FOODnext 2019 @ Agritechnica

11th Nov. 2019 | 2nd Edition

Discussing the future of AgTech with leading experts, investors and executives.

* Say hello to the tomorrow of AgTech *

By invite only: for executives, dept. heads, leading innovators, investors and selected startups

Artificial Intelligence  |  Robotics & Autonomy  |  Blockchain  |  Digital Farming  |  Investment Trends

November 11, 2019 : 10am-8pm : Agritechnica :  Hannover Fair Grounds


Expert Speakers
& Panelists


Invited Leaders & Experts


Selected AgTech Startups
November 11, 2019

Hannover Messe (fair grounds)
Convention Center
30521 Hannover

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Learn from leading experts, thinkers, innovators and investors where data and technology will lead the agricultural industry in the coming years.


"You only get 40 attempts at farming. From your 20’s to your 60’s, you get 40 seasons,” says Duncan Logan, the founder and CEO of RocketSpace, a tech accelerator company. “In tech, you get 40 attempts in a week.”

But farmland isn’t immune to the information revolution. Today, there are hundreds of agriculture tech startups around the world, and some experts say the situation reminds them of the early days of the internet: There’s a lot of activity in agriculture, but no clear winners yet - it’s hard to say who might become the Facebook or Amazon of the scene. Couple that with climate change pressures, the fact that two billion more people will live on this planet by 2050, and that just 40% of the world’s land is available to grow crops, and you have yourself a market ripe for innovation — and big money.


Georg Goeres
Head of Europe @ Indigo Ag
Genevieve Leveille
Founder & CEO @ Agriledger and Serial Entrepreneur
Jan-Michael Dierkes
Head of Acceleration Cluster SI @ K+S Kali
Dr. Paola Giavedoni
Innovation Director @ EIT Food
Tobias Menne
Head Global Digital Farming Unit & Member of Executive Leadership Team @ BASF
Dirk Vandenhirtz
CEO @ stealth startup (digital farming) and serial entrepreneur
Dr. Carsten Gerhardt
Partner (Agriculture) @ A.T. Kearney
Laurie Dmytryshyn
Chief of Equity Investment @ PIC Investment Group
Cynthia Carrillo
VP Innovation @ Greater Sacramento Economic Council
Maciej Galkiewicz
CEO @ Ragnarson Fund
Dominik Ewald
Co-Founder & CTO @ MonitorFish
Benedikt Boesel
Chair @ Startup Assoc. Germany (AgTech) and Investment Advisor
Benjamin Meise
Farmer & Managing Director @ Fürstenwalder Agrarprodukte GmbH
Josef Franko
Board Member @ MASKOR (Mobile Autonomous Systems & Cognitive Robotics)
Alex Langer
CEO @ Schmiede.One
Niels Dietzsch
Head of TechBridge I Venture Partner @ Fraunhofer Venture
Fabio Ziemssen
Founder @ FOODnext and Director of Food Innovation @ Metro Group
Borris Foerster
Founder @ FOODnext and Director Innovation & Venturing @ eccelerate
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