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Global Forum for Innovations in Agriculture

"The world's largest marketplace for sustainable agriculture"
The Global Forum is the flagship program encompassing all aspects of agriculture. GFIA is the world’s largest exhibition and conference dealing with innovations in sustainable agriculture across all types of food production. So whether one wants to improve productivity, increase profits, save natural resources, or overcome the challenges of climate change, there are hundreds of solution providers exhibiting with working products to help your business remain competitive and sustainable for the long-term. It puts emphasis on livestock and indoor farming, hydroponics, and aquaculture as well. Register now to become a leader in your field.


  • GFIA AI in Agriculture summit to bring together leaders in technology and agriculture.
  • GFIA attracts decision makers from 100+ countries right across the food value chain.
  • Over 200 exhibitors - making it the world's largest marketplace for AgTech


10:00 AM - 6:00 PM (Apr 01) (Business)
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (Apr 02) (Business)

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234 ExhibitorsEstimated Count

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Agriculture & Forestry
IT & Technology


01-02 Apr 2019 Interested
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20-21 Mar 2017
16-17 Feb 2016

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Muhammad Asif Saeedi

Muhammad Asif Saeedi

Manager Farms (A&N Farms) at The Thall Industries -pvt Ltd. Multan, Pakistan
Mukesh Gupta

Mukesh Gupta

Director at Mahasun Biotech Pune, India
Paul Newland

Paul Newland

dairyfarmer at Foothills Holsteins Malanda, Australia
Ahmed Mohammed Diab Elshafei

Ahmed Mohammed Diab Elshafei

Researcher at Agricultural Research Center Cairo, Egypt
Bukola Ayilara

Bukola Ayilara

Student at Federal University of Agriculture,Abeokuta Abeokuta, Nigeria
Tamar Mansour

Tamar Mansour

Manager at Misr for Plastics Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


Researcher at Al Mishkhab Rice Research Station Najaf, Iraq

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5 Feb 2018 Edition Dr. KRISHNAKUMAR SUGUMARAN Reviewed on 08 Feb 2018 Associate Research Scientist at Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research
Excellent event covering Indoor farming and Hydroponics in particular along with other key areas in Agriculture.

5 Feb 2018 Edition asmaa anwar abdelkhalek eissa Reviewed on 13 Feb 2018 Professor at Agriculture research center
it was very good thing's to be there. especially api Arab conference

5 Mar 2017 Edition asmaa anwar abdelkhalek eissa Reviewed on 30 Mar 2017 Professor at Agriculture research center
It was very good thing to discus very important points in agriclture and food science in general and apiclture specially.thanks to regulate this event

5 Mar 2017 Edition Serekye Yaw Annor Reviewed on 27 Mar 2017 Associate Professor at University of Education, Winneba
It was a useful event. I got a lot of knowledge from the event. I will use the solutions in my lectures and Departmental farm


Maurizio Vecchione

Maurizio Vecchione

Global health & development innovation ecosystem entrepeneur, investor, biotech, lifesciences... Washington DC, United States
Robert Henry

Robert Henry

Chair at TropAg International Tropical Agriculture Conference ... Brisbane, Australia
David Li

David Li

Director at Shenzhen Open Innovation Lab China
Allison Kopf

Allison Kopf

Helping indoor farmers succeed at Agrilyst
Henry Gordon-Smith

Henry Gordon-Smith

Urban Agriculture Consultant
Mohamed Khalil

Mohamed Khalil

CEO, Co-Founder at The Platform United Arab Emirates
Joel Cuello

Joel Cuello

Professor at The University of Arizona Tucson, United States

Schedule & Agenda

Mon, 01 AprDay 1
Mon, 01 Apr 10:30 AM - 11:15 AMOpening CeremonyGoals and opportunities to collaborate for increasing food production with artificial intelligence.
Mon, 01 Apr 12:00 PM - 01:30 PMTransforming food production with Artificial IntelligenceJoin four keynote speakers who will give 20-minute presentations offering a glimpse into the future of food production with AI plus Q&A with the audience.How much data do we need to develop the foods of the future and how will we use it?Professor Robert Henry, Director of the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, at the University of QueenslandArtificial intelligence for allMaurizio Vecchione, Executive Vice President, Global Good and Research, Intellectual VenturesThe Shenzhen experience: democratizing artificial intelligence innovation for agricultureDavid Li, Founder, Shenzhen Open Innovation LabArtificial intelligence across the urban agriculture technology spectrumHenry Gordon-Smith, Founder & Managing Director, Agritecture Consulting
Mon, 01 Apr 01:30 PM - 02:00 PMBREAK
Mon, 01 Apr 02:00 PM - 03:00 PMArtificial intelligence to increase yieldsSpeakers will give 15-minute presentations plus Q&A with the audience. Delivery of saltwater-based agricultureDr. Mark Tester, Professor of Bioscience, King Abdullah University of Science and TechnologyHow data from space can help agribusinessRami Hazime, Senior Manager – Middle East, DigitalGlobeIndustry 4.0 and agriculture: using manufacturing execution systems for sustainable food productionDavid Peters, CEO, Universal Logic, Inc.
Mon, 01 Apr 03:00 PM - 04:00 PMArtificial intelligence for natural resource and ecosystem conservationSpeakers will give 15-minute presentations plus Q&A with the audience.Securing food supply chains with AI, IOT, and BlockchainShantanu Godbole, Ph.D.
Senior Manager – Industries Research
IBM Research – IndiaInformation flow for optimization of crop management in semi-desert farming systemsDr. Pedro Andrade Sanchez, Associate Specialist, Precision AgricultureBiosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona
Mon, 01 Apr 04:00 PM - 04:30 PMBREAK
Mon, 01 Apr 04:30 PM - 05:30 PMArtificial intelligence for vertical farmingSpeakers will give 15-minute presentations plus Q&A with the audience.Artificial intelligence frontiers in vertical farmingDr. Joel Cuello, Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona & Director of the Global Initiative for Strategic Agriculture in Dry Lands (GISAD)
Tue, 02 AprDay 2
Tue, 02 Apr 10:30 AM - 12:00 PMArtificial intelligence for healthier plants, animals and aquacultureSpeakers will give 15-minute presentations plus Q&A with the audience.Artificial intelligence in the aquaculture industryDr Per Christer Lund, Director of Innovation Norway in the Middle EastLivestock intelligence, precision farming, and AI applied to the livestock sectorThomas Nivert, Sales Director for Middle East and East Africa, ALLFLEX SASArtificial Intelligence for plant disease diagnosis and real-time monitoring of pest and diseasesDr Srikanth Rupavatharam, Scientist (Digital Agriculture), ICRISATIoT and AI for Middle East agricultureMohamed Khalil, CEO, Founder, The Platform
Tue, 02 Apr 12:15 PM - 01:00 PMPanel: Strategies for implementationThis discussion will explore cross cutting issues to enable artificial intelligence in food production such as financing, deployment of technology, data IP and regulatory approval.Panelists:Marie Connett, Director – Global Development Technology, Global GoodDr. Joel Cuello, Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona & Director of the Global Initiative for Strategic Agriculture in Dry Lands (GISAD)Allison Kopf, Founder and CEO, Agrilyst
Tue, 02 Apr 01:00 PM - 01:30 PMLunch break
Tue, 02 Apr 01:30 PM - 02:45 PMWorking groupscivil society will explore strategies for advancing the application of artificial intelligence in food production in the short term.This approach will connect innovators with decision makers in the public and private sectors to bring about cross-fertilisation of ideas and strengthened collaboration for putting strategies into action.Led by Dr. Joel Cuello, Professor, Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering, The University of Arizona & Director of the Global Initiative for Strategic Agriculture in Dry Lands (GISAD
Tue, 02 Apr 02:45 PM - 03:30 PMWorking group summaries
Tue, 02 Apr 03:30 PM - 04:00 PMTowards artificial intelligence for increased food production and food
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184 exhibitors

Nimbus Pipes Ltd

Jaipur, India
gas reticulationeffulent disposaldrip inline, lateralunder water jobtea & coffee garden irrigation


Melinvest DJSC

Nizhny Novgorod, Russia
abrasive grain cleaning machinegroats millssieve purifying machinesfinisher-type bran dustergrain cleaning separators

Gulf Agriculture

horticulture equipmentirrigation equipmentagriculture magazinecrop protectionlandscaping


GEA Farm Technologies Suisse AG

barn systemsportable milking machinescluster assembliesfixed milking machinesmilk parlour systems

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