FIRA.2018SCHEDULEThe dates of the 2019 editionare coming soon!WATCH THE FIRA 2018 KEYNOTES Day 1.KEYNOTESPEAKERS11.December 2018DECEMBER 11 TimeSubjectTypeSpeakersJob TitleStructure 08.00 AMCoffee and tea 08.45Welcoming speechAymeric BARTHES (FR)President - Co-founderNaïo Technologies 08.50Agricultural robots: the future of farming?Marc VANACHT (USA)ConsultantAg Business Consultants PART 1SOIL BETWEEN MY FINGERS MODERATORBenoit EGON (FR)JournalistTerre-Net 09.25History of agriculture: overview of the different revolutions that led to the robotic revolutionConferenceFrançois PURSEIGLE (FR)Agricultural SociologistInstitut National Polytechnique de Toulouse 10.00Feedback from fields and overview of farming robots's support for producersConferenceChristiane LAMBERT (FR) PresidentFNSEA 10.15Farmer feedback: the vision and needs of farmersRoundtableChristiane LAMBERT (FR) Marc VANACHT (USA) Alain PINCOT (USA) Edouard LHOTTE (FR) Flavien NICOLAS (FR)President Consultant Associate Farmer / Owner WinegrowerFNSEA AG Business Consultants Bonipak EARL Lhotte EARL les Avocats PART 2.1THE ROBOTIC REVOLUTION MODERATORJames SULECKI (USA)Chief Content OfficerMeister Media 11.30Overview of existing and future solutions in agricultural robotics. Focus autonomous tractors developed in Japan.ConferenceProf. Noboru NOGUCHI (JAP)Director of Vehicles Robotics LabHokkaido University 12.15Focus on Fields Robots in Australia.Conference VideoProf. Salah SUKKARIEH (AUS)Professor of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, Program Lead HICRIS and Farm AutomationUniversity of Sydney 12.45Agricultural Robotics: how an international group met the challengeTestimonialMaurice GOHLKE (DE)Robotics EngineerBosch Deepfield Robotics 01.00 PMLUNCH BREAK PART 2.2THE ROBOTIC REVOLUTION 02.30 PMFrom self-steering tractors towards autonomous field robotsConferenceThomas ENGEL (DE)Manager Technology Innovation StrategyJohn Deere 02.50Agricultural robots: yes, but how to support farmers in this new deal?ConferenceVincent TARDIEU (FR)Journalist 03.25Feedback: 15 years of agricultural roboticsRoundtableThierry PERROTIN (USA) Sylvia DURAND (FR) Gaëtan SEVERAC (FR) Leo STEENPOORTE (NL) Thomas ENGEL (DE)Vice-President Marketing Americas Milking cows grower CTO Horticultural entrepreneur Manager Technology Innovation StrategyDeLaval GAEC de la Bourdette Naïo Technologies Gebr. Steenpoorte John Deere 04.30BREAK 05.00Presentation of the CENTEOL 2018 ChallengeTestimonialPhilippe POTIER (FR) Christophe AUBE (FR)Head of Seed and soils Machines CEOKUHN Agreenculture 05.15Presentation of Hands Free Hectare projectTestimonialRichard GREEN (UK)Head of Engineering Research National Centre for Precision FarmingHarper Adams University PART 4AND WHAT IF DREAMS CAME TRUE? 06.00The challenges of AI and data in agricultural robotics and the Ag-TechConferenceClaudia ROESSLER (USA)Worldwide Industry Director, Chemical, Agriculture, Life Sciences IndustryMicrosoft 06.45Ag robots and drones for agriculture in the developing countriesConferenceSantiago SANTOS VALLE (IT)Agricultural EngineerF.A.O. 07.00Closing statementMaialen CAZENAVE and Gwendoline LEGRAND (FR)OrganisationFIRA Day 2.PITCHESB2B MEETINGS12December 2018DECEMBER 12 MEETINGS, PITCHES & B2B PRESENTATIONS PITCHES Discover the latest innovations for sustainable, efficient and profitable agriculture. 10-minute pitches by over 20 structures, which will present their answers to the main challenges of agricultural robotics: TimeSubjectSpeakerStructure 08:45 amHow to boost my competitiveness in full expansion territory ?Jacques OBERTISICOVAL 9:00How to weed vineyards in a different way?Cédric BACHEVitibot 9:15How to detect weeds and foliar diseases? Colin CHABALLIERCarbon Bee 9:30How to weed autonomously?Aurélien G. DemaurexEcorobotix 9:45How to combine risk prevention and new technologies in his professional activity?Coralie HAYERMSA 10:00How to support startups beyond financing?Thomas EspiardCAPAGRO 10:15How does 3D vision make machines autonomous?Damien LegrandIfm Electronic 10:30How to insure autonomous machines?Charlotte ChartierGroupama 10:45How to increase robot autonomy?PowerTech Systems 11:00How to solve the recruitment issues for horticulturists? Nicolas SCHOEMAEKERInstar Robotics 11:15How to enable robots in arable farming for bulk crop production?Ole GreenAgrointelli 11:30How does the link in the field help accelerate agricultural innovations?Liselore MartinAgronov 11:45How does electronics make machines autonomous and intelligent?Guillaume BOUDENANSelva 12:00How to accelerate the industrialization of agricultural robotics? Stéphane DURANRobagri 12:15How to integrate robotics into a farming system?Gaëtan SéveracNaïo Technologies 12:30How does IoT fit into the concept of farmbots?Orange Business Services 12:45How does the 360 Lidar contribute to the autonomy of agricultural machinery?Aurélien TournouxPepperl+Fluchs 01:00 pmHow to boost the maturation, demonstration or internationalization of digital innovations for agriculture and food industry?Nicolas Nguyen-TheAgri Sud-Ouest Innovation 01:15 pmHow to implement an automatic monitoring for modern vineyards?Francisco Rovira-MásARL / VineScout 01:30 pmHow to support and finance startups agricultural robotics?Riadh ShaïekDEMETER 01:45 pmHow to weed any crop, with no chemicals and no labor?Sébastien BoyerFarmwise 02:00 pmHow can experimentation and real feedback of user experiences validate its solution and accelerate the commercialization?Mathilde YverVillage by CA Normandie / AGRIAL NEW : BUSINESS MEETINGS From 9 am to 1 pm, meet your future partners and customers during the FIRA 2018 business fair. Set up 15-minute meetings to meet manufacturers, suppliers or investors… The meeting platform will be available early October. Registration FIRA bookings are now closed. The FIRA team is looking forward to meeting you at the Diagora Congress Center in Labège at 8:30 pm tomorrow!