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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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FEES

Conference Registration Registration includes all sessions, meals and networking activities €695 
Early rate available:
€595 through 26 October
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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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Agenda

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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Friday, 7 December 2018
08:00 - 08:45Conference Check-In, Networking & Morning Coffee
08:45 - 09:00Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:30Keynote Address from EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development, Phil Hogan
09:30 - 10:00What Role Does EU Ag Policy Play in Helping or Hindering Innovation?
10:00 - 10:15Update on the Global AgTech Investment Landscape
10:15 - 10:30Early Stage Company Presentations
10:30 - 11:00Networking Coffee & Tea Break
11:00 - 11:45Producer Perspectives - What Challenges are European Farmers Facing?
11:45 - 12:30Milking an Opportunity - Innovations in Dairy
12:30 - 12:45Blockchain for Trust-Based Organics
12:45 - 13:00Early Stage Company Presentations
13:00 - 14:00Networking Lunch & Roundtable Discussions
14:00 - 14:30Sting Operation - The Future of Pollinators
14:30 - 15:15Division of Labor - Robotics/AI for Specialty Crops
15:15 - 15:30Early Stage Company Presentations
15:30 - 16:00Networking Coffee & Tea Break
16:00 - 16:45Let's Take This Inside - Market Prospects for Controlled Environment Agriculture & Aquaculture
16:45 - 17:15I’ll Drink to That - Opportunities for Innovating Wine and Spirits
17:15 - 17:30Reflections on the Day & Final Thoughts
17:30 - 18:30Networking & Farewell Drinks
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Sponsors

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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