Join your choice of three specialist breakout sessions: Animal Health, Blockchain or Vertical Farming. Running in parallel from 2.15pm on Wednesday October 17, each session addresses the most significant developments and challenges within the industry, with case studies.
Chair’s Opening Remarks: Understanding the current investment landscape for Animal Health & Nutrition
Maarten Goossens, Co-Founder & Principal, ANTERRA CAPITAL, THE NETHERLANDS
Corporate Perspective: What constitutes real innovation in animal health & nutrition? What are the pain points that the industry is looking to solve? Where are the opportunities for greater collaboration between innovators and corporates?
Susanne Palsten Buchardt, Vice President, Animal Health & Nutrition, NOVOZYMES, DENMARK
Viggo Halseth, CTO, NUTRECO, NORWAY
Marc de Beer, Senior Advisor, One Health Strategy, ELANCO, USA
Networking Coffee Break:
Innovators Perspective: What are the new solutions that are being developed by start-ups? What are the challenges being faced and what partnerships are needed to accelerate products into commercial applications?
Yasir Khokha, CEO, CONNECTERRA, NETHERLANDS
Jochem Bossenbroek, CEO, BUNYAVAX, NETHERLANDS
Ed Fuchs, CEO, FOLIUM SCIENCE, UK
Mitchell Abrahamsen, EVP & CCO, RECOMBINETICS, USA
Chairs Opening Remarks: What does the current investment landscape look like for Vertical Farming? What capital is needed to make this sector grow?
Alastair Cooper, Director, Senior Investment Director, ADM CAPITAL, UK
Delivering the Fully Connected Farm: Who are operations looking to partner with for their integrated solutions?
Sam Schatz, Managing Director, Corporate Development, AEROFARMS, USA
Finance & Business Models: What are the different business models and technology systems that are being used to scale up into international markets?
W.N. Wang, Director, Chief Technology Adviser, YESHEALTH IFARM, TAIWAN
Technology: How are advances in robotics, crop technologies and LED lighting shaping indoor food production? What’s not possible now that will be in the next 5-10 years? How will advances in efficiency change the economics and sustainability metrics?
Tom Konisser, Business Development Director, SIGNIFY (PHILIPS), NETHERLANDS
Networking Coffee Break
Retail & Marketing: How are producers and buyers thinking about this sector and what are the opportunities that they see? Where is indoor farming currently falling short?
Steve Dring, Co-Founder, GROWING UNDERGROUND, UK
Sabina Wyant, Technical Manager, Berries UK & ROI, TESCO, UK
Anthony Gardiner, Marketing Director, Gs FRESH, UK
Chair’s Opening Remarks: Understanding the Landscape of blockchain from an Investor perspective
Guy Hudson, Executive Director, SPARKLABS CULTIV8, AUSTRALIA
Market Overview: Increasing regulation and market pressures are increasing the need for transparency across the supply chain. How can technologies, such as blockchain, save time and energy and create value within the agricultural value chain?
Brian Heinen, Founder, LOCAL PRODUCER, SPAIN
Innovators Perspective: What are food companies learning from blockchain and where is the added value to their operations?
Frédéric Daniel, CTO, TRANSPARENCY-ONE, FRANCE
Corporate Perspective: How could mass-scale integration of blockchain impact opportunities for food export to importing countries looking for high quality, high welfare & environmental standards?
Gary B. Rodrigue, BLOCKCHAIN WW IBM Food Trust™ Leader, IBM, USA
Networking Coffee Break
Concluding Panel Discussion: Creating A Roadmap for the Future
Close of Session