2023 World Agricultural Technology Innovation Conference

Beijing, September 21, 2023 — The 2023 World Agricultural Technology Innovation Conference, organized by the Beijing Municipal People’s Government and co-hosted by the Pinggu District People’s Government, China Agricultural University, Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, International Consultative Group on Agricultural Research, and World Business Council for Sustainable Development, is set to take place from November 2nd to 4th at the Jinghai Lake International Convention and Exhibition Center in Pinggu.

The inaugural conference is themed “Food Security and Future Agriculture” and follows a “1+4” framework, featuring an opening ceremony, main forum, as well as four specialized forums: the World Agricultural University Presidents’ Forum, World Agricultural Entrepreneurs’ Forum, World Agricultural Science and Technology Innovation and Venture Forum, and the International Agricultural Exchange and Cooperation Forum. Concurrently, there will be a World Agricultural Technology Expo and several parallel forums.

Deputy District Mayor of Pinggu, Liu Kun, explained that the 2023 World Agricultural Technology Innovation Conference is convened to comprehensively implement the Party’s 20th National Congress’ important initiatives, accelerating the construction of a strong agricultural nation. It aims to promote global exchange and cooperation in agricultural technology, better connect global wisdom, aggregate agricultural technology forces, and contribute to the construction of the Beijing International Science and Technology Innovation Center and the establishment of a self-reliant and innovative agricultural technology system in China.

Ma Rongcai, Chief Inspector of the Beijing Municipal Bureau of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, highlighted the support for hosting the World Agricultural Technology Innovation Conference in the “China-Pinggu Agricultural Zhongguancun Cooperation Framework Agreement” signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs and the Beijing Municipality, as well as the “Strategic Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of Education and the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality”. The “Beijing Promotes the Construction of Agricultural Zhongguancun Action Plan (2022-2026)” has outlined the significant task of organizing international exchange activities for agricultural technology cooperation and creating a globally renowned platform for agricultural exchange and cooperation.

It was noted that building upon the preparations made in 2022, the World Agricultural Technology Innovation Conference has restructured its overall framework and model. With the slogan “Innovate Agriculture, Share the Future,” the conference is positioned as a high-end international event for agricultural technology innovation. It has deeply collaborated with embassies, international organizations, domestic and foreign agricultural universities and research institutions, renowned agricultural enterprises, and chambers of commerce. The conference has extended invitations to the most influential scientists, educators, entrepreneurs, and outstanding young students worldwide, to discuss cutting-edge topics in agricultural technology innovation, share the latest achievements, promote global agricultural technology, policies, and models, innovate and strengthen industry-academia-research collaboration, and facilitate the transformation of outcomes, fostering new momentum for global agricultural development.

The conference will prominently showcase highlights such as serving the construction of a strong agricultural nation, enhancing industry-academia-research collaboration, and promoting the construction of a community of shared future for mankind. Throughout the conference, a series of major release activities and highlight events will take place, including the release of the “Conference Consensus,” “National Science and Policy Guidelines for the Global Food System,” “Global Low-Carbon Agriculture CEO Manual,” and “World Agricultural Unicorn Enterprise Development Report.” Initiatives to establish the World Food Industry Low-Carbon Sustainable Cooperation Center, World Food Industry Unicorn Research Center, and World Agricultural Science and Innovation Investor Alliance will be launched. Additionally, there will be agricultural Zhongguancun-related release and promotion activities.