LONDON, August 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
With agriculture being the world's largest industry, generating over $1.3 trillion dollars' worth of food annually, the importance of understanding the market pressures and dynamics is crucial to achieve the ever-increasing production goals. Driven by a rapidly growing population, rising food consumption and subsequent need for securing sufficient food supply worldwide, the industry is facing challenging times.
CropWorld Global, the leading international agricultural event of the year, is the only platform where information and insight can be gained to assist in answering the most important decisions senior management will need to make to respond to these agricultural challenges and continuous pressures.
Through rigorous analysis of global and regional agricultural trends - from crop production to agricultural supply chain - this must-attend event taking place 29-30 October at Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, will offer attendees invaluable business development, manufacturing and partnering processes to realise their full potential. With the exhibition expecting over 2,000 participants from more than 80 countries and over 100 exhibitors on the floor, the conference will run alongside with 8 topical modules in 2 parallel streams and 38 discussion themes presented by over 30 international industry experts.
New for 2013 is the Innovation Platform, which will allow exhibitors a unique opportunity to showcase their latest research, technology and advancement in the world of agriculture. Through a series of 20 minute sessions, this R&D platform will be situated in the middle of the exhibition floor and has so far attracted companies such as Croda, Batelle and Agro Business Consortia to deliver their presentations.
CropWorld Global's Event Director, Terri D'Elia, says: 'The level of global interest in this event is absolutely phenomenal and proves the importance of having to address the critical challenges that face the agricultural industry - not only those occurring today but to assist in developing a sustainable future.
'With the continuous pressures on crop production and protection, CropWorld Global is the only stage where everyone in the Ag industry can meet, share and discuss these vital topics and work together in achieving their crop production goals.'
Developed through a series of peer-to-peer discussions and in-depth market research with the CropWorld Global Steering & Advisory Committee, the CropWorld Global 2013 Conference will provide attendees with an essential opportunity to understand the challenges facing agricultural production and examine the latest developments in Crop Production and Crop Protection, Plant Breeding, Agriculture in Developing Countries, Water Resource and Irrigation, Agricultural R&D and Supply Chain as well as ever important Global Food Security.
The conference will include industry professionals from a range of organisations including Bayer CropScience, Unilever, DEFRA, BASF Corporation, FERA and European Parliament, Marrone Bio Innovations, Lindsay Irrigation, CGIAR Consortium, UK Trade & Investment, KeyGene and many more. With expert speakers from the world of global agriculture, this conference will offer the invaluable chance to network and debate with leaders in this field.
Senior Conference Producer, Svetlana Fathers, says: 'The calibre of speakers we have on the agenda for this year's conference is the best to date and includes some of the industry's most sought after, distinguished experts in this field.
'Covering the topics which are on-trend in the agricultural world and combined with top level content, this truly is the event to attend if you want to discover the latest developments in the world of crops and examine the industry in finer detail.'
Agriculture is a complex industry and CropWorld Global is addressing the challenges to assist in developing a sustainable future.
To view the full programme, list of confirmed speakers and to register visit the website http://www.cropworld-global.com.
CropWorld Global 2013 is being organised by UBM in association with the British Crop Production Council (BCPC). UBM uses its experience in overseas markets to complement and build on the annual CropWorld conferences and exhibitions by running regional events in the key crop producing geographic regions of the world.
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SOURCE CropWorld Global