETHERLANDS
Andy Diprose, Managing Director, ROOTWAVE, UK
Andre Moreira, CEO, NOVIHUM, Germany
Day Two — October 18, 2017 Afternoon
• Advances in satellite data, remote sensing, IoT and AI are converging to create the next generation of prediction models. How will this lead to actionable and more accurate insights into how we optimise the use of resources?
• What is the potential for open source data and where are the pre-competitive spaces for greater collaboration between stakeholders, governments, agribusiness and farmers? What regulatory hurdles remain?
• What efforts are being made to establish a global platform and effective partnerships for shared data? Could blockchain provide a solution for data sharing and faster integration?
• How is the insurance industry looking to monetise data? In the future could we use crop insurance to promote more sustainable and resilient farming?
John Lord, Ag Sales Director EMEA, ITERIS, UK
Mark Doherty, Division Head, EUROPEAN SPACE AGENCY, ITALY
• How can the industry support the emerging start-up ecosystem in agri-tech and biotech? What solutions do universities, accelerators and corporates offer start-ups to de-risk early-stage discoveries and attract reliable capital?
• What critical factors should start-ups be assessing in these partnerships to ensure ultimate success?
Ruth McKernan, Chief Executive, INNOVATE UK
Duncan Ferguson, Director Commercial Engagement (Agriculture), UNIQUEST, AUSTRALIA
Bor Boer, Group CEO & Partner, JB EQUITY, UK
• How is the capital flowing in agri-tech? What is driving current activity in seed-stage funding and what are we seeing for later stage investments?
• How are companies being valued and is there a clear benchmark for different businesses and regions? How does Europe compare with other global hotspots?
• With companies struggling to find scale and scope, where are we seeing the greatest consolidation in the market? What are investors doing about this?
• Which companies/sectors will be the ones to watch for 2018 and beyond?
Gideon Soesman, Managing Partner, GREENSOIL INVESTMENT, ISRAEL
Dave Smardon, CEO, BIOENTERPRISE CAPITAL, CANADA
Jean-Francois Laurain, Director General, UNIGRAINS, FRANCE
Andy Ziolkowski, Managing Director, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES, USA
Jean-Baptiste Cuisinier, President of the CapAgro Board, CAPAGRO, FRANCE
Jure Mikuz, Managing Partner, SOUTH CENTRAL VENTURES, SERBIA