YOUR TICKET TO THE FUTURE AWAITS

WHEN

Mon. 2 December : 08.00 – 17.00
Tue. 3 December : 08.00 – 18.00

FOCUS

Agrifuture Conference put a spotlight on subjects such as :
increase of productivity, climate change, need for higher yield, shortage of labor, new technologies of agriculture

MEET & LEARN

Inspiring talk by international and regional experts
Exchange ideas with professionals, innovators, head of cooperatives

WHERE

True Digital Park
Bangkok, Thailand
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DELEGATE PROFILE

  • Farm managers, farm owners, heads of cooperatives and farmer organizations from Asia-Pacific
  • Integrated large scale companies millers and processors
  • Manufacturers of agricultural machinery, importers, dealers and distributors
  • Government representatives, researchers and technicians

PRELIMINARY LIST OF ATTENDING DELEGATES

  • Lam Son Sugar Cane Joint Stock Corp. (Lasuco), Vietnam
  • Mitr Phol Sugar Corp., Thailand
  • Jagro Private Limited, Sri Lanka
  • PT Great Giant Pineapple, Indonesia
  • Myanmar Agricultural Machinery Co., Ltd.

DELEGATE TICKET & ADMISSION

  • Regular Ticket
    $ 480 (from 15 October 2019)
  • Delegate Group Tickets of 4 People
    $ 1,120
  • Exhibition Admission Ticket
    $ 30

“The company’s vision is to be an ASEAN leader in farm and industrial machinery with Agri-innovative solutions to fulfill better and sustainable life of people. These moves are initiated in the hope of Thai farmers to easily access to precise farming management driven by innovative products and farm technology, as well as enable them to save costs, boost productivity, gain steady income, and ultimately achieve a better quality of their life. This new aspiration will also help elevating ASEAN’s agricultural sector as a whole, contribute to the global food security through safety agricultural products under international standards, and ultimately gain the company trust and recognition as Global Major Brand, in line with the policy set forth by KUBOTA Corporation Japan”

Mr. Hiroto Kimura
Mr. Hiroto KimuraPresident of SIAM KUBOTA Corporation Co.,Ltd

Asia is an exciting market for agricultural machinery seeking innovative solutions for its specific local challenges. Agrifuture Conference & Exhibition will be an excellent platform for business operators, farming practitioners, experts and decision makers to connect and work together on these solutions.”

Claudia Ebach
Claudia EbachCounsellor for Food and Agriculture of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangkok

SPEAKERS

Mr. Amnart Butthongkamwong

Kubota Solutions Department Manager, SIAM KUBOTA Corporation Co., Ltd.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Siemens

Head of the Future Internet Lab Anhalt (FILA), Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

Dr. Nathalie Wuyts

Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences: Plant Sciences (IBG-2), Germany

Ralf Opierzynski

Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), Head of Fraunhofer IFF ASEAN Regional Office Bangkok, Germany

Dr. Ulrich Eder

Senior Lawyer, Certified Tax Advisor and Managing Director of PUGNATORIUS Ltd.

Ir. Jasper den Besten

Senior Lecturer, HAS Den Bosch

Ralph Becker

CEO & Founder, Urban Greens

Mr. Klaus Ferk

Sales Director Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Röhren- und Pumpenwerk Bauer Gesellschaft m.b.H., Austria

Mag. Igor Dolinar

Key Account manager, APV – Technische Produkte GmbH, Austria

Johannes Buschmeier

Managing Director/ CEO, AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH

Dr. Jean Balié

Head, Agri-food Policy Platform, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siriwat Sakhonwasee

Lecturer and Researcher, Faculty of Agricultural Production, Maejo University, Thailand

Dr. Nobutaka Ito

Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

Mr. Roland Treitler

Financial Advisor, German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ)

Mr. Michael O’Connor

Sales Director, Gessner Industries, Australia

Dr. Dares Kittiyopas

President, Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering; Deputy Director-General, Department of Agricultural Extension, Thailand; Luminary of Agricultural Logistics of Thailand Research Fund

Dr. Michal Levy

Senior Deputy Director-General of Agricultural Innovation, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Israel

Dr. Ron Porat

Head of Dept. of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, ARO, The Volcani Center, Israel

Mr. Lasantha Wickremesooriya

Chartered Marketer and Consultant Strategist, Association of Agriculture Machinery Manufacturers and Suppliers Association, Sri Lanka

Wisman Djaja

Dairy Working Group of PISAgro, and Vice Chairman of Committee for Food Processing & Dairy Industry at the KADIN/Indonesian Chamber of Trade and Industry, Indonesia

Martin Gummert

Senior Scientist, IRRI – International Rice Research Institute, Germany

Dr. Wolfgang H. Pfeiffer

Director – Asia, Research & Development, HarvestPlus

Dr. Pipat Weerathaworn

Committee for Agricultural and Biological Research Group, National Research Council of Thailand; Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)

Naveen Kulkarni

Abiotic Stress Management & New Technology Lead, Product Biology, APAC, Syngenta Crop Protection Limited

Claudia Ebach

Counsellor for Food and Agriculture, The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Bangkok

Sebastian Smija

Area Sales Manager for Asia and Oceania, Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH, Germany

Dr. Klaus Erdle

Division Manager Plant Production and Field Operations, DLG e.V. (German Agricultural Society), Germany

Mr. Mitdanai Sathavonmanee

CEO, CORO FIELD & SV Group.

Christine Zimmerman-Loessl

Chairwoman, Association for Vertical Farming e.V.

Conference Program

2 December 2019

Time

Auditorium Room

Workshop Room 1

Workshop Room 2

Workshop Room 4

Networking Evening

9:00 am Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome Speech
    Mr. Bernd Koch, Managing Director, DLG International GmbH (German Agricultural Society)
  • Supporting Speech
    Mrs. Claudia Ebach, Counsellor for Food and Agriculture, The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Keynote Speech
    Mr.Phisanu Milintanush, Vice President and General Manager – Sales, Marketing and Service of SIAM KUBOTA Corporation Co., Ltd.
  • Opening Speech
    Mr. Anan Suwannarat, Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand
9:45 am Coffee break

Morning Session 1: New Ag-Business Opportunities

10:00 am Keynote: HarvestPlus: Catalyzing biofortified food systems with partners in supply chain and market development

Dr. Wolfgang H. Pfeiffer, Director, Research & Development, Director Asia, HarvestPlus, USA

10:20 am Farming Mechanization Alongside the Urbanization of China

Ms. Leely Zhang, Managing Director, DLG Beijing Agricultural Technology Service Co. Ltd., China

10:40 am Value chain upgrading from harvesting to markets for sustainable rice production

Mr. Martin Gummert, Senior Scientist, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

11:00 am Agri Innovation Mechanization and Solutions for the Future

Mr. Amnart Butthongkamwong, Kubota Solutions Department Manager, SIAM KUBOTA Corporation Co., Ltd.

11:20 am Keynote: Boosting Agricultural Innovation

Dr. Michal Levy, Senior Deputy Director-General of Agricultural Innovation, Israeli Ministry of Agriculture

11:40 am Pre-conditions for smart agriculture

Dr. Dares Kittiyopas, President, Thai Society of Agricultural Engineering; Deputy Director-General, Department of Agricultural Extension, Thailand

12:00 pm Lunch break

Afternoon Session 1: Novel Tools for Smart Crop Management

Afternoon Session 2: Innovations in Sugarcane Farming

Afternoon Session 3: Laser Levelling in Rice Production

Afternoon Session 4: Vertical Farming – The Future of Asia’s Food Security

13:00 pm Harvesting and storage technology to increase yield quality

Dr. Ron Porat, Head of Dept. Of Postharvest Science of Fresh Produce, ARO, The Volcani Center,
Israel

Innovation and Changes of the Southeast Asian Sugar Industry

Dr. Pipat Weerathaworn, Committee for Agricultural and Biological Research Group, National Research Council of Thailand; Thai Bioplastics Industry Association (TBIA)

Round Table: Laser Levelling in Thailand

moderated by International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) and the Rice Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives (MOAC), Thailand

Panel Discussion: Vertical Farming

moderated by Mrs. Christine Zimmermann-Loessl, Association for Vertical Farming, Germany

13:20 pm Science Mission – Exploring research to shape the AgriFuture

Moderated by Claudia Ebach, Counsellor for Food and Agriculture, The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Novel Hyperspectral Sensors for Quantitative Assessment of Health and Nutrition States of
Crop Plants

Ralf Opierzynski, Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation (IFF), Head of Fraunhofer IFF ASEAN Regional Office Bangkok, Germany

Sensor Network Driven Water Management for Durian

Dr. Nathalie Wuyts, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Institute of Bio- and Geosciences: Plant Sciences (IBG-2), Germany

Keep your harvest cool – Smart energy islands for storage in ASEAN region

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Siemens, Head of the Future Internet Lab Anhalt (FILA), Anhalt University of Applied Sciences, Germany

 

 

Mechanisation of Sugarcane Farms in SE Asia

Mr. Michael O’Connor, Sales Director; GESSNER INDUSTRIES, Australia

13:40 pm Improving Sugarcane yields through new technologies

Dr. Naveen Kulkarni, Syngenta Crop Protection Ltd, Thailand

 

14:10 pm

 

Upcoming Trends in Vertical Farming

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siriwat Sakhonwasee, Maejo University, Thailand

14:30-15:00 pm  Afternoon Coffee Break

 

Afternoon Session 5: Upcoming Concepts for Financing Mechanization

 

Afternoon Session 6: Enable Southeast Asia – Innovations in Agrifood & WaterTech

 

15:00 pm Water saving irrigation management and Smart Control systems from Bauer Group

Mr. Klaus Ferk, Sales Director Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Röhren- und Pumpenwerk Bauer Gesellschaft m.b.H., Austria

Crucial factors for financing investments in agricultural machinery and the impacts of subsidies

Mr. Johannes Buschmeier, Managing Director/ CEO, AFC Agriculture and Finance Consultants GmbH,
Germany

Opening remark: Enabling Investments and Start-Ups: Enable Southeast Asia

Representative from the Department o f European Affairs , Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Thailand
Keynote: Thailand as regional production and innovation hub for BCG and Agrifood sector

Mr. Chokedee Kaewsang is a Deputy Secretary General of the Thailand Board of Investment (BOI )

Keynote: Innovation through collaboration in AgriFood & Water TechHow can established
companies and startups work successfully together to tackle existing problems in the region?

Mr. Matthias Schmidt-Rex, CEO & Co-Founder of SmartHectar Innovation ( Germany) and initiator of
Enable Southeast Asia

Keynote: Investment opportunities in the agrifood & watertech sect or and how to attract
European startups to start their business in Southeast Asia?

Mr. Christopher Aw, Managing Partner, Pandan Ventures, Singapore

Promising business models and startup landscape in agrifood and watertech

Mr. Leon John Herrmann, Investment Manager, Kejora Ventures (Jakarta) , Indonesia

Uber for Agriculture Machines

Mr. K. Preamsak Tannamjai , CEO and Co-founder, Getztrac, Thailand

Empowering AgTech through Drone based Technology

Mr. JX Cheong, CEO and founder, Poladrone , Malaysia

15:20 pm The sustainable way of farming: Perspectives and machine solutions for Asia from APV

Mr. Igor Dolinar, Key Account Manager, APV – Technische Produkte GmbH

Financial Innovation for Mitigation Measures in the Agricultural Sector

Mr. Roland Treitler, Financial Advisor, German Corporation for International Cooperation GmbH (GIZ)

15:40 pm Good Agriculture Practice (GAP) approach for food security and sustainability in Agriculture :
the case of Thailand

Dr. Maliwan Naconsie, Research Scientist expertise in plant molecular biology and biotechnology, The Asia and Pacific Seed Association (APSA), Thailand

16:00 pm Manure Application for Improved Nutrient Management in Crops

Mr. Sebastian Smija, Sales Manager Asia / Pacific, Fliegl Agrartechnik GmbH, Germany

Best Practice: Jagath Fernando from Jagro (Pvt) Limited

Mr. Jagath Fernando, Chairman / Managing Director, Jagro (PVT ) Ltd., Sri Lanka

16:20 pm How the Asian Agrifuture can be achieved

Dr. Nobutaka Ito, Visiting Professor, Faculty of Engineering, Chiang Mai University, Thailand

18.00 pm   Networking Evening at Avani Sukhumvit Bangkok Hotel
  The Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (Germany) and DLG invite all delegates
to join the networking dinner
3 December 2019
FIELD VISIT TO PROGRESSIVE FARMS
Tuesday, December 3rd

Selected farms will be visited. Experts will demonstrate and discuss the use of agricultural techniques and modern technology for optimizing farming efficiency in various kinds of crops i.e. rice, sugarcane, cassava, maize, oil palm and vegetables.

Highlight of the day will be the exclusive site visit at Kubota Farm, an experienced modern farm, located in Ban Bueng District, Chon Buri Province. The farm visits are officially supported by the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Germany.

KUBOTA Farm is powered by KUBOTA Agri Solutions (KAS) utilizing comprehensive agricultural innovation to enhance agricultural accuracy and efficiency for worthwhile results in every square meter, in addition to improving sustainable revenue management. KUBOTA Farm is divided into four zones:
  • Zone 1 is KUBOTA (Agri) Solutions – introducing the background and concepts of comprehensive agriculture developed by Siam Kubota and offers consultancy to farmers.
  • Zone 2 exhibits the Best Practice Farm Management, to demonstrate rice precision farming under the concept of reduce cost and increase productivity with Crop Calendar applying technique in farm management.
  • Zone 3 is High Revenue Farming, to demonstrate the method of farm management in middle scale (10-15 rai) to get high revenue return by applying cultivate planning, land management with new theory of farming and machinery solutions.
  • Zone 4 is Field Crops, to demonstrate modern farming including cassava, sugarcane, and maize with precision farming concept of total process machinery usage.

Departure at AVANI Bangkok Hotel: 07:30 am

Arrival at AVANI Bangkok Hotel: 18:00 pm

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

CORO FIELD is a new Japanese style agro-tourist destination, the first of its kind in Thailand, located in Suan Phueng District, Ratchaburi Province. The word “CORO” in Japanese means “time”, suitably aligning with our vision at CORO FIELD to ensure that all visitors get the opportunity to immerse themselves into the greenery we have to offer, away from the big city. With over 104 rai worth of land within our purview, CORO FIELD is focused on cultivating rare strains of crops from around the world in our state of the art facilities and watering them only mineral water to ensure that we only harvest top quality produce. Currently, we at CORO FIELD invite you to visit our First phase in which we have 3 zones opened including:
  1. CORO Café – a place to enjoy food from the farm
  2. CORO Market – a place to purchase our organically grown fresh produce
  3. CORO Garden – plant and pick your own vegetables

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LOCATION

True Digital Park Co., Ltd.
101 Sukhumvit Road, Bangkok 10260, Thailand

Strategically located in the heart of Southeast Asia, Bangkok is only a few hours flight away from fast-growing markets.

True Digital Park is Thailand’s first and Southeast Asia’s largest startup and tech entrepreneurs campus – perfectly suited to discuss the future of Asia’s agricultural market. In the center of Bangkok’s emerging innovation district on Sukhumvit Road it is easily accessible for all commuters via BTS Punnawithi station.

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