Don’t Miss the Premier Agritech Industry Event This December: Agrivest 2013

Agrivest Tour December 2-5, 2013 

This unique four-day intensive event, which will take place from December 2 – 5, 2013, is intended to give participants an overview of Israel’s world-leading agritech industry. Participation on the Agrivest Tour includes entry to the conference (December 3).

Investors: This is a unique opportunity to learn about a group of hand-picked agricultural innovations from Israel and meet the entrepreneurs face-to-face.

Professionals:  Experience and see first-hand how Israel has become a world leader in agriculture technology. With more than 200 agricultural research groups, Israel leads in areas as diverse as water management, precision farming, crop protection and more.

Agrivest Conference: December 3, 2013

The Eretz Israel Museum, Tel-Aviv


Nitza Kardish, CEO Trendlines Agtech, addresses participants at Agrivest 2012.

Join entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts to discuss how agtech is the newest disruptive technology coming out of Israel.

Conference Agenda
12:30 – 13:00 Registration, light refreshments
Greetings and opening remarks:
13:00 – 13:10 Steve Rhodes — Chairman and CEO, The Trendlines Group
13:10 − 13:20 Yair Shamir — Minister of Agriculture, Government of Israel
13:30 – 14:30  Panel discussion— Profiling Tomorrow’s Ag Solutions

Moderator: Yaacov Michlin — CEO of Yissum, Research Development Company of the University of Jerusalem

  • Philippe Herve, Ph.D. — Head of R&D Alliance Management Team, Bayer
  • Peleg Chevion — Head of Abiotic Stress Management/Crop Enhancement, Syngenta
  • Avi Perl, Ph.D. — Chief Scientist, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of Israel
  • Virginia Ursin Ph.D. — Technology Prospecting Lead, Science Fellow, Monsanto Research
  • Margaret H. Dohnalek, Ph.D. — Global Head of Technology Scouting, PepsiCo

14:30 – 15:00 Company presentations – Part I
15:00 – 15:20 Coffee Break
15:20 – 16:00 Keynote lecture: Ofra Strauss, Chairperson, Strauss Group
16:00 – 16:30 Company presentations — Part II
16:30 – 16:50 Presentation — Differentiation Through Innovation by Dani Harari, SVP Global Strategy, Innovation, and Business Intelligence — Makhteshim-Agan Industries
16:50 – 17:20 Company presentations — Part III
17:20 – 17:40 Coffee Break
17:40 – 18:40 Panel discussion –Exploring the Key Fundamentals Driving Growth in Agriculture Investment

Moderator: Robert L. Grossman — Co-Chair, Israel practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP

  • Mitchell S. Presser – Partner “Paine & Partners”, private equity agribusiness fund, USA
  • Ron Meeusen, Ph.D. – Managing Partner, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, USA
  • Rob LeClerc, Ph.D. – CEO & Founder at AgFunder, crowdfunding for agtech, USA
  • Gideon Soesman – Co-Founder and Managing Partner, GreenSoil Investment

18:40 – 19:00 Closing remarks and announcement of winning company: Avi Hasson, Chief Scientist of the Israeli Ministry of Economy
19:00 Cocktail dinner

View the tour itinerary and register today

Daily tour pass for Israeli participants

Register for the conference here

Browse companies chosen to present

For more information about the tour or conference, contact Sarai Kemp, VP, Business Development.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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With the support of our event partners:

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