Date: May 21, 2019
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Technology in agriculture is advancing faster than one could possibly imagine. Register today for the Forbes AgTech Summit, held in Salinas on June 26-27, to stay on top of cutting-edge agricultural technologies and anticipate revolutionary changes in the food system.

As part of the strategic partnership Western Growers has developed with Forbes, all WG members will receive a substantial discount to attend the event when registering at http://bit.ly/AgTechWG and selecting the ticket type: Forbes AgTech Summit – Salinas Partner Rate.

During the Summit, guests will be introduced to the latest technology startups-to-watch within the global agricultural ecosystem and hear insights from prominent speakers who will explore topics at the heart of technology, entrepreneurialism and agriculture.

WG is working directly with Forbes to organize several show-stopping programs during the event:

STATE OF AG KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Tom Nassif, WG’s president & CEO, will kick off the conference with a keynote speech during the opening reception. The former U.S. ambassador will provide a fresh, new perspective on global agriculture as it relates to technology and discuss how current events will impact the future of food.

INNOVATION SHOWCASE

For the second year in a row, WG will be sponsoring the Innovation Showcase, where cutting-edge startups will be exhibiting their technologies. Throughout the showcase, you will see live demonstrations and have the opportunity to speak directly with the who’s who of agtech, as they pursue solutions that will help solve agriculture’s most pressing issues, including labor shortages, challenges surrounding water supply and quality, food safety and more. Plus, many of the startups working out of our WG Center for Innovation & Technology will be featured!

SMARTER TECH, SAFER FOOD PANEL

WG is developing a frank discussion on what the future food safety systems must look like as we work to address shifting environmental changes and consumer preferences, and an increasing global food chain. Our star-studded panel will speak to the challenges inherent in today’s food safety paradigm and culture, as well as provide key insight on how can we use technology to better ensure that food is properly regulated and safe to eat around the world.

For additional conference details, visit the Forbes AgTech Summit webpage. Contact Hank Giclas at (949) 885-2205 for questions about the Innovation Showcase.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR FORBES AGTECH SUMMIT TODAY

WG Staff Contact

Hank Giclas
Sr. Vice President, Strategic Planning, Science & Technology
949-885-2205

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