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AgTech Asia

4 – 6 December 2018
The Reverie Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

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With the pace of digital disruption having stunned most business sectors, agricultural commodities have not been spared the change. Investment has been earmarked by Governments and Corporates alike, in a bid to keep pace with disruption and improve practices using smart technologies in crop management, production, supply chain efficiency, information transparency and data analytics amongst others.

Asia’s first and only Agriculture conference on Agriculture Technology, commonly shortened to AgTech, will look at farming technologies gaining traction, global and regional implementations, outcomes and above all, answer the “how to” questions.  It will address the trends, strategy, business case and technical applications for all things digital, in the agribusiness sector.

Key Conference Highlights

  • Government policies and investment trends
  • Regional case studies and tech applications in Asia, and globally
  • ICT and digital technologies for agriculture
  • Big Data
  • Smart Farming
  • Vertical Farming models
  • Precision farming and Precision Agriculture
  • IoT and robotics applications in farming
  • Supply chain tech and Blockchain
  • Drone technology and data systems

About Soft Commodities Week

Hosted in Vietnam, and supported by top Industry bodies and Government agencies, the Soft Commodity Week will co locate 4 events:

Showcase your company!

Do you have a case study to share? Has your organization any AgTech solution you want to talk about? Write to us with details and a request to speak.


8:55 am

Chairman’s Opening Remarks


9:10 am

Regulatory Address by MARD

Tran Kim Long, Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

9:30 am

  • Geopolitical tensions on trade tariffs, and the current state of play
  • Regional trade agreements, and will they save the day?
  • Trade impact across agricultural commodities, and what to expect
  • Recent currency movements
  • Market developments and Government policies likely to have an impact
  • Expectations from key currencies, including the Vietnamese Dong

10:40 am

End of Opening Plenary Sessions and Networking Coffee Break


11:10 am

  • Digital Agrifinance in spotlight – How AgTech finance is done?
  • Lending models into digital applications
  • The digital scoring model has integrated crop data (yields, production costs, and prices)
  • Building strategic alliances with Tech Dealers to finance the modernisation of the agricultural sector in Asia

11:40 am

  • Global tech trends to boost productivity, reliability and traceability
  • AgTech in Asia
  • Rolling out programs across Asia – balancing a regional perspective with nuances by crop and country

11:15 am


12:10 pm

IoT and Big Data for Climate Smart Agriculture to Increase Yields

Vu Manh Hung, Deputy Chairman, VietNam Digital Agriculture Association

12:30 pm

Precision Farming in Asia Pacific – Market Uptake on Technologies and Adoption from Farms

Pisuth Paiboonrat, Senior Expert, National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre, National Science Development Agency, Thailand

1:00 pm


2:00 pm

Case Study: Wildlife Friendly Rice, How Rice Can Deliver Conservation

Nicholas Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, IBIS Rice

2:30 pm

Precision Farming and it’s Application: Precision Farming in Open Fields and at Large Scale

Thanach Songmethakrit, Development Manager Crop Tech Asia (CTA), Thailand

3:00 pm

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Smart Farming (interconnected elements and use of big data)
  • Use of sensors in determining agricultural parameters (soil structure, moisture, weather, plant growth, plant health etc)- these can be attached to drones, satellites, tractor-mounted or independent
  • Use of data in creating agricultural outcomes through analysis

3:30 pm

Afternoon Tea


4:00 pm

  • Current uptake on AgTech
  • Tech-enabled crop research, commodities pricing, weather patterns and monitoring farmer development
  • How tech monetises crop yield, and quality crops productivity
  • Case studies

4:30 pm

Smart Farming through applications of AI and IoT in the Vietnamese Agri Sector

John Keogh, Executive Board Member and Managing Principal, Vietnam Food Integrity Centre

5:00 pm

Close of Conference Day One

8:55 am


9:00 am

  • How to implement a vertical farming project – calculating the investment, risk and ROI
  • Can urban farming really be scaled to mass produce?

9:30 am

  • Reducing water needs and pesticides through controlled environments
  • Eliminating weather instability and yield unpredictability
  • Blockchain and shipping containers – The unlikely heroes of the environment

10:30 am

Networking Break


11:00 am

  • Policy and government driving the future of agriculture
  • Tech challenges and opportunities feeding the next generation
  • Malaysia’s focus on agriculture digitalisation

11:40 am

  • Optimising operations; describing crop status and prescribing best practice
  • Deploying Smart Systems Via Satellite and collecting valuable data
  • Instilling a practice of knowledge transfer for in field success
  • Usage of drones in crop monitoring


12:00 pm

  • Deeper insights for a seamless supply chain – how data analytics can help
  • Cause and effect: Can risk be mitigated by diagnosing causality and analytics
  • Sharing data and digital insights with supply chain partners to boost revenue and reduce waste

12:30 pm

  • Modernising processes through machine learning
  • Equipment management and cost reduction – can sensors save big money?
  • Applications connecting farm to fork – crop and yield benefits of connected market demand and real time pricing fluctuations

1:00 pm


2:30 pm

Next Generation Digital Trading: The Impact of Blockchain on Traceability, Payments and Market Information Distribution

Ahadu Woubshet, Founder and General Manager Moyee Coffee, Ethiopia

3:00 pm

  • Digitising your production process
  • Connecting your customers and suppliers through data intelligence
  • Blockchain and profitability
  • Case study

3:30 pm

Networking Break

4:45 pm

Close of Conference

9:00 am

This workshop will explore the applications of AgTech throughout the entire value chain. The session will outline current barriers and critical opportunities to improve conditions, mitigate risk, boost yield and reduce costs through:

  • Pioneering hardware including drones, robotics, IoT and sensors
  • Data analytics tools that enable diagnostics and predictive modelling
  • Platforms and applications that democratize information and draw real time info from all stakeholders
  • Chemical considerations – applying smart analytics to pesticides, fertilizers and crop selection

Delegates will walk away with the ability to:

  • Survey existing global and regional conditions and implement best practice processes
  • Match existing internal challenges with partners and partnership models
  • Analyse the cost benefit ratio of projects
  • Benchmark global case studies
  • Leverage the growing ecosystem to streamline the value and supply chain

1:00 pm

End of Workshop

1:01 pm


By invitation only, interested parties can apply to IBC Asia.
Please email: register@ibcasia.com.sg. IBC Asia reserves the rights to review, accept or reject applications.

Following the success of last year’s programme, INTL FCStone are back to do another pre-conference training session for invited delegates. We understand the coffee community has an advanced knowledge of derivatives so this year we will be focusing more on the ‘actual’ rather than the ‘theoretical’ using some of the many IT systems INTL FCStone now offers in order to make managing price risk in volatile markets a little easier.

Defining the current market environment

  • Global Coffee market review
  • Fundamental & external market drivers explored
  • Evaluating the impact of key external market price drivers

Building your risk management program

  • Building your risk management program
  • Defining your internal risk management policy
  • Defining your risk & risk appetite & defining your hedging tool kit
  • Building your internal risk management expertise

Case Study
In change to last year’s programme we will use a case study in order to be as ‘real world’ as possible, comparing the benefits of futures, options and structured products as a hedge against a particular market situation

Having decided upon which tool to use, we will examine how these ideas can actually be transacted in the electronic marketplace.

ICE Exchange
This year we  will be also joined by Toby Brandon, a senior member of the ICE management team, who will outline recent developments for the Robusta contract and any future plans.

5:00 pm

End of workshop


Packages Price
2 Day ConferenceUS $1595Early Bird
2 Day Conference - Vietnamese DelegateUS $600Early Bird
Extras Price
Pre Conference Workshop US $400
Pre Conference Workshop - Vietnamese Delegate US $200

Early Bird Rate: Register & Pay by 12 October 2018

Register 2 Delegates and get 1 FREE PASS
Register 3 Delegates and get 2 FREE PASS
Register 5 Delegates and get 3 FREE PASS
(Group rate is based on normal rate of 2-day main conference package only)

For Group Registrations of more than 3 team members,
email info@ibcasia.com.sg or call +65 6508 2477

  • *Wholly-owned Vietnamese Fees applicable for Vietnamese Citizens employed by wholly-owned Vietnamese companies based in Vietnam.
  • Multiple Bookings Discount pricing is applicable to groups of 3 or more delegates from the same organisation registering for the same event, at the same time.
  • Fee stated is the discounted price PER DELEGATE. Only one discount applies; either the early bird rate OR group rate.
  • All fees stated include luncheons, refreshments and complete set of documentation. It does not include the cost of accommodation and travel.
  • All delegates from Singapore-based companies are required to pay an additional 7% GST (SINGAPORE EVENTS ONLY)



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Với tốc độ gián đoạn kỹ thuật số làm chao đảo hầu hết các lĩnh vực kinh doanh, hàng hóa nông nghiệp không được chuẩn bị cho sự thay đổi đó. Việc đầu tư đã được các Chính phủ và các Tổng công ty triển khai, nhằm bắt kịp với sự gián đoạn và cải thiện các hoạt động trong quản lý cây trồng, sản xuất, sự hiệu quả của chuỗi cung ứng, sự minh bạch về thông tin và phân tích dữ liệu và những điều khác.

Sự kiện đầu tiên và duy nhất của Châu Á về Công nghệ Nông nghiệp (AgTech) sẽ xem xét các công nghệ thu hút sự chú ý, việc triển khai trên phạm vi toàn cầu và khu vực, kết quả và trên hết, giải đáp vấn đề về “cách thực hiện”. Điều đó sẽ giải quyết các xu hướng, chiến lược, đề án kinh doanh và các ứng dụng kỹ thuật cho tất cả mọi thứ về kỹ thuật số, trong lĩnh vực kinh doanh nông nghiệp.

Các Điểm Chính của Hội thảo

  • Các chính sách và xu hướng đầu tư của Chính phủ
  • Nghiên cứu trường hợp khu vực và ứng dụng công nghệ ở Châu Á và trên toàn cầu
  • Công nghệ thông tin và liên lạc (ICT) và công nghệ kỹ thuật số cho nông nghiệp
  • Dữ liệu Lớn
  • Canh tác Thông minh
  • Các mô hình Canh tác theo Chiều dọc
  • Canh tác Chính xác và Nông nghiệp Chính xác
  • Hiểu các ứng dụng của Internet Vạn vật (IoT) và robot
  • Công nghệ chuỗi cung ứng và Sổ cái
  • Công nghệ bay không người lái và các hệ thống dữ liệu

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Các gói
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Hội nghị Trước Hội thảo – Đại biểu Việt Nam : 200 Đô la Mỹ

Giá Đăng ký Sớm: Đăng ký & Thanh toán chậm nhất vào ngày 12 tháng 10 năm 2018

Đăng ký 2 Đại biểu được 1 VÉ THAM GIA MIỄN PHÍ
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(Giá theo nhóm được tính theo mức giá bình thường của gói hội nghị chính 2 ngày)

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  • Tất cả các khoản phí đã nêu bao gồm bữa trưa, đồ giải khát và bộ tài liệu hoàn chỉnh. Giá không bao gồm chi phí ăn ở và đi lại.
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Ngày 04 – 06 tháng 12 năm 2018
The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Đại lộ Nguyễn Huệ
& 57-69F Đường Đồng Khởi
Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh | Quận 1
Việt Nam
Điện thoại: +84 28 3823 6688 Fax:+84 28 3822 3355
Thư điện tử: info@thereveriesaigon.com

Dịch vụ Khách hàng
+65 6508 2401

Cơ hội về Tài trợ 
Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471 

Cơ hội về Diễn thuyết 
Win Min 
+65-6508 2443 

Cơ hội về Hợp tác Truyền thông & Hiệp hội
Tham Ruohyi 
+65 6508 2463 



Tran Kim Long

Director General, International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), Vietnam

Judith Ganes

President, J Ganes Consulting, LLC

Ahadu Woubshet 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Ahadu Woubshet

Founder and General Manager Moyee Coffee, Ethiopia

Denys Collin Munang 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Denys Collin Munang

Director, Sustainability and Investor Relations, Eagle High Plantations, Indonesia

Carolyn Florey

Technology for Development Lead, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

Pham Hong Duong 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Pham Hong Duong

Chairman, Thanh Thanh Cong, Bien Hoa JSC (TTCS), Vietnam

Luong Van Tu 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Luong Van Tu

Chairman, Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association (VICOFA)

Hans Dellien

Agrifinance Specialist for EAP, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

William Sparks

Project Director, USAID Feed the Future Asia Innovative Farmers Activity, Thailand

Vu Manh Hung 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Vu Manh Hung

Deputy Chairman, VietNam Digital Agriculture Association

Pisuth Paiboonrat

Senior Expert, National Electronics and Computer Technology Centre, National Science Development Agency, Thailand

Nicholas Spencer

Chief Executive Officer, IBIS Rice

Thanach Songmethakrit

Development Manager Crop Tech Asia (CTA), Thailand

Dr Anthony John

Specialist, Plant and Precision Agriculture, Agri-Tech Organisation, Bioeconomy, International Trade & Investment, Department for International Trade

Adrian Soe Myint

Chief Digital Officer, Myanma Awba Group, Myanmar

John Keogh

Executive Board Member and Managing Principal, Vietnam Food Integrity Centre

Jesper Hansen

Director of International Business YesHealth iFarm Vertical Farming, Taiwan

John Tran

Chief Executive Officer Greeox, Vietnam

Ahmad Rizan Ibrahim

President and CEO MIMOS Berhad, Malaysia

Dr Pakorn Petchprayoon

Chief of Economics, Geo Informatics and Space Technology Development Agency (GISTDA), Thailand

Le Minh Tuan

Operations Manager, Vietnam Agribusiness Ltd

Nguyen Van Hung 4th Annual International Schools China 2018

Nguyen Van Hung

Postharvest and Mechanisation Cluster, Sustainable Impact Platform, International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines

Wilbert Hilkens

Founder, Foodinsights

Almut Roessner

Executive Director, European Chamber of Commerce (Eurocham) Vietnam

Julian Dixon

Risk Management Consultant, INTL FCStone Ltd

Toby Brandon

Director-Soft Commodity Operations, ICE

when & where

04 - 06 Dec 2018

The Reverie Saigon
22 – 36 Nguyen Hue Boulevard
& 57-69F Dong Khoi Street
Ho Chi Minh City | District 1
T:+84 28 3823 6688 F:+84 28 3822 3355


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Speaking Opportunities
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+65-6508 2443 

Sponsorship Opportunities
Jonathan Kiang
+65 6508 2471

Media & Association Partnership Opportunities
Eileen Tan
+65 6508 2462



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