on Wednesday February 6, 2019

9 Agrifood Conferences to Contribute to Sustainability and to Meet Investors

This post comes second in our series about the events for cleantech and positive impact companies. The first one was dedicated to Clean Energy events in 2019.

Here we have selected the agtech and food chain events which specifically focus on making these sectors sustainable and which can bring you in touch with relevant investors. Contact Orange Bird if you need help with preparation for these events or want us to design booth materials, handouts or propose original giveaways. We can also pre-schedule and follow up on the meetings with attendees and media.

(All events are listed in order of date in 2019)

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Date: March 19-20, 2019 Location: San Francisco, the USA

Originally launched in London 6 years ago, this Agri-Tech Summit is considered to be one of the largest summits for agribusiness in the world. The event unites startups, agri-tech companies, entrepreneurs, and investors — over 1,000 companies of different sizes in total. It is a part of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Serie and below you will see “Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit in New York” from the same series. You might be interested in World Agri-Tech Innovation in London as well which is smaller but can connect you with European audiences and partners.

If you wish to learn more about the latest trends in agribusiness, share ideas and thoughts, meet the leading experts and find potential investors, then you should definitely visit World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco.

To find out more about World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco, click here!

Future Food-Tech

Date: March 21-22, 2019 Location: San Francisco, the USA

The Summit is acclaimed as the most international gathering of food business leaders, VC investors and food-tech innovators to transform innovation and investment in food.

There will be a number of sessions with participation of investors. The event’s AgFunders Awards are open to all registered delegates and will recognize the innovators and entrepreneurs in three sectors: Farm Tech, Supply Chain Tech, and Food-Tech, plus the Most Valuable Agri-Food Tech Accelerator Program.

To find out more about Future Food-Tech in San Francisco, click here!

Agritech and Climate Smart Agriculture Conference

Date: April 4-5, 2019 Location: Prague, Czech Republic

The conference organizer qualifies the event as a meeting place for manufacturers, researchers, academics, and decision-makers, including heads of investments. From our point of view, the event is worth a visit for its emphasis on sustainability. The conference will cover water management, agriculture resource management, and precision farming.

To find out more about Agritech and Climate Smart Agriculture Conference, click here!

Food Innovation Summit

Date: May 6-9, 2019 Location: Milano, Italy

The Global Food Innovation Summit is an open and effective platform for rethinking the food chain for the changing world. The Summit will touch upon numerous critical topics (including circular business models, best practices for reducing plastic waste and upcycling) in order to provide insights and solutions for making the global food chain more sustainable.

The session on open innovation will let some of the most prolific investors in food and agtech talk about their opinions on open innovation and investment practices.

To find out more about the Food Innovation Summit, click here!

GreenTech Amsterdam

Date: June 11-13, 2019 Location: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Dedicated in the first place to horticulture, the GreenTech event will let you gain an overview of cutting-edge sustainable solutions in this the industry. You can attend both a summit with themes centered around sustainable production and an extensive exhibition of new product introductions from industry innovators.

The event also has its own innovation awards for the most technologically advanced, the most sustainable, and the most impactful solutions, so ambitious companies have a chance for industry recognition and extra visibility among investors.

To find out more about GreenTech Amsterdam, click here!

Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit

Date: June 19-20, 2019 Location: New York, the USA

The main goal of this event is to bring together food tech experts, scientists, retailers, investors, and city planners to share strategies and insights on building sustainable and profitable food systems thanks to new advances in indoor, vertical and urban farming.

There will be a special session “Investor Debate: What Type of Capital Does This Sector Need to Grow?” where you can listen to and meet the investors interested in indoor, vertical and urban farming.

To find out more about Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit, click here!

AgriFood Innovation Event

Date: June 26-27, 2019 Location: Venlo, The Netherlands

A two-day event that unites smart agriculture and sustainable food industries due to an extremely varied program:

The event will be held in Venlo, i.e. in a region where the agri-food business is one of the most productive, sustainable and profitable in the world and where food innovation is in the entrepreneurs’ DNA.

The Networking Dinner, that is currently planned on 26 June, might be a great place to start networking!

To find out more about AgriFood Innovation Event, click here!

World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Date: October 15-16, 2019 Location: London, the UK

The European version of the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit will take place in October, so no detailed information is available yet. Nevertheless, last year the event had three breakout sessions, pre-arranged 1-on-1 meetings with potential partners or investors, and TechHub for early-stage companies. Therefore in 2019 it is very likely to be not less valuable and enable to meet both business partners and VC investors.

To find out more about World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in London, click here!

Future Food-Tech Summit

Date: October 17-18, 2019 Location: London, the UK

International event focused on innovations in the food sector, including personalised nutrition, food ingredient innovation, and reduction of food waste. For example, the organizers propose to consider how Artificial Intelligence will predict performance of new ingredients and to discuss whether consumer demand for natural, sustainable foods is in conflict with the new, innovative foods being produced from cutting-edge companies and new breeding techniques. In a special session investors will be summoned to debate on the role of VCs in shaping a scalable and sustainable food-tech system globally.

The event will take place in London and San Francisco, so you may choose between Europe and the US.

To find out more about Future Food-Tech in London, click here!

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