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Overview — When, what and where

You want to meet some of the most influential people in the industry? This is your chance. With over 200 attendees from 130+ different companies and 30 speakers from all over the world, this is the event for you.



Grimsehlstr. 31

37555 Einbeck



Parking is free of charge for participants on the company premises.

Please use the "Parkplatz Süd" (parking lot south).

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17.04.2024 — Conference Day

Time Content Moderation Speaker (Nomination)
09.00 Check-in / Networking    
10.00 Short welcome Peter Hagenow  
10.00 – 10.20 Conference opening & CFO perspectives Peter Hagenow Eva Kienle, CFO, KWS
10.20 – 10.40 Keynote: KWS' 2030 ambitions Peter Hagenow Martin Heistermann, Lead of Strategic Planning, KWS
10.40 – 11.00 Keynote: Entrepreneurial development towards changing markets Peter Hagenow Nigel Moore, Head of Food Ingredients, KWS
11.00 – 11.20 Keynote: CO2 across the scopes Peter Hagenow Wolf v. d. Wense, Lead of Group Risk Management, Sustainability, Health Safety Environment, Information Security, KWS
11.20 – 12.05 Panel Discussion: Collaboration and partnerships in the Industry with regards to sustainability Martin Pischke & Toine Rombouts Marian Antoniu, Production Manager, KWS
Florian Gahre, Senior Production Manager, KWS
Bo Borne Jørgensen, CEO, Westrup
Burghard Petersen
, Senior Sales Manager - Germany/Northern Europe, PETKUS Technologie GmbH
Robert Härtel, Neustrom
12.05 – 13.30 Lunch Break / Networking    
13.30 – 13.45 Keynote: How to bring field waste back into food supply chain Peter Hagenow Hugo Reis (CEO, Q&A),
Nilson Borges & Renato Kloss (Keynote), Vitaro Brazil
13.45 – 14.00 Keynote: Future of farming Peter Hagenow Matt Pickard, Head of Biologicals & Seedcare Europe, SYNGENTA
14.00 – 14.15 Keynote: Shaping the future by innovation Peter Hagenow Andre Kranke, Head of Corporate Research & Development, DACHSER
14.15 – 15.00 Panel Discussion: Navigating through climate extremes Rita Balcao Reis & Verena Marx Dirk Niemann, Manager Seed Technology, KWS
Dorte Simon
, CFO, Einbecker Brauhaus AG
Prof. Christian Heinrich, Managing Director, carbmee
Bas Blijdorp, Regional Director, KWS
15.00 – 16.00 Break / Networking    
16.00 – 16.15 Keynote: The P&L impact of sustainability Peter Hagenow Prof. Christian Heinrich, Managing Director, Carbmee
16.15 – 16.30 Keynote: The AI greenhouse — Nurturing automation from documentation to billing Peter Hagenow Dr. Ralf Kuhn, Managing Director and Jens Nannerup, Managing Consultant, Alight Consulting GmbH
16.30 – 16.45 Keynote: The future of farming Peter Hagenow Markus Sinz, Founder & Managing Director, apadua
16.45 – 17.00 Keynote: Empowering farmers Peter Hagenow Konstantin Meier-Kulenkampff, VP Purchasing & Materials, AGCO
17.00 – 17.45 Break / Networking    
17.45 – 18.00 Evening Reception / Dinner Keynote Peter Hagenow Maja Mogwitz, Young & Farmer
18.00 – 21.00 (Flying) Dinner    

18.04.2024 — Workshop Day

Check-in & Get together

Time: 09.00

Location: Foyer

Registration for the workshops and factory tours will be sent separately to registered participants. Seats are limited.

Workshop A:
How to make stakeholder involvement a success

Time: 09.00 – 10.30
Location: Room A, Plenum BIT EG
Host: Markus Sinz, Founder & Managing Director, Apadua

Working in teams has brought us to where we are today as a society & economy. However, organizations still struggle to work together efficiently. Often, conflicts of interest and other typical symptoms of asymmetric cooperation lead to failure. In this workshop, we'll pick up the most important aspects of stakeholder engagement, especially for project work.

We'll guide you through both successful and unsuccessful efforts, discussing the insights gained.

Workshop B:
ESG Trade Compliance

Time: 09.00 – 10.30

Location: Room B, Plenum BIT EG

Host: Stephan Freismuth, Director, Indirect Tax Services, Trade & Customs, KPMG AG

The new ESG trade compliance requirements pose a significant challenge for EU companies engaged in cross-border trade of goods. Comprehensive transparency regarding supply chains and the flow of goods is essential to meet sustainability standards, as access to the EU internal market depends on it. Violations of these compliance requirements can not only jeopardize market access but also lead to significant sanctions, as outlined in regulations such as the EU Deforestation Regulation, which stipulates a penalty of at least 4% of annual turnover for non-compliance.

Break/ Networking

Time: 10.30 – 11.00

Location: Foyer

Workshop C:
Supplier collaboration for a succesfull and decarbonized partnership

Time: 11.00 – 12:30

Location: Room A, BIT EG

Host: Prof. Christian Heinrich, Managing Director, carbmee

We will show you how you will benefit from collaborative decarbonization efforts and increase competitive advantage. The following topics will be covered:
- Pragmatic way of communication
- Collaboration for emission reduction
- Achieving targets together and expanding business together

Lunch/ Networking

Time: 12.30 – 13.30

Location: Foyer

KWS Plant Tour

Time: 13.30 – 14.30

Location: KWS Campus

2 groups, max. 40 participants

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