MAY 23-25 2017 | TORANOMON HILLS

Having successfully organized two major global start-up events
––Pioneers Asia and FIN/SUM––Nikkei Inc. is now focusing on agritech,
and how disruptive technology is fusing with agriculture to shape our future.

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    Finalists Announced!AG/SUM HARVEST

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    Shinjiro KoizumiMember of the House of Representatives

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    Andrew D. IveSOSV / Food-X Managing Director

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    Yasufumi MiwaThe Japan Research Institute, Limited Center for the Strategy of Emergence Senior Specialist

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    Eric WardAgBiome, Inc. Co-CEO

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    Hillel MiloAquagro Fund LP Founder, Managing Partner

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    Andrew ZiolkowskiCultivian Sandbox Food, AgFund Managing Director

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    Cal Foulnerbeanstalk Founder

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    Douglas C. CameronFirst Green Partners Managing Director

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    Matthieu VermerschVisVires New Protein Founder & Managing Director

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    Takeshi MatsumotoFarm Alliance Representative Director

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    George KellermanYamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley COO, General Partner

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    Aaron MagenheimAgTech Insight Founder & CEO

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    Satoshi Koikevegetalia Representative Director & President

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    Yuriko KatoM2 Labo. Inc. Representive Director & President

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    Noboru NoguchiHokkaido University Research Faculty of Agriculture Professor

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    Mitsuru Izumoeuglena Co., Ltd Representative Director & President

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    Reinhard WolfRWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG CEO

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    Hiroyoshi IwataGraduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo Associate Professor

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    Makoto KimuraHATAKE COMPANY Representative Director & President

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    Hiroshi ManoEverySense Japan Representative Director & CTO

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    Nitza KardishThe Trendlines Group Vice President

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    Shinichi SasakiRoutrek Networks Representative Director

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    Rob LeclercAgFunder CEO & Co-founder

NEWS

Having successfully organized two major global start-up events––Pioneers Asia and FIN/SUM––Nikkei Inc.is now focusing on agritech, and how disruptive technology is fusing with agriculture to shape our future.

“Agritech”, the fusion of agriculture and technology, has the power to change the future. Many problems surround the food we eat--the rapidly declining number of farmers, serious global food shortages, the challenges of building a sustainable system. We believe that agritech, and the new businesses that stem from it, can help solve these global issues.
Title AG/SUM: AgriTech Summit
Date May 23-25, 2017
Venue Toranomon Hills Forum
Toranomon Hills Mori Tower 4th-5th floor,
1-23-3 Toranomon, Minato-ku,
Tokyo, 105-6305
Organizer Nikkei Inc.

FOUR PROGRAMS

AG/SUM is an event at which ideas on agritech will be exchanged.
Our goal this time is to create a future for new agriculture in Japan.
AG/SUM will be comprised of four programs, a symposium, workshops, “Harvest”, and “Land”.

AG/SUM Symposium
Listen to experts discuss the future of agritech. Topics range from alternative foods to collaboration between fintech and agritech.

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AG/SUM Workshops
Join interactive workshops led by industry experts. Share and exchange knowledge on agritech-related topics.

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AG/SUM Harvest
A combination of a hackathon, an ideathon, and an accelerator program. Discover how the ten teams are progressing in their journey towards product launch.

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AG/SUM land
Experience cutting-edge technology presented by farmers and startups. Visit the "Innovation Stage," to hear startup showcases and panel discussions.

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  • Symposium
  • Pitch Session22 Startups
  • Pitch Session16 Startups
  • Panel DiscussionAgritech and Regional Revitalization
  • Workshop 1
  • Future Agtech Stars
  • The Role of Marketing
  • Alternative Financial Models
  • Agtech Investments
  • Workshop 2
  • Global GAP
  • Bananas grown in Japan
  • Exporting Japanese Agritech
  • Agriculture and Welfare
  • Innovation Stage
  • Closed
    Please visit the exhibition booths

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  • FIRESIDE CHAT
  • Farming's Next Generation
  • Why Agritech?
  • Lunch
  • Fintech & Agritech
  • Regenerating Agriculture
  • Smart Data Solutions
    big data and analytics
  • Reducing the Cost of Materials
  • Operation Automation
    Robotics, AI, IoT
  • Role of Agricultural Cooperatives
  • Workshop 1
  • The Future of Food
  • Organic, Non-GMO Agriculture
  • Lunch
  • Aquaponics Systems
  • Foodtech
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  • Workshop 2
  • Making Money from Research
  • New Styles of Agricultural Corporations
  • Lunch
  • Breeding Business
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  • Innovation Stage
  • Startup PanelIoT, Machine Learning, Data Analysis, Farm Management
  • Startup ShowcasePresentations by 6 startups
  • Startup PanelEmerging Markets
  • Startup Showcase
    Embassy Recommended
    Startups
  • Startup PanelFuture Foods
  • Startup PanelTBD
  • Startup ShowcasePresentations by 8 startups

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  • Foodtech
  • Future of Food, Alternative Foods
  • Traceability, Food Safety
    Supply Chain
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  • Global Agribusiness
  • Harvest: Introduction
  • Pitch Finalists
  • New Agribusiness Models
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  • Closing Keynote, Announcement of Harvest Winners
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  • AI, Smart Farming
  • Investment in Agriculture in Emerging Markets
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  • Building New Products and Services
  • How to Make your Case with Investors
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  • Agritourism
  • Informatization of Agriculture
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  • FinTech x Agriculture
  • Vegetables and the Value Chain
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  • Innovation Stage
  • Startup Panel
    Integrating startup technology
  • Startup ShowcasePresentations by 6 startups
  • Startup PanelEntry of New Companies into Agriculture
  • Startup ShowcasePresentations by 8 startups

Having successfully organized two major global start-up events
––Pioneers Asia and FIN/SUM––Nikkei Inc.is now focusing on agritech, and how disruptive technology is fusing with agriculture to shape our future.

SPEAKERS

AG/SUM brings together leading experts from different fields
to discuss a wide variety of issues relating to agriculture and agritech.

Member of the House of Representatives, Director of Agriculture and Forestry Division
Let's use innovation and support for new players in the market to change Japan's agricultural sector.
Yasuhiro Sato
Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
Director & Exectuive Office President, Group CEO
One Mizuho is striving to increase farm production competitiveness and resolve food-related issues through farming x technology x finance collaborations.
The Japan Research Institute, Limited
Center for the Strategy of Emergence Senior Specialist
Technology like IoT and AI has the potential to bring creativity and profitability to the agricultural sector.
SOSV / Food-X
Managing Director
Excited to meet other industry leaders and potential startups needing investment.
AgBiome, Inc.
Co-CEO
Japan has a great track record in crop protection innovation. I'm keen to hear about new developments.
Aquagro Fund LP Founder,
Managing Partner
Creating cooperation and collaboration is critical to meet the challenges we are facing in feeding the world.
Cultivian Sandbox Food, AgFund
Managing Director
I am pleased to see important institutions in Japan focusing on tech and the food and agricultural industry.
beanstalk
Founder
I'm very keen to meet agritech startups from across Asia, particularly those focusing on indoor farming.
First Green Partners
Managing Director
I am excited to learn more about Japanese agritech startups.
VisVires New Protein
Founder & Managing Director
The industry is ripe for innovation and reinvention, and we're thrilled to be in the heart of it at AG/SUM.
Farm Alliance
Representative Director
Japanese farming is approaching a new stage. AG/SUM will be our first chance to share this with the world.
Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley
COO, General Partner
Japan should be the world leader in agritech, but isn't. I hope AG/SUM brings attention and momentum to agritech.
AgTech Insight
Founder & CEO
It's a world economy and I'm happy to promote cooperation - but it NEEDS results - not talk without action.
Hokkaido University Research Faculty of Agriculture
Professor
IoT, big data, and AI are the keys to agricultural growth. The agri-innovation SIP aspires to achieve such growth.
euglena Co., Ltd
Representative Director & President
I hope to create opportunities for open innovation with major corporations and university startups.
Reinhard Wolf
RWA Raiffeisen Ware Austria AG
CEO
Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
Associate Professor
I hope to integrate agritech with the latest crop breeding technology, and ensure food is plentiful and enjoyable.
HATAKE COMPANY
Representative Director & President
EverySense Japan
Representative Director & CTO
Farming is an economic activity and a regional culture. New value will be created through fusion with technology.
The Trendlines Group
Vice President
I am excited to share Israeli agritech innovations and to learn more about the Japanese agritech ecosystem.
Routrek Networks
Representative Director
I hope to find "made in Japan" solutions to food, water depletion, environmental destruction & aging farmer issues.
AgFunder
CEO & Co-founder
Japan has a good reputation for both food and technology, uniquely positioning it as a potential agritech leader.
Xinova, LLC.
Senior Vice President of Partnerships Group & Head of Marketing
I'm excited to both learn from and try to assist Japanese agritech startups.
vegetalia
Representative Director & President
I hope to start a "Green Revolution" among the next generation using the latest technology and plant science.
M2 Labo. Inc.
Representive Director & President
I hope that bringing together those interested in agriculture will create technology to supply tasty, safe food.
Planet Table
Founder
At AG/SUM I am looking forward to interacting with players both from Japan and overseas.
AGRIBUDDY Ltd.
CEO
I hope AG/SUM will be an opportunity to construct a system that exports Japan's knowledge and concepts.
GRA INC.
Representative Director & CEO
I want to talk about strengthening Japan's exports, establishing the Japan brand, and exporting technology.
flux IoT
CEO
Food-Origins
CEO
ALGAMA
CEO & Co-founder
FarmDrive
Co-founder & Managing Director
Astrona Biotechnologies
CEO
Sero Intelligence
CEO
Motorleaf
CEO
GINZA FARM Co., Ltd.
Representative Director & President
Financing and alliances with companies used to be hard for farms. I expect AG/SUM will help expand business.
Mizuki Yasuda
Farmship, Inc.
Representative Director
I want to discuss issues with many people and contribute to industry development.
Issey Maeda
AGRI HOLDINGS, INC.
Representative Director & President
One company alone can't set up a global agriculture and food value chain. I want to work with other companies.
Nomaport Inc.
Representative Director
I hope agritech will accelerate the collaboration between agriculture and social welfare.
Atlantic Food Labs
Managing Director
It's a great opportunity to connect globally with different industry players.
Agro Innovation Lab GmbH
CEO
I'm excited to gain insights into Japan's startup scene!
Sigfox
Director of Special Projects
I'm really excited to share and learn around opportunities for the agricultural sector thanks to the Internet of Things.
The Mixing Bowl, Better Food Ventures
Partner
PrecisionHawk
VP Business Development
Local Roots
Founder / CEO
C4: Capital for New Commons
Executive Director
Happy to see speakers who will convey the concepts of financial innovation for sustainable agritech.
Oisix Inc.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder
We will use technology to create the future of agriculture and the future of meals served at the dining table.
Omnivore
Founding Partner
Terramera
CEO & Founder
Japan is a hotbed of innovation and technology. How can we use technology to unlock the power of nature?
The National Liaison Council of Rural Youth Clubs
President
Kyomaru-en Inc.
Representative Director
I believe agritech will lead to major changes in the agricultural sector.
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Co.,Ltd.
Senior Manager
I want to use the extensive network and information available to insurers to support Japanese agribusiness.
ACA Investments
Director
WhatAVenture
Partner
I hope to collaborate with Japanese companies that wish to explore AgTech business and innovation opportunities.
Zeroth
Managing Director
Executive Producer, Forbes AgTech Summit
Executive Director, Development, ForbesLive
Having spent 3 years focused on AgTech innovation I am excited to learn about what Japanese startups are doing.
RML AgTech Pvt Ltd
Managing Partner & CEO
Its a great opportunity to learn about what entrepreneurs are thinking in Japan about the future of Agriculture.
Rabobank
Head of F&A Start-up Innovation
I would like to see how Japan is looking at the future of food and agriculture.
AgThentic
Founder/CEO
Looking forward to moderating the Startup Showcase. Startups, bring your A-game!
West Base LLC.
Representative Director
Integriculture Inc.
CEO
We hope to offer an insight into cell farming and its potential uses in cultured meat, regenerative medicine, and space farming.
Keio University Graduate School of System Design and Management
Project Professor
ITO EN, LTD.
Managing Executive Officer and Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility Promotion Department
Brain Co., Ltd.
Representative
Shinya Kobayashi
Farmnote Inc.
ECF Farmsystems
Founder & CMO
Nuritas
Founder and Chief Scientific Officer
Connecterra
CEO
Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University
Associate Professor
Stanford University
Research Scholar
Silicon Valley can potentially benefit from many of the exciting developments and deployments in Japan.
State Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
PwC Consulting, LLC
Partner
Freight Farms
President and Co-Founder
OPTiM Corporation
President and Representative Director
The University of Tokyo Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences
Special Professor
My vision is for IoT, big data, and the exponential evolution of artificial intelligence to lead to the start of a new agricultural era.
S2G Ventures
Managing Director
Tokyo Delica Foods Co., Ltd.
Executive officer & Director, Corporate Planning Office
My aim is to improve supply chain efficiency and build a new value chain based on a vegetable quality evaluation index delica score.
BluWrap
CEO

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SEED

All over the world, innovative farmers, start-ups, companies, and research institutions are coming up with new agritech ideas. We will exchange those ideas at AG/SUM, crossing borders and industries. Let’s plant these new business seeds together.

GROW

We must all work together to grow these seeds through open innovation. Top experts, accelerators, and incubators from within Japan and overseas will come together at AG/SUM. With their help, the seeds will sprout.

CREATE

We need the support of investors and funds, companies, and governments for the sprouts to grow into real businesses. When all parties work together and agritech businesses blossom globally, it will create a brighter future for agriculture and the many people involved in it. This is the final goal of AG/SUM.

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