2017 Agrievolution Summit

Sixth World Summit on Agricultural Machinery

The Asian Perspective: Cooperation among industry, research and best practices in global farming

October 25-26, 2017 Wu Han, China

The China Agricultural Machinery Distribution Association (CAMDA) will host the Sixth World Summit on Agricultural Machinery in conjunction with CIAME Chinese International Agricultural Machinery Exhibition in October 2017 in Wu Han, China. The Summit will again provide excellent educational content – in particular for small to mid-sized manufacturers – as well as opportunities for connection with local and regional distributors.


TENTATIVE PROGRAM (some speakers and details to be determined)


9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introduction

  • Welcome
  • Introduction: Agrievolution Chair M. Selami Ileri, Secretary General, TARMAKBIR
  • China Agriculture Machinery Distribution Association and/or Chinese officials

9:20-10:10 Chinese Agriculture Machinery Policies, Trends

  • Expert insights on current trends and policies affecting Chinese agriculture and agriculture equipment manufacturers doing business in China

10:10-10:40 Tea Break

10:45-11:45 Experts on Market Trends

  • Global – Mr. Philip Nonnenmacher, Market Analyst, VDMA
  • Asia – Mrs. Liyutong, Center for Sustainable Agriculture Mechanization
  • China – Mr. Maohong

12:00-1:30 Luncheon

1:30-3:45 Global experience and strategies for success panel discussion

  • A panel of agriculture equipment manufacturers and dealers share their unique challenges, perspectives and experiences of successfully expanding their businesses into China and other countries including representatives from Blount International, John Deere China, YTO, Canycom and Jifore

3:50-4:10 Agrievolution Alliance Chairmanship transition and closing

Evening Gala Dinner


9:00-9:30 China International Agriculture Machinery Exhibition

  • VIP seating at Opening Ceremony

10:00-12:00 Precision farming: Technological trends and advancements, how they are benefitting farmers and impacting the industry

  • Overview - TBD
  • Precision Sprayers- TBD
  • Precision Harvesters - CLAAS
  • Precision Planters – Iseki, Matermac
  • Precision Fertilizer equipment  – TBD

12:00-1:30 Luncheon

1:30-2:15 Precision Farming (continued)

  • Summary – TBD
  • Precision equipment manufacturers panel discussion

2:15-2:45 Tea Break

2:45-4:15 Limiting soil impact: tillage equipment and agronomic techniques

  • Agriculture tire technologies - Trelleborg
  • Tillage equipment advancements - Maschio
  • Interactions among tillage/cultivations, agronomy and soil health - Prof. Jane Rickson, Cranfield University


China International Agriculture Machinery Exhibition

  • Complimentary admission and VIP Show Tour (details TBD)
  • Optional local farm visit (transportation provided – details TBD)