Feeding Colorado and Beyond – German American Agricultural Technology Symposium Set for September 19th in Denver – REGISTER NOW!
German AgTech event seeks to incite a global dialogue on how to keep pace in a growing world
The Food and Agriculture Industry contributes over $41 billion to Colorado’s economy every year, with over 60% of Colorado’s land being used for agriculture. With at least 4.4 thousand companies working in Food and Agriculture in Colorado, the industry employs 115.6 thousand people a year on average. Similarly, almost half of Germany’s national territory is devoted to agricultural use, employing over a million people in over 270 thousand agricultural enterprises. Consequently, Germany is the third largest exporter of agricultural products worldwide. An upcoming event will take a deep dive into the importance of agriculture to both Coloradan and German economies, focusing on how technology can keep pace with the challenges and opportunities facing this industry in the future.
On September 19, 2019 the German American Chamber of Commerce – Colorado Chapter (GACC-CO) will be hosting the German American Agricultural Technology Symposium at the National Western Complex in Denver, CO. This day-long event aims to bring together innovators and investors from across the Atlantic to address the most pertinent questions in AgTech – inciting dialogue, exchange, and action. The Agri-Tech Symposium will be the third event in the GACC-CO’s annual German American Business Series (GABS).
The Symposium will open with a look at the importance of Agriculture for the Colorado and German Economies and continue with an Exposition of new and cutting edge technologies from Coloradan, national and international AgTech companies. Our keynote speech will address Digitization in German Agriculture, and will be followed by two panel discussions on the topics of Local Farms & Global Markets and The 2030 Look: Sustainability, Profitability, and Climate. The day will be rounded out by a farm to table meal, and a selection of fifteen-minute long ignite talks taking place throughout the program. Don’t miss the happy hour at the end of the day, where you will be able to speak directly with our German and American presenters.
With the re-imagined National Western Complex as its setting, the German American Agri-Tech Symposium is poised to celebrate Colorado’s Western Heritage while addressing global issues through collaboration and innovation.
About the GACC-CO and GABS
The GACC-CO is a part of the German Chamber Network (AHKs) with 149 offices in 92 countries around the globe. The GACC-CO is the exclusive representative of the GACC Midwest in the State of Colorado, and as such is devoted to the growth and improvement of investment and trade relations between Germany and Colorado. As a Chamber of Commerce, the GACC-CO divides its time amongst a variety of industries. The GABS Series was born out of a desire to dive deeply into a specific industry once a year, fostering a specialized dialogue between international and local businesses. These annual Symposiums provide a much needed opportunity to delve into the ways that Colorado and Germany’s key industries differ, the ways they are similar, and most importantly, what they have to learn from one another.
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