Littlest Known High Tech in Israel - agritech - is Hottest Tech for Investors Now
MISGAV, Israel, November 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Information technology and medical devices are not the only successful and innovative sectors in Israel - they're just the best known. Israel's agritech industry is gaining notoriety now, even though the country has been leading the world in agriculture innovation for a century.
"Israel has always been a leader in agritech, from drip irrigation to the most creative methods of increasing crop yield, protecting our ecosystem vital to the production of food, increasing shelf life, and reducing production costs. Israeli tech fills the need to more effectively and efficiently produce food to feed the fast growing world population," according to Robert L. Grossman, Co-Chair, Israel Practice for the Greenberg Traurig law firm, a key sponsor of Agrivest.
Spearheaded by Trendlines, an investment group based in northern Israel, the Agrivest Tour and Conference (December 2 - 5, 2013) will offer industry professionals and investors the opportunity to learn about the latest advances in Israeli agritech and meet the entrepreneurs who are once again displaying the Start-Up Nation's propensity toward producing disruptive technologies.
Agrivest Conference: December 3, 2013, Tel Aviv
Speakers and panelists include, but are not limited to:
Yair Shamir - Minister of Agriculture, Israel
Ofra Strauss, Chairperson, Strauss Group
Dani Harari, SVP Global Strategy, Innovation, and Business Intelligence - Makhteshim-Agan Industries
Philippe Herve - R&D Alliance Management Team, Bayer
Peleg Chevion - Head of Abiotic Stress Management/Crop Enhancement, Syngenta
Virginia Ursin Ph.D. - Technology Prospecting Lead, Science Fellow, Monsanto Research
Robert Grossman - Co-Chair, Israel practice, Greenberg Traurig LLP
Mitchell Presser - Partner, Paine & Partners
Ron Meeusen, Ph.D. - Managing Partner, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures
Rob Leclerc, Ph.D. - CEO & Founder at AgFunder, crowd funding for agtech
Gideon Soesman - Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Greensoil Investment
For further information about Agrivest: http://www.agrivestisrael.com
Contact: Laura Kam, firstname.lastname@example.org
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