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Tom Bennett
Head of Business Development – Latam
Tel: +44 (0)1273 789989

Rethink summits are created by experts in the agri-food, water, and waste tech industries to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through our global network of industry advisors, we produce highly-focused, topical summits which gather all the right people together in one room to share ideas, find solutions and identify new business opportunities. We are committed to providing the world-leading platforms for knowledge-sharing, debate and networking for business leaders, featuring the leading experts and gamechangers from across the global ecosystem. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion, with particular effort to phase out all-male speaker panels to ensure balanced representation and promotion of women in technology and business.

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Breakout Sessions Alongside the Main Program


Exchange, test and challenge ideas with the innovators, allies and business targets most essential to your success in themed breakout sessions.

Running parallel to the main stage discussions, these specialized sessions provide a dynamic setting where participants can discuss critical operational issues, collaborate to alleviate key pressure points, and connect with potential business allies essential for their success.

All breakout sessions are located in the Mezzanino, accessible via Hotel Unique’s foyer. 

Tuesday June 18, 11:00 – 11:45

Digital Purchasing & Simplifying Access to Credit: Empowering Rural Growers

This breakout session will focus on some of the latest innovations in agri-fintech, and how they will enable smallholder farmers to overcome the financial risks associated with crop production. The session will examine the challenges and obstacles that farmers face when trying to access credit and explore solutions to these issues. The goal is to promote greater collaboration between government institutions and help position companies for success as the enter the market.

Klaus Apolinário, Head of Technology and Innovation, E-AGRO
Mariana Caldeira, Head of Digital Products, E-AGRO

Tuesday June 18, 11:50 – 12:30

Science and AI: Decarbonizing Agriculture With Value Chain Partners

In this breakout session, we will address how science and AI can help solve challenges, enable new technologies, and services to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in agriculture, bringing value to the entire chain. Our goal is to share our learnings and results, and build connections with startups, food companies, and banks that are also committed to decarbonizing the value chain. Together we aim to advance more rapidly and effectively in developing solutions that promote the intensification of regenerative practices among all Latin American producers.

Session Host:
Fábio Passos, LATAM Carbon Director, BAYER CROP SCIENCE

Veronica Valentini, Sustainability Innovation Manager, SANTANDER
André Germanos, Carbon Business Manager, ADM
Janaína Tanure, Head of Innovation, Business and Technology Transfer, EMBRAPA
Nahzir Okde, Agricultural Partnerships Manager, GRUPO BOM FUTURO

Tuesday June 18, 13:30 – 14:15

The Future of Agriculture: High Technology Biological Products in Integrated Crop Management

This breakout session will explore the key issues surrounding biological inputs, including the benefits of combining chemical and biological inputs and the profitability and efficacy of biological inputs. Corteva’s leadership will discuss their strategy for investing in the biologicals space and the attributes that make Utrisha-N an outstanding input in nitrogen management.

Session Host:
Dante Queiroz, Biological BR Marketing Leader, CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE

Nicolas Loria, Customer Marketing Director, CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE
Stella Cato, Biological Global Agronomy Leader, CORTEVA AGRISCIENCE

Tuesday June 18, 15:30 – 16:15

St. Louis: The Gateway to AgTech and Climate Innovation 

Discover how St. Louis and Latin American organizations are collaborating to develop impactful, sustainable solutions and contribute to global food security. Industry leaders will discuss why St. Louis continues to be a global epicenter for agtech innovation, providing real-world examples of the benefits innovators gain from immediate and unparalleled access to world-renowned research institutes, actionable grower insights, AI and geospatial technology expertise, customers, and capital.

Session Host:
Stephanie Regagnon, Executive Director of Innovation Partnerships, DONALD DANFORTH PLANT SCIENCE CENTER

Ana Indart, Co-Founder & CEO, ELYTRON
Nadine Alameh, Executive Director, TAYLOR GEOSPATIAL INSTITUTE
Pedro Hales, Lead, RIA

Wednesday, June 19, 10:05 – 10:50

Fintech Adoption in Animal Protein: Supporting Sustainable Farming

The breakout will examine how agri-fintech start-ups are supporting farmers in the protein value chain to adopt sustainable farming practices. The session will explore the biggest challenges facing the sector, including efforts to ensure animal well-being while maintaining sustainability. It will address the unique challenges that animal farming presents to fintech, including how their services can collect sufficient data for the product to create value for farmers. Additionally, the session will discuss the latest innovations and technological advancements in the meat and dairy sector, and how these developments are helping transition the industry to meet global climate change targets.

Session Host:
Kieran Gartlan, Managing Partner, THE YIELD LAB

Jerry O’Callaghan, Chairman, JBS
Felipe d’Avila, CEO, AGROFORTE
Juliana Crema, Director of Strategy and Innovation, MSD

Wednesday, June 19, 11:20 – 12:05

Crop Data & Transparency: Reducing Risk in the Agri-Food Supply Chain

The session will explore the impact of foreign regulations, such as EUDR, on South American farmers, and potential solutions to the challenges posed by certification schemes. It will explore the risks that growers are most exposed to and opportunities to mitigate them. Additionally, there will be a focus on identifying who should support smallholder farms, particularly those facing increased costs due to global climate targets.

Session Host:
Joel Risso, New Business Director, SERASA EXPERIAN

Diego Di Martino, LATAM Sustainability Director, ADM
Leonel Almeida, Sustainability Manager, MARFRIG

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