Under the Patronage of H. H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister of the UAE, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority



Dr. David Allen

Vice President, Tech Launch Arizona

Dr Abdulmonem Almarzooqi

CEO, Elite Agro

Mr. Abdulaziz AlMulla

CEO & Co-Founder, Madar Farms

Mr. Alper Apaydin

CEO & Founder, Invest4land


Mr. Andrè Laperrière

Executive Director, Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN)


Mr. Ramy Boujawdeh

Deputy General Manager, Berytech/Agrytech

Dr. Nick Brozovic

Director of Policy, Robert B. Daugherty Water for Food Global Institute, University of Nebraska


Mr. Henrik Busch-Larsen

CEO, Unibio


Mr. Colin Christensen

East Africa Policy Director, One Acre Fund


Dr. Joel Cuello

Professor, Agricultural & Biosystems Engineering, University of Arizona

Mr. Tom De Smedt

Export Sales Manager, RKW Hyplast


Dr. Adriano Desideri

Co-Founder & CEO, SOLHO


Mr. Bill Haraka

Managing Director, TEC-IB


Mr. Doug Hockstad

Assistant Vice President, Tech Launch Arizona


Mr. Mark Kahn

Co-Founder, Omnivore Partners


Dr. Marc Kreuger

Global Head Innovation, Here, There & Everywhere

Dr. Marc Larousse

VP of Business Development, Alltech

Mr. Per Aage Lysaa

CEO & COB, Intravision Group AS


Dr Sameeh M. Abutarbush

Chairman, Dept of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Jordan University of Science & Technology


Mr. David Marks

Managing Director, Levity Crop Science

Mr. John Meijer

Commercial Manager, Bom Group


Mr. Francisco Norris

Co-Founder & CEO, ZELP (Zero Emissions Livestock Project)


Dr. Asad Sarwar Qureshi

Senior Scientist – Water & Irrigation Management, International Centre for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA)

Mr. David Schmidmayr MSc

Co-Founcer & CEO, SANlight

Mr. Sanjay Sethi

Director Sustainability, Phoenix Group

Prof. Salah Sukkarieh

Director of Research & Innovation, Australian Centre for Field Robotics

Ms. Carla Tanas

Co-Founder, Future Agro Challenge (FAC)

Mr. Celil Serhan Tezcan

Founder & CEO, Tarsens

Mr. Fritz W. Wintersteller

Director Business Development, SCHOTT AG

Mr. Rizvi Zaheed

Executive Director, Hayleys PLC

Ms. Christine Zimmermann

President, Association of Vertical Farming

Mr. Gregg Steinberg


Dr. Alidad Varshochi

Director of Business Development, Rana Agro – Industry Corporation

Dr. Andreas Mack


Mr. Colin Bell

C-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Growcentia

Mr. Dario Presezzi

CEO, Bioforcetech Corporation

Mr. David Davies

Founder & CEO, AgUnity

Dr. Abdulaziz Rabeh Al Harbi

Professor of Horticulture Plant Production, King Saud University

Mr. Andy Xu
Middle East Marketing Manager
Beijing Kingpeng International Agriculture Corporation

Dr. Joel Cuello

Professor of Agriculture and Biosystems, The University of Arizona

Mr. John Atkinson

Director, Lindsay Corporation

Dr. Ir. Jouke Campen

International Project Manager, Wageningen University and Research 

Ms. Kyra Hoevenaars

AquaBioTech Group

Mr. Maurits Van de Ven

Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Aquible

Dr. Nick Brozovic

Director of Policy, University of Nebraska

Mr. Paul J Storer

Director of Research and Development, Troforte Innovation Pty Ltd

Mr. Paw Petersen

Co – Owner and Director, OxyGuard International A/S

Mr. Peter Zeller

CEO, FRESH Corporation AG

Mr. Phil Gibson

Vice President of Marketing, AEssenseGrows

Mr. Ronald de Bruijn


Mr. Salima Berkani

Co-Owner and Sales and Marketing Director, Agdia EMEA

Mr. Tarek Zeinah

CEO & Co-Founder, Jozour

Mr.Thorben Linneberg

Founder, Aerospring Gardens

Ms. Tinia Pina

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Re-Nuble

Mr. Tony Martens

Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer,Aquible

Mr. Vijay Suresh Yelmalle

Proprietor, Centre for Research in Alternative Farming Technologies

Mr. Maarten Vandecruys

Co-founder and CEO, Urban Crop Solutions

Mr. Sanjay Sethi

Director, Phoenix Group

Prof. Ahmed Al Khazem Al Ghamdi

Supervisor of Bagshan for Bee Research, King Saud University

Dr. Peter Kozmus

Professional Leader of Breeding Program for Carniolan honeybee, Slovenian Beekeeping Association

Dr. Ibrahim El Dukheri

Director General, Arab Organisation of Agricultural Development

Mr. Lee Rosen

Chairman and CEO, Healthy Bees LLC

Dr. Francesca Del Vecchio

Bees vita Plus Inventor & Chief Scientist, Healthy Bees LLC

Dr. Andrea Festuccia

Business Development & Strategy, Healthy Bees LLC

Mr. Norberto Garcia

Professor, Univeridad Nacinal Del Sur – Bahia Blanca

Mr. Etienne Bruneau

President, Apimondia

Mr. Michael Gleeson

The Federation of Irish Beekeeper’s Associations (FIBKA)

Prof. Siriwat Wongsiri

President, Asian Apicultural Association (AAA)

HE Prof. Mohamed Said Khanbash

President, Hadramout University

Dr. Nicola Bradbear

Bees for Development

Mr. Jeffrey Ross

Director, Hive Haven Australia


Mr. Sami Barakat

General Manager, Geo Art Organic Fertiliser Trading LLC

Mr. James Yeu

Regional Operation Director Pegasus Agriculture Group

Mr. Hiroumi Takahara

General Manager
Corporate Strategy


Dr. Eugene Roebroeck




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