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AgTech Nexus Europe 2018

7 December 2018

Convention Centre Dublin

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AgTech Nexus Europe 2018

The second annual AgTech Nexus Europe will return to Dublin this year on 7th December, once again convening an international group of investors, agribusiness executives, agtech entrepreneurs and farmers with a spotlight on the rapidly growing European agriculture technology market. Presented by Global AgInvesting, AgTech Nexus will focus on how technology can address the unique challenges and opportunities ahead of European farmers. Environmental regulations, Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform, Brexit, trade disputes, labour shortages and market volatility – all of these are raising issues for European farmers in a world where there is increasing consumer concern and scrutiny on the provenance of their food. Such issues ride alongside farmers’ continuous need to increase their productivity and efficiency.

AgTech Nexus is a one-day intensive look at agricultural technologies being developed and deployed in the EU and around the world, tackling these issues. Speakers will address how agtech start-ups can: help farmers improve environmental performance while increasing productivity sustainably; use technology to improve animal health & nutrition and; address labour issues through robotics and machine learning.

Along with key networking opportunities, a highlight of the day will be a selection of promising agtech entrepreneurs offering a direct look at tomorrow’s agtech solutions and areas for investment.

If you are interested in contributing to this endeavor through sponsorship and/or speaking opportunities, please contact Kate Westfall to discuss the possibilities.

Event Location

Convention Centre Dublin
Spencer Dock, N Wall Quay, North Wall
Dublin, D01 T1W6 Ireland

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Phil Hogan, EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development

Keynote Speaker, Phil Hogan, weighs in on the largest Irish EIB agtech investment:

“The Irish agri-business sector contributes enormously to the Irish economy and particularly to the rural economy. There are huge opportunities for companies like Devenish who have a vision for the future, but they are operating in a highly competitive environment, where investment, particularly in research and innovation, is essential to maintain a competitive edge.”

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Liam Condon, Member, Board of Management, President, Crop Science Division, Bayer AG
Featured presenter, Liam Condon, shares his vision for the future of agtech at Bayer.

“And while innovation and progress are crucial moving forward, they will be meaningless without public acceptance. We recognize our heightened responsibility and we’re fully committed to further strengtheningtransparency. We plan to multiply our efforts to foster open dialogue with the general public to better connect farmers and consumers and to help explain that good food needs healthy fields and harvests – and innovation can help achieve that." 

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Conference Registration Registration includes all sessions, meals and networking activities €695 
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€195 Each Register


Note: All transactions will be made using the United States Dollar (USD) and the current daily exchange rate. Prices are shown here using an exchange rate of $1 = €0.858.

For more information, please visit the Venue & Fees page.

Discounted Passes
are available for certain strategic / agribusiness players and producers, and early-stage agtech companies. Contact us for details.

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About AgTech Nexus

Global AgInvesting’s AgTech Nexus conference series is dedicated to building the community of forward-thinking players who are allocating capital, building partnerships, and changing the trajectory of the global food system. Most recently, AgTech Nexus USA 2018 took place in Boston as a sister event to AgTech Nexus Europe, returning in December to the burgeoning agtech hub of Dublin. 

Last year in Dublin, attendees met and mingled with leaders from: Accenture, AgriFood Business Partners, Alltech, Atlantic Bridge Capital, Bank of Ireland, CapAgro, CapF9, Davy Corporate Finance, Devenish, Farmers of North America, Finistere Ventures, Focus Capital Partners, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Genesis Agribusiness Partners, HSBC Corporate Banking, IBM Research, IDA Ireland, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Kepak, National Treasury Management Agency, Ornua Group, OurCrowd, PitchBook, Plenty United Inc., PwC, Rabo Private Equity, Radicle, Sumitomo Corporation Europe Ltd., The Yield Lab, Trendlines Group, Western Growers, and many more. Join your peers on Friday, 7 December and be part of the conversation. 

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Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change

If you are interested in joining the AgTech Nexus USA speaking faculty, please contact Kate Westfall.

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Thursday, 6 December 2018
18:00 - 20:00Welcome Reception at Dogpatch Labs
Friday, 7 December 2018
08:00 - 08:45Conference Check-In, Networking & Morning Coffee
08:45 - 09:00Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:30Featured Presentation: Shaping Agriculture Through Innovation
09:30 - 09:45Fireside Chat Q&A with Liam Condon
09:45 - 10:30Panel: Fostering Innovation for Agriculture - The Intersection of Government, Industry and Investors
10:30 - 11:00Networking Coffee & Tea Break Sponsored by IDA Ireland
11:00 - 11:15Early Stage Company Presentations
11:15 - 11:30Presentation: Advancing Animal Health & Nutrition
11:30 - 12:15Producer Perspectives - What Challenges are European Farmers Facing?
12:15 - 12:20Welcome & Introduction to Commissioner Hogan
12:20 - 12:45Keynote Address from EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan
12:45 - 13:45Networking Lunch Sponsored by Ireland Strategic Investment Fund
13:45 - 14:45Panel: Market Outlook and Practical Applications for Digital Agriculture
14:45 - 15:15Discussion: Milking an Opportunity - Innovations in Dairy
15:15 - 15:30Early Stage Company Presentations
15:30 - 16:00Networking Coffee & Tea Break Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
16:00 - 16:45Panel: Accelerating, Incubating, Investing - The Bridge from R&D to Series A
16:45 - 17:15Panel: Update on the Global AgTech Investment Landscape
17:15 - 17:45Discussion: Agriculture & the Alcoholic Beverage Industry - Opportunities for Innovation
17:45 - 19:00Networking & Farewell Drinks
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If you are interested in sponsoring the AgTech Nexus conference series in Europe and/or the United States, 

please contact Kate Westfall to discuss the possibilities.

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Event Partners

If you are interested in joining AgTech Nexus as an event partner,
please contact Kate Westfall to discuss the possibilities.

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