Save the Date: Rt Hon David Willetts MP to Address the 2014 World Agri-Tech Investment Summit on September 24-25, London

The countdown to the 2014 World Agri-Tech Investment Summit has now begun.  

With a specific focus on seed breeding, advanced agro-chemicals and software-driven precision farming, the summit will bring together global leaders in resource-efficient agriculture with the world’s most innovative technology developers and the international cleantech investment community.

Highlights of the 2013 summit included:

    • Global experts from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Syngenta Foundation and EBRD discussed the role of technology in meeting global food demand.
    • Lord Rupert de Mauley announced the new UK Agri-Tech Strategy and what it means for investors.
    • Global agribusinesses Monsanto, Bayer Cropsciences, John Deere and Dupont Pioneer shared their insight into the most exciting areas for agri-innovation.
    • Leading VC and corporate investors assessed Agri-Tech as an opportunity and shared their projections for the next big thing in Agri-Tech investment.
    • Six of the world’s most innovative start-ups in precision farming, agricultural biotech and water conservation showcased their solutions.

What delegates had to say about the World Agri-Tech Investment Summit 2013:

“On the behalf of Valley Irrigation, we would like to thank World Agri-Tech Investment summit for bringing together Government representatives, NGOs, Agricultural input manufacturers and suppliers, Ag technology/service start-ups as well as investors in order to project the impact of technologies on the agricultural production value chain. The information presented as well as the exchange between panelists and attendants was rich and provided a good view of coming trends in the Ag space.” Francois Levesque, Director, International Dealer Development, Valley Irrigation

“I want to congratulate you on such a well-organised, informative and exciting event: it was a real pleasure to participate and as a fellow-organiser, I admired the sheer professionalism of the whole team and know how much it takes to make such an event run smoothly.” Anne Miller, Associate Director (Research), Environmental Sustainability Knowledge Transfer Network

I thought the Summit was excellent. Well run, professional and attended by a very good cross-section of the industry…and not too big. From our perspective, I particularly enjoyed the AgTech showcase. I look forward to taking part again next year.” Michael Dean, AgFunder

“Congratulations on the first World Agri-Tech Investment Summit. This was a good event with a diverse mixture of investors, government policy makers and Agri-tech companies. And, the event attracted participants from around the globe. Definitely a worthwhile venture – one worth repeating!” Dave Smardon, Bioenterprise Capital





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