Conference-series: Ag Machinery International 2019

The „Ag Machinery International 2019“ provides information on key topics in countries with significant demand and potential for agricultural machinery products.

The two events illustrate the challenges of large-scale farming in important agricultural regions as well as consequences of the “BREXIT” on the European farming community.

Both conferences consist of market reports, high-level key-note speakers and opinions from farmers and key actors from the industry. Finally, there will be a panel discussion followed by a round of questions from the audience.

Subsequently to the conferences, there will be a reception where you can meet and have an exchange with the experts and members of the international delegations.

Wedndesday, 13.11.2019 - 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

Prospects and challenges of large-scale farming worldwide

Get-together: 12.00-1.30 pm
Convention Center, room 3 A+B
Language: English, Russian

Nowadays we observe growing farm sizes all over the world. What drives this development? The increasing market concentration driven by economies of scale across all production stages (farming, processing, and retail) is one of the driving forces. The benefit of large scale farming is the reduced cost of food. However, the expansion of food production has also involved substantial increases in the use of nitrogen, phosphorus, and water for irrigation.

In this conference we want to look at large-scale farming in Eastern Europe, North America and Australia. We want to discuss challenges and opportunities with regard to farm management, climate change and digitalization. Practicioners from the regions will present their views and farms.

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michaela Kuhl

Thursday, 14.11.2019 - 9.30 am – 12.00 pm

The European Union in the (post) Brexit era – challenges for farmers in Europe

Get-together: 12.00-1.30 pm
Convention Center, room 3 A+B
Language: Englich, French

The withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union has significant consequences for farmers and agribusiness companies in Europe. The political leaders of the UK and the EU have agreed to extend the exit process until October 31, 2019. Hence, the conference intends to present the final Brexit scenario at AGRITECHNICA and answer practical questions of industry representatives and farmers alike.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martin Banse

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michaela Kuhl

Agricultural commodity analyst, Commodity research team, Commerzbank AG

Dr Michaela Kuhl is responsible for market analysis and price forecasts in the agriculturals sector. After a degree in economics, she worked as a research associate at the universities of Frankfurt and Giessen while doing her PhD. After completing her doctoral degree at the Faculty of Economics at the University of Frankfurt and serving as an acting professor at the Faculty of Agriculture at the Technical University of Munich, Dr Kuhl joined Commerzbank in 2000, where she worked in various areas of economic analysis. She will present key trends in global agricultural markets and present implications for large-scale farming operations.

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Dr. Martin Banse

Institute of Market Analysis, Johann Heinrich von Thünen-Institute

With more than 15 years’ experience in quantitative analyses of agricultural policy and international trade, he will discuss the far-reaching consequences of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union has. In particular, trade relations between European countries will need to be realigned, and analysis of the potential impact of Brexit on the German and European agricultural sectors has been at the heart of Banse’s recent work.

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