Agribusiness Forum 2019:
Lithuania as a Sandbox for AgriFood Tech

October 17, 2019 – Vilnius, Lithuania

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About The Forum

An annual discussion and networking event to reflect on major policy developments, business trends and innovation breakthroughs that are shaping the direction and future of agriculture.

This year’s Forum focuses on the idea of centring Lithuania as a go-to country for innovative AgriFood Tech solutions.

Breakthrough innovations based on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Robotics have the potential to completely redefine agriculture how we know it. From productivity and efficiency increases to waste reduction and healthier foods – the agriculture of the future is destined to be more sustainable, efficient and competitive. Yet all of the soon-to-be breakthroughs need be developed, use cases explored, solutions tested and products commercialized. AgriFood Tech needs sandboxes, and Lithuania could be one of them. What’s needed to make it happen?

While exploring this theme the Forum will encompass topics of innovation development, international cooperation, new policy initiatives, business trends, networking and much more.

Where

Town hall of Vilnius
Didzioji st. 31, Vilnius, Lithuania

When

October 17, 2019
8:30 AM

European dimension

Exploring how European cooperation can shape AgriFood innovation development.

  • How can large EU-level innovation projects, networks, platforms and private entrepreneurs benefit and invigorate the Lithuanian agricultural sector?
  • What are the experiences and best practices of bringing high-tech solutions to the farm?
  • How can innovations based on Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things and Robotics create real and tangible value for farmers?

Lithuanian potential

Aligning Lithuania with the European AgriFood innovation agenda.

  • How can Lithuania contribute to European efforts in AgriFood innovation development and implementation?
  • What kind of infrastructure, competence and excellence it has to offer for potential partners?
  • What does it take for Lithuania to become the go-to destination for European AgriFood innovations?

Featuring

  • High-level representatives from key national and international institutions;
  • Presentations from major European innovation project and platform leaders;
  • Final pitch session of ‘Hack AgriFood’ – the first agriculture and food-focused hackathon in Lithuania;
  • Award ceremony of the most innovative farms and farmers in Lithuania;
  • Networking sessions with AgriFood innovation stakeholders.

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE, INTERNET OF THINGS, ROBOTICS

Are these just buzzwords, or can they deliver real added value?

Event Speakers

Valdas Sutkus

Valdas Sutkus

President of Lithuanian business confederation

Augustas Alešiūnas

Augustas Alešiūnas

Business angel in FoodTech and AgTech

Dr. Doris Marquardt

Dr. Doris Marquardt

European Commission, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development

George Beers

Dr. George Beers

Wageningen UR - LEI

Grigoris Chatzikostas

Grigoris Chatzikostas

Head of Business Development Department at BioSense Institute

Michalis Stangos

Michalis Stangos

Founder of FACagro

Marja-Liisa Meurice

Marja-Liisa Meurice

Director EITFood NE & Founder of Hyphenity

Kazys Starkevičius

Kazys Starkevičius

Member of the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Rural Affairs, Minister of Agriculture of Lithuania (2008-2012)

Justina Grigaravičienė

Justina Grigaravičienė

Vice Minister of the Ministry of the Environment

Giedrius Surplys

Giedrius Surplys

Advisor to the Prime Minister, Minister of Agriculture of Lithuania (2018-2019)

Gintaras Vilda

Gintaras Vilda

Vice Minister at Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Vaida Česnulevičiūtė

Vaida Česnulevičiūtė

Adviser to the President of the Republic of Lithuania, Economic and Social Policy Group

Antanas Maziliauskas

Antanas Maziliauskas

Chancellor of the Agriculture Academy, VDU

Mindaugas Sinkevičius

Mindaugas Sinkevičius

President of the Association of Lithuanian Municipalities, Mayor of Jonava District

Tomas Orlickas

Tomas Orlickas

Deputy director at National Paying Agency LT

Edgaras Šakys

Edgaras Šakys

CEO at Agrokoncernas

Donatas Dailidė

Donatas Dailidė

CEO at DOJUS group

Julius Puodžiuvelis

Julius Puodžiuvelis

CEO at Scandagra Group

Aurimas Pautienius

Aurimas Pautienius-Želvys

Director of Lithuanian Business Support Agency

Dr. Mantas Vilys

Dr. Mantas Vilys

Director at Lithuanian Innovation Centre

Inga Beiliūnienė

Inga Beiliūnienė

Head of Project Management Division - Deputy CEO at INVEGA

Arvydas Strumskis

Arvydas Strumskis

Partner of Business Angel Fund I,II

Jürgen Vangeyte

Dr. Jürgen Vangeyte

Expert at ICT-AGRI

Rita Campos

Dr. Ana Rita Campos

Researcher of IoT solutions for AgriFood

Arūnas Svitojus

Arūnas Svitojus

Chairman of The Chamber of Agriculture of the Republic of Lithuania

Maira Dzelzkaleja–Burmistre

Maira Dzelzkaleja–Burmistre

Vice-chairwoman of Latvia’s “Farmers’ Parliament”

Erika Tauraitė-Kavai

Erika Tauraitė-Kavai

Expert at Smart InoTech for industry

Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

Kristina Šermukšnytė-Alešiūnienė

General Manager at AgriFood Lithuania DIH

Hartwig Ropeter

Hartwig Ropeter

Farm manager at Nordic Agra, Stungiai Agrar, SIA Valmieras Graudi

Ruslanas Iržikevičius

Ruslanas Iržikevičius

Moderator of panel discussions

Agenda

LT » EU - Lithuanian potential for Europe
EU » LT - European opportunities for Lithuania
 Global  - Topics shaping global trends

Networking during organic Lithuanian breakfast and registration

Exhibition of showcases

Welcome Speeches

LT » EU Importance of Agritech in Lithuania and EU

KeyNote (EU)

Global Heroes of Agriculture

Presentation

EU » LT Digital transformation of the agri-food sector in the EU - the role of policy instruments, actors and social networks.

Presentation

EU » LT MEGA scale pilot projects of EU

Coffee Break

Networking

KeyNote (Local)

LT » EU Lithuania - a perfect sandbox for European AgriFoodTech innovations

Panel discussion

LT » EU Lithuanian policy makers say yes!

Panel discussion

LT » EU Let's talk with the big guys!

Lunch

Networking lunch and exhibition of showcases

Panel Discussion

Global Who is gonna to pay the bill? Models and experiences

Awards

Best of Hack AgriFood Lithuania'19

Awards

AgroSmart Farmer - innovation Guru

Closing speech

Global Let's wrap it up!

Venue

Vilnius Town Hall

Didzioji st. 31, Vilnius, Lithuania

Organizers

Partners

Sponsors

 

 

 

 

Gallery

Video gallery


Agribusiness Forum 2019: Welcome Speeches

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Heroes of Agriculture

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Digital transformation of the agri-food sector in the EU

Agribusiness Forum 2019: MEGA scale pilot projects of EU (Dr. George Beers)

Agribusiness Forum 2019: MEGA scale pilot projects of EU (Grigoris Chatzikostas)

Agribusiness Forum 2019: MEGA scale pilot projects of EU (Marja-Liisa Meurice)

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Lithuania - a perfect sandbox for European AgriFoodTech innovations

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Signing of memorandum

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Lithuanian policy makers says yes!

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Let's talk with the big guys!

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Who is gonna to pay the bill? Models and experiences

Agribusiness Forum 2019: Best of Hack AgriFood Lithuania'19 (Awards)

Agribusiness Forum 2019: AgroSmart Farmer - innovation Guru (Awards)

Contact Us

Address

Mokslininku st. 2A, Vilnius

Phone Number

+370 650 22269

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