On April 2-4, 2017 the bi-annual CROP Innovation & Business conference will take place in Amsterdam. This three day conference will focus on how R&D-insights lead to novel Agri products that help solve the grand societal challenges.
The goal of the conference is to inspire, to provide possible solutions and to promote an open exchange of information. With this broader aim in mind we have, after seven very successful editions of Genomics in Business, changed the name to CIB: CROP Innovation & Business. The new name better reflects the broader appeal of the conference. The organisation wants to showcase how plant genomics and other related technologies will help tackle societal challenges such as climate adaptation, feeding the world, closing the loop i.e. circular economy and improving health.
Besides a new name also the content of the program is adapted and will be directed towards the central theme. New elements like pitches from start-ups, the involvement of young entrepreneurs and international students and round table discussions will be part of the program.
The conference promises once again to be a high-level international conference for executive management, entrepreneurs, start-ups, leading scientists and financial experts from the agro- and biotech industry. During the conference, new business models, partnerships and commercial applications in the field of genomics, traits and seeds will be presented and discussed.
The conference this year will introduce several new formats to foster interaction between the participants and the speakers. Around 175 people such as CEOs, CSOs, Business executives, heads of R&D/Biotech, legal firms, key scientists, policy makers and investors from the international Agri-Food sector will be present. Last edition, participants from 19 countries were present representing over a 100 different organisations.
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Programme committee members 2017
- Adam Anders, Managing Partner at Anterra Capital
- Dr. Léon Broers, Member of the Executive Board at KWS SAAT AG
- Johan Cardoen, Managing Director at VIB
- Edwin Hecker, Managing Partner at Schuttelaar & Partners
- Herco van Liere, VP Business Development at KeyGene
- An Michiels, Global Head of Research at Bayer CropScience Vegetables
- Nathalie Moll, Secretary General at EuropaBio
- Leon Mur, Partner at Iventus
- prof. dr. Arjen J. van Tunen, CEO at KeyGene