Thematic Evening: Food Production and Technology – Greener Together?
March 17, 18:00 - 21:30CHF95.00
Technology is often perceived to conflict with sustainable food production. It is associated with intensive farming practices, pesticide and fertilizer use, genetically modified seeds, etc. which are widely seen to be detrimental to the environment, biodiversity and animal welfare.
However, there has been growing interest in green farming technologies and their potential to make agriculture more sustainable. Precision farming, data sensors, robotics, drones and bioengineering are being used to increase resource-efficiency, raise productivity and reduce negative impacts on the environment. Many of these technologies are still in early development stages. However they are evolving at impressive rates and could soon revolutionize our food production systems.
- What potential do they really offer?
- What challenges need to be tackled in order to expand their use?
- How can technology help to scale sustainable farming practices like organic or regenerative farming?
Join us to discuss the future of sustainable food production with large established businesses, research units and innovative start-ups.
Who is it for?
- Agriculture and food experts
- Technology experts
- Professionals interested in sustainability
18:00 – 18:30 Registration
18:30 – 18:45 Welcome by GreenBuzz and Mounia Boujija, Manager Strategy, Projects and M&A at Chocolat Frey
18:45 – 19:45 Speaker Inputs
- Urs Niggli, Director of the Research Institute of Organic Agriculture (FIBL)
- Philipp Spaeti, CTO of IBM Switzerland
- Olga Dubey, CEO and founder of Agrosustain
- Frederic Hemmeler, Co-Founder & CEO of Aero41
- Marcel Florian Founder and CEO at Growcer
- Rafael Waber, CEO Swiss Shrimp
19:45 – 19:55 Wrap up
19:55 – 21:30 Apero / Buzzing
Discounts and Free tickets
Employees of our corporate partners can gain free tickets for this event. Please check here if your employer is a member of GreenBuzz and use your corporate discount code to register.