Upcoming Digi-Conference on MENA Food Security: Agriculture

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These are unprecedented times for global commerce, logistics are challenged and business as usual impacted if not suspended entirely for some sectors. In these circumstances the opportunities for attending vital business learning events are understandably reduced. However, the folks at Great Minds Event Management have embraced modern technology to allow you to keep learning and networking from the comfort of your house or office. Taking place online from Monday 29th to Tuesday 30th June is their Digi-Conference on MENA Food Security: Agriculture

This digital conference will be conducted for three hours each day using bespoke online video conferencing technology. Industry experts and stakeholders will participate online in panel sessions and presentations covering topics such as technology adoption in traditional agriculture as well as hydroponics, aeroponics and indoor vertical farming. Other back-to-back presentations and case studies will be delivered by experts in the industry who will provide insights on successful application of a variety of tech innovations.

This exclusive C-level conference is designed to address the most pressing needs of leading sectors during the pandemic and address preparedness measures for these sectors for life beyond the pandemic era.  it will bring together executives from government, non-government organizations, private sector and consumers across the Middle East and North Africa along with global tech players involved in the development and adoption of AgriTech innovation.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Sheikh Dr. Majid Sultan Al Qassimi, Adviser to the Minister, Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE), UAE
  • H.E. Hussain Mohammed Al Mahmoudi, Chief Executive Officer, Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park
  • Dr. Naufal H Rasheed, Advisor of Agriculture Policy and Investment, Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries, Oman
  • Mariam Eid, Head of Agro Industries Department, Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon
  • Dr. Ismahane Elouafi, Director General, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture – ICBA
  • Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamyd Dawoud, Advisor – Water Resources Environment Quality, Environment Agency – Abu Dhabi
  • Majed Halawi, Vice President – Growth, Pure Harvest
  • Dr. Dionysia Lyra, Halophyte Agronomist, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture – ICBA
  • David Farquhar, Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Growth Solutions
  • Dr. Khalil Ammar, Program Leader, Sustainable Natural Resources Management, Principal Scientist – Hydrology/Hydrogeology, International Center for Biosaline Agriculture – ICBA
  • Yazen Al Kodmani, Operations Manager, Emirates Bio Farm
  • Mohamed Aissaoui, Chief Executive Officer & Founder, My Farm Dubai
  • Dr. Mohamed Ali, Food Security Expert
  • Kyle Wagner, Head of Operations, Madar Farms
  • Farah Chakhachiro, Managing Director, Gracia Group
  • Lars Aikala, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Valoya
  • Dr. Ameena Ali Kulaib Al Tenaiji, Water, Food Nexus Expert

You can still register online for this exciting digital conference

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Matt has worked in digital publishing for twenty years, holding management positions at Nature (nature.com) and William Reed Business Media (foodmanufacture.co.uk etc.). He has also worked with BBC Worldwide, Centaur Media, UKi Media and Mark Allen Group. Since 2010 Matt has been a digital consultant working with B2B media companies in the agricultural, automotive, aviation, robotics and technology sectors. As Chairman of his local allotment association Matt grows his own food whilst chasing the dream of a one tonne giant pumpkin. He is a member of the British Garden Media Guild and was a finalist in the Garden Media Guild Awards 'blog of the year' category in 2018 and 2019.

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