AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit

8-10 August 2017, Bally’s Las Vegas Hotel & Casino — Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S.A.

The AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit offers attendees unsurpassed market data intelligence that helps drive their businesses forward. Our speakers and presenters deliver the critical information on growing and emerging markets around the world and the products that will drive the industry forward.

In addition to providing an opportunity to meet with manufacturers and suppliers of crop protection products, the AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit offers attendees opportunities to gain insight into those factors that could impact the industry for years to come.

Agenda Updated 31 July

Monday, 7 August

1600-2000 Exhibitor Registration/Booth Setup

1600-2000 Attendee Registration Opens


Tuesday, 8 August

700 Registration Opens

800 Breakfast

900 Meeting Rooms & Exhibit Hall Opens

900 Introduction

905 KEYNOTE TALK: Dr. Bob Fairclough

“Global Crop Protection Supply, Demand, and Use Trends”
Join Kleffmann Group’s Dr. Bob Fairclough as he explores the key drivers of this now $52-billion industry. With several hundred companies all with different strategies, close to 100 countries with pesticide sales in excess of $50 million, close to 1,000 different chemical active ingredients, and at last count around about 10,000 unique brands on a global basis then this is no easy task. Fairclough will consolidate those key drivers into those that are either industry, market, political, regulatory or technology related.

Dr. Bob Fairclough is the team leader for Kleffmann Group’s agricultural input market trend information and consulting unit amis AgriGlobe. He is an editorial advisor to AgriBusiness Global. With 25 years of experience, Kleffmann Group is the leading provider of agricultural market research services. As a full service research agency, the company is able to provide clients with key information on multiple agricultural sectors, including crop protection, fertilizer, seed, animal health or agricultural machinery.

1015 Coffee & Tea Break

1200 Lunch on your own

1500 Coffee & Tea Break

1510-1550 The Changing World of Sourcing
India’s “Make in India” policy, the ongoing mega mergers, and China’s continued commitment to a more environmental approach for manufacturers have only just begun to wield their influence on sourcing in the crop protection industry. Senior Editor Jackie Pucci will talk with Stephen Pearce, director and principle owner of AWP Ltd, which offers strategies and insights to clients throughout the value chain focusing on agrichemicals, biotechnology, and pharmaceuticals. Pearce was most recently, Global Head Procurement & Strategic Sourcing Arysta Life Science Corp. Pearce and Pucci will discuss how these issues will change the way businesses operate.

1600-1640 Regulatory Harmonization
Richard Garnett, Monsanto Europe, will explain why companies are interested in regulatory harmonization, the obstacles to reaching a consensus, and the likelihood of getting there soon.

Richard Garnett is a consultant representing CropLife International. He was Global Regulatory Affairs Strategy Lead for Monsanto, and prior to that EMEA Crop Protection Regulatory Affairs Lead for Monsanto Europe NV/SA. He is a weed biologist by training and spent the early part of his career working with  tropical small holders in weed control research, followed by commercial agrochemical development in arable crops, and, later, in non-crop vegetation management.

1700 Exhibit Closes

1700 Cocktail Reception

Wednesday, 9 August

730 Registration Opens

800 Breakfast

900 Meeting Rooms & Exhibit Hall Opens

900 Introduction

905 GENERAL SESSION: Jim Delisi, Alex Polinsky
“Agrichemical Industry in Flux & its Effect on Your Business”

Mergers and Acquisitions have always been part of the agrichemical industry, occurring roughly every 15 years since 1970. Jim DeLisi takes a historical look at M&A activity in the agrochemical market exploring what’s driving the most recent round of M&A activity, the ongoing impact it will have on the industry, and where we’re headed over the next several years. Using decades of industry experience, DeLisi delves into the implications of each merger, what the industry will look like in 2018 and the role the next tier of companies will have in crop protection.

DeLisi is the owner of Fanwood Chemical. Established in 1971, Fanwood Chemical provides detailed Agrochemical import and export reports, technical marketing of custom manufacturing services, and regulatory services, including EU REACH.

Alex Polinsky is retired from Ciba-Geigy/Syngenta after spending 40 years in the agrichemicals business. He currently works as a part-time consultant in the industry.

1030 Coffee & Tea Break

1200 Lunch on your own

1500 Coffee & Tea Break

1510-1550 Biocontrols and Crop Protection
The key to biological controls is using them in conjunction with traditional chemical crop protection products. William Dunham, DunhamTrimmer LLC, will explain the global biocontrol market, looking at how it evolved, an overview of the present state of the industry segment, the drivers, and trends. Attendees will learn about the benefit of investing in biological controls, the opportunities the segment presents, and how it fits in today’s agricultural market.

William Dunham is a Managing Partner of DunhamTrimmer LLC and Editor of 2BMonthly The Global Biocontrol & Biostimulants E-Newsletter. In 2011, Bill founded DunhamTrimmer with Dr. Mark Trimmer. DunhamTrimmer provides market research, market data and strategic business development on the global biological markets of biocontrol, biostimulants and biofertilizers.

1600-1640 Opportunities for Investment in Agriculture in Emerging Markets
Modern crop protection offers growers a high-impact, high-profit, and highly sustainable way of growing crops in emerging markets of Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe. Sanjay Sethi will discuss how manufacturers and distributors can take advantage of these opportunities in the wake of growing need for sustainable agriculture and changing lifestyles in emerging markets. Sanjay Sethi is the Director, Sustainable Projects at Phoenix Global DMCC, a global agriculture company with operations in India, Middle East, Africa, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe.

1700 Exhibit Hall Closes


Thursday, 10 August

800 Registration Opens

800 Breakfast

900 Meeting Rooms & Exhibit Hall Opens

1030 Coffee & Tea Break

1200 Trade Summit Ends