About AgriBusiness Forum 2019

AgriBusiness Forum 2019 highlights “The future of agriculture in the digital era” committed to advance knowledge for the digitization & digital transformation of the agrifood value chain from seed to fork. AgriBusiness Forum will be held in Serres-Greece, Elpida Resort & Spa, 31/10-2/11/2019.

50+ specialists from Europe, Greece and beyond will address issues for Precision Agriculture, Smart Livestock Farming, New Technologies-AgriLogistics, Financial Instruments, Eco/Agri-Tourism, Synergies between Academia-Research-Businesses and the near future policies & perspectives for sustainable & profitable agrifood systems.

AgriBusiness Forum is a cutting-edge networking and learning event for farmers, leading businesses, financial services, innovative scaleups, research, academia and the public sector, focusing on innovation, partnerships, cross-sectoral cooperation for the near-future of the production, processing and distribution of value-added agrifood products in Greece and beyond.

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Mr. Costas Apostolopoulos

Head of the Evaluation and Institutional Support Unit, Managing Authority for Rural Development Programme in Greece

Mr. Alexandros Dimitrakopoulos

Regional Mandate Manager, European Investment Fund (EIF)

Mr. Giannis Balakakis

President, Geo Routes Cultural Institute
Chair Organizing Committee

Dr. Eleftherios Iakovou

Director of Manufacturing & Logistics Innovation Initiatives, Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station


Thursday, October 31st 2019

The Challenge

The Challenge is a pitching event and preopening to the AgriBusiness Forum, for the food & agtech scaleups being participants to the Masterclass. It focuses on bringing such SMEs into the radar of agrifood industry representatives also promoting innovative products and business value propositions to the public, the delegates and the media.

16:00 - 17:00

Registrations | Serres Chamber of Commerce

Your conference badge or a valid registration pass to the forum, or a personal invitation should be presented at the entrance.

17:00 - 20:00

AgriFood Scaleups Innovation Challenge

Serres Chamber of Commerce, Christides conference hall

20:30 - 22:30

Networking reception

By invitation or conference badge or a valid registration only

Friday, November 1st 2019

AgriBusiness Forum Day-1:

The 1st day of the conference focus on boosting innovation and dynamically debating the near-future of the production, processing and distribution of sustainable, profitable and value-added agrifood products, topics to be introduced by the greatest exponents of Greek, European & International agriculture.

2019 headline: The Future of Agriculture in the Digital Era

08:00 - 09:00

Registrations | Elpida Resort & Spa Hotel

09:00 - 09:45

Opening Remarks

09:45 - 11:15

Session 1 | Precision Agriculture

11:15 - 11:45


11:45 - 13:15

Session 2 | Smart livestock farming

13:15 - 14:15

Lunch Break

14:15 - 15:45

Session 3 | Financial Instruments for smart agribusiness

15:45 - 16:00


16:00 - 17:30

Session 4 | New Technologies & AgriLogistics

17:30 - 19:00

Session 5 | Eco-Tourism a major driver for inclusive growth at local societies

19:00 - 21:00

Networking Reception

For conference delegates only

Saturday, November 2nd 2019

AgriBusiness Forum Day-2:

The 2nd day of the conference focus on closing the gap between Academia-Research and Business industries and providing perspectives for the European, regional and national developmental policies for safe, healthy and sustainable agrifood systems in Greece and beyond. Conference is concluded by an experiential field visit trip at Lake Kerkini.

08:00 - 09:00

Registrations | Elpida Resort & Spa Hotel

09:00 - 09:30

Opening remarks

09:30 - 11:00

Session 6 | Policies and perspectives for the near future agriculture in the EU, the Balkans & Greece

11:00 - 11:30


11:30 - 13:00

Session 7 | Academia-Research-Businesses synergies, a driving force for sustainable & profitable agrifood systems

13:00 - 13:15

Conference conclusions

13:30 - 17:30

Field Visit trip at lake Kerkini

Lake Kerkini in Serres is one of the most important wetlands in Europe and home of the largest water buffalo colony in Greece. You many see the detailed program online clicking at Media/Media Kit


Return to Serres. End of AgriBusiness Forum 2019



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Elpida Resort & Spa, Serres

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