Packed program at Greentech Americas

During the GreenTech Americas Conference program, leading national and international experts focused on optimizing crops in a controlled environment. The event features the latest technologies and innovations in the industry in the region of Americas. From Tuesday, March 21, through Thursday, March 23, 200 companies and 2,400 professionals will be present on the show floor in Querétaro Congress Center (QCC), Mexico.

Conference Programme - highlights:

Tuesday, March 21

  • 12:00 – 13:00: 'Alternative crops and opportunities in the controlled environment agriculture sector' by Sonny Moerenhout (Cultivators), María Pérez Vázquez (OLEOFLOR), Erick Ponce (ICAN LATAM), Juan Gabriel Succar (Verde Compacto) and moderated by Mariana Larrea (Santuario Uh May).
  • 15:30 – 16:30: 'It is not about high-tech, it's about the right-tech: The experience of Agropark Querétaro and Agropark Honduras' by Saul Baez (Agropark Greenhouse Association), Ricardo Lardizabal (AgroAlpha, Honduras) and moderated by Homero Ontiveros (AgTech América).

Wednesday, March 22

  • 10:00 – 11:00: 'Digital agriculture: How data collection and artificial intelligence are helping growers to increase productivity' by Celene Solis (WayBeyond), Martin Helmich (Hoogendoorn Growth Management) and moderated by Pharis Rico (HortiConnect NL).
  • 11:00 – 12:00: 'Human resources: Strategies for the selection, training and retention of employees' by Carlos Arteaga (Rancho Medio Kilo) and moderated by Georgius R. Gotsis (Eleven Rivers Grower).
  • 12:30 – 13:30: Keynote Silke Hemming (Wageningen University & Research) will talk about: 'The road to autonomous greenhouses': 1: The greenhouse industry plays an important role in the supply of fresh produce. However, operators have to make many decisions to achieve high yields with good product quality at the right time. 2: Also, managing crop production using all resources (water, energy, labor) efficiently is becoming increasingly important. The right greenhouse equipment, sensor technology, and artificial intelligence (AI) achieve advances that make growers' work easier.
  • 15:00 – 16:00: 'How private investment is changing the perception of the controlled environment agriculture industry and investment opportunities' by Claudio García Salgó (AGreenVesting), Andrés Vázquez Lamont (Farm Capital), Juan Carlos Alderete Macal (Grupo Financiero Banorte) and moderated by Pablo Ricaud (Rising Farms).
  • 16:00 – 17:00: 'State of the industry: What are the threats and opportunities in the regional and global controlled environment agriculture industry' by Georgius R. Gotsis (Eleven Rivers Grower), Guillermo Jiménez (AMHPAC), Tyrone Orozco (CJT Traders) and moderated by Oscar Woltman (MagicSun Farms).

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