Don't miss the 2019 Agrievolution Summit on "Mechanisation of Specialty Crops & Skills Training and Education"

The host country for this two-day Summit will be Spain. On 1st of October a High-level conference will be organised in Madrid on 'Specialty Crops' and needs in terms of 'Skills training and Education' in agriculture as well as in the farm machinery sector, followed by a field day in Valencia (2nd of October).

High-level industry leaders have confirmed their participation, have a look at the programme below:

Tuesday, 1st of October 2019 - Madrid

SESSION I - Mechanization of Specialty Crops - Olive Oil, Wine, Vegetables and Stone Fruits

Specialty Crops: Today and Tomorrow

  • Carlo Lambro, President, New Holland Agriculture
  • Mark von Pentz, President, Worldwide Agriculture & Turf Division: Europe, CIS, Asia, Africa, Global Tractor and Hay & Forage Platforms, and Advanced Engineering, John Deere & Company
  • Rainer Morgenstern, Executive Director for Sales and Marketing, SDF Group

Mechanization’s Role in Ensuring Food Quality

  • Marcello Carraro, Chief Executive Officer, Antonio Carraro S.p.A.
  • Federico Pérez, General Director, Pulverizadores Fede
  • Bertrand Bouyou, General Manager, PELLENC IBERICA and Florence Menard, ExportDirector, PELLENC SAS2019 Agrievolution Summit announcement web

What Do Producers need from the Machinery Industry?

  • Daniel Azevedo, Director Commodities, Trade and Technology, COPA-COGECA
  • Ramón Rivera, Managing Director, ELAIA (Olive oil producer)
  • Ernesto Machancoses, International Advisor on high value crops

SESSION II - Education and Training in the Digital Era

Linking Skills Training and Education to Jobs (recruitment)

  • Dr. Satoshi Iida, Special Technical Advisor, Kubota Corp.
  • Dr. Fedro Zazueta, Secretary General, International Commission of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering (CIGR)

Education: Why some countries, sectors see a better Return on their Investment

  • The World Bank Group (invited)
  • United Nations Women (invited)
  • Josef Kienzle, Agricultural Engineer and Head of Sustainable Agricultural Mechanization Group, Food & Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) (invited)

Success Stories: Education and Training

  • Dr. Bernhard Iber, CEO, Stihl España
  • Thierry de l´Escaille, CEO, European Landowners Organization
  • Dr. Emilio Gil, Department of Agri-Food Engineering and Biotechnology (DEAB), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya and Project leader, INNOSETA EU

 Wednesday, 2nd of October 2019 - Field day - Turis (Valencia)

On the second day, delegates will visit a farm demo / field day in Valencia. Visitors will see an on-field working demonstration of mechanization techniques and the adaptation of machines for different types of specialty crops. The demo day will highlight:

  • Mechanisation of Intensive and super-intensive crops
  • Post-harvesting
  • Customized mechanization


Details on the Summit can be found


The Agrievolution Alliance is the global voice for agriculture equipment manufacturers. Made up of 15 agriculture equipment manufacturing associations and organizations, our mission is to support our collective 6000+ agriculture equipment manufacturing members around the globe, working to promote the benefits of mechanization in global sustainable agriculture.