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Animal AgTech South America Summit
Animal AgTech South America Summit

Animal AgTech South America Summit

June 30, 2021 to July 1, 2021
United Kingdom
Lectures
15:45hs
6/30/2021
BASF AgroStart
15:45hs
6/30/2021
15:40hs
6/30/2021
South American Start-Up Arena
Join us for the launch of the Summit as we celebrate entrepreneurship across the region with a showcase of start-up companies tackling the core challenges faced by South America’s agri-food system.
 
Leading accelerators will introduce their most exciting agri-food start-ups, who will each then have the opportunity to pitch their technology and business model to our global audience. The audience will be able to vote for the start-ups which they think have the potential to most disrupt our agricultural practices and consumption habits. At the end of the day, the start-up with the most votes will be announced.
 
Presenting Accelerators:
BASF AGROSTART
AGTECH GARAGE
BOLSA DE COMERCIO DE ROSARIO (BCR)
CHILE GLOBAL VENTURES
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15:40hs
6/30/2021
16:15hs
6/30/2021
Chile Global Ventures
16:15hs
6/30/2021
16:45hs
6/30/2021
Networking Break
16:45hs
6/30/2021
17:05hs
6/30/2021
BRT – Bolsa de Comercio de Rosario (BCR)
17:05hs
6/30/2021
17:30hs
6/30/2021
AgTech Garage
17:30hs
6/30/2021
17:55hs
6/30/2021
Winner Announcement
17:55hs
6/30/2021
10:55hs
7/1/2021
Opening Remarks
10:55hs
7/1/2021
11:00hs
7/1/2021
Keynote Address // Brazilian Innovation in Livestock Production
Speaker:
Sibelle Silva, Director of Innovation at Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply, MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE, BRAZIL
11:00hs
7/1/2021
11:10hs
7/1/2021
Opening Panel // Creating an Ecosystem Approach to South America’s Livestock and Dairy Industries
  • Where are the greatest opportunities to optimize animal health, welfare and environmental impact, anchoring South America as a sustainable and secure supplier of protein to the world?
  • What challenges does the region face from changing global consumer demands, given the high volume of exports? What are international retailers looking for when choosing suppliers of meat and dairy products?
  • How are animal health and nutrition companies applying and engaging with new technologies? How can an open innovation mindset be cultivated between academia, entrepreneurs, and the private sector to drive growth, scalability, and adoption?
  • What can the ecosystem work on improving today in order to work towards the next decade’s technological aspirations?
Session Chair:
Aidan Connolly, CEO, CAINTHUS, President, AGRITECH CAPITAL, USA
 
Speakers:
Ricardo Santin, CEO & President, ABPA, BRAZIL
Luis Xavier Rojas, Senior Vice President & General Manager, ZOETIS, BRAZIL
Delair Bolis, Associate Vice President for Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay & Bolivia, MSD ANIMAL HEALTH, BRAZIL
Fabio Bagnara, Director of Research & Development, BRF, BRAZIL
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Speaker:
Luis Xavier Rojas
Brazil
Vicepresidente Senior y Gerente General de Zoetis
Delair Bolis
United States
Ricardo Santin
Brasil
Vice-Presidente e Diretor de Mercados
11:10hs
7/1/2021
11:50hs
7/1/2021
Start-Up Pitching Session
Meet our pick of the most exciting innovators across the South American agri-food sector. Each presenting company will have three minutes to showcase their vision to a panel of industry judges.
 
Presenting Start-Ups:
Nicolás Balestrini, COO & Co-Founder, CARNES VALIDADAS, ARGENTINA
Gustavo Salvati, Co-Founder, SYSTECH FEEDER, BRAZIL
Ignacio Albornoz, CEO, CATTLER, ARGENTINA
 
Judges:
Flavio Zaclis, Founder, BARN INVESTMENTS, BRAZIL
Gonzalo Perez, Founding Partner, ARPEGIO, CHILE
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11:50hs
7/1/2021
12:20hs
7/1/2021
Networking Power Hour
12:20hs
7/1/2021
12:50hs
7/1/2021
Panel // Capitalizing on Size: On-Farm Digitalization
  • The size of livestock production in the region provides great opportunity to implement and scale on-farm digital solutions. How can the opportunity be realised in 2021 and beyond, adoption accelerated, and ROI demonstrated for precision farming and herd management technologies?
  • How is on-farm automation beneficial to animal welfare as well as efficiency? How can integrated precision solutions combat multiple production challenges?
  • How can technology solutions be better integrated to make the technology offering less fragmented and simpler to adopt?
  • What role can data and the actionable insights gathered play in empowering livestock and dairy producers?
Session Chair:
Mareese Keane, Co-Founder, OPENGATE PARTNERS, USA
 
Speakers:
Henry Berger, Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Pipeline Innovation Integrated Health Management, BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM, USA
Claudia Rossler, Director Agriculture Strategic Partnerships, MICROSOFT, USA
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Speaker:
Henry Berger
United States
Global Head of Marketing, Strategy and Customer Experience
12:50hs
7/1/2021
13:30hs
7/1/2021
Panel // The Age of Traceability: Meeting Consumer Demand for Transparent Supply Chains
  • Building transparency and traceability in the supply chain continues to be in high demand from consumers who want to know where their food comes from and what production and animal welfare systems are in place. How can the industry meet these demands? What collaboration is needed to make progress and share the cost and value from farm to fork?
  • How do infrastructure and logistical challenges in the region impede the goal of better traceability?
  • What technologies and partnerships are driving tangible change?
  • What will it take to make transparency in animal production mainstream? What targets should the South American industry work towards?
Session Chair:
Monica Ganley, Principal, QUARTERRA, ARGENTINA
 
Speaker:
Danilo Leao, Co-Founder & CEO, BOVCONTROL, BRAZIL
Thiago Parente, Co-Founder and CEO, IRANCHO, BRAZIL
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13:30hs
7/1/2021
14:10hs
7/1/2021
Networking Break
14:10hs
7/1/2021
14:20hs
7/1/2021
Panel // Driving Animal Health & Welfare Outcomes at Scale
  • A predictive, preventative approach to animal health will help to ensure better outcomes in the future. What innovations in vaccines, diagnostics and feed are tackling disease and anti-microbial resistance?
  • What new approaches in breeding and genetics are tackling the challenges of disease resistance, climate resiliency and animal welfare?
  • How is biotech being used to enhance gut health and the microbiome?
  • Which products and solutions are delivering real value to farmers? How can innovators work with animal health and nutrition companies to fill what’s missing?
Session Chair:
Johanna Ballesteros, Principal AgTech Commercial Advisor, JBAGRO INTERNATIONAL, USA
 
Speakers:
Marcio Lustoza, Head of Latam Pharma R&D, VIRBAC, BRAZIL
Sergio Schuler, Vice-President Animal Nutrition Health, DSM, BRAZIL
Courtney Stanton, Vice President, Renewable & Bio Products, SMITHFIELD FOODS, USA
Rodrigo Valarelli, LATAM R&D Director, ELANCO, BRAZIL
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Speaker:
Johanna Ballesteros
United States
Ag Tech Engormix
Sergio Schuler
Brasil
Vice-presidente Ruminants na DSM
14:20hs
7/1/2021
15:00hs
7/1/2021
Presentation // Precision Breeding for Improved Animal Health, Wellbeing and Sustainability
Speaker:
Tad Sonstegard, President, CEO & CSO, ACCELIGEN, USA
15:00hs
7/1/2021
15:10hs
7/1/2021
Roundtable Networking Discussions

Drill down into featured topics and share your insight and expertise with a small group of delegates. Come prepared for lively discussion and diverse debate.

The impact of the exit environment on the evolution of animal agtech
Host: Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner, MINDSET VENTURES, BRAZIL
 
Milking it for all its worth: Technologies for improving productivity in the dairy sector
Host: Monica Ganley, Principal, QUARTERRA, ARGENTINA
 
Breaking Data Silos Across the Supply Chain: Who can best drive this effort?
Host: Mareese Keane, Co-Founder, OPENGATE PARTNERS, USA

 

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15:10hs
7/1/2021
15:40hs
7/1/2021
Panel // Sustainability: Applying South America’s Innovation to the Global Narrative
  • Sustainable livestock production is fundamental in 2021. How can the industry continue to improve its environmental impact, and integrate animal health, food safety and security for better planetary and human health?
  • Which technologies and efforts have been successful in carbon emission reduction?
  • What potential is there for the production matrix of integrated livestock, crop and forestry management to be rolled out further?
  • How are growing trends and narratives around alternative proteins affecting the livestock industry?
Speakers:
Alejandro Lopez, Chief Sustainability Officer, ADECOAGRO, ARGENTINA
Alexandre Berndt, Assistant Director of Research and Development Livestock, EMBRAPA, BRAZIL
José Pugas, Partner & Head of ESG & Agriculture, JGP ASSET MANAGEMENT, BRAZIL
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15:40hs
7/1/2021
16:20hs
7/1/2021
Closing Panel // Investor Debate: Tapping into Local and Global Innovation
  • Technology solutions are often fragmented, and investment into these companies validates them but may not result in scaling to the level required to offer good ROI to producers or to deliver a profit for the technology providers. What role can investors play in creating more consolidated, holistic solutions?
  • What successful partnership models for producers, technology providers and investors are seeing results? How do these partnerships address start-ups’ key challenges of capital, early-adoption, and scale-up strategy?
  • What opportunities lie in external innovation implementation into the region? Conversely, how can local start-ups with knowledge of the region thrive? Where is the opportunity for collaboration?
  • What can the industry learn from the more technologically advanced field of crop agriculture?
Session Chair:
Daniel Ibri, Managing Partner, MINDSET VENTURES, BRAZIL
 
Speakers:
Luis Azevedo, Venture Partner, THE YIELD LAB, BRAZIL
Sofia Ramirez Calvo, Partner, AGFUNDER, CHILE
Francisco Jardim, Founding Partner, SP VENTURES, BRAZIL
Yorán Meijers, Associate, ANTERRA CAPITAL, NETHERLANDS
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Speaker:
Luis Azevedo
Brasil
Venture Partner
Francisco Jardim
Brasil
General Partner at SP Ventures
16:20hs
7/1/2021
17:00hs
7/1/2021
Networking Continues
17:00hs
7/1/2021