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AgTech Nexus USA 2018

June 6-7, 2018

Harvard Club

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AgTech Nexus USA 2018

For the past three years, Global AgInvesting has gathered some of the leading players in the agriculture sector for AgTech Week – an event dedicated to discussing investment opportunities in the burgeoning agtech space. In 2017 we built on the success of those events by adding the first AgTech Nexus in Dublin, Ireland – a one-day conference heavily focused on emerging tech and innovative startups.

For 2018, GAI is excited to bring you the best of both events with AgTech Nexus USA, a two-day conference where agribusinesses, investors, tech companies and other stakeholders will be immersed in the innovations and investment opportunities surrounding this exciting sector. Gain market knowledge, understand the current trends impacting agtech deal flow, learn from provocative discussions led by industry leaders and build your network.

Women in AgTech: join us as we strive for equal female and male representation on the speaking faculty for our event this year. This would be a first in the agtech space, as representation of women typically hovers at an average of fewer than 6 speakers at any given event (or 15% of the total faculty), which is hardly representative of the talent pool in the sector. It is also important to note that only 2% of venture capital dollars went to women-run businesses last year.

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.

Event Location

Harvard Club
374 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA

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All-Access Pass Harvard Club & Fenway Park $1,895 Register
Main Conference Harvard Club sessions only $1,695 Register
Optional Enhancements Mobile App Banner Ad
Digital Directory Listing
$295 Each Register

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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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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Wednesday, June 6, 2018
8:00 am - 8:45 amConference Check-In, Networking & Morning Coffee
8:45 am - 9:00 amWelcome & Opening Remarks
9:00 am - 9:45 amPanel: Deals Worth Discussing – the Investors, Companies, and Technologies Driving Global Interest in AgTech
9:45 am - 10:00 amPresentation: What do Mega Deals in 2017 Mean for Future Valuations?
10:00 am - 10:45 amKeynote Discussion: Five Forces That Will Shape Agriculture
10:45 am - 11:15 amNetworking Coffee Break & 1-1 Meeting Time Sponsored by IDA Ireland
11:15 am - 11:45 amFeatured Presentation: The Cyborgs are Coming! - The Looming Tide of Digital Migrant Labor
11:45 am - 12:30 pmPanel: Division of Labor – Innovations in Robotics, AI & Machine Learning
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch & 1-1 Meeting Time Featuring Topic-Driven Roundtable Discussions
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPanel: Far from the Field – Opportunities in Urban and Controlled Environment Agriculture
2:30 pm - 2:45 pmPresentation: Sourcing Innovation – How can Universities Work with Venture Capital and Agribusiness to Drive the Sector Forward?
2:45 pm - 3:15 pmPanel: Tripling the Bottom Line – Assessing AgTech as an Impact Investment
3:15 pm - 3:30 pmMeet the Pitchers – Introduction to Selected Investible Early Stage AgTech Companies
3:30 pm - 4:00 pmAll-Access Pass Holders Head to Fenway Park (10-minute walk from Harvard Club)
4:00 pm - 4:45 pmAgTech Entrepreneur PitchFest at Fenway
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmDiscussion: Wrap-Up of Day 1 & Reflections on Company Presentations
5:15 pm - 7:00 pmNew England Dinner Buffet and Networking Reception at Fenway Farms
7:00 pmRed Sox vs. Tigers
Thursday, June 7, 2018
8:15 am - 9:15 amMorning Coffee & 1-1 Meeting Time
9:15 am - 9:30 amPresentation: Scaling AgTech Business Internationally – Ireland as a Beachhead to Europe
9:30 am - 10:00 amPresentation: Fads, Trends and Values – What Drives Consumer Food Preferences and Why It Matters
10:00 am - 10:30 amExecutive Interview – Precision Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, and the Evolving Landscape of AgTech as an Asset Class
10:30 am - 11:00 amNetworking Coffee Break & 1-1 Meeting Time Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
11:00 am - 11:30 amPresentation: Cellular Agriculture – A Future Food Solution?
11:30 am - 12:00 pmJoint Q&A: Meat Market – The Future of Cultured Proteins & Plant-Based Alternatives
12:00 pm - 12:30 pmPanel: Protein Producer Perspectives – Which Technologies are Truly Disruptive on the Farm?
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmNetworking Lunch & 1-1 Meeting Time
1:30 pm - 2:00 pmDialogue: Applying Tools and Experience from Adjacent Industries to Find Success in Ag
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmPanel: The Promise of Efficiency & Transparency – Exploring the Role of Blockchain Technology in the Agriculture Economy
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmPresentation: Disrupting Commodity Trading & Supply Chain Dynamics
3:30 pm - 3:45 pmConference Wrap-Up & Closing Remarks
3:45 pm - 5:00 pmNetworking Happy Hour
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If you are interested in sponsoring the AgTech Nexus conference series in Boston and/or Dublin, 

please contact Kate Westfall to discuss the possibilities.

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Event Partners

If you are interested in partnering with the AgTech Nexus conference series in Boston and/or Dublin, 

please contact Kate Westfall to discuss the possibilities.

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