'Agtech Conference of the South' Announces Initial Speakers and Agenda

Inaugural Event will Bring Together Region's Agtech Thought Leaders and Innovators

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Feb. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The AgTech Conference of the South, Georgia's first conference dedicated to investment, entrepreneurship and innovation that is shaping the future of agriculture, has announced its initial speakers and agenda topics. The inaugural event is taking place July 23 - 25, 2018 in Alpharetta, Ga., at the new Alpharetta Conference Center at The Hotel at Avalon. Agtech business executives and leaders, investors, enterprise farmers, university faculty, government, and other agtech enthusiasts will not want to miss this first-time Conference, and can register here. Special early bird pricing is available until March 31, 2018.

Hosted by Tech Alpharetta, in partnership with the City of Alpharetta, the three-day Conference will address the explosive growth in agtech that has resulted from the intersection of agriculture and technology. With an emphasis on the farm-to-fork value chain, the event will feature an impressive list of speakers from leading organizations, such as ACGO, Syngenta, Microsoft, The Climate Corporation, Oracle, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Georgia, and many more. Attendees will gain in-depth knowledge during informative discussions and break-out sessions that will cover a variety of topics, including:

Big Data in Agriculture
Logistics and Supply Chain
State of the Region in Agtech
Agtech Innovation
Plant Genetics
Industry Investment Opportunities
"We have developed a robust agenda of dynamic speakers who will share their vision and insight on the rapidly-evolving agtech industry," says Karen Cashion, CEO of Tech Alpharetta and host of the AgTech Conference of the South. "A must-attend event for anyone with a vested interest in the space, we're confident the Conference will provide a wealth of ideas and information that can be used to further drive innovation and entrepreneurship in the region's agriculture and technology space."

The Conference will also host an AgTech Startup Pitch-off. Agtech entrepreneurs will present to a panel of industry representatives who are interested in potential partnerships with outside innovators.

For information relating to sponsorship and speaking opportunities, visit www.agtechsouth.com.

About AgTech Conference of the South

The AgTech Conference of the South, Georgia's first event dedicated to investment, entrepreneurship and innovation that is shaping the future of agriculture, will be held in Alpharetta, Georgia - the region's epicenter of technology-fueled entrepreneurship and investment. The Conference is taking place July 23 - 25, 2018 at the new Alpharetta Conference Center. Led by Tech Alpharetta, with the support of the City of Alpharetta, the Conference exemplifies Alpharetta's ongoing commitment to building a strong, vibrant and resilient economy throughout the region.

About Tech Alpharetta

Tech Alpharetta (previously the Alpharetta Technology Commission), the first organization of its kind in Georgia, was established in 2012 by the City of Alpharetta and is an independent, 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization today. The organization includes a strategic advisory board of Alpharetta's leading technology companies, a technology events pillar, and the Tech Alpharetta Innovation Center, a flourishing incubator that is home to more than forty-five local tech startups.

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