Global AgInvesting Asia set to be held in September

agriculture 1822446 640A lineup of prestigious foreign stakeholders and industry experts comprise the speaking faculty at the ninth annual Global AgInvesting Asia conference, taking place from 12-13 September 2019 at the Tokyo American Club

The momentum for interest in agriculture as an asset class has been remarkable this year, following last year’s US$19mn allocation by Nippon Life Insurance Company to an overseas farmland fund managed by Hancock Natural Resource Group. Evidence of this can be seen in the record number of investors expected to attend this year’s conference, as there is much to learn about this viable investment that has the potential to provide stable, long-term returns.

Join the hundreds who look to HighQuest Group, the world leader in advising and connecting the agriculture investment community and host of the conference, to provide the meeting place for building new relationships and examining opportunities in the sector.

Major industry topics will be addressed through insightful presentations, including:

· A panel discussion on Japanese Investor Experiences in Evaluating International Agriculture Funds with Tim McGavin, CEO, Laguna Bay; Yashiro Ono, director of private equity/infrastructure at Japan Post Bank; and Yoshifumi Kida, manager of foreign equity and alternative investment department at Nippon Life Insurance Company.

· A featured presentation on African Agriculture by Ken Shibusawa, founder and chairman of Common Asset Management.

· More on Going Beyond ESG Integration: Sustainably Managed Timber and Agriculture Assets Can Deliver ESG Benefits and Market-Rate Returns from Nick Ping, director of business development, Asia Pacific, for Hancock Natural Resource Group.

Closing out the conference on Friday afternoon are five sessions on innovations in agtech, a sector that globally has seen US$6.7bn invested in the last five years, with Asia emerging as a major player. Sessions include:

· The China AgriFood Innovation Opportunity – Examine thought leadership as a means to inspire and support startups in solving food system challenges. Learn more on this topic in this GAI Gazette article: The Growing Protein Opportunity in the Emerging Chinese Market.

· Food System Level Transformation Technologies – Explore the top 12 most interesting technologies that are developing to help food systems towards 2030, with an in-depth look into a few of the most exciting technologies already in use today.

· AgTech/FoodTech Innovation Spotlight – Enjoy this showcase of start-up companies developing technologies that are creative, impactful and scalable.

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