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Animal AGTech Innovation Summit

March 8

Join us online on March 8, 2021 as 350+ international animal health and nutrition businesses, producers and investors accelerate innovation in animal health and welfare, sustainability, and farm to fork solutions.

Livestream sessions start from: 7.50am PST / 9.50am CST / 10.50am EST / 15.50pm GMT. All times stated below as PST.

Monday March 8, 2021

08.00
Opening Keynote Conversation // Animals as the X-Factor: Innovation’s Role in Solving Global Health Challenges

Speaker:
Jeff Simmons, CEO, ELANCO, USA

08:10
Opening Plenary // Ideas Worth Propagating: Animal AgTech’s Greatest Priorities for 2021 and Beyond
  • After a year of great change in 2020, how has the pandemic changed consumers’ relationship with food, and how is the industry responding?
  • Where are the greatest opportunities throughout the animal agriculture supply chain to transform animal health, welfare, and environmental impact?
  • As demand for animal protein continues to rise, where is the greatest need for innovative solutions to improve industry resiliency and safety? How do we create a more robust, shock-proof future?
  • What collaboration opportunities are set to accelerate innovation and drive a more sustainable, efficient and healthy animal ag industry?

Session Chair:
Maarten Goossens, Founding Principal, ANTERRA CAPITAL, NETHERLANDS

Speakers:
Karen Hildebrand, Worldwide Tech Leader Agriculture, AMAZON WEB SERVICES, USA
Bruce Stewart-Brown, Senior VP Food Safety, Quality & Live Operations, PERDUE FOODS, USA
Abhay Nayak, Head of Strategy and Accelerated Growth Businesses, ZOETIS, USA
Erin Fitzgerald,
 CEO, US FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN ACTION, USA

08:50
Start-Up Technology Showcase

Three early stage start-ups showcase their technology to investor sharks.

Presenting Companies:
Andrew McKenzie, CEO, PRECISION LIVESTOCK TECHNOLOGIES, USA
Elizabeth Latham, Founder, BEZOAR LABORATORIES, USA
Gil Hakim, Chairman & CEO, ARMENTA, ISRAEL

Investor Panel:
Jon Lowe, Head of Global Commercial Development Livestock, ZOETIS, USA
Amanda Donohue-Hansen, Managing Director, CULTIVIAN SANDBOX VENTURES, USA

09:10
Presentation // Innovation in Breeding & Gene Editing: The Promise of Disease Eradication and a More Sustainable Food Supply

Speaker:
Elena Rice, CSO & Head of R&D, GENUS, USA

Track 1: One Health

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Track 2: Precision Livestock Farming

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10:30
Dedicated Networking Break // Speed Networking
11:00
Presentation // Farm to Fork Transformation for a Smarter Future

Speaker:
Jeroen van de Ven, Lead, MERCK ANIMAL HEALTH INTELLIGENCE, BELGIUM

11:10
Start-Up Technology Showcase

Three early stage start-ups showcase their technology to investor sharks

Presenting Companies:
Bo Simango, CEO & Co-Founder, AQUAFORT AI, CANADA
Kari Spaan, CEO, IYOTAH SOLUTIONS, USA

Investor Panel:
Jon Lowe, Head of Global Commercial Development Livestock, ZOETIS, USA
Brett Morris, Managing Director, CAVALLO VENTURES, USA

Track 1: Aquaculture

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Track 2: Farm to Fork

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12:30
Virtual Roundtable Discussions
  • Understanding the True Cost of Production: How farm management information systems can drive financial decision making for livestock producers
    Host: Seana Day, Partner, CULTERRA CAPITAL & Venture Partner, BETTER FOOD VENTURES, USA
  • Digital Animal AgTech
    Host: Maarten-Yan Wierenga, Investment Manager, NUTRECO NUFRONTIERS, NETHERLANDS
  • The Human Element: Developing technology that empowers and inspires
    Host: Jennifer Walker, Director Milk Quality, DANONE, USA
  • Aligning the Animal Protein Value Chain with Shifting Consumer Trends
    Host: Rachel Gabato, COO, RIPE.IO, USA
13:10
Debate // How Do We Position Meat and Dairy as Sustainable, Healthy Proteins Alongside Growing Alternative Protein Trends?
  • The crop agriculture industry is recognized as being much further advanced in the development and deployment of precision farming solutions. What can the animal agriculture industry learn from its adjacent cousin?
  • How can these learnings be applied to strengthen animal agtech adoption globally and in emerging markets?
13:30
Closing Plenary // Investor Insights: Creating Sufficiently Strong Market Signals
  • Has investment activity kept pace throughout the disruptions caused by COVID-19? What are active investors in the animal agtech space predicting on the innovation and investment front for 2021 and beyond?
  • How do we create sufficiently robust market signals to draw more entrepreneurship and investment into the industry?
  • What does the industry need to do to bolster and prove its sustainability, health and welfare reputation and credentials? What is the role of investors in this endeavour?

Session Chair:
Justin Sherrard, Global Strategist Animal Protein, RABOBANK, NETHERLANDS

Speakers:
Murray McCaig, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, ARCTERN VENTURES, CANADA
Seana Day, Partner, CULTERRA CAPITAL & Venture Partner, BETTER FOOD VENTURES, USA
Thor Talseth, Founding Partner, NEPTUNE PARTNERS, USA

14:10
Closing Remarks
14:35
Networking Continues

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Date:
March 8
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Phone:
+44 (0)1273 789989
Email:
info@rethinkevents.com
Website:
https://animalagtech.com/