About AgriBusiness Forum 2018

AgriBusiness Forum 2018 takes place in Serres-Greece 2 & 3 November 2018, highlighting the Future of Greek & European Agriculture in the Digital Era.

A number of prominent speakers from Greece, Europe and beyond will focus on the digitization and digital transformation including, smart plant farming, smart livestock farming, Agri distribution Logistics, smart greenhouses, private-public partnerships, circular economy, financial instruments for smart agribusiness and the Common Agricultural Policy in Greece and the European Union 2020 onwards.

Meet, interact and exchange knowledge with leading businesses, agtech innovators, farmers, producers and academia and obtain insights for the Agrifood value chain in Greece and beyond.

Speakers

Ms. Effie Lazaridou

Managing Director, Rutgers, Greece
Recharging the Youth: New Agriculture for a New Generation

Dr. Philip Papadopoulos

Director, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School
Member Scientific Committee

Mr. Stergios Pitsiorlas

Deputy Minister Economy & Development Greece

Ms. Siwarde J. SAP

Vice Chair Steering Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum

Agenda

Thursday, November 1st 2018

Hellenic Challenge:

Scaleups’ pitching event conducted by an independent jury. Top 3 scaleups innovative business models (products/services/USPs) will be panelists to the forum.

16:00 - 17:00

Delegates registrations

17:00 - 20:00

AgriFood Scaleups Hellenic Challenge

20:15 - 21:45

Networking reception

Friday, November 2nd 2018

The AgriBusiness Forum:

1½ day conference enhancing issues for the digitization and digital transformation of the Agri & Food value chain and providing insights for the agri-sectoral policies in Greece and the EU.

Years’ headline: The Future of Greek & European Agriculture in the Digital Era

08:00 - 09:00

Registrations

09:00 - 09:30

Welcome Notes

photoMr. Giannis Balakakis

President, Geo Routes Cultural Institute
Chair Organizing Committee

photoMr. Yiannis Moisiadis

Governor, Regional Unit of Serres
Vice-Chair Organizing Committee
09:30 - 11:00

Session 1 | Common Agricultural Policy in Greece and the E.C 2020 onwards

photoDr. Charalambos Kasimis

Secretary General of Agricultural Policy & Management of European Funds, Ministry of Rural Development & Food

photoMs. Effie Lazaridou

Managing Director, Rutgers, Greece
Recharging the Youth: New Agriculture for a New Generation
11:00 - 12:30

Session 2 | Financial Instruments for smart agribusiness in Greece

12:30 - 13:00

Break

13:00 - 14:30

Session 3 | Agri & Distribution Logistics Chain in Greece and beyond

Moderator

photoMr. Anthony D. Papayannides

Journalist, General Manager Economia Group
14:30 - 15:30

Lunch break

15:30 - 17:00

Session 4 | Smart Plant Farming

17:00 - 18:30

Session 5 | Smart Livestock Farming

photoMr. Georges Kremlis

Honorary Director of the E.C. & Chair, Espoo Convention Bureau
Member, Field Experts Committee
Array
18:30 - 19:00

Conclusions of the day

19:00 - 20:00

Corporate-Scaleups Engagement Program (priority to consortium partners)

B2B networking gathering between scaleups and food/agri leading businesses (priority to consortium partners)

20:00 - 22:30

Networking dinner

Saturday, November 3rd 2018

09:00 - 09:15

Welcome Notes

photoMr. Christos Meglas

President, Serres Chamber of Commerce
Member Organizing Committee

photoMs. Siwarde J. SAP

Vice Chair Steering Committee, Balkans & Black Sea Cooperation Forum
09:15 - 10:45

Session 6 | Smart Greenhouses

10:45 - 11:00

Break

11:00 - 12:30

Session 7 | Private-Public Partnerships & Circular Economy

Moderator

photoDr. Philip Papadopoulos

Director, Strategic Project Management Office, American Farm School
Member Scientific Committee
12:30 - 13:00

Highlights from Sessions

13:00 - 17:00

Field visit at Nigrita geothermal zone

A component about expanding knowledge, analyze elements onsite and point-out market opportunities of a specific agricultural project

17:00

Return to Serres

End of conference

Organizers

Official Partners

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Scientific Partners

Field Experts

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Auspices

Media

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Venue Information

Location

Elpida Resort & Spa, Serres

Travel Information

Accredited Hotels