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Growing Media and Composting International Symposium

Event date:

Sunday, August 20, 2017 to Friday, August 25, 2017

Event venue:

Portland, Oregon, USA

Event description:


The International Symposium on Growing Media, Substrate Analysis and Compost Utilization in Horticulture will be hosted in Portland Oregon, USA from 20-25 August, 2017. 

The website for this Symposium has full details on the education session, tours, opportunities, etc. and will be regularly updated in the coming weeks.

Symposium topics and the Call for Abstracts (if you choose) is also listed.

This is the world’s greatest stage for "All Things Growing Media" and 2017 will be only the second time meeting has been hosted in the United States (the first being 2009).

The Symposium will feature the worlds experts (science and industry) in all areas of growing media and composting including: peat moss, advances in and uses of compost, coconut coir, hydroponics, wood fiber and bark manufacturing and use, biochacharacterization and use, substrate analytical analysis, substrate biology, substrate hydrology, urban environment substrates etc. 

Participants from 30+ countries are normally in attendance as well numerous local growers and industry professionals. 

The International Peat Society (IPS) will also be a part of this Symposium and will be meeting during that week. All of the Canadian Peat Companies and Associations will be invited, as well all professional and retail substrate/soil/compost manufacturers in North America.  

We are expecting (recruiting and inviting) a lot of industry people to this meeting, not just academic or manufacturing folks: Greenhouse/Floriculture growers, Cannabis growers/markets, Nursery growers, Extension Personnel, etc. 

We chose Portland Oregon because of the large-scale horticulture in the region, accessible International Airport and easy public transportation system, the wonderful weather in August!  The West Coast of the United States is also a favorite destination with many attractions. California and Las Vegas are to the South, Seattle Washington and Vancouver, British Columbia to the North.

Please let me know if you have any questions or if I can provide any additional information.  

Brian Jackson

Substrate Research Page:

Associate Professor

Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University














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IFDC: Technology Advances in Agricultural Production, Water and Nutrient Management

Event date:

Monday, August 21, 2017 to Friday, September 1, 2017

Event venue:

USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Missouri, Tennessee and Washington, D.C.)

Event description:


Who Should Attend?

  • Agronomists, soil scientists, researchers and extensionists from national and international agricultural research institutes and universities.
  • Policymakers from governments and ministries in charge of agricultural productivity and planning.
  • Executives and managers of fertilizer and agricultural input organizations.
  • Government officials involved in developing strategies for increased agricultural production through the use of emerging technologies that promote resource conservation and increased efficiencies.
  • Innovative farmers.

Why Participate?

  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of recent technological advances in the areas of biotechnology, sensor-based irrigation, information management, precision agriculture and remote-sensing technologies.
  • Become familiar with the farm-level impacts of each of these advances on water and nutrient management under changing climatic conditions.
  • Get an opportunity to observe and discuss with other participants from many countries and backgrounds the practicality and economics of integrating these innovations into the mainstream of major crops.
  • Be exposed to trends and challenges in the agricultural global market and see how farmers, agribusinesses and policymakers are adjusting to them by using state-of-the-art information and technology available for today’s agriculture production.
  • Visit to the country’s largest outdoor farm show to discover first hand the latest in farming technology.

For more information regarding this training program, please click  here and read the detailed program description.

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Third Wageningen Soil Conference

Event date:

Sunday, August 27, 2017 to Thursday, August 31, 2017

Event venue:

Wageningen, The Netherlands

Event description:


Humankind is currently facing unprecedented challenges regarding food security, water resources, climate change and biodiversity. 

The participants of the 2015 edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference agreed that soils play a key role in confronting these challenges. 
In their resolution, they emphasized the important role of soil organic carbon for several soil functions, and that a professional communication 
strategy is needed to ensure that society benefits from soil-based solutions.

In 2017, Wageningen University & Research would like to invite you to the third edition of the Wageningen Soil Conference, to continue work on identifying actions for soil-based solutions that help achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to initiate programs that aim at a lasting increase in soil organic carbon, and to develop narratives on soil-based solutions that are convincing to policy makers and other stakeholders.

Themes addressed during the third Wageningen Soil Conference are: 

  • Climate Change
  • Food Security
  • Water Resources
  • Biodiversity
  • Land Functions
  • Governance and Policy

We will address these topics in a dynamic way, by top key-note speeches, challenging debates as well as oral and poster presentations by participants.

For further information please refer to the First Circular. 

Details on registration and submission of abstracts are on our website 

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6th International Symposium on Soil Organic Matter

Event date:

Sunday, September 3, 2017 to Thursday, September 7, 2017

Event venue:

Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Hertfordshire UK

Event description:


Abstracts are now welcome to be submitted to the Scientific Programme Organisers for consideration on the following topics;

  • Modelling SOM: From soil pore to climate change
  • Methods 1: Visualising SOM
  • Methods 2: Quantifying pools and fluxes of SOM
  • Soil Health 1: Biological interactions
  • Soil Health 2: The role of decomposition
  • SOM as natural capital

Further details can be found on the SOM 2017 website - Closing date for abstract submission is 15th April 2017

The first 100 Society members to register will be entitled to a substantial discount on the 5 day Symposium fee.

Please note: The Earlybird Registration has been extended to Sunday 16 July.



Soil & water smart tech at Agri-Tech East & Smart-AKIS event

Event date:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Event venue:

Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire UK

Event description:


“Soil underpins the vast majority of agribusinesses in the UK,” says Professor Jane Rickson of Cranfield University’s Soil and AgriFood Institute, which is hosting the latest workshop by Smart-AKIS and Agri-Tech East on 14th September. Digital models with technologies such as GIS and remote sensing can improve soil health and optimise water use efficiency; the practical aspects of adopting these technologies will be discussed amongst farmers, technologists and researchers on the day.

Technologies developed to prevent soil degradation are essential, with the issue costing England and Wales an estimated £0.9bn - £1.4bn per year

Research by Professor Jane Rickson, Dr Rob Simmons and other members of Cranfield University’s Soil and AgriFood Institute will be shared, alongside presentations from technology companies.

“Historically, soil surveys were time-consuming and costly. Nowadays, field sensors are increasingly used to monitor soil properties such as nutrients, bulk density/compaction and moisture content over space and time,” continues Professor Rickson. “Results can inform better targeting of fertilisers, tillage and irrigation, leading to more efficient use of resources and reduction in input costs. Soil structure can also be measured using novel applications of CT and X-ray scanning.”

Cranfield is using ‘big data’, from the AHDB Horticulture funded ‘Soil Management Information System’ project. Large datasets from horticultural growers are combined with scientific evidence from previous research to identify patterns in the data to inform future soil management decisions.

Dr Simmon’s Soil-for-life is one of the technology companies presenting. The start-up, led by CEO Jonathan Tole, was a finalist at Agri-Tech East’s 2017 GROW business plan competition – it is helping farmers to use ‘big data’ throughout the agrifood value chain to improve farm productivity. 

Other companies in attendance will include Delta-T Devices, NIAB, Precision Decisions and Soil Moisture Sense.

“Current research using a combination of sensor technologies and remote sensing methods is showing how data on above- and below-ground crop traits can accelerate breeding new varieties and improve our understanding how yield and grain quality respond to inputs and different soil and climatic conditions,” says Dr Eric Ober, Senior Research Scientist and Crop Physiologist at NIAB.

“On farm, this information, combined with computer models of crop growth and development, can be packaged into new decision support tools. For instance, knowledge of the dynamics of canopy formation, or the ability of roots to access water deep in the soil profile, can help inform variety choice and how the crop is managed. It is now quite easy to collect volumes of data: the challenge is to make use of these data in a way that guides actions that can improve yields, reduce costs and benefit the environment.”

Tony Peloe, Export Sales & Business Development Manager at Delta-T Devices, specialists in moisture sensors will also be presenting. He says: “I’m hoping to meet people who are interested in monitoring and control, or who are looking to add our soil sensors to their systems, and to kick start collaboration.

“I will give an update about developments in our soil moisture range and our involvement in the WET (Water Efficient Technologies) Centre based at East Malling Research where our products are combined to achieve precision irrigation for soft fruit production.”

The WET Centre houses trickle irrigation systems, and will expand to include tree fruit and salad crops in the future.

Following the short talks from technologists and academics, there will be a workshop for the sharing of ideas and insights on future innovation and the potential for commercial uptake.

Dr Belinda Clarke, Director of Agri-Tech East comments: “Soil health and water use efficiency is essential now and into the future, with intensive practices leading to loss of resources. The workshop will bring together the best minds and we look forward to the outcome.”

There will also be an opportunity to visit some of the research facilities at Cranfield, including CHAP (Crop Health and Protection) and Agri-EPI AgriTech Centres of Agricultural Innovation.

The Smarter Farming for Soils Heath and Water Management meeting will take place at Cranfield University on the 14th of September 2017. To register for this free event, please click here.



Developing Supervisory Practice

Event date:

Friday, September 8, 2017

Event venue:

Friends House, 173-177 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ, United Kingdom

Event description:

A full-day workshop exploring how supervisory practice might be developed in light of the changes in doctoral supervision.


Across the globe, doctoral education is in the throes of change, including variously massification, diversification, regulation, structuration, commodification, McDonaldisation, cross-fertilisation, diversification, internationalisation, collaboration, proliferation, and capitalisation. All of these changes have implications for supervisory practice and the UK Council for Graduate Education is committed to supporting supervisors to respond to these changes.

The purposes or aim of this workshop is to support participants to review and, where appropriate, enhance their practice. The objectives are:

  • To briefly outline the key changes and their implications for supervisory practice;
  • To consider how practice might be developed in the key areas of supervisory relationships (with candidates and co-supervisors), supervising interdisciplinary research projects, and supervising doctorates undertaken in collaboration with partners inside or outside academia.

Who Should Attend This Event

The event will be suitable for both new and experienced supervisors and for academic developers responsible for the professional development of supervisors.

Please see website for further details and to register.

World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium - WMESS

Event date:

Monday, September 11, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

Event venue:

Prague, Czech Republic

Event description:


World Multidisciplinary Earth Sciences Symposium (WMESS) is the meeting point for the Earth Scientists & a forum for discussion of the latest findings and technologies in different fields of the Earth Sciences

WMESS aims

  • to provide a forum for discussion of the latest findings and technologies in different fields of Earth Sciences
  • to give opportunities for future collaborations
  • to be a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences in the fields of Earth Sciences
  • to lead for providing a forum for early career researchers for presentation of their work and discussion of their ideas with experts in different fields of Earth Sciences

Registration fee is 390 euros


Next steps for UK food labelling policy and opportunities post-Brexit

Event date:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Event venue:

Central London, United Kingdom

Event description:



Examining the next steps for UK food labelling policy, this conference takes place in the context of uncertainty over the future for domestic food labelling policy post-Brexit.

The seminar will include a keynote address from Karen Lepper, Deputy Director, Access to Labour, Food Information and Standards at Defra.

Sessions will consider the future for UK food information regulation in relation to wider policy objectives - including the Obesity Plan and promoting healthier food choices, as well as increasing the UK food and drink industry’s international competitiveness and encouraging greater transparency on product origins, quality and animal welfare standards.

With Defra’s recently publishing its areas of interest for research - including on more effective labelling and consumer confidence in food - delegates will discuss the future of food labelling regulation in a changing food retail market, particularly focusing on the rise in popularity of online grocery shopping, the growth of third-party delivery services, and the position of the out-of-home food sector.

For further information and to book your place.



Public Engagement: Getting Started (Royal Society of Biology)

Event date:

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Event venue:

Charles Darwin House 2, 107 Gray's Inn Road, London WC1X 8TZ, United Kingdom

Event description:


This course will provide will provide participants with an understanding of what public engagement is and what's in it for them, awareness of a range of public engagement opportunities available, and taking the first steps towards understanding public engagement activities.

Course Objectives:

  • to define what public engagement is in the wider context of engagement with research
  • to understand reasons for public engagement with research, for individuals, research groups, research area, institution and funders.
  • to identify individual motivations for public engagement and benefits to the mid-career researchers
  • to understand the breadth of public groups and what their motivations are for engaging with research
  • to learn from the best practise of other engaging researchers
  • to explore what makes a meaningful public engagement activity
  • to generate and share initial ideas for potential public engagement projects
  • to signpost opportunities for public engagement through Royal Society of Biology

The course will include an expert Q&A panel session. 

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 18 CPD points.

Fees: From £140 +VAT

As a Member Organisation of the Royal Society of Biology, BSSS members are eligible to up to 50% discounts on RSB training courses.            

For full details and to register.

SWESDG Autumn Meeting 2017 - Soil Structure

Event date:

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Event venue:

Seavingtons Village Hall, Water St, Seavington, Ilminster, South Somerset TA19 0QH, United Kingdom

Event description:


The day will focus on the importance of good soil structure and use the Visual Evaluation of Soil Structure (VESS) methodology in the field.

10am – Arrival and coffee, ready to start by 10:30am

The morning will comprise presentations about soils of the area, VESS methodology and the importance of good soil structure

Lunch will be provided

In the afternoon we will visit Hurcott Farm to use the VESS method in the field

4pm – Depart

Bring sturdy footwear and clothes suitable for an afternoon outside. You may also wish to bring a spade.

BSSS Members may attend the meeting FREE of charge whilst Non Members will be required to pay £10.00.

Please note that everyone attending the meeting will need to register in advance to enable us to accurately organise catering and seating.


Priorities for UK food security post-Brexit: investment, innovation and regulation

Event date:

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Event venue:

Central London, United Kingdom

Event description:


This seminar will examine the priorities for UK food security in a post-Brexit context - and how policy and industry practice will need to respond to the challenges and opportunities.

It will include keynote addresses from Jayne Brookman, Head of AgriFood, Knowledge Transfer Network, and Professor Charles Godfray, Hope Professor and Director, Oxford Martin Programme on the Future of Food, University of Oxford.

Delegates will discuss issues relating to costs across the supply chain, international trading relationships, support for domestic food production and the way forward for UK agri-food policy.

Overall, areas for discussion include:

Brexit - latest thinking on the implications for UK food markets, trade and consumers;

International markets - priorities for future trade policy and commercial strategies, and identifying potential opportunities;

Protecting UK consumers - from the impact of food price volatility, particularly those on lower incomes;

Innovation in domestic food production - responding to opportunities, assessing regulatory options and improving knowledge transfer and speed to market;

Funding - future investment and support for producers and others in the supply chain after the UK leaves the EU;

Global positioning - maintaining the UK’s position in agri-food science and how businesses, research institutions, technology providers and others should develop collaborative approaches going forward; and

UK agri-food policy - opportunities for the UK outside of the EU to review regulations governing food and the environment, and evidence-based policymaking, whilst safeguarding sustainability and safety levels in the face of pressures of negotiating new trade agreements and increasing productivity levels.

Further information and registration is available on the Westminster Food & Nutrition Forum website

5th Australian National Soil Judging Competition

Event date:

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

Event venue:

Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

Event description:


Soil Science Australia

Calling team coaches!

The 5th Australian National Soil Judging Competition will be held in Toowoomba Queensland from 25 - 29 September 2017.

Australian and New Zealand universities are welcome to field a team.

The week will be full of both educational and social activities and further details are available here.

Team coaches, please email a notice of your intent to field a team to as soon as possible.


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Dirt Science: An introduction to soil systems

Event date:

Monday, September 25, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

Event venue:

Cranfield University, Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0AL, United Kingdom

Event description:


Cranfield University in collaboration with the British Society of Soil Science (BSSS) and the Soil Security Programme (SSP) are hosting a NERC advanced training course in soil science at Cranfield University campus in September. 

This 5 day residential course is fully supported by NERC and offered at no cost to the participant.  Participants will also be reimbursed for reasonable travel costs.

The course is open to all PhD and post-doctoral researchers studying soils, or whose research is at the interface of soil science and other disciplines. Priority will be given to NERC-funded students / early career researchers although others funded by alternative streams can also apply.

The course offers participants an opportunity to:

1.    Develop systems thinking in soil science  through the concept of soil functions including the multi-functionality of soils in the environment

2.    Systematically characterise soils in the field and their potential functions

3.    Develop multidisciplinary approaches in soil science including devising a multidisciplinary research proposal for a key challenge in soil science research

4.    Translate soil science research for effective knowledge exchange and sound evidence for science policy

Further details are on the attached Outline Course Programme below.



NIFLUM International Expert Workshop 2017

Event date:

Thursday, September 28, 2017 to Friday, September 29, 2017

Event venue:

Berlin, Germany

Event description:


The NIFLUM International Expert Workshop 2017 is expected take place at 28 and 29/9/2017 in Berlin and focuses on the evaluation of methods for the measurement of gaseous nitrogen emissions (NH3, N2O and NOx) from synthetic fertilizer application. It’s main goal is to work out recommendations for a standardized measurement practice to collect data for the calculation of EMEP emission factors. The workshop contains review and expert lectures about the formation, mitigation, analysis and modeling of N emissions as groundwork for later cooperative poster sessions and intense discussion panels (see schedule below). With unclear results, we will work on recommendations for a fast way to identify appropriate standard measurement approaches.

We enthusiastically welcome experts from all countries of the European Union and are looking forward to an intense and successful expert workshop.

Phosphate Fertilizer Production Technology Workshop (IFA & IFDC)

Event date:

Monday, October 2, 2017 to Friday, October 6, 2017

Event venue:

Marrakech, Morocco

Event description:


The 2017 IFA & IFDC Phosphate Fertilizer Training is coming and we would like to invite everyone who needs to learn about the basics of this fascinating product to one of the most exciting places in the world: Marrakech, Morocco.

If you have young or new production engineers and agronomists who would benefit from seeing the bigger picture, or if you know business partners and stakeholders who would appreciate an introduction to phosphate fertilizers, then this interactive workshop, which includes technical visits to OCP Phosphate facilities, would be perfect for them. It is also an excellent refresher for those interested in phosphate fertilizer.

Around 300 participants have graduated from this phosphate training program in recent years and speak very highly of the experience. Great technical leaders and speakers, a great learning experience, and great networking guaranteed!

Who Should Attend?

This IFA/IFDC workshop is designed for engineers and agronomists in the industry. Previous workshops have also attracted other specialists in the fertilizer industry such as executives, senior managers and those involved in areas of environment and research, all of whom have found the program useful. Entrepreneurs have also benefited from the program.

Why Participate?

  • Examine the status of the most recent phosphate fertilizer production technologies and identify future trends and needs. 
  • Improve your technical knowledge across a broad range of phosphate production techniques, including understanding the best available technology options, economic factors impacting the sector, energy use scenarios and the best approaches to safety and environmental management.
  • Enhance your analytical and troubleshooting skills in order to better identify and resolve operational inefficiencies of your facilities.
  • Provide an opportunity to exchange ideas on a range of production topics with leading technology experts and other workshop participants.

Please see website for full details and registration 


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Food and packaging waste reduction policy - investment, innovation and enforcement

Event date:

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Event venue:

Central London, United Kingdom

Event description:


This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders across the food supply chain to discuss the next steps for reducing food and packaging waste in the UK.

Sessions will discuss the way forward for avoidable waste prevention, including changing consumer behaviour, promoting further collaboration and innovation across the food industry, and priorities for meeting WRAP’s Courtald Commitment 2025 to reduce resource consumption in the food supply chain by 20% by 2025.

Further sessions will assess priorities for promoting and enforcing the waste hierarchy, as well as investment challenges and opportunities for more sustainable waste management practices. Discussion will also look at UK-wide perspectives on food waste policy including lessons learnt from devolved and international approaches.

Options and charges are as follows:

Places at Food and packaging waste reduction policy - investment, innovation and enforcement (including refreshments and PDF copy of the transcripts) are £210 plus VAT;
Concessionary rate places for small charities, unfunded individuals and those in similar circumstances are £80 plus VAT. Please be sure to apply for this at the time of booking.

This event is CPD certified.

Bioscience Careers Day

Event date:

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Event venue:

King's College London, United Kingdom

Event description:


Royal Society of Biology flagship event for undergraduates studying for a biological degree is on Saturday 14th October 2017 at King's College London.

Building on the success of previous careers conferences, last year's Bioscience Careers Festival was the single biggest event in the Royal Society of Biology's history. It welcomed 500 students from across the UK and was coordinated by the Society's Careers Committee.

What happens at the careers day?

  • Talks from experts in the field about the variety of careers for bioscience grads
  • Mock interviews to sharpen your technique for future employers
  • An exhibition with representatives from a variety of top organisation
  • Tours of the Gordon Museum
  • Networking with bioscience professionals and other students from across the UK

Who can attend?

This event is aimed at undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students. Careers advisor and school students considering a bioscience degree are also very welcome.


A detailed programme is coming soon! Previous events have included talks on careers in industry, science communication, publishing, academia, ecology, teaching and more. Check out previous presentations on the Royal Society of Biology careers pages. What career would you like to know more about? Get in touch with the events team or tweet us #RSBcareersDay.


You can bok your place by clicking here

Persuasive Scientific Report Writing (Royal Society of Biology)

Event date:

Monday, October 16, 2017

Event venue:

Medical School, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SG, United Kingdom

Event description:


For writers of technical, scientific and other related reports or documents, who wish to improve their report and general document writing skills.

Following the success of the previous courses in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Society continues to offer this one-day introductory course. Participants will learn the principles and processes for high quality communication in scientific thinking and writing, with plenty of opportunity to discuss and practice the skills learnt.

Due to the interactive nature of the course, capacity is limited to 16 places, which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Who is the course for?

For writers of technical, scientific and other related reports or documents, who wish to improve their report and general document writing skills.

What does the course cover?

  • Persuasive Writing - Getting your arguments across convincingly
  • Structured Writing - How to be logical, concise and to the point
  • Reader Analysis - Give your readers what they want from your writing
  • Issue Response - How to handle the tricky bits
  • Document Structure - Data, ideas, conclusions, what to put where reviewing - How to get and give effective reviews

The course will be run in an interactive style, where participation of course attendees will be encouraged. Participants will receive a course booklet covering the topics and ideas discussed, and exercises to develop their confidence in using them. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

About the course tutor:

Course tutor Cliff Collis has over 25 years of experience in personal research in physiology and biochemistry medical schools in London, as well as specialising in science communication for scientists. He then went on to work at a large pharmaceutical company as a communication specialist, working with drug development teams helping them prepare documents and presentations for health authority meetings to progress new drugs through the drug development approval procedure.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 21 CPD points.

Fees: From £100 +VAT

As a Member Organisation of the Royal Society of Biology, BSSS members are eligible to up to 50% discounts on RSB training courses.            

For full details and to register



Event date:

Monday, October 16, 2017 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Event venue:

Jinan-Shandong Province, China

Event description:


New AG International China Conference aims at guiding the Ag input distributors on how to adapt their offering based on new products, new agronomic technics, new modes of applications, new exporting requirements and explaining to growers how to adopt productive, sustainable and profitable solutions.

Total Solution for fruit crops and greenhouse vegetables: Soil-Remediation, Biostimulants, Speciality Fertilizers, Irrigation, Fertigation and Greenhouse Sensors


  • Ag input distributors and traders
  • Export growers
  • Suppliers allowing efficient production and sustainable harvests in covered and open field crops grown in Shandong and surrounding provinces
  • Agronomists
  • Scientists
  • Agricultural and Crop Consultants
  • Plant Protection Product Manufacturers
  • Research Institutions
  • Academics
  • Journalists
  • Government Agencies


World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit

Event date:

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 to Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Event venue:

The Tower Hotel: Guoman, St Katharine's Way, London E1W 1LD, United Kingdom

Event description:


World Agri-Tech is held annually in London and San Francisco and is acclaimed as the most international gathering of agribusiness leaders, VC investors and agri-tech innovators.

In October 2017, the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit returns to London for two days of networking and debate. Global agribusinesses, VC investors and technology start-ups from around the world come together to uncover the most exciting innovations in agricultural technology – and to forge the right partnerships to take those solutions to market.

Attracting delegations from the US, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, this is a summit where connections are made: accelerating the transition of technology from the lab to the field.

Launched in London in 2013, World Agri-Tech has established itself as a meeting place for international stakeholders dedicated to advancing sustainable agriculture in both developed and developing markets.  Focused on identifying the best models for successful technology commercialisation, the summits bring together experts from around the world to share best practices and case studies and to identify the most exciting opportunities for investment.

Please click here for full agenda and registration