New thematic blocks and keynotes International speakers

PROGRAM 2018-04-12T12:12:16+00:00

European Open Innovation Ecosystem for Startups

Smart Agrifood Summit propose a complete program of conferences, keynote speakers and thematic roundtables that take place in the FORUM.

Provisional Program

Speakers – Key visionaries of digital transformation

  • Rob Leclerc. CEO and Founder AgFunder. USA
  • Marc Vidal. Digital Transformation Consultant
  • José María Álvarez Pallete. CEO Telefónica

Panel discussion on different subjects

Dealing with rapid growth (Investors)

  • John Hartt. AGTRHIVE. Silicon Valley
  • Dagmar Bartels. Naspers Investor
  • Tamar Weis. SN Central. Israel

Promoting rapid growth

  • Klaus Wehagen. Silicon Valley Forum
  • IBM
  • Wayra. Telefónica

Big data in agrifood

  • Krijn Poppe. LEI Wageningen University (TBC)
  • Ricardo Domínguez. S3P Agrifood on Traceability and Big Data

Artificial Intelligence applied to farms

  • Watson IBM
  • Werner Vogels. CTO
  • Robert Edwards. Institute for Agri-Food Research and Innovation

Food security

  • Soledad Cabezón. Europarlamentary.
  • Dr. Maurice Moloney. Executive Director and CEO Global Institute for Food Security (TBC)

Case studies. Success

  • Salinas Valley
  • Greenhouses of Almería
  • Autonomus tractor

Elevator pitch for Startups

Startups pitch to investors. The startups will be selected in different satellite summits and through a general call for Startups.

Speakers corner – agrifood talks

Continuous talks throughout the event by universitors, reserarchers, etc.

Boot camp: 48 hours to find a solution – 4 challenges

One partner takes on one challenge. Teams universities, companies, entrepreneurs from a team to find solutions for important problems. Respond to challenges such as: How to digitize a cow farm, solutions to sensorise olive trees and the irrigation of precision, an autonomous vehicle for the cultivation of the vine, solutions for the xivella fastidiosa…

Investors Forum



Day 20: Welcome Reception, City Council of Málaga.

Day 21: Elevator Pitch and B2B meetings with participant Startups.

Day 22: Investors Forum (only with invitation)

  • Presentation of SVG Partners (Thrive AgTech) Proposal
  • Round table and investors presentation
  • Workforce proposal roadmap between Europe and Silicon Valley
  • Brainstorming for new stage: Agrifood Summit


  • SVG Partners (USA)
  • Axon Partners Group (Spain)
  • Atomico (UK)
  • Faraday Ventures Partners (Spain)
  • Agrotech Ventures (Nederland)
  • Silicon Valley Forum (USA)
  • Univen Capital (Spain)
  • Caixa Capital Risc (Spain)
  • Europe Investment (EU)