12 november Webinar Smart Horticulture in Japan

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On 12 November, the Netherlands Embassy will organise a Netherlands-Japan horticulture webinar. With professional growers and industry-government-academia partners, the online webinar will discuss the development of technologically-advanced horticulture in Japan, including perspectives from the Netherlands. Experts are invited from both Japan and the Netherlands as presenters who will share their expertise and experience in artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, climate controls and renewable energy.

Webinar: Netherlands-Japan Horticulture Webinar Sustainable and profitable greenhouse business: Usage of AI, robotics, climate controls and renewable energy in Japanese greenhouse horticulture

Programme (provisional) 

Each presentation provides room for one or two clarifying questions.

Opening by moderator Dr. Evert Jan Krajenbrink, Agricultural Counsellor of the Netherlands Embassy

Welcome speech by H.E. Mr. Peter van der Vliet, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Japan

Speech by Guest of Honor Mr. Sumito Yasuoka, Councillor, Minister’s Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries

Presentation “Latest R&D developments in autonomous greenhouses” 
Mr. Rick van de Zedde, Senior scientist/business developer Phenomics & Automation
Ms. Anna Petropoulou, Researcher/Greenhouse technology, Wageningen University         & Research (WUR)

Presentation “Current status and challenges of Japanese greenhouse horticulture: Latest developments in smart agriculture and regional energy utilisation”
Mr. Yuzo Ode, Vice Chairman, Japan Greenhouse Horticulture Association

Presentation “Internet of Things, Big Data and Artificial Intelligence (AI) for greenhouse automation” Mr. Wierd Vonk, General Manager, Hoogendoorn Asia

Presentation “Potential of robotics and automation in Japanese greenhouse  horticulture”
Mr. Freek van Rijn, export manager Asia, Certhon
Mr. Osamu Shimizu, CEO, DENSO AgriTech Solutions

Q&A and wrap up by moderator

End of program

Please note this program is subject to change without notice.

Although the webinar is primarily targeted at the Japanese audience, interested Dutch companies can contact the agricultural section for participation at TOK-LNV@minbuza.nl. There is simultaneous translation in English and Japanese.