in the FUTURE OF

AGCO strives to identify and invest in innovative and disruptive solutions that have the potential to move global agriculture forward.


09:00 AM10:00 AM


Program will begin at 10:00 sharp.
Please arrive with enough time to register.
Coffee and tea will be available.

10:00 AM10:15 AM

Opening & Welcome Remarks

Martin Richenhagen, Chairman, President and CEO AGCO Corporation

10:15 AM10:45 AM

Keynote Speech:
Silicon Germany: Succeeding with Digital Transformation

Christoph Keese, CEO of Axel Springer hy

10:45 AM11:45 AM

Panel Discussion:
The new face of agricultural innovation. What are the next disruptive ideas that will change the food and agriculture value chain as we know it?

Session Chair:
Adam Anders, Managing Partner Anterra Capital

David Batcheller, President and CEO Appareo Systems, LLC
Prof. Dr. Thomas Herlitzius, Professor TU Dresden
Michael Horsch, CEO Horsch
Bernard Krone, CEO Krone

11:45 AM12:00 AM

The Future of Farming

Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO BayWa AG 

12:00 AM01:30 PM

Meet and Eat

Meet 12 exciting Start-ups and enjoy lunch!

01:30 PM02:15 PM

Panel Discussion:
Venture Capital meets agriculture. Who will be funding the next generation of groundbreaking new technologies in agriculture? What changes can we expect in terms of new business models, new financing structures and new competition across the value chain as venture capital backed entrepreneurs enter our sector?

Session Chair:
Adam Anders, Managing Partner Anterra Capital


Michiel Kotting, Managing Partner Northzone
Prof. Klaus Josef Lutz, CEO BayWa AG
Berry Marttin, Member of the Executive Board, Rabobank
Adrian Percy, Head of Research & Development, Crop Science – a division of Bayer

02:15 PM04:15 PM

The iVenture Summit Innovation Showcase:
Growth stage technology companies present 7-minute snapshots of their solutions.

Presenting Companies:

Paolin Pascot, Co-Founder

Aurelien Demareux, CEO & Co-Founder
ecoRobotix SA

Jason Tatge, Co-Founder & CEO Farmobile

German Autolabs
Patrick Weissert, Founder & CPO German Autolabs

Fernando Rodriguez-Villa, General Manager

Rodney Younce, CEO Fewclicks GmbH

Kenny Ewan, CEO & Founder Wefarm

Investor Panel:
Adam Anders, Managing Partner Anterra Capital
Benedikt Bösel, Chair of the Specialist Group AgTech, Bundesverband Deutsche Startups e.V.
Eric Hansotia, SVP Global Crop Cycle and Fuse Connected Services, AGCO Corporation
Michiel Kotting, Managing Partner Northzone

04:15 PM04:30 PM

Closing Remarks

Dr. Rob Smith, SVP & General Manager, Europe and Middle East, AGCO Corporation

04:30 PM

End of Conference and Networking Drinks Reception


Moderator: Ulrich Stockheim, Chief Communications Officer, AGCO Corporation