The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit welcomed over 2,000 agri-food businesses, technology giants, start-ups, and investors to exchange insights and identify future partners on March 22-23, 2022.

Celebrating a return to live events, the summit hosted sessions and networking in San Francisco with a live audience of over 1,600 delegates in the room, extending to a global audience via the interactive livestream. 147 global speakers shared ideas on regenerative agriculture, robotics, sustainable sourcing and many more integral topics concerning the agricultural ecosystem.

What an amazing two days of high-energy networking and compelling discussions, buzzing with energy as everyone was eager to be back together in the flesh after so long apart!

Check out our summit highlights below.

Relive 2 Packed Days With The Video Highlights

Who Joined Us?

Here are just some of the global players and industry leaders who joined us at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco and online:

Video Interviews

Mike Heinz, CEO North America, BASF

Janelle Meyers, Chief Sustainability Officer, KELLOGG COMPANY

David Babson, Program Director, ARPA-E

Derek Norman, VP Venture Investments, LEAPS BY BAYER

Photo Gallery: Relive the action from San Francisco!

Opening Plenary: Food System Transition Beyond COP

Leaders at The World Bank, Food Systems For The Future and BASF deliberated on the role of corporations and the private sector in solving global agricultural, food and health problems and how innovation plays a key role in meeting the targets laid by UN Sustainable Development Goals. Chaired by S2G VENTURES, this powerful plenary session was timely on March 22 as we celebrated National Ag Day.

“We need a different scale of financing to bring about food system transformation. A partnership between traditional financing and philanthropy. […] In the sovereigns, the ministers of finance are becoming more sensitive to the fact that the marginal dollar can be used differently to meet their other global goals including SDGs and climate but we need a different energy behind it.”
Geeta Sethi, Advisor and Global Lead for Food Systems, WORLD BANK

What Delegates Said

“The long anticipated return to an in-person World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit in San Francisco was a success. Meetings were convened, plans were forged and a return to normalcy in collaborative innovation seems within reach.”
Director, Biotechnology Strategy Leader, CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE

“The summit content was comprehensive, and the tracts were well organized. There was a good balance of general sessions and breakout sessions. A lot of opportunities to network and get introduced to a variety of people across the industry.”
Global Lead of Digital Strategy, CARGILL

“If you have to choose one AgTech conference to go to in a year – THIS is the one. It’s a great mixture of investors, entrepreneurs and all its surrounding eco system, all condensed in two intensive and buzzing days.”

See You Next Time!

After two fantastic virtual editions, the World Agri-Tech South America Summit will host the agtech community live in São Paulo, on June 28-29!

Contact Tom Bennett if you would like to help shape the content and be involved as a speaker, partner or exhibitor.

We’re heading back to London to facilitate idea-sharing and business opportunities on September 20-21.

If you have a great story to tell, an innovative solution to showcase, or would like to share your expertise on one of our panels, contact Marion Grimes.

Join us in Singapore at the Asia Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit on October 26-28.

Contact Tom Bennett if you would like to help shape the content and be involved as a speaker, partner or exhibitor.

And of course, we will see you back in San Francisco next year at the World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on March 14-15, 2023 with more exciting partnerships.

Contact Marion Grimes fore more information!