DAY ONE:

15 MARCH 2021

Registrations open at 12:00 PM  

*Please note that the agenda is subject to change.

DAY ONE: 15 March 2021, Monday

WELCOME TO GLOBAL BIOAG CONGRESS!

12:30PM

Leave for R&D Tour and Wine Tasting

Meet in hotel lobby; lunch en route

1:00PM

Presentation of current pipeline

Bayer Biologicals R&D Tour

2:00PM

Bus leaves for Marrone Bio Innovations from Bayer Biologics

2:45PM

Marrone Bio Innovations R&D Tour

3:45PM

Current innovations and their future endeavors

Bus leaves for Great Bear Vineyards

4:00PM

Great Bear Vineyards Wine Tasting & Tour

View beautiful vineyards, see an Ag Tech demo with some delicious wine and charcuterie

5:30PM

Bus leaves for Double Tree Hotel

Reception and Welcome Drinks

6:00PM

DAY Two: 16 March 2021, Tuesday

SESSION ONE: BALANCING FOOD SECURITY AND FOOD SAFETY TO SUPPORT TRUE SUSTAINABILITY—LEADERS IN FOOD AND BIOAG SPEAK UP!

8:30AM

Lighting of the Lamp by the special guest—Secretary Karen Ross

Opening remarks opening ceremony, Roger Tripathi CEO GBAL

8:50AM

California Agriculture–Sustainable Ways for Food Safety and Food Security

Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)

9:20AM 

Topic–TBC

Benoit Hartmann, Head of Global Biologics Division of BCS

9:45Am

Topic–TBC

Helen Wright, USDA APHIS

10:05Am

Topic–TBC

VP Del Monte

10:25AM

Session chair wrap-up; Q&A

Roger Tripathi, CEO of Global BioAg Linkages & BioAg Innovations

10:30Am

Morning Break

SESSION TWO: SOIL HEALTH REVOLUTION WITH BIOAG—

A NEED NOT A CHOICE!

11:15PM

Introduction as session chair

Emphasizing the Need for Soil Health Revolution

Guissepe Natale–CEO of Valagro

11:30PM 

Topic–TBC

Dr. Mylavarapu Venkatramesh, CTO of Agrinos

11:50Pm 

Panel: Soil Health Dilemma and Opportunities—Defining the Roadmap

Soil Health Panel: Guiseppe Natale, CEO of Valagro–Chairing the Panel

12:30PM

Embracing Amino Acid-based Biostimulants: the Next Big Step in Improving Soil Health and Sustainable Agriculture

Anna Botta, BioIberica

12:55PM

Session chair wrap-up; Q&A

Guissepe Natale, Valagro–Closing Remarks

1:00PM

LUNCH

SESSION THREE: REGULATORY STREAMLINING & HARMONIZATION IN BIOAG—NEED IS GLOBALLY LOCAL

2:00PM

Nicolas Cock Duque, CEO of Gowan Columbia and BPG

Introduction as session chair

2:05PM 

Global Overview for Biopesticides Regulation

Nicolas Cock Duque, CEO of Gowan Columbia and BPG

2:25PM

Global Overview for Biostimulant Regulation

Marco Rosso, Valagro

Global Regulation–Insights from Five Continents

2:50PM

Nicolas Cock Duque, President of BPG Fabio Domingues, Regulatory Expert Latam Luca Bonini, President of EBIC Sandeepa Kanitkar, Vice Chairman of BASAI Liu J, President of CBDA Keith Jones, Executive Director of BPIA

3:30PM

Role and Successes of BPIA in Providing Effective Voice to Bioproducts Industry 

Keith Jones, Executive Director of BPIA

3:45PM

Session chair wrap-up; Q&A

Nicolas Cock Duque, CEO of Gowan Columbia and BPG

3:50PM

Poster Sessions in Global Bio Ag Scientific Innovator Contest

(Students present their posters–2nd round)

Refreshment & Networking Break

SESSION FOUR: BIOAG COMMERCIALIZATION & ADAPTABILITY CHALLENGES— TIME TO WALK THE TALK FOR THE SAKE OF SUSTAINABILITY AND REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE

16:30

Introduction as session chair

including trends and future outlook

Daren Coppock, ARA USA

16:45

TBC

Jim Fargo CEO

17:05

Commercialization and Adaptability Challenges Panel

Cliff Watrin, Ben Duesterhaus and Alick Osborne

17:40

Farmers Perspective

Javier Zamora—TBC

17:55

Session chair wrap-up; Q&A

Daren Coppock, ARA USA

18:00

End of Day

Gala Dinner & Entertainment

(Host TBA)

19:00

DAY Three: 17 March 2021, Wednesday

SESSION FIVE: HOW TO LEVERAGE BETWEEN INSTITUTIONAL INNOVATIONS AND PRIVATE INNOVATIONS

08:30

Introduction as session chair

Pamela Marrone

08:40

Role of Universities in Making Innovations Commercially Affordable

Dean Helene Dillard, UC Davis

09:00

Top 3 winners of commercial innovation awards to present 15 minutes each

Bio-Disruptor Presentations

09:45

Key factors for successful innovation and a success story

Professor Prithviraj Balakrishnan, Dalhousie University (Canada)

10:05

Session chair wrap-up; Q&A

Pamela Marrone

10:15

Refreshment & Networking Break

SESSION SIX: INVESTMENT IN BIOAG & TANGIBLE ROI: WHAT ARE THE MISSING LINKS AND WHY?

11:00

Introduction as session chair

Challenges of ROI for Investors

TBC

11:10

TBC

TBC

11:30

Panel: Agri Trends, Revenue and Profit; Why Tangible ROI is a Challenge

TBC

12:15

Todd Downing, BEST

How Human Resource Management Can Improve ROI for BioAg Companies

12:35

Session chair wrap-up Q&A

Chair: TBA

TBC

12:45

Lunch

SESSION SEVEN: UNAVOIDABLE MARRIAGE BETWEEN PRECISION AG AND BIOAG—LET US CONNECT THE DOTS

13:45

Introduction as session chair

Why the Marriage of Bioag and Agtech is Unavoidable

Francois Levesque, Managing Director GBAL—Training, Events, and Precision Ag

13:55

Vertical Farming in Context to Bioag and Sustainable Farming

Guy Eltzer Israel

14:15

How Precision Agriculture Technologies Make the Drip Irrigation System an Ideal Carrier of Biosolutions

Mike Hemman, President and CEO of Netafim

14:35

Challenges and Opportunities of Precision Ag in Context to Bioag

Krishna Kumar, CEO of Cropin

14:55

Session chair wrap-up; Q&A

Francois Levesque

15:00

Refreshment & Networking Break

SESSION EIGHT: CONSUMERS, FARMERS AND SUSTAINABILITY—CRITICAL FACTORS FOR FOOD SAFETY, FOOD SECURITY AND FOOD CHAIN

15:45

Introduction as session chair

The Need for Regenerative Agriculture

Roger Tripathi, CEO and Co-Founder of GBAL & BAI

15:55

Keynote speaker: Bioag and the Food Chain

USDA

16:15

Panel on Sustainability and the Food Chain

TBC

16:55

TBC

Ed Treacy, PMA USA

17:15

Invitation to BioAg World Congress 2021

TBC

17:25

Closing Remarks

Roger Tripathi, CEO and Co-Founder of GBAL & BAI and Francois Levesque

17:30

Close of BAW Congress

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