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GAI AgTech Week hits Boston in June, bringing ag technology investment opportunities to the most innovative state in the U.S. (3.16.2017)

BOSTON, March 16, 2017 – Global AgInvesting is hosting its third annual GAI AgTech Week in Boston, a top “innovation economy” at the hub of the most innovative state in the U.S. The state was number one in innovation for the fourth year in a row, according to the Massachusetts Innovation Economy Annual Index (MassTech), and supported by the California-based Milken Institute, and Bloomberg, as reported in a recent Boston Business Journal article.

This third annual GAI AgTech Week, which is dedicated to building the community of forward-thinking players who are allocating capital, forming partnerships, and changing the trajectory of the global food system, will be held at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf, June 26-28.

Innovative companies will participate, such as Anterra Capital – manager of the world’s largest ag tech fund – which recently opened an office in Boston. “At Anterra, we believe that the transformation of the food and agriculture value chain will draw on the knowledge and skills of entrepreneurs and academics from several other sectors,” said Adam Anders, managing partner at Anterra. “Thus being in Boston allowed us to match our agricultural knowledge and network to the world leading life science, robotics, materials sciences, and big data innovation hubs of the city of Boston.”

Anders spoke of a “waking up to the need for change across the food supply value chain” as far as technology adoption is concerned, which has paved the way in other sciences to provide a path for transforming global food. “With this, we have been able to optimize our efforts to extract the most from genetics without damaging the environment on which food depends, to optimize the end-to-end efficiency ensuring that nothing is wasted, to ensure that farmers are rewarded, and to ensure that our growing population has food that supports healthy living,” he said. “Events like GAI AgTech Week are the perfect place to bring different stakeholders together to push forward these important developments.”

Several timely topics will be addressed at GAI AgTech Week:

• What can executives from other tech sectors teach ag tech entrepreneurs?
• The skinny on alternative proteins, exploring opportunities from plants to insects
• How bacteria and the microbiome could reshape agricultural waste streams
• Cannabis grow house technology – how medicinal growers are using LEDs to increase yields
• Executive presence workshop to engender trust and project competence

For more information, visit www.globalaginvesting.com/events/atw17, follow us @agtechweek, or join our LinkedIn Group.
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 8,500 attendees since 2009, and currently produces four annual events in New York, Boston, Tokyo and London.



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