AgriVest 2018 Agenda

8:00

Registration, networking, light refreshments

9:00

Welcome and opening remarks

9:20

Keynote address: Transition to a sustainable agri-food system

Professor Louise O. Fresco, President of Wageningen University & Research, The Netherlands

10:00

Best Israeli Agtech Company Competition: Presentations by selected agrifood tech start-ups: FruitSpec, Water.io, Agrematch, Unavoo

 

Judges: Eyal Emmanuel, Barry Schindler, Erich Sieber

10:45

Networking break

11:15

Panel: How robotics and automation will forever change the future of agriculture

Moderator: George Kellerman, COO & General Partner, Yamaha Motor Ventures

Panelists:

12:00

Keynote address: The next revolution in agriculture: Growing much more with much less

Ran Maidan, President & CEO, Netafim

12:30

Guest speaker

Aharon Aharon, CEO, Israel Innovation Authority

12:40

Best Israeli Agtech Company Competition: Presentations by selected agrifood tech start-ups: WeedOUT, AquiNovo, Skyx
 

Judges: Severine Balick,  Johan Botterman,  Gil Granot-Mayer

13:25

Networking and light lunch

14:25

Guest interview: Blockchain in the agtech food chain

14:55

Best Israeli Agtech Company Competition: Presentations by selected agrifood tech start-ups: HiGrade-Cannabis Analytics, MetoMotion, PlantArcBio, Flying SpArk
 

Judges: Florentine Fockema Andreae, Eitan Elkin, Barry Schindler

15:40

Tech talk: On odor reproduction and communication, and how to test them 

Prof. David Harel, Dept. of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science

16:10

Networking break

16:40

Panel: Investments in growth opportunities in agtech 

Moderator: Gideon Soesman, GreenSoil Investments
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17:55

Closing remarks; announcement of winning companies

18:00

Networking and cocktail dinner

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