Littlest Known High Tech in Israel - agritech - is Hottest Tech for Investors Now

Nov 18, 2013, 08:00 ET from Agrivest

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:

Contact:  Laura Kam,

Media relations: Omri Salner, Ofir Shpigel Media and Public Relations, +972-4-9535030

SOURCE Agrivest