2nd International VDI Conference - Smart Farming 2018

  • Explore the many ways in which Smart Farming can have strategic benefits for your business
  • Discuss recent trends and developments with leading international experts in the field
  • Register for the “Smart Farming” conference and visit our parallel conferences on “Connected Off-Highway Machines” and “Autonomous Trucks” free of extra charge
International Conference Smart Farming

As an actor in the farming industry, you cannot get around “Smart Farming” and its implications for your business. Smart Farming is a buzzword for engineers in the agricultural fields. And rightly so: Utilizing smart IT, drones, and other advanced technologies and – crucially – networking these assets, results in higher yields, more economic use of resources, as well as higher efficiency. The 2nd International VDI Conference on “Smart Farming 2018” will be held in Düsseldorf (Germany) from April 10th to 11th, 2018. Supported by national and international experts, the conference brings together over 100 thought leaders in cutting edge agri-industry solutions.

Application of smart technology in agribusiness

Providing farmers with the right technology allows them to optimize (moreover: minimize!) their use of pesticides and the like while maintaining a high output with reasonable investments.

Learn about the latest developments in the field of “Smart Farming”. The 2nd international VDI conference “Smart Farming” will provide the opportunity to meet with experts and discuss the hot topics:

  • Solutions for Digital Farming 4.0
  • Reality Check – Bringing Big Data and Analytics to Agronomist
  • Farming Automation: Is it ready for Farmers?
  • Building a Computer Vision Research Vehicle for Agriculture
  • Autonomous Vehicles – The next Level of Smart Farming?
  • M2M Communication for agrarian Use Cases
  • Development of Test Standards for agricultural Technology
  • + Interactive Round Table Discussions

Who is the conference for?

This conference will bring people from the following fields together:

  • Active farmers
  • Cooperative farm holders (Big Farm)
  • Developers and Product Managers in manufacturing of agricultural machines
  • Suppliers of agricultural equipment and components
  • Robotics manufacturers focusing on farming applications
  • Key players in the agri-chemical industry
  • Logistics providers for agricultural applications
  • Ministries & Departments of Agriculture from different countries
  • Agricultural Research Agencies, Associations & Unions as well as Universities & Colleges

If you have any questions or need further information please contact Dr. Maria Georgiou-Smith.

Are you interested in promoting your company and products at the 2nd International VDI Conference “Smart Farming”? Contact klackvdide for more details.

Buy one ticket – Visit three conferences

Do you want to find out about the latest trends in Smart Farming? Would you like to learn how to utilize the megatrend digital transformation in your agri-business? Then book your ticket for the "Smart Farming" conference now. In addition, also benefit from our parallel conferences on "Connected Off-Highway Machines" and “Autonomous Trucks” free of extra charge.

Benefit from our Package Price: Conference + Workshop

Secure your personal package price by booking the international Conference “Smart Farming” in combination with the international Workshop the day prior to the conference “Towards Data-Driven Agri-Food Business”.

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Eventnumber : 12KO100

International VDI Conference - Smart Farming

Düsseldorf ,

Crowne Plaza Düsseldorf - Neuss ex. Swissôtel*

Rheinallee 1,
41460 Neuss
+49 2131/77-00 to website


1.790 € plus 19% VAT

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

Advisory Board

Prof. Dr. Dieter Rombach Fraunhofer IESE Institut für Experimentelles Software Engineering / Kaiserslautern

Julian Sanchez John Deere GmbH & Co. KG John Deere Werk Mannheim / Mannheim

Rhett Schildroth Redshield Consulting / North Liberty

Eventnumber : 12KO100

International VDI Conference - Smart Farming

1.790 € plus 19% VAT

Take advantage of the block of rooms we have reserved for guests at the event location. Please list VDI Wissensforum as a reference when making your hotel booking.

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