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DAY 1:  MARCH 15, 2021 (Pacific Time Zone)

6:30-8:30
120
Session 1
Balancing Food Security and Food Safety to Support True Sustainability: Leaders in Food and Bioag Speak Up
Session Chair: Roger Tripathi, CEO and Founder GBAL & PBI
6:30-6:45
15
Opening Remarks Opening Welcome Ceremony
Pam Marrone, Executive Chair & Partner and Roger Tripathi, CEO and Founder of GBAL & PBI
6:45-6:55
10
Developing a Resilient and Sustainable California Ag System for the Benefit of Farmers, the Environment and Consumers
Karen Ross, Secretary of California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA)
6:55-7:05
10
Italpollina changing to Hello-Nature, a sign of a leader in the Bioag walking the talk
Luca Bonini, CEO, Hello-Nature and President EBIC
7:05-7:45
40
Adoption of Biologicals into an Integrated Cropping Programs: A Global View from MNC Point of View, Challenges and Opportunities
Benoit Hartmann, Head of Global Biologics Division of BCS; and Anil Rohra, Global Head, Portfolio Alliances and M&A-Biosolutions, UPL
7:45-8:05
20
The State of Ag Sustainability and What More is Needed to Drive it Forward?
Kathleen Merrigan, Former Deputy Secretary of USDA and current Executive Director, Swette Center for Sustainable Food Systems
8:05-8:25
20
Buyer Expectations of Shippers. What major buyers and us consumers expect from their fresh produce suppliers for Food Safety, Sustainability, Logistics and Communication.
Ed Treacy, Vice President at Produce Marketing Association PMA, USA
8:25-8:30
5
Session Chair Day and Session Wrap-Up Q&A
Session Chair: Roger Tripathi
8:30-9:30
60
Networking Time
Conference Break Visit the Exhibition Hall and Networking Lounge
9:30-11:30
120
Session 2
Soil Health Revolution with BioAg and Water Management - A Need, Not a Choice
Giuseppe Natale, CEO and Founder Valagro, Chair of the Session
9:30-9:45
15
Introduction by Chairperson, Reflection on Soil Health Sense of Urgency
Giuseppe Natale, CEO and Founder Valagro
9:45-10:05
20
Moving Farmers to Improve Soil Health via Food Chain Needs
Kate Schaffner, Global Sustainability Manager, Kellogg's
10:05-10:45
40
Panel: Soil Health Dilemma and Opportunities: Defining the Roadmap
Giuseppe Natale, CEO Valagro- Panel Chair, PANELISTS: Kate Schaffner; Dan Stahl, Head of Agrinos (An Amvac enterprise); Alan Boyce, Co-Founder and CEO, Westlands Solar Farms, LLC; Francisco Manzano, Senior Vice President, Kimitec
10:45-11:05
20
Soil Health Challenges and Opportunities in LATAM
Antonio Zem, CEO BioTrop Brazil
11:05-11:25
20
Needs and Wants from BioAg Products for Soil Health
Jesus Yanez, CEO and Founder, GreenCorp, Mexico
11:25-11:30
5
Session Chair Day and Session Wrap-Up Q&A
Giuseppe Natale, CEO and Founder Valagro, Chair of the Session
11:30-14:00
150
Networking Time
Conference Break Visit the Exhibition Hall and Networking Lounge

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DAY 2:  MARCH 16, 2021 (Pacific Time Zone)

6:30-8:30
120
Session 3
Regulatory Streamlining & Harmonization in BioAg- Need Globally Local
Nicolas Cock Duque, President at BioProtection Global and External Affairs Manager at Ecoflora (Integrated Biosolutions from Gowan).
6:30-6:50
20
Introduction by Chairperson Global Overview for Biopesticides Regulatory
Nicolas Cock Duque, President at BioProtection Global and External Affairs Manager at Ecoflora (Integrated Biosolutions from Gowan).
6:50-7:10
20
Global Overview for Biostimulamt Regulatory
Marco Rosso, Global Corporate Affairs Director, Valagro
7:10-8:00
50
Panel: Global Regulatory - Insights from 5 Continents
Nicolas Cock Duque, Panel Chair, PANELISTS: Julia Emanuela, Regulatory Affairs Specialist, Biologicals, Croplife Brazil; Jennifer Lewis, Exec. Director IBMA; Keith Jones, Exec. Director BPIA, USA; Luca Bonini, CEO Hello Nature and President EBIC, and Vipin Saini, CEO, BASAI; Associate Editor, Crop Care Division, Krishi Jagran; and ABP - GBAL
8:00-8:20
20
The Status and Future of Biopesticides and What Would Further Drive Adoption
Charles (Billy) Smith, Acting Division Director, Biopesticides and Pollution Prevention Division, Office of Pesticide Programs of EPA
8:20-8:30
10
Session Chair Wrap-Up; Q&A
Nicolas Cock Duque, President at BioProtection Global and External Affairs Manager at Ecoflora (Integrated Biosolutions from Gowan).
8:30-9:30
60
Networking Time
Conference Break, Visit of Virtual Exhibitors, Connection with Virtual Delegates
09:30-11:30
120
Session 4
BioAg Commercialization & Adaptability Challenges - Time to Walk the Talk for the Sake of Sustainbility
Daren Coppock, President & CEO ARA (Agricultural Retailler Association) USA
09:30-09:40
10
Introduction by Chairperson Including Trends and Future Outlook
Daren Coppock, President & CEO ARA (Agricultural Retailler Association) USA
09:40-10:00
20
Challenges and Resistance for New Technology from Farmer Point of View
Walt Duflock, Director of Innovation for Western Growers & Farmer; Dennis Donohue, Director of Western Growers Center for Innovation & Technology
10:00-10:50
50
Panel: Commercialization and Adoption Challenges for BioAg Products and New Technologies
Daren Coppock, Panel Chair; PANELISTS: Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO, Bioconsortia USA; Norm Davy, CRO Heliae; Shawn Semones, Head, R&D Anuvia; Ben Duesterhaus, Research Agronomis, Mid-Valley Ag Services; Marcus Jones, Sr. Research Mgr, Plant Nutrition & Performance, WinField United; Matthew Meisner, Farmers Business Network
10:50-11:20
30
Farmer Perspective on Adoption of Innovative Technologies
Stuart Woolf, Owner Woolf Farming and Harris Woolf Almonds, Marrone Bio Board member
11:20-11:30
10
Session Chair Wrap-Up; Q&A
Daren Coppock, President & CEO ARA (Agricultural Retailler Association) USA
11:30-12:00
30
Top 5 Candidates of the BioAgro Disruptor Award to present
Top 5 will be announced in early March, all 3 will speak for 10 minutes each.
12:00-14:00
120
Networking Time
Conference Break, Visit of Virtual Exhibitors, Connection with Virtual Delegates

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DAY 3:  MARCH 17, 2021 (Pacific Time Zone)

6:30-8:30
120
Session 5
Role of Institutions, Investment in BioAg & Tangible ROI: What are the Missing Links and Why
Pam Marrone, Executive Chair & Partner and MD Precision AgTech and Capital Raising, GBAL & PBI
6:30-6:35
5
Introduction by Chair person
Pam Marrone Executive Chair & Partner and MD Precision AgTech GBAL & PBI
6:35-6:55
20
What Young Innovators (students) Need to be Prepared for Modern Digital and Sustainable Ag
Dr. Ben Houlton, Dean, Cornell College of Ag & Life Sciences
6:55-7:20
25
Dean Dr. Ben Houlton, Panel Chair, PANELISTS: Dr. Mason Earles, Asso Professor UC Davis Plant Sciences, Prof MS Reddy Chairman Asian PGPR society
7:20-8:05
45
Panel: What Investors Look for Before Investing in BioAg Companies and the Promise of Bioliogicals
PANELISTS: Pam Marrone, Panel Chair; Carl Casale, Blueberry Farmer and Partner Ospraie Ag Sciences, Sanjeev Krishman, Chief Investment Officer, S2G Ventures
8:05-8:25
20
Need to prevent the introduction and spread of invasive plant pests to secure our food supply and ensure Farmers ROI.
Dr. Osama El-Lissy, USDA Deputy Administrator of Plant Protection and Quarantine
8:25-8:30
5
Session Chair Wrap-Up; Q&A
Pam Marrone, Executive Chair & Partner and MD Precision AgTech and Capital Raising, GBAL & PBI
8:30-9:30
60
Networking Time
Conference Break, Visit of Virtual Exhibitors, Connection with Virtual Delegates
9:30-11:30
120
Session 6
Unavoidable Marriage between Precision Ag and BioAg in IPM and ICM, for a Business Case with Investors
Pam Marrone, Executive Chair & Partner and MD Precision AgTech and Capital Raising, GBAL & PBI
9:30-9:35
5
Introduction by Chairperson
Pam Marrone, Executive Chair & Partner and MD Precision AgTech and Capital Raising, GBAL & PBI
9:35-9:55
20
Role of Integrated Crop Programs incorporating Precision Ag
Michael Gilbert, CEO and Founder, Semios
9:55-10:35
40
Panel: New Innovations, Vertical farming, Precision Tools + Biological Innovations to Enhance Growers Bottom Line
Michael Gilbert, CEO and Founder of Semios,Panel Chair; PANELISTS: Sarah Placella, Founder and CEO, Root Applied Sciences; Keren Moshelion, CEO, PlantDiTech
10:35-11:25
50
Panel: What is Needed to Further Drive Biointensive IPM: Perspective from IPM Experts, a Grower of Sustainably Labeled Produce, Plant Health Expert and an ESG Specialist
Michael Rozyne, Chair of IPM Voice and Founder, Red Tomato (grower)-Panel Chair; PANELISTS: Tom Green, Founder of IPM Institute of America; Keith Pitts, Chief Sustainability Officer, Marrone Bio; Laia Cortel Carrasco, Head of BioIberica Plant Health
11:25-11:30
5
Session Chair Wrap-Up; Q&A
Pam Marrone, Executive Chair & Partner and MD Precision AgTech and Capital Raising, GBAL & PBI
11:30-12:00
30
Award Ceremony
Pam Marrone and Giuseppe Natale (Roger Tripathi, MC)
12:00-14:00
120
Networking Time
Conference Break, Visit of Virtual Exhibitors, Connection with Virtual Delegates

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