LONDON, Oct. 31 2018
LONDON, Oct. 31 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- With Brexit comes a revitalized vision for ag in Europe to transform food, farming and environmental policies for a more prosperous sector that practices and contributes to efficient and sustainable agriculture. Investment initiatives to accomplish this will be explored at Global AgInvesting Europe, 4-5 December here at the Landmark Hotel.
Experts will address how new policies – which are encouraging rural growth by creating high-skilled jobs and new export opportunities in an ag sector that contributes over £100 billion (US$128 billion) to the economy in the UK alone – will influence investment opportunities and compare to the EU's CAP and other strategies from major global production regions.
"The EU agricultural and food sector can be a very attractive opportunity for foreign investors that are interested in producing high standard and innovative products to satisfy the interest of EU consumers in sustainably produced, healthy and nutritious food," said EU Commissioner for Agriculture & Rural Development Phil Hogan, in an interview with GAI Gazette. "The EU is a key player on international agricultural markets...thanks in part to past CAP reforms that increased the market-orientation and competitiveness of EU producers."
The impact of CAP, Brexit, trade wars and other macro drivers will be presented at Global AgInvesting Europe (GAIE), as will assessing opportunities in Western, Central and Eastern European food and agriculture, in emerging and frontier markets, and in Australia and North America. Numerous other panels include speakers from APG Asset Management, African Development Bank, Finistere Ventures, Ireland Strategic Investment Fund, Gunn Agri Partners, Paine Schwartz Partners and Proterra Investment Partners.
In addition to expanded knowledge, attendees to GAIE will benefit from seven hours of dedicated networking with sector-focused institutional end investors (which comprised 31 percent of attendees last year), active fund managers, agribusiness leaders and sector experts.
Many will continue the discussion at Agtech Nexus Europe – in Dublin on 7 December – an intense, one-day immersion into the agricultural technologies being developed and deployed in the EU and around the world. The event includes a keynote address by EU Commissioner Phil Hogan.
Global AgInvesting (GAI), a brand of U.S.-owned HighQuest Group, is the world's most well-attended agricultural investment conference series and leading resource for events, research and insight into the global agricultural sector.
CONTACT: Michelle Pelletier-Marshall