About CROP IB

The international Agri-Food business network event


On April 16-18, 2023 the CROP innovation & business (CropIB) conference will take place in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

This conference brings together breeding companies, academics, agri tech providers and experts from the international agri-food community to discuss solutions and innovations for the challenges in agriculture.

For the 12th time, more than 200 international participants will gather in Amsterdam for a three-day conference that focuses on the use of new technologies for breeding innovative crops.

New breakthrough technologies in artificial intelligence, phenotyping, robotics, genotyping and data science that will contribute to the development of new resilience-, protein-, health beneficial- and sustainable crops will be discussed.

CropIB will also contribute to stimulating partnerships by connecting the industry to the world-class academic networks of Wageningen (the Netherlands), Ghent (Belgium) and CEPLAS (Germany).

Added to this year´s program is a dedicated pitch session for academic groups, startups and established companies to perform a proof-of concept with their first product or service. In this way CropIB would like to contribute to speeding up time to market for innovative solutions for the main challenges.


Topics for 2023

  • Which new DNA technologies will contribute to the development of sustainable traits.
  • Advancements in high-throughput phenotyping technologies.
  • What are the real benefits of artificial intelligence for crop improvement
  • How to unlock the abiotic and biotic genetic potential for developing sustainable crops?
  • How to secure sustainable plant protein production in Europe?
  • Future consumer trends that will have impact on today’s plant breeding
  • Sustainable traits and how to implement them in commercial varieties?
  • How to speed up knowledge valorisation of academic research in the AgBio industry?


Whom to meet
CropIB is a C-level conference for management, entrepreneurs, leading scientists, financial experts and legal experts from the international Ag-Bio industry.

Around 200 delegates (CEOs, CSOs, Business executives, heads of R&D/Biotech, legal firms, key scientists, policy makers and financial experts) from the international Ag-Bio industry will be present representing over 100 different organisations.


Visionary keynote lectures ~ Dedicated parallel sessions ~ Pitch session ~ Networking possibilities ~ Exclusive conference app ~ Exhibition area