Mr. Amnart Butthongkamwong

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


Topic: “AGRI INNOVATION MECHANIZATION SOLUTIONS FOR THE FUTURE”

 

 

Mr. Amnart Butthongkamwong has a background in automotive mechanical engineering and having 9 years of hands-on with farmers in Thailand and CLM countries to discover the farmers’ pain points and co-develop products with engineering team to provide agricultural tractors and implements.

Moreover, he has experienced 6 years to integrate the research on both agricultural machinery solutions and agricultural solutions for farmers to achieve high yields and reduce cost in rice, sugarcane, maize and cassava in Thailand and CLM countries.


In Thailand, he has promoted zero burn solutions about 30,000 rais within 3 years in rice and sugarcane for large scale farm in order to reduce contaminated air pollution as PM2.5 by stop burning.
Besides, he is a co-creator in the “Crop Calendars Project” as the standard of crop production in rice, sugarcane, cassava, and maize also. Nowadays, this project was transformed into a digital database in “KAS Crop Calendar Application” or www.kubotasolutions.com which farmers could be able to apply data on farm.


Currently, Mr. Amnart is performing as KUBOTA Solutions Department Manager under Siam Kubota Corporation, Thailand. He works as a researcher to create and support new solutions on Agricultural at Kubota farm, with the aim of precision farming, circular economy, and maximum revenue concepts, to fulfill better and sustainable life of ASEAN farmers.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Siemens

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

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


Topic: “Science Mission – Exploring research that can shape the AgriFuture”

Teaser: Fasten your seat belts and join us on a journey to explore the wonders of science! Three researchers will explain how their project idea can shape the future of farming:

 

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eduard Siemens

Dr. Nathalie Wuyts

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

Sensor Network Driven Water Management for Durian


Topic: “Science Mission – Exploring research that can shape the AgriFuture”

Teaser: Fasten your seat belts and join us on a journey to explore the wonders of science! Three researchers will explain how their project idea can shape the future of farming:

 

Dr. Nathalie Wuyts

Ralf Opierzynski

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

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


Topic: “Science Mission – Exploring research that can shape the AgriFuture”

Teaser: Fasten your seat belts and join us on a journey to explore the wonders of science! Three researchers will explain how their project idea can shape the future of farming:

 

Ralf Opierzynski earned his Diplom degree in Production Engineering from Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg in 1996. Since 1996, Mr. Opierzynski has been working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Factory Operation and Automation IFF in Magdeburg, Germany where he focuses on the fields of environmental and geographic information systems, resource management systems, process planning and optimization. In 2005 he became head of the institute’s International Competence Center Logistics (ICCL). In September 2008 he moved to Bangkok, Thailand in order to set-up and operate an Asian Regional Office on behalf of Fraunhofer IFF, Germany. Mr. Opierzynski has headed and successfully completed numerous international projects in various areas. Project activities were located primarily in Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Apart from concrete company projects, Mr. Opierzynski has also headed and completed training and transfer projects (e.g. train-the-trainer projects) in the sector of sustainability management, energy efficiency, food innovation, e-mobility, smart cities, digital engineering, industry 4.0 and virtual reality applications.

Dr. Ulrich Eder

| Dr. Ulrich Eder, Senior Lawyer, Certified Tax Advisor and Managing Director of PUGNATORIUS Ltd.


Panel Discussion: Vertical Farming

 

Dr. Ulrich Eder is a German senior lawyer (Rechtsanwalt) and Certified Tax Advisor (Steuerberater), living and working in Thailand since 2007. He is Managing Director of PUGNATORIUS Ltd., a highly accredited international law office in Bangkok. PUGNATORIUS Ltd. advises on foreign direct investments in Thailand, real estate developments, international tax planning, infrastructure and energy investments as well as fintech ventures. The law firm has particular experiences and know-how in the legal advice and transaction support of foreign investments in agriculture, horticulture, aquaculture, fishery, and livestock.

Ir. Jasper den Besten

 | Senior Lecturer, HAS Den Bosch


Panel Discussion: Vertical Farming

 

Ir. Jasper den Besten (1956) graduated from Wageningen University in 1981 and started to work as a lecturer in the horticulture department at HAS University of applied sciences, Den Bosch, The Netherlands (https://has.nl/en/) and nowadays as professor (Dutch: lector) in new cultivation systems. The vertical farming expertise started 10 years ago and resulted in a lot of knowledge and experience in a wide range of crops. HAS University has climate cells in ‘s-Hertogenbosch and HAS is co-founder of BrightBox Venlo (http://www.brightbox-venlo.nl/en/). Jasper den Besten is manager of BrightBox Venlo, member of the honorary board of the Association for Vertical Farming (https://vertical-farming.net/) and board member of Duurzame Kost (https://duurzamekost.nl/).

 

HAS University of Applied Sciences is the best educational and expertise Centre in the South of the Netherlands in the fields of Agro, Food and Environment at 2 locations in the Netherlands, ‘s-Hertogenbosch and Venlo. HAS universities offers full-time bachelor courses, education/training of company staff and applied research for/with the industry.

Ralph Becker

The Philippines flag icon - free download | CEO & Founder, Urban Greens


Panel Discussion: Vertical Farming

 

Ralph Becker, German-Filipino, based in the Philippines and born and raised in Luxembourg, is a former tech/ corporate business guy turned hydroponic enthusiast. He started his business Urban Greens in 2016 with a vision to bring hydroponic technology to urban centers, remote sites and islands around the world. He is since then a member of the AVF and their representative for SEA.

His scalable model and big vision is centered around turning underutilized, unused and un-monetized spaces into profitable high-end hydroponic farm setups to provide clean and high value crops to hotels, restaurants and bars.

Mr. Klaus Ferk

Flag of Austria | Sales Director Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Röhren- und Pumpenwerk Bauer Gesellschaft m.b.H., Austria


Topic: “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

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siriwat Sakhonwasee

| PhD on plant biology, University of California Davis


Topic: Upcoming Trends in Vertical Farming

Asst. Prof. Dr. Siriwat Sakhonwasee, PhD on plant biology from University of California Davis in 2009. Lecturer and researcher in faculty of agricultural production at Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.  

A new form of farming, called vertical farming, has emerged and disrupted traditional agriculture. Vertical farming is normally characterized by strict environmental control systems with multiple layers of cultivation surface on top of each other. This system allows the grower to produce agricultural products at the highest quality regardless of climatic condition. Vertical farming has been receiving a lot of attentions from investors. Many vertical farming startup companies have been established. In my talk, I will explore the current trends of vertical framing technologies and business.

I received my PhD on plant biology from University of California Davis in 2009. I’m now a lecturer and researcher in faculty of agricultural production at Maejo University, Chiang Mai, Thailand.  I’ve been researching on plant factory (a type of vertical farming) for almost 8 years. Currently, I’m working with private company to develop plant factory system for seed production and ornamental purpose. I have a very broad interest in all types of technologies, such as artificial intelligence, blockchain, genome editing and robots. I believe that the integration of these technologies will shape the future of agriculture.

Mag. Igor Dolinar

Flag of Austria | Key Account manager, APV – Technische Produkte GmbH, Austria


Topic: “The sustainable way of farming: Perspectives and machine solutions for Asia from APV”

 

 

Mag. Igor Dolinar. Key account manager at APV Technische Produkte GmbH, as well as area sales manager for Asia and Oceania. In sales of agricultural machinery I have more than 20 years experiences on the markets of Europe, USA and Asia. In my professional life, I enjoy bringing and introducing smart technical solutions to the markets. The solutions, which contribute to sustainable and long-term successful farming on different markets.

 

Abstract:

  • Rice seeding in Asia. Two most common technologies and APV broadcasting rice seeding technology as alternative
  • Intercrops – Objectives and benefits. Solutions from APV.
  • Grassland care & reseeding. APV implement combos for that.