The Future of Agriculture - Forum 2013

Future of the AGRIBUSINESS

AgriFuture Conference Date
June 2013
17th - 19th

Ossiach, Carinthia,Austria




AgriFuture Days

Welcome address

Embedded into the "Days of the Future congress" there will take place the "AgriFuture Days" from June 17th to 19th in Carinthia\Austria. 3 days are dedicated to the future of the agricultural sector and will bring together senior representatives from leading government, research & commercial organizations from around the world, to share knowledge, experience, lessons learnt and good practice related to ICT Adoption in the rural area business and all affiliated sectors.

The conference will start with a series of presentations on the first day. Keynote speakers will talk about current systems, social preferences, political thoughts and difficulties to break institutional deadlocks. Other scientists and entrepreneurs will discuss the challenge of the global food demand which is forecasted to rise by 70% by 2050, and the parallel slowdown in productivity growth together with the increased pressure on the environment and the natural resources. The call for innovation with know-how transfer from science to the farming community, technology and its adoption, new business models fostering cooperation to accelerate effectiveness to meet these challenges will round off the program of the first day.

On the second conference day participants can choose between the agenda of the Global Day that brings prospects of futurologist and global common initiatives and the AgriFuture program.  Speeches on different technologies and research results followed by two workshops dedicated to the implementation of technologies and the call for innovation partnerships at EU, national and regional level are on the agenda. In the evening, people from all parts of the world who are living in Carinthia celebrate an International Come Together with the speakers and participants of The Global Day-congress. Also all participants of the AgriFuture conference are very welcome to take part.

The third conference day is shaped by 2 further workshops dealing with models for the agricultural future from the technological and organizational perspective. Project introductions with best-practice examples and software live-presentations will stimulate cooperation and inspirit the agenda. The outcome and summary of all workshops will be introduced and pronounced as the “Ossiach declaration” during the final.  Poster presentations and some information desks will complete the program.

The conference will be held in the magnificent surroundings of the Ossiacher Lake which is located in the heart of Carinthia. A typical traditional local food - "Brettljause" served in a nice wooden alpine hut on the "Gerlitze" to an insider presentation on "how to manage commons sustainably" is another highlight for the participants.

Don't miss this event and contribute to a prosperous and sustainable future of agriculture.
Mark in your calendar June 17th to 19th "AgriFuture Days conference"

We look forward to welcoming you

DI Walter H. Mayer

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