Tuesday, 30 July

0745-0830

Breakfast

0830 – 0840

Welcome / Opening Comments

The Biostimulant CommerceCon delegation unites with the Trade Summit delegation for content spanning crop protection, plant health, and future-facing trend analysis impacting the supply chain across product types and distribution chain tiers.

0840 – 0930

Investment in AgTech – The Rising Trend of Raising Funds, Digital Farming, and Biostimulants

Biostimulant companies like Inocucor and PlantResponse are raising rounds worth millions to grow their brands. Pitchbook estimates that capital invested in agtech in 2018 surpassed $1.5 billion. Position your company for success by learning what these investors view as the optimal conditions and company characteristics for fund infusions like these.

0930 – 1030

Panel Discussion: Crop Inputs 2025 — What Is Ahead for the Global Industry?

Bob Trogele, COO, AMVAC
Subhra Jyoti Roy, Vice President International Business, Rallis India Limited
Daniel B. Custis, CEO, Advanced Biological Marketing
C S Liew, Managing Director, Pacific Agriscience Pte Ltd.

AgriBusiness Global advisory board members will take a look at the future of the industry, from farmer consumption habits, off-patent markets, distribution, technology, intellectual property, and more. How are thought leaders who span manufacturing, biologicals, precision agriculture, M&As, and more guiding their strategy for the future?

1030

Opening Ceremony, AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit

1030

AgriBusiness Global Trade Summit Exhibition Hall Opens

1345 – 1430

The U.S., Mexico, Canada Deal and Its Expected Impact on Agrochemicals and Agriculture

V.M.  (Jim) DeLisi, Chief, Fanwood Chemical, Inc.

Gain an understanding of how revised rules of origin will impact companies’ ability to trade AIs and formulated products among U.S., Mexico, Canada Agreement (USMCA) partner countries. This session will also look at the impact on agriculture itself to see if this agreement has the potential to impact trade in agricultural products. Last, it will explore the regulatory impact of the “chemicals sectoral agreement,” which encourages regulatory adherence among the three partners.

1430 – 1500

Coffee and Tea Refreshment Break

1445 – 1530

Market Report, Mexico

Francisco Ortiz, President, UMFFAAC

AgriBusiness Global’s Partner Country program brings insight from one of the world’s most attractive import/export destinations. UMFFAAC association president will guide delegates through the nation’s input trends, trade needs, and unique market penetration methods.

1800

Exhibition Hall Closes

Wednesday, 31 July

0800 – 0900

Breakfast

0900 – 0910

Welcome/Opening Comments

0910 – 1000

KEYNOTE: State of the Global Crop Input Market

Dr. Bob Fairclough, Principal Consultant – AgriGlobe®, Kleffmann

Trade Summit’s annual, much anticipated review of global trends in manufacturing, use, and supply of crop input products worldwide. The comprehensive analysis includes regional growth trends and the factors impacting them as well as the performance of product classes, analysis of patented versus post-patent products, and more.

1030 – 1100

Coffee and Tea Refreshment Break

1230 – 1330

Lunch on Your Own

1330 – 1415

Sourcing: Better Days Ahead

Stephen Pearce, Director, AWP Associates Limited

The last 18 months have been among the rockiest our generation has experienced in agribusiness. From environmental regulation overhauls, to the trade war, and beyond it’s been a year of adjustment from the top to the bottom of the supply chain. Where have we landed on price, supplier consolidation, product availability, and mitigation strategies to overcome the roller coaster? Gain insight from strategic sourcing advisors to ride out the storm and position your company for continued growth.

1415 – 1500

Agribusiness Evolves as Drone Application Rises

It’s estimated that China could cover more than 30 million hectares with 100k units of drones by 2020. Other early adopters of drone application technology include Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Latin America. How does this rising trend impact spray volume? Where is drone technology finding a home in the supply chain and how can input companies plan their business strategy to capitalize?

1430 – 1500

Coffee and Tea Refreshment Break

1800

Exhibition Hall Closes

1800 – 1930

Cocktail Reception

Thursday, 1 August

0800 – 0900

Breakfast

0900

Trade Summit Exhibition Opens

1015 – 1045

Coffee and Tea Refreshment Break

1200

Exhibition Closes/Trade Summit Ends