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Connecting proven innovators with investors in the $4.6 billion AgTech sector (3.24.2016)

 SAN FRANCISCO, March 24, 2016 – Amid the multitude of agriculture technology conferences new to the scene, there is only one that takes the conversation to the next level – GAI AgTech Week. Advanced by Global AgInvesting’s (GAI) historical relationships in the investment sector, proven innovators and investors will be connected here on-the-spot, leading to enhanced collaboration and deal flow. All framed around two-and-a-half days of critical content delivered by the industry’s most dynamic thought leaders.

This second annual GAI AgTech Week, which will take place in San Francisco, June 21-23, keeps pace with this exploding sector, where investments in start-ups more than doubled from 2014 to 2015, from $2 billion to $4.6 billion, according to the recently released AgTech Investing Report for 2015, published by AgFunder.

The AgTech Week agenda dives deep, bringing private equity partners to the table to continue where venture capital contributions leave off; introducing farmers who’ve tried new technologies and can speak to their successes and difficulties; and widening the possibilities of players in ag tech by showcasing new opportunities for partnerships.

Other innovative topics and interactive panels, presented by more than 50 top-of-their-game presenters, include:

• Advancing AgTech - Exploring the Role of AgTech Accelerators
• Secondary Impact: AgTech’s Potential for Lenders, Land Managers and Farm Investors
• Harnessing Innovation to Improve the Agricultural Supply Chain
• What Keeps Silicon Valley Investors Away from AgTech?
• Opportunities to Capitalize on Advancements in Food Safety Techniques
• Fostering Cooperation & Collaboration in the Ag Biotech Space

“Global AgInvesting is in a very unique position to bring key parties to the table who are ready to act, based upon support from its nearly decade-long relationships with sector-focused investors,” said AgTech Week Event Director Kate Westfall. “This allows us to bring the conversation at AgTech Week to a higher level, providing agtech executives with the most critical networking opportunities to build partnerships that can change the trajectory of the global food system.”

Visit www.globalaginvesting.com/atw16 for more details and follow us @agtechweek, like us on Facebook, or join our LinkedIn Group.

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Global AgInvesting, a brand of HighQuest Group, is the world’s most well-attended agriculture investment conference series and leading resource for events, research and insight into the global agricultural sector. GAI has hosted more than 8,000 attendees since 2009, and currently produces four annual events in New York, San Francisco, Singapore and London. www.globalaginvesting|www.highquestgroup.com

 

 

 

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