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Global AgInvesting Asia

12-13 September 2019

Tokyo American Club

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Global AgInvesting Asia 2019

Press Release: As agriculture investing gains momentum, record number of investors set to attend Global AgInvesting Asia

With influential Japanese institutional investors having already made allocations in the sector, and many more looking to follow suit, this is the year to join multi-national agribusinesses, along with ag-focused private equity and venture capital fund managers, institutional investors and other sector stakeholders at the Tokyo American Club, 12-13 September for the 9th annual Global AgInvesting Asia conference. Benefit from 2 days of insightful presentations by international experts to expand your knowledge and discover strategies for building diverse real assets portfolios. Unrivalled networking opportunities will facilitate building new relationships with operators, innovators and investors in global agriculture. Myriad investment opportunities are represented by large scale asset managers with AUM over $500 million, along with more nimble funds with an interest in AgTech and FinTech innovations. Global AgInvesting Asia provides a broad overview of the agriculture investment landscape and a clear view of where the real money is moving in the space. 


Event Location

Tokyo American Club
2-1-2 Azabudai, Minato-ku
Tokyo, 106-8649 Japan

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For more information including early rates available, please see the Venue & Fees page. 
Conference Registration Registration includes all sessions, meals and networking activities
USD $2695
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Note: All transactions will be made using the United States Dollar (USD) and the current daily exchange rate. 

For more information including early rates available, please see the Venue & Fees page.  
Discounted passes are available for strategic / agribusiness players and producers, and early-stage agtech companies. Complimentary passes may be available for certain types of institutional end investors, investment consultants and gatekeepers (includes pension and insurance funds, endowments, foundations, sovereign wealth funds, trust banks, and certain family offices). Contact us for details.
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In 2018, 53% of the audience represented major institutional investors; attendees met and mingled with leaders from:

Asian Development Bank, Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company, Daido Life Insurance Company, Glencore Japan, Hosen Capital, International Finance Corporation, Japan Alternative Investment Company, Japan Post Bank, Japan Strategic Capital, Kewpie Pension Fund, Mitsubishi Asset Management, Mitsui & Co., Mizuho Asset Management, Mubadala Investment Company, Nihon UNISYS, Nikko Asset Management, Nippon Life Insurance, Okayama Metal and Machinery Pension Fund, Olam International, Secom Pension Fund, SEIRYU Asset Management Ltd., Sony Life Insurance Company, Sumitomo Corporation, Symphony Financial Partners, The Norinchukin Bank, and many more.

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Preliminary Agenda - Subject to Change

If you are interested in speaking and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jared Rose or Kate Westfall.

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Thursday, 12 September 2019
08:00 - 08:45Conference Check-In and Networking Coffee & Tea
08:45 - 09:00Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:30Examining the Global AgInvesting Landscape - History, Current Investable Universe, and Future Outlook
09:30 - 09:45How Japanese Institutional Investors Can Consider Agricultural Assets in a Diversified Alternatives Portfolio
09:45 - 10:15Navigating Legal Structure and Tax Code Challenges for Global Agriculture Investing
10:15 - 10:45Networking Coffee & Tea Break Sponsored by Mitsui & Co., Ltd.
10:45 - 11:15Featured Presentation: New Financing Mechanisms for SDGs Impact
11:15 - 11:45Going Beyond ESG Integration: Sustainably Managed Timber and Agriculture Assets Can Deliver ESG Benefits and Market Rate Returns
11:45 - 12:15Ag Private Equity Case Study: Navigating the 2019/2020 Asia Protein Landscape
12:15 - 13:15Networking Lunch
13:15 - 13:45Vegetable Plant Factory: Relating to Sustainable Procurement, Food Loss, and Extension of Freshness
13:45 - 14:15Institutional Scale Controlled Environment Agriculture
14:15 - 14:30Private Credit Investments in Agribusiness
14:30 - 14:45Sustainability and Revolution of the Rice Commodity Market
14:45 - 15:15Networking Coffee & Tea Break Sponsored by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
15:15 - 15:30Asian Agribusiness M&A Landscape - Current Trends & Future Outlook
15:30 - 15:45Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities of Japanese Agriculture
15:45 - 16:15The Rise of Alternative Proteins: Consumer Trends & Investment Opportunities
16:15 - 17:00Discussion: Japanese Investor Experiences in Evaluating International Agriculture Funds
17:00 - 18:00Networking Reception Sponsored by Kuni Umi Asset Management
Friday, 13 September 2019
08:00 - 08:45Networking and Morning Coffee & Tea Sponsored by Nihon Unisys, Ltd.
08:45 - 09:15The Global Agricultural Investment Landscape
09:15 - 09:30Upcoming Disruptions Affecting International Trade/Investment of Main Agricultural Commodities
09:30 - 10:00The Importance of Agriculture
10:00 - 10:30Investing in the Sun-Based Economy for the 21st Century and Beyond
10:30 - 11:00Networking Coffee & Tea Break Sponsored by Japan Strategic Capital Co., Ltd.
11:00 - 11:15The Potential Investment Opportunities for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Industries in the Russian Far East
11:15 - 11:30Examination of Agricultural Opportunities in Asia
11:30 - 11:45The Case for Globally Diversified Agricultural Investment
11:45 - 12:00A Comparative Analysis of the Real Assets Bucket – Examining the Position of Farmland Alongside Infrastructure, Real Estate and Timber
12:00 - 12:15Evaluating European Food & Agriculture Investment Opportunities
12:15 - 12:30Making the Case for Australian Agriculture
12:30 - 13:30Networking Lunch
13:30 - 13:45Global Trends in Agricultural Innovation
13:45 - 14:15Technologies Required to Solve the Agriculture Sustainability Challenge
14:15 - 14:30The China AgriFood Innovation Opportunity Under the Spotlight
14:30 - 14:45Challenges for Strengthening the “Smart Food Chain” in Developing Countries
14:45 - 15:30AgTech/FoodTech Innovation Spotlight - Showcasing Innovative Ideas, Ready to Scale
15:30 - 16:30Networking & Farewell Drinks
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If you are interested in joining these industry leaders as a GAI Sponsor,
please contact Kate Westfall or Jared Rose.

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Event Partners

If you are interested in joining Global AgInvesting as an event partner,
please contact Kate Westfall to discuss the possibilities.

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