Overview

Forbes AgTech Summit

The Forbes AgTech Summit will once again bring together over 600 of the smartest and most entrepreneurial minds in Silicon Valley and global agriculture to tackle some of the world’s most critical challenges. Held for the third straight year in the heart of the Salinas Valley, the Summit fosters lively debate and generates rich networking opportunities while showcasing the latest innovations for farmers, investors, and stakeholders of the global agricultural ecosystem.

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Agenda

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

09:00am

Busses depart for Farm Tours

Main Street Salinas

Tour of Taylor Farms Processing Plant
North America’s largest supplier of salads, fresh-cut vegetables, and healthy fresh foods.
*Additional tours to be added

12:00pm

Boxed Lunches at Hartnell College’s Alisal Campus

12:45pm

Tour of Hartnell College Alisal Campus and Live Field Demos

03:00pm

Busses return to Main Street Salinas

Innovation Showcase Opens
A unique opportunity to meet fellow participants and learn more about many of the most compelling startups in AgTech.

04:30pm

Opening Reception Brought to you by DuPont Pioneer

Participants will have the chance to sample some of the region’s best wines and craft beers while enjoying tasty bites.

04:50pm

Welcome

05:00pm

Opening Remarks

07:00pm

Salon Dinners

(By Special Invitation Only)

Thursday, June 29, 2017

08:00am

Registration & Breakfast

09:00am

Welcome to the 3rd Annual Forbes AgTech Summit

More than Drones: Robotic Tech in the Field

Rise of Organics

Retail Disruption: Changing Path to the Consumer

Dealing with Drought: Ideas and Solutions

Indoor Farming: The Future of Food Production?

04:55pm

Closing Remarks

05:00pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Location

Salinas, CA

Main Street, Salinas, California

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Sponsors

Host Partner

Presenting

Partner

Supporting Sponsor

Salinas Business Leaders

Innovation Showcase Participant

Founding Partners

2016 Video Highlights

Bruce Taylor of Taylor Farms at the Forbes 2016 AgTech Summit

13:23

Mark Young of The Climate Corporation at the Forbes 2016 AgTech Summit

16:46

Neal Gutterson of Dupont Pioneer at the Forbes 2016 AgTech Summit

7:57

Ray Corpuz of the City of Salinas at the Forbes 2016 AgTech Summit

18:17

Mike Macrie of Land O'Lakes at the Forbes 2016 AgTech Summit

5:16

Rob O'Keefe of Monterey County CVB at the Forbes 2016 AgTech Summit

5:52

Contact

  • For Event Management & Logistics:
  • Lindsay Ezykowich
  • Event Coordinator
  • 212.620.2204
  • For Sponsorship Inquiries:
  • Melody Khodaverdian
  • Director, Conference Partnerships
  • 917.794.5859 | mkhodaverdian@forbes.com
  • For Invitation and Attendee Inquiries:
  • Rich Guh
  • Audience Development Associate
  • 212.620.1861 | AgTechSummit@forbes.com
  • For Press Inquiries and Press Passes:
  • Laura Daunis
  • Senior Manager of Corporate Communications
  • 1 (212) 367-4874 | Ldaunis@forbes.com
  • For Press Inquiries:
  • Christina Vega
  • Manager, Editorial Publicity at Forbes
  • 212.206.5155 | cvega@forbes.com

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