A Week of Agri-Food-Tech Innovation in San Francisco

Agri-food innovation and investment was the central focus for the 4000+ delegates attending the Rethink Events’ flagship agri-food summits in San-Francisco from March 17-22. Connecting the entire agri-food supply chain face-to-face over three consecutive summits: Animal AgTech (March 17-18), World Agri-Tech (March 19-20), and Future Food-Tech (March 21-22), encouraged delegates to discover the latest technologies, make new connections, form strategic partnerships and fuel their pipelines for the year ahead.

From the exhibition and main stage, to the start-up arena and hotel lobby, spilling out to business HQs and evening dinners, the silicon valley lived and breathed agri-food tech all week, with non-stop pitching and catalytic conversations in every corner of the city. Relive the highlights of the summits and mark your calendars to join us next year in March 2025.

The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit welcomed over 480 animal health and nutrition providers, livestock producers, feed companies, technology developers, start-ups and investors on March 17-18 focused on accelerating action for animal health and environmental stewardship. Spanning two days of dynamic action, the summit program heard industry leaders from across the sector share deep commitments to optimize genetics, reduce GHG emissions and produce efficient on-farm data for farmers and producers, a particular highlight was the FDA’s Tristan Colonius sharing the regulator’s vision to advance animal health and welfare in the USA.This was complemented by workshops, roundtables, and start-up pitches, alongside extensive networking opportunities and a full program of 1-1 meetings. Partnering with UC Davis, the summit also hosted an ‘Innovation in Action Tour’ exploring its world-class animal research facilities and gain insights from esteemed international academia. Visit the summit website to view the highlights and key takeaways.

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Despite a challenging year for some, the industry continues to show up with over 2,400 delegates from 58 countries attending the 12th annual World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit on March 19-20, continuing the momentum of agri-food innovation and the industry showed up with 2,400 delegates from 58 countries bringing together agribusiness leaders, OEMs, food brands, growers, tech providers, innovative start-up founders and investors dedicated to commercializing solutions for climate-resilient ag. Celebrating its 12th year, the flagship event featured dedicated start-up pitches, interactive breakout sessions and intimate roundtables, and the Start-Up Arena grew to feature dedicated scale-up booths. GenAI, decarbonization and regenerative agriculture were among the hot button topics in panel discussions and throughout the summit program, designed to ignite inspiration, foster knowledge exchange, and facilitate the critical partnerships essential for future business prosperity. View the key takeaways, speaker line-up and agenda on the summit website.

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Culminating the week’s events on a high, Future Food-Tech convened the global food industry for an electric two days of influential panels, small group targeted discussions, product launches and dynamic pitching sessions, all while sampling the most exciting products coming to market. Over 1450 food-tech leaders, from CPG brands, retailers, ingredient providers, investors and start-ups met under one roof to delve into crucial topics ranging from tackling food and nutritional insecurity, to improving health through nutritional enhancement. Experience the summit via the highlights page on the website, with testimonials and photo gallery, capturing the excitement of the two-days.

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We can’t wait until the summits return next year. Until then, get in touch to find out how you can be involved in our global portfolio at info@rethinkevents.com or call +44 (0)1273 789989.