Program 2019

Wednesday

15 May 2019

11:00 12:30

Registration

12:30 12:35

Opening by moderator

12:35 12:45

Word of Welcome by Rens Buchwaldt, Member of the Executive Board of Wageningen University & Research

12:45 13:15

Drivers for innovation in crop & livestock farming

Dirk Jan Kennes, Global Strategist Farm Inputs, Rabobank

13:15 13:35

EU agricultural policy on innovation and people's changing attitudes and expectations

13:35 13:55

WUR Insights: Embracing new technologies: EU versus Rest of World

13:55 14:30

Panel discusission: Embracing new technologies: EU versus Rest of World

Arjen van Tunen, CEO KeyGene - John van der Oost, Professor at Wageningen University & Research

14:30 14:50

Corporate strategy, challenges and internal/external innovation initiatives for a sustainable food system

Keynote by Erik Fyrwald, CEO Syngenta

14:50 15:20

Panel discussion: Access to Farmers

Mark Thompson, VP Business Development Nutrien - Mark André Goeddertz, Business Development, Bayer Crop Science - Dan Harburg, Senior Director Innovation, Indigo -

15:20 16:00

Break

16:00 16:20

Innovation in livestock farming

16:20 16:50

Panel discussion: Innovation in livestock farming

Aidan Connally, CEO Cainthus

16:50 17:10

A farmers view on EU agricultural policy and embracing new technologies

17:10 17:40

Panel discussion: Best approach for better yield in Emerging Markets

17:40 18:30

Tomorrow's heroes in Agtech

Thursday

16 May 2019

10:00 10:10

Opening by Moderator