Indian agriculture is increasingly driven by technology and the shift from mechanization to technology adoption has begun. The opportunity before India is to push the production frontier beyond just catering to rising domestic demand for food but expanding exports and investments beyond India.
To reiterate the need for moving on from mechanization to technology adoption and its contribution to the overall growth and productivity enhancement, CII-FACE is pleased to announce the Agri Technology and Mechanization Summit 2015.
The Summit will provide a platform for key business leaders, Government representatives, and Academia from India and beyond share their experience and views on the current status of technology adoption in India; what it has helped achieve thus far; and the key levers of change that can further strengthen these interventions and applications on ground.
Agri Entrepreneurs, Venture Financiers, Incubators and Experts will share their journey from ideation to action; their experience in developing technologies and taking it to the fields; and the important lessons that will allow others venturing into this space do better.
Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation
Ministry of Agriculture
Joint Secretary, Department of Agriculture and Cooperation Ministry of Agriculture
Vice President – Strategy & Head – Agriculture Business
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited
Business Development & Agreements "Kidum" R&D Applications Agriculture Research Organization (ARO), Israel
Director – International Business, Amar Tractors Pvt. Ltd Ex- President, AMMA
Dean of the Faculty of Life Sciences and
Director, Manna Center for Plant Bio-sciences
Director General, ICRISAT
MD & CEO, Rural Agri Ventures
Director of Kidum, Kidum R&D Applications Agriculture Research Organization (ARO)- Volcani Center, Israel
Owner Sangha Farms
Founding Partner, Omnivore Partners
Coordinator, Technology Transfer, Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT) of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP)
Principal Scientist & I/C Head, Agricultural Mechanization Division Central Institute of Agricultural Engineering (CIAE), Bhopal
Trimble - SAARC Region
Chairman & Managing Director,
EM3 Agri Services Limited
Chairman, CII National Council on Agriculture
Chief Executive ABD, ITC
Co-Chair, CII National Council on Agriculture
Chairman and Managing Director, PI Industries
Principal Scientist, IP & TM Unit, ICAR
Assistant Director General (Intellectual Property & Technology Management), ICAR
Director, Mahalanobis National Crop Forecast Centre, Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India
Director, Promethean Power Systems Inc. USA
COO – Product Strategy and Corporate relations TAFE
Fellow (IIMA), P.G.D.R.M. (IRMA), B.Tech. (ISM)
Director & CFO LEMKEN India Agro Equipment Pvt. Ltd.
Director and Chief Innovation Officer National Innovation Foundation-India
COO, Mahindra Swaraj
The Summit will take place at the Lalit Hotel, New Delhi-110001
All sessions will be conducted in English.