Second Agricultural Business Summit
The second Agricultural Business Summit is organized by The Economist Events in Thessaloniki on 8 December 2015 at The Met Hotel in association with the Netherlands Embassy in Athens and HEDA as the supporting organization.
The summit focusses on the current developments regarding the sector of agribusiness as well as on the leadership strategy that will lead Greece and Europe as a whole towards growth and prosperity.
High profile speakers from Greece and abroad representing the fields of politics, business, technology and science will share their expertise, knowledge and prospects with the summit’s exceptional audience, within the context of a constructive dialogue under the chairmanship of The Economist’s analyst
Official opening session
Evangelos Apostolou, minister of agricultural development and food, Greece (acceptance in principle)
THE NEW STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK FOR AGRIBUSINESS IN GREECE
Markos Bolaris, alternate minister of agricultural development and food, Greece
WHAT IS GREECE'S POSITION AND POTENTIAL?
Vassilis Kappas, director of northern Greece, Gaia Epiheirein
THE EXAMPLE OF THE GREEK HORTICULTURAL SECTOR
Constantinos Kastrinakis, executive vice-president and chief executive officer, Kantor
A NEW ERA FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND START-UPS
Kyriakos Loufakis, president, Greek International Business Association
CONTRACT FARMING AND FINANCING AGRIBUSINESS TO ACHIEVE ECONOMIC RECOVERY
Nikos Efthymiadis, chairman, Redestos Efthymiadis Agrotechnology Group, honorary president, Federation of Industries of Northern Greece (FING)
SUCCESS STORY IN CONTRACT FARMING
DIGITAL ECONOMY FOR AGRIBUSINESS
Henk Hogeveen, professor, Wageningen University
THE MECHANISATION OF AGRICULTURE
Triantafyllos Xenos, co-founder, Eyefarm
FROM PRODUCTION TO THE HEALTHY CONSUMER: THE UN'S RESPONSE
Ioannis Kallias, chief executive officer, TUV Austria Hellas
End of conference