The Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit is back for its sixth annual event, set to take place in Singapore from October 31 to November 2, 2023. With a focus on agri-food innovation and investment, the summit offers delegates the opportunity to delve deeper into critical thinking and explore the latest advancements in various sectors. This article provides an overview of the summit’s tracks and highlights the key themes that will be addressed.
Delegates can choose from dedicated tracks for Agri-Tech, Food-Tech, Indoor AgTech, and Blue Food, featuring themed start-up pitch hours on each day of the summit.
Agri-Tech Track: Enhancing Profitability and Sustainability
The Agri-Tech track delves into smart farming solutions and their potential to boost profitability and sustainability. Delegates will explore the application of biotechnology, artificial intelligence (AI), and digital platforms in revolutionizing agricultural practices. Of particular interest will be the discussion on championing the next generation of smallholder farmers and uncovering investment models driving agtech innovation. Additionally, the potential role of carbon markets for agriculture in Asia will be examined, highlighting the importance of sustainable practices.
Food-Tech Track: Nutrition, Deep-Tech Proteins, and Investor Perspectives
The Food-Tech track focuses on the intersection of nutrition, healthy aging, and food technology. Experts will share insights on the gut-brain axis and the role of nutrition in promoting overall well-being. Singapore’s initiatives in supporting the scale-up of deep-tech proteins and precision fermentation will be highlighted, shedding light on the innovative approaches to producing sustainable and nutritious food. The track also offers valuable insights into investor perspectives and their risk-reward appetite in the current financial climate, providing a comprehensive understanding of the investment landscape in the food-tech sector.
Indoor AgTech Track: Overcoming Challenges and Achieving Higher Quality Produce
With an increasing emphasis on indoor farming, the Indoor AgTech track is dedicated to exploring new technologies that support indoor growers. Given the energy crisis, delegates will learn about innovative solutions that help address energy consumption challenges while maximizing yields and quality. The track will showcase how indoor farmers are expanding their operations beyond leafy greens to include fruits, grains, and other crops. Attendees can expect to gain valuable insights into achieving leaner production processes and improving the overall efficiency of indoor farming.
Blue Food Track: Sustainable Aquaculture and Global Food Security
Recognizing the significance of the blue economy in the Asia-Pacific region, the Blue Food track delves into sustainable aquaculture and its impact on global food security. Discussions will cover topics such as digital transformation for smallholder producers, supply chain traceability, future recirculating aquaculture systems (RAS), and novel ingredients for aquafeed. The track aims to shed light on the region’s contribution to ensuring a sustainable and secure seafood supply, addressing environmental and economic considerations.
The summit brings together over 1000 world-leading food brands, producers, agribusinesses, start-ups, and investors from across the Asia-Pacific region. It offers unparalleled networking opportunities, allowing delegates to connect with influential innovators and investors in the agri-food sector. The event’s tailored program includes daily-themed tracks, networking events, scheduled one-on-one meetings, and an exhibition and start-up arena, enabling attendees to customize their experience and achieve their objectives. Interested participants are encouraged to register for the summit before August 17 to take advantage of the super early bird rate, saving SGD$700. For those seeking deeper involvement, the summit offers various opportunities for speaking engagements, partnerships, private meeting rooms, and start-up booths. Details about the first speaker announcement will be revealed in the coming weeks, generating anticipation for the event.
The Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit 2023 promises to be an enlightening and transformative experience for individuals and organizations in the agri-food industry. With dedicated tracks for Agri-Tech, Food-Tech, Indoor AgTech, and Blue Food, the summit offers a comprehensive exploration of the latest advancements, investment opportunities, and sustainable practices across the region. By bringing together leading experts, innovators, and investors, the summit aims to shape the future of agriculture and promote a more sustainable and resilient food system in the Asia-Pacific region.
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