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Asia Regional Agricultural Innovation Summit Agenda

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM Registration (Coffee Available)
8:30 AM – 11:00 AM
Opening Plenary Session
Main Ballroom
Welcome & Opening Remarks
Kipp Sutton, Asia Regional Agriculture Officer, USAID
Todd Sorenson, Deputy Mission Director, USAID
Justin Finnegan, Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID
Rob Turner, Project Director, Winrock International
Presentation: Trends in Regional Agriculture and Aquaculture – Regional overview of production and market development
David Dawe, Regional Strategy and Policy Advisor/Chief Economist, FAO
Panel: Current Topics in Regional Agriculture – Expert panel on selected constraints and opportunities in regional agriculture
Dr. Fenton Beed, Regional Director, East and Southeast Asia/Oceania, World Vegetable Center
Dr. Ralph Houtman, Agriculture Officer, FAO
Dr. Andreas Steiner, Head of Vegetables and Specialty Crops, APAC, Syngenta
Panel: Current Topics in Regional Aquaculture – Expert panel on selected constraints and opportunities in regional aquaculture
Dr. Pinij Kungvankij, Senior Vice President, Foreign Aquaculture Development, CP Group
Dr. Miao Weimin, Aquaculture Officer, FAO
• William Collis, Project Leader, CIMMYT
11:15 AM – 12:45 PM Regional Constraint Breakouts: Participants will be assigned based on expertise and interest to identify and prioritize a list of constraints facing Asian small holders in their technical area. These constraints will guide project implementation.

Session Topics:
• Horticulture, Pre and Post Harvest
• Aquaculture, Pre and Post Harvest
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM Luncheon & Roundtable Discussions
2:15 PM – 5:00 PM
Afternoon Plenary Session
Rob Turner, Project Director, Winrock International
Presentation: Thai Innovation Milestones: Will provide a historical perspective on critical innovations that have driven small holder competitiveness in Thailand. This will provide context for participants to think about solutions (and potential outcomes) for prioritized issues.
• Dr. Peeradet Tongumpai, Director, Agricultural Research Council
Report back Panels / Plenary Voting: The results from breakout groups will be presented by panel from each breakout. All identified constraints will be entered into meeting polling software and participants will prioritize the 4 most pressing issues open to technical solutions.
Reaction Panel: Expert panel will respond to the prioritized constraints and lead a general discussion of issues related to commercially viable, technological solutions to the prioritized constraints and challenges which the project will issue.
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Syngenta Sponsored Reception


Thursday, May 26, 2016

7:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Coffee & Networking
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Innovation Keynote
Kiff Gallagher, Vice President, Business Development & External Affairs,
Winrock International
Michael Peng, Managing Director, IDEO Tokyo, will define “innovation” and discuss the importance of user experience and systems over simple product focus.
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM
Panel: Innovation in Developing Markets – Expert panel on the challenges of introducing and scaling innovation in developing markets.
Barry Lachapelle, Designer, IDEO Labs
Sattiya Langkhapin, Corporate Affairs Director, Intel Thailand
Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Managing Director, C-ASEAN
10:30 AM – 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Social Accountability in Supply Chains: Managing Complexity and Harnessing Innovation – with companies increasingly interested in maintaining clean, transparent, and responsible business practices, this discussion will highlight the opportunities for innovations in monitoring the most challenging issues in the most complex supply chains.
Katie Henke, Director, Civil Engagement & Social Equity, Winrock
Emmanuelle Bourgois, Founder & Director, FairAgora Asia
Darian McBain, Group Director of Sustainable Development, Thai
Union Seafood Co., LTD
Katrina Nakamura, Founder & Operator, Labor Safe Screen
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Networking Lunch
1:30 PM – 2:00 PM
Technology Session Keynote
Kiff Gallagher, Vice President Business Development & External Affairs,
Winrock International
Keynote Address
Josh Martin, Vice President, Ideas42
2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Technology Forum
Featured regional entrepreneurs will present technology solutions and will
explain their strategy for regional expansion. Following this, expert
panelists will provide advice on critical issues regarding their business case
and commercial scaling.
Technology Presentations:
Anne Deguerry, Marketing and Communications Director, Entofood
Tri Nguyen, Co-Founder & CEO, MimosaTEK
• Gibran Huzaifah, CEO, eFishery
Avishek Malla, Director of Engineering & Operations, SunFarmer
Johan Van Asbrouck, Executive Chairman, Rhino Research
Review Panel
Mridul Chowdhury, Founder & CEO, MPower
Warwick Sabin, Executive Director, Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub
Shuyin Tang, Principal, Unitus Impact
3:30 PM – 3:45 PM Coffee Break
3:45 PM – 4:45 PM Next Steps / Closing Session

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