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Impact of digitalisation on the agrifood sector in Europe


Tuesday, 7 May 2019 from 14:30 to 18:00 (CEST)

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Agriculture is impacted by global trends related to demographics, economics and climate change. The new emerging technologies that are becoming available can boost effectiveness and reduce risks. Consequently, a “farm-tech revolution” is emerging in the scope of global trends which generate structural changes in farms and the wider value chain in unexplored ways.

VVA together with EBN members Wageningen, South-East Bic and Rev’Agro Beauvais have performed a study for the European Parliament addressing the following questions:

  • What are the key technology advancements of the “farm-tech revolution” to date?
  • For particular technology, what are the impacts on the evolution of agri-food chain and the vertical integration of the value chain?
  • What do these disruptive technology developments imply for the modernisation of Common Agricultural Policy (CAP)?

EU|BICS and experts of the agri-food sector will get the opportunity to learn more about those challenges and to debate and discuss together their impact on local ecosystems as well as new forms of collaboration.


14.30 - 14.40 / Opening and Welcome

Javier Echarri, CEO - EBN and FEDIOL representative (TBC)

14.40 - 15.15 / Presentation of the study

Monica Pesce - VVA

Katrine Soma - WUR

15.15 - 15.30 / Introduction to Agri-Tech Network (featured by SmartAgriHubs)

Dr. ir. George Beers, Wageningen University and Research (WUR)

15.30 - 16.30 / Panel discussion - How to collaborate in the new agri-food industry?         

Moderator: Javier Echarri, CEO - EBN

Consuelo Montfort Belles, Business analyst - Rev'Agro Beauvais

Jérôme ROCHE, Secretary General - CEETTAR

Paolo Patruno, Deputy Secretary General - CLITRAVI

Representative from Copa Cogeca

Rebeca Fernadez, Director of Food Policy, Science and R&D departement - FoodDrinkEurope (TBC)


16.30 - 16.50 / Q&A

Moderator: Javier Echarri, EBN           

17.00 - 18:00 / Cocktail 

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Avenue de Tervueren 168
1150 Brussels

Tuesday, 7 May 2019 from 14:30 to 18:00 (CEST)

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