Programme

Three main topics

Agricultural technology (Agtech)

Global investment in the Agtech sector has significantly accelerated from $500 million in 2012 to nearly $5 billion in 2015 as entrepreneurs and investors look to tackle production and sustainability issues facing agriculture. Today's technologies have the potential to completely reshape global agriculture, increasing productivity of the agriculture system while reducing the environmental and social costs. During AgriVision we will showcase some exciting new technologies. In addition, we will organise a 32 hour AgriVision hackathon that will offer delegates the opportunity to engage with tech and creative experts.

Antimicrobial resistance (AMR)

The rise of antimicrobial resistance is recognized as one of the greatest threats to public health today. Evidence shows that resistance is driven by the total volume of antibiotics used, also in food production. A drastic reduction of this number and prudent use is crucial, not only in the interests of human health but also for animal health and animal welfare. During AgriVision we will stress the importance of such a holistic cross-collaboration involving the entire value chain, including governments.

Agricultural development

Some 795 million people continue to suffer from hunger and most of these people live in rural areas in the developing world, and rely on agriculture for their food and income. Sustainable agricultural development, in particular in the livestock sector, plays a major role in improving food security and nutrition. It drives major economic, social and environmental changes in food systems worldwide, and provides an entry point for understanding the issues around sustainable agricultural development as a whole.

Programme

Meet & Greet

The conference will start with a Meet and Greet on Tuesday evening, 13 June at 19.00h CEST. Enjoy high quality international food and drinks as you familiarise yourself with this wonderful venue and event and meet other delegates. Don’t miss this opportunity to network with fellow attendees!

Conference Day 1

Wednesday 14 June: Get the latest on Agtech and experience the most promising startups. Lunch will be served with a wonderful view of the North Sea. In the afternoon, the discussion will be on the pressing concerns around antibiotics use in livestock around the world and how we can prevent antimicrobial resistance from becoming a disaster of unseen proportions.

Social event

In the evening of Wednesday 14 June there will be a conference dinner in Breakers Beach house. The dinner will be in an informal setting with high quality food and entertainment. A perfect setting for meeting new people and catching up with old friends.

Hackathon

Hackathon

During the two conference days a Hackathon will take place in Huis ter Duin. This means that a group of ‘hackers’, designers and other interested people will collaborate on solving a challenge within 36 hours! During the conference we will check in with the teams several times to see their progress on creating a proof of concept that will help our industry push forward.

Conference Day 2

Thursday 15 June is the second and final conference day of AgriVision. The topics will include agricultural development in a sustainable way. Listen to the inspiring Kofi Annan and ask him your questions. Join the discussion on how (open) data can shape the future of our industry and discover the outcomes of the Hackathon.

Closing Lunch

Around 12.15h CEST the conference will come to an end after many pleasurable networking moments, engaging speakers, a comfortable stay and one final lunch together in the beautiful Hotel Huis ter Duin.

June 13-15, 2017

Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin
Noordwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands

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