Summit Highlights

The World Agri-Tech South America Summit brought together over 700 agri-food businesses, technology giants, start-ups, and investors to exchange insights and identify future partners, what a time it was!

Leading agribusinesses, equipment manufacturers, start-ups and investors from around the world gathered at the Hotel Unique in São Paulo with one shared goal: Building profitability and sustainability at scale in South America and beyond.

The summit platform is still active for 1-1 video networking and sessions on demand until July 21. Register now for access.

From the exhibition and main stage, to the start-up corner and hotel lobby, spilling out to business HQs and evening dinners, São Paulo lived and breathed agri-food tech!

Enjoy our lightning summary of the summit action complete with video highlights, photo gallery and impactful takeaways.

Highlight Video: Relive the Two Days

What Delegates Say

“The meeting for decision-makers of the entire agribusiness chain. Investors, industry leaders and start-ups meet to discuss the challenges of agriculture, with plenty of knowledge and strategic networking.”

Open Innovation Manager, AgroStart LatAm, BASF

“The place where sparks are created in for innovation in agtech.”

Managing Director, FMC VENTURES

“One of the best conferences within agtech to connect with companies and the VC landscape. Not to miss!”

Senior Investment Officer, Latin America and Caribbean Region, IFC

“World Agri-Tech South America was a great opportunity to discuss hot topics on agriculture, sustainability and innovation with most relevant stakeholders of the region in a friendly way. It provides networking opportunities, sharing market makers view and inspiring entrepreneurs, companies, scientists and investors to collaborate for agribusiness development.”

VP Marketing and Innovation, South America, ICL GROUP

“The most important value in this event was the amount of connections with various companies and start-ups spanning across countries. It really made the experience rich and knowledgeable.”

Product & Open Innovation Manager, CNH INDUSTRIAL BRASIL

“A great event, with selected people and very valuable connections!!”


“An invaluable event offering great networking and subject matter in the roundtable discussions and panel discussions. Most importantly, having all the industry leaders together in one location enabled us to meet many key decision makers and support the market expansion of our technology to the Brazilian market.”

Business Development Lead, STENON

Highlights From The Stage

Minister: Building a Sustainable Innovation Superpower

“Brazil has a chance to be a protagonist in the transition to sustainable systems. We host the best biodiversity of the planet, and we need to use that biodiversity on our side. The government is focusing efforts to design a national project to get science and funding and help of businesses to make the transition, because the transition is required now.” Márcia Barbosa, Secretary for Strategic Policies and Programs, MCTI

Start-Up Showcase

Early stage innovators presented their game-changing technologies to our investor panel GRIDX and ICL PLANET, and the summit audience.

Presenters included: SMART SOIL, QUMIR NANO, LOADS, MERX

See all start-ups profiles >>

Distribuição: Acessando Novos Canais Para Promover Tecnologias e Serviços aos Agricultores

“Tem grande empresas aqui contribuindo para ter o agronegócio seja mais relevante, e que tem um papel fundamental nesse contexto mundial.” Andre Savino, General Director, Agriculture Platform – SYNAP, SYNGENTA

(Session conducted in Portuguese).

Investor Debate: Capitalizing on Opportunities in the Downturn

“Crises are great to evaluate the basics. Price discipline is fundamental, valuations can go up and down, but they gravitate towards a stage financing average.
Venture capital mortality rates will always be high, we make bold bets because corporations become inefficient in having high failure rate and only focus on incremental changes.” Francisco Jardim, Founding Partner, SP VENTURES

Summit Ecosystem

Here are just some of the leading agribusinesses, farmers, technology innovators and investors who met up in São Paulo and online at the summit. Our ecosystem keeps growing! Who could you meet next time?

See you next time!

After such a fantastic edition, we’re already excited to see how we can grow the summit in 2024! Save the date now, and keep in touch with Tom if you’re interested in taking an active role as a summit partner, speaker or start-up showcase.