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Countdown begins for the most important innovation congress in Latin America’s agri-food sector

The world of agriculture and food processing come together through technology and innovation in a unique space that is being held for the first time in Chile.

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Chile, October 2023. Great expectation is generated in the agri-food industry by the First International Congress and Fair of Agribusiness and Technology, CfiAgrotech, which, for three days, will bring together in Santiago recognized experts in sustainable food, with national and foreign actors, to analyze together the trends and the main challenges facing the sector globally. The event -organized by FISA of the GL events group and the National Society of Agriculture (SNA) will be held between October 24 and 26 at the Metropolitan Santiago Convention Center. The event will also include the traditional National Agricultural Meeting (ENAGRO), organized annually by the SNA. In this context, the Minister of Agriculture and honorary president of the exhibition, Esteban Valenzuela, recalled the difficulties that dozens of farmers have had to face this year who have been severely affected by the climatic factor, an issue that will recur over time and will be part of the analysis to be made at the fair. “The Chilean agri-food industry must be prepared to face this type of situation,” he said, “but we need instances such as CfiAgrotech to analyze together the future challenges and learn about the potential solutions offered by innovation and technology, which will allow us to continue paving the way towards the sustainability of this sector, which is key to the economy of our country. The manager of CfiAgrotech, Paula Miranda, emphasized that “the hallmark of this first version is innovation and technology for the sustainability of a traditional industry, but which is constantly being renewed. It is a meeting that represents all the sectors that seek to build, invest, improve, modernize and optimize production in the agri-food and agro-technology sector to achieve the sustainability of this industry”. CfiAgrotech integrates -in one place- an international congress and a fair with industry representatives. Its main objective is to strengthen the country as an agri-food power, in addition to introducing new technologies to the market and exchanging experiences and knowledge in order to experiences and knowledge to respond to the global demand for healthy and sustainable food, also generating an exclusive space of visibility for SMEs and agtech and foodtech startups. Although it is being held for the first time in Chile, this meeting has a long history in France, where it has been held for 26 years under the name of CFIA Rennes (Center of Agri-Food Industry Suppliers, in French) and brings together the ingredients and PAI (equipment, processes and packaging) sectors. RECOGNIZED EXPERTS The congress will be divided into ten thematic panels that will address issues that are setting trends worldwide, such as regenerative agriculture, new production logics, and robotics and automation in agri-food, among other topics. The panelists include Vincent Doumeziel, senior advisor on Oceans and Food of the UN Global Compact; Lauren Falcao, assistant professor of Economics and World Affairs at Yale University and Erik Pekkeriet, director of the Agri-Food Robotics Program at Wageningen University & Research in the Netherlands, among other experts. The fair will feature exhibitors who will showcase products and solutions in innovation, technologies, inputs and services for the sustainability of agriculture, livestock and the food processing industry. “Technologies and innovation in agricultural and livestock production; traceability; data science and IoT; ecological footprint and circularity; productive efficiency; health, disease and pest prevention and control; certifications and green financing will be presented,” Paula Miranda explained. “In CfiAgrotech we want to achieve a meeting point between supply and demand of the agri-food industry, giving space, in addition, for all the technological innovation that is revolutionizing the sector, both in our country and worldwide. We are convinced that there will be interesting opportunities for the generation of new business and the exchange of valuable experiences and lessons learned”, concluded the executive. For more information visit: Press contacts: Víctor García | +56998188154 Michelle Helguero +56990162752

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