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Smart Farming - Digitilization of Agriculture & Vision for the new CAP


29 Jan 2020 10:30 to 12:45


European Parliament


Agriculture & Food

Event Location


Event Description

Save the Date for the joint event of Smart-Agri Hubs & Iof2020 on 29/01/2020

IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs, the two main EU initiatives representing the front runners of precision agriculture in Europe will organise on 29 of January an event on the topic of:

Smart Farming: Digitilization of Agriculture & Vision for the new CAP

From: 10.30 - 12.45h

At: European Parliament, Brussels

On the 29th of January, IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs will organise a high-level event in the European Parliament in Brussels, hosted by ECR Group. The event will highlight project achievements and contributions to EU agriculture, as well as look to the wider world of new agricultural techniques and their future. The meeting will convey important speakers from the agri-food sector alongside representatives from the EU institutions.

From the European Parliament side, MEP Bert-Jan Ruissen (Agri committee), MEP Petros Kokkalis (Envi committee) and MEP Norbert Lins (Agri committee Chair) will chair the different sessions on EU agri-food challenges, data use in smart farming technologies and the long-term vision for agriculture in the new CAP perspective.

CEMA is glad to announce Dr Ivo Hostens, CEMA Technical Director, will participate as speaker session II: Role of data management and how to enhance the adoption of smart farming technologies

For Registrations send an email to before 20/01/2020 

Find the agenda here:

10.00-10.45h Session I: EU Agriculture and food challenges: the role of digitalization

Joel Bacquet - EU Commission DG Connect,

Kerstin Burseg - EIT Food, Innovation Programme Manager

Edwin Hecker - Schuttelaar & Partners, IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs ecosystem building leader

Eduardo Cuoco - IFOAM-EU, Director

10.50 - 11.35h Session II: Role of data management and how to enhance the adoption of smart farming technologies

Grigoris Chatzikostas - Biosense Institute, WP leader for IoF2020 and SmartAgriHubs project

Ivo Hostens - CEMA, Technical Director

Daniel Azevedo - COPA-COGECA, Director Agri-Tech

11.40 - 12.35h Session III: Long term vision for the EU agriculture, CAP reform and the place for smart farming: how will it benefit the EU citizens?

Doris Marquardt - EU commission DG Agri, IoF2020 &SmartAgriHubs Project Officer

Jannes Maes - CEJA, President

George Beers - WUR, IoF2020 & SmartAgriHubs Project Coordinator

Attachment: 2019_IoF2020SAH_HighLevelEventEP_Official_Programme.pdf


European Institute of Peace
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International Association for Democracy (IAD)
Lobbying Officer (voluntary)
European Food Banks Federation
Head of ​Fundraising and Partnerships​​
European Affairs Consulting Group (Eacon)
EU Public Affairs Trainee
International Commission of Jurists - European Institutions
Programme Manager
Terre des Hommes International Federation
Child and Youth Participation Advisor (Environment & Climate)
KIOS Foundation
Team leader
European Parliament, office of MEP Siegfried Mureșan
Accredited Parliamentary Assistant, office of MEP Siegfried Mureșan