Zone Agtech Announces the Quebec Agtech Grand Colloquium 2024: Addressing Quebec’s Agricultural Challenges

MRC de L’Assomption, December 11, 2023 

The year 2023 has proven to be a test of resilience for Quebec farmers, who not only faced a shortage of labor but also had to confront devastating floods, leading to diseases, yield losses, and significant financial setbacks. In this context, the Zone Agtech announces the opening of registrations for the Quebec Agtech Grand Colloquium, the flagship annual event of the Quebec Agtech ecosystem.

At the heart of the Quebec agricultural transition, the Zone Agtech brings together a major ecosystem comprising 250 producers, agricultural representatives, developers of innovative solutions, educational and research institutions, major industrial players, and financing organizations. Its mission is to stimulate development and accelerate innovation to address current challenges such as adaptation to climate change, reducing environmental impact, and food self-sufficiency.

The Quebec Agtech Grand Colloquium: A Must-Attend Event

This event, already described as “one of the most interesting of the year” by several industry players, is much more than just a meeting. Every year, it brings together over 200 companies involved in developing solutions and technologies for more efficient, profitable and green agriculture. The 2024 edition, held for the first time in Repentigny, will welcome up to 280 people. The program includes conferences and panels on agricultural challenges, climate adaptation, environmental performance and vertical farming, the first-ever 100% Quebec Agtech X experimentation space, which will enable producers to test the latest Quebec agricultural technologies, and the Grands Prix Agtech du Québec cocktail, which will highlight the major contribution of 4 Quebec players to the development of the Quebec agtech industry.

The Quebec Agtech Grand Colloquium, Agtech X, and the Quebec Agtech Innovation Awards provide unique opportunities for stakeholders in the agricultural sector to learn, collaborate, and contribute to the advancement of sustainable agriculture in Quebec and beyond. Do not miss this opportunity to be part of the agricultural transition towards a more promising future !

Program of the Quebec Agtech Grand Colloquium 2024

The Grand Colloque Agtech du Québec 2024 promises an intense day of exchanges, panels and discoveries at the heart of innovative agriculture. Here’s an overview of the program:

  • 8:00 am: Doors open
  • 8:30 a.m.: Words of welcome
  • 9:00 a.m.: Conference Quebec’s Agtech ecosystem: state of play
  • 9h20: Panel “Challenges facing agricultural producers and development priorities for Quebec”.
  • 10:30 a.m.: Panel “Agtech and Climate: Adapting agriculture to a changing world”.
  • 11:15: Panel “Performance, Environment, and Intelligent Agriculture”.
  • 12:00: Networking dinner
  • 12:45pm: Visit to Espace Agtech X
  • 1:30 p.m.: “Headlines in the Agtech Zone” panel
  • 2:30 pm: Panel “Unlocking the potential of vertical farming for diversified agriculture”.
  • 3:15 pm: Networking cocktail
  • 4:00 p.m.: Quebec Agtech Awards unveiled
  • 5:00 pm: End of the event

A program rich in content, exchanges and discoveries for those involved in agriculture and technology in Quebec.

To register for the Grand Colloque Agtech du Québec, follow this link.

To support the 2024 edition of the Quebec Agtech Grand Colloquium, contact info@zoneagtech.ca.

More on Agtech X: preparing for the transition

The Zone Agtech proudly launches Agtech X, the first 100% Quebec-based demonstration platform for innovative agricultural technologies. Presented by Noovelia and in collaboration with five provincial horticultural associations, Agtech X offers Quebec growers the opportunity to experiment with over 30 innovative agricultural technologies in a room adjacent to the Grand Colloque conferences. This will encourage exchanges between growers and local businesses, stimulating profitability, resilience, and the transition to agricultural practices adapted to the current context.

To reserve a demo space, follow this link.

To reserve your tickets as an Agtech X visitor, follow this link.

Quebec Agtech Innovation Awards: highlighting Quebec’s contribution

For the second year running, Zone Agtech will be spotlighting the personalities and companies who are helping to sustain the performance of the agtech sector through their innovation. The Awards will recognize the Innovator of the Year, the Future Talent, the Outstanding Startup, and the Propeller of the Year. These awards aim to highlight the creativity, excellence of work, impact, and fundamental role of the four winners in propelling innovative agricultural technologies in Quebec.

To apply for one of the 4 Quebec Agtech Innovation Awards, follow this link.

To celebrate excellence with one of 4 awards, contact info@zoneagtech.ca.

New for 2024: simultaneous international broadcasting

With the support of the Ministère des Relations Internationales et de la Francophonie, Investissement Québec International, and Global Affairs Canada, the Grand Colloque Agtech will be simultaneously broadcast and translated (fr-eng) for an international audience. Would you like to invite your international clientele? Follow this link.

Useful information

For more information on the event, please contact Emilie Desjardins, Administration and Member Services Manager, at edesjardins@zoneagtech.ca.

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