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Conference Program

Grand Hall 202
Date Time Topic Organizer
15 Mar 10:00 – 17:00 CLAAS Technical Program

– It’s all about the cow – where silage quality starts

– Sugar cane residue management for utilization in renewable energy projects


16 Mar 10:00 – 17:00 Rice Conference

– Crop establishment

– Climate change and water saving

– Crop management

– Harvest and yield

– Keeping the markets benefits

International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA)

German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ)

Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR)

17 Mar 10:00 – 17:00 12th governing council 2017

Trade and Investment Policies of Agricultural Machinery in Asia and the Pacific

Presentation of ReCAMA Research Paper & Panel Discussion on Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization

United Nations – Economic and Social Communication for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP), Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM), Regional Council of Agricultural Machinery Associations in Asia and the Pacific (ReCAMA)

Thematic Forum

We are expecting a large number of visitors from all corners of Asia-Pacific for AGRITECHNICA ASIA 2017, who will be seeking information about the latest developments in agricultural machinery and equipment. Alongside the many displays and presentations on exhibitors‘ stands, we aim to offer visitors a wide range of expert forums discussing topical, relevant and also international subjects.

Within the DLG Forum we would like to address and discuss aspects of practical relevance from the fields of agriculture, development and plant production. With your assistance we are gathering topics, questions and subject matter from the international stage too that we can present with suitable speakers and discuss with the public at AGRITECHNICA ASIA.

In the Forum companies may organize a 50 minute forum by themselves. Forum spots are billed at USD 400.- plus value added tax (VAT). To make a binding booking, please use the registration form. The main topics will be i.a.: crop management, tillage, marketing and consulting. For further information please contact Dr. Klaus Erdle, K.Erdle(at)

Thematic Forum Program

DLG Forum
Date Time Topic Organization

– Speaker

15 Mar 11:00 – 12:00 M G  in Asia, Achievements and Targets

M G  solutions for Thailand agriculture


– Alberto Rosso

– Sanit Sittichod

16 Mar 11:00 – 12:00 Open Discussion with special guests


16 Mar 12:00 – 13:00 Storage – a challenge in every region


– Roos van Groenewoud

16 Mar 13:00 – 14:00 Open Discussion with special guests


16 Mar 14:00 – 15:00 Indonesian Dairy Farming & Outlook

PIS Agro

– Djaja Wisman

16 Mar 16:00 – 17:00 Sustainable Coffe Agriculture Development

PIS Agro

– Djaja Wisman

Speaker Information

Conference speakers

Jörg Wesselmann

I am born and grown up on a small family farm and started my working life as a mechanic for agriculture machinery. After a University degree in mechanical engineering, I started working with CLAAS in 2008. Since 6 years, I am product manager for Self-Propelled Forage Harvester and working close together with international CLAAS sales team together. One part of the job as a product manager is the support, improvement and development of forage business worldwide. The challenge on the job is the different country requirements and terms of conditions for the harvesting and farm technology. For Example: the first steps in silage production with high performance technology in India versus the demand for high quality animal feed in the USA and Germany.

Benjamin Suchinda Punyaratabandhu Bhakdi

Regional Director, CLAAS Regional Center South East Asia Ltd. – The rapid development in South East Asia countries during the last decades has led to increasingly large scale and professional farming operations demanding high quality machinery and premium service. CLAAS provides state of art machinery and complete solutions for harvest of grains and biomass, forage harvest for the dairy industry, biomass residue management including sugar cane residue management and other large scale farming operations.

Dr. Li Yutong

Head of the Centre for Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization (CSAM) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP). Dr. Li has more than 24 years of working experience in the agricultural sector, particularly, in the areas of agricultural economics, food security, trade and investment gained in government, private sector and UN agencies. Prior to joining CSAM, Dr. Li has held the positions of Director of the General Affairs Division, Director of the Agricultural Trade Division, and the Liaison Officer for the Agricultural Trade Office in the Ministry of Agriculture, P.R. China. Dr. Li holds a doctorate in Agricultural Economics Management from China Agricultural University, and her research interests include rural development, agricultural policy formulation, policy research and analysis, as well as international cooperation.

Lasantha Wickremesooriya

Current Vice President of the Agriculture and Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association of Sri Lanka and Director of AgMasters (Pvt) Ltd. He is also the incumbent President of the Sri Lanka-China Business Council of the Ceylon Chamber of Commerce. Lasantha obtained his Masters degree from the Postgraduate Institute of Management, Sri Jayewardenepura University, Post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Planning and Strategic Management from the Cyprus Institute of Marketing, and Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK. Most recently he was awarded the certificate of completion on Disruptive Strategy with Clayton Christensen, from the Harvard Business School, USA. Mr. Wickremesooriya is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and a Fellow of the Association of Business Executives, UK.

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