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Global Future Farming Summit
Global Future Farming Summit - November 6, 2018
Tuesday November 6, 2018 Image: Proagrica, WUR
All day event

Details

Date:
November 6, 2018
Website:
https://www.globalfuturefarming.nl/

Venue

Wageningen UR
Aula, Building 362 - Generaal Foulkesweg 1
Wageningen, 6703 BG Netherlands
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Phone:
0317-483592

Organizers

Wageningen Academy
Proagrica
Proagrica

The agricultural sector is facing a huge challenge: to produce more food using fewer resources while reducing any negative effects on society and the environment.  Wageningen Acadamey and Proagrica organize the Global Future Farming Summit on November 6, 2018, at Wageningen Campus to inspire and discover new business opportunities.

The urgency for agricultural production systems to change is at an all-time high, but for the first time in decades, current technological innovations may allow the systems to take a leap in their performance output.

Why attend the summit

The agri- and horticultural sector are still changing rapidly. The world is asking to produce more food using fewer resources and to take into account the society and the environment. These are the challenges the sector is facing every day. The urgency for agri- and horticultural production systems to change is at an all-time high, but for the first time in decades, current technological innovations may allow the systems to take a leap in their performance output. New technologies such as blockchain but also data-driven processes, promise speed and efficiency and have a major impact on the sector and the distribution of power and knowledge between players in the agricultural ecosystem. Investment companies and large technology companies such as Microsoft see the growing business potential in agri- and horticulture. This requires you to stay ahead of the competition. This makes you wonder which technologies are leading and were you should put your money. Participants will:

  • Broaden mindset to tackle and cope with the future challenges
  • Get to know and experience tomorrow’s technologies
  • Take a look behind the scenes at WUR during the experience tour
  • Grow their network and connect with industry leaders

Who can attend the summit

This programme is designed for (senior) management in the AgriFood industry. This includes CEO’s, directors, managers and business developers. The summit will host a maximum of 200 persons. The experience tour will host a maximum of 60 persons and can only be booked in combination with the summit. The programme is held in English and participants are expected to have full English proficiency.

Great Summit. The themes and presentations were very relevant and timely for the great transformation the whole food and agriculture industry is going through right now. I enjoyed the discussions with other participants and the straight to the point atmosphere of the Summit. I warmheartedly recommend the Summit and I am looking forward to be there next time.
Harri Juntunen, Aalto University, participant 2017 edition

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