The future of the agrifood sector in the digital era will be the focus of the 1st Agribusiness Forum, which will open its doors on Thursday afternoon in the northern city of Serres and run until November 3.
Titled “The future of Greek & European agriculture in the digital era”, the forum aims to offer insight on the digital transformation of the agrifood value chain in Greece. It is addressed to agribusiness leaders, venture capital investors, agtech innovators, farmers, producers, and scientists.
The forum kicks off with an innovation contest – held in cooperation with the Embassy of The Netherlands – that will call on 10 startup enterprises to share their ideas with the audience. The winner will have the opportunity to spend a month at the campus of the Wageningen University in the Netherlands.
The sessions of the forum begin on Friday with the participation of 50 speakers from the fields of politics, science, research, academia and entrepreneurship, as well as representatives of regional authorities from Greece and abroad.
Issues to be discussed include the agricultural policy of Greece and the European Union, sustainable agriculture, digital farming, agri-automation, livestock adaption, food safety, agri-logistics, funding and partnerships.
Parallel events include a two-day educational workshop for startups, B2B meetings, a networking conference and a field visit at the Nigrita geothermal zone.
The event is organized by the Regional Unit of Serres, the Serres Chamber and the Geo Routes Cultural Institute.
For more information visit the www.agribbusinessforum.org website.