Our Speakers & Partners
President of the National Council of Agricultural Chambers (KRIR), POLAND
National Council of Agricultural Chambers (KRIR) is a representative institution for agribusiness in Poland.
Farmer of the Year 2016 at the Ceres Award, GERMANY
His modern cows farm from Roßdorf has attracted attention in recent years through productivity, but especially through new technologies.
Farm Manager ELSIT, + 2000 ha, ROMANIA
Nicolae Sitaru is one of the representative Romanian farmers, appreciated for his reference activity in the agricultural field, being representative of the South-Muntenia Region.
Order of Agricultural Merit 2017, FRANCE
Together with another 35 farmers, Denis Digel bought a former supermarket of a major international chain, which turned it into a self-catering center where local farmers sell over 40 varieties of own-produced tomatoes.
General Director, Agroind Cauaceu, +3600 ha, ROMANIA
Dan Corbuţ is General Director of Agroind Cauaceu and one of the most performing and influential farmers in Northwestern Romania.
Strategy & Innovation Manager Marketing, KWS SEEDS
Official Opening Guest and Master Partner
Manager, Anson Family Farms, Indiana/Illinois, + 7000 ha, SUA
Mark represents a family with farmers generations from Indiana/Illinois, USA / His farming life is about obtaining healthy soils using new technology.
General Director and co-owner, Stepova Agricultural Corporation, +13000 ha, Dnipro, UKRAINE
Stepova Agricultural Corporation is one of the biggest leading enterprises with many years’ experience in breeding and seed farming sector.
Deputy Director for Science Department, Stepova Agricultural Corporation, +13000 ha, Dnipro, UKRAINE
Chief Technologist for Seed Production and Plant Protection, Stepova Agricultural Corporation / Graduated from the Faculty of Protection of the Grants of the Novosibirsk Agricultural Institute with honors.
General Director, Comcereal, Vrancea, + 4500 ha, ROMANIA
Gelu Scutaru is one of the largest Romanian farmers, representative for Vrancea region and southern Moldova.
General Director, Agrosfera-BM, Ungheni, + 2000 ha, REPUBLIC OF MOLDOVA
Nicanor Buzovoi was nominated by the Moldovan Ministry of Agriculture and Food Industry for participation as Speaker at Forum RALF 2017. Nicanor Buzovoi is also the President of “ANPC-AGRO” National Cereal Producers Association from Moldova.
Prof. Univ. Dr. Sándor Kukovics
One of the most important international zootechnical specialists, HUNGARY
Nominated by the Hungarian Minister of Agriculture to attending RALF 2017 / Vice-President, COPA-COGECA Working Party on Sheep, coordinator of European sector of Sheep and Goat
Product Manager & Agroservice, KWS Seeds, ROMANIA
Master Partner/ PhD Ion Voinea is the Product Manager of KWS Seeds Romania, supervising the testing of KWS products with regard to their adaptability to local climatic, pedologic and technological conditions.
President, The League of Associations of Agricultural Producers in Romania LAPAR, ROMANIA
“The League of Associations of Agricultural Producers in Romania – LAPAR – is a national federation constituted by the associating, freely consented, of the territorial professional associations from agriculture and of the producers.”
President PRO AGRO National Federation, ROMANIA
“National Federation PRO AGRO is a professional organization founded in 2012 for Romanian producers of agricultural, food and related services, promoting, representing, supporting and defending the interests of members of professional organizations nationally representative in relations with European institutions, national public and private.”
President, Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers (BAAP), BULGARIA
Ventsislav Varbanov is a former Minister of Agriculture in Bulgaria / He has specialized in the USA “Marketing and Management in Agriculture”.
Abelardo de la Vega
Research Director, Europe, DuPont Pioneer, ARGENTINA
Professional Partner/ He holds the degrees of Agronomist Engineer and Doctor in Agricultural Sciences (University of Buenos Aires). In his 25-year plant breeding career, he created and registered more than 40 sunflower hybrids.
Business Development Manager Balkans/Eastern Europe, CNH Industrial/Case IH
Professional Partner/ His 25-year career in global market development in the Agribusiness field has set up a fulminating story with New Zealand, Australia, Japan, South Africa, Denmark, wherefrom George Stanson then returned to Eastern Europe and Balkans.
One of the pioneers in precision farming and irrigation techniques in BULGARIA
Playing major role in the development of the family agri business with extensive interest in the implementation of modern agricultural practices and technologies / Member of The Bulgarian Association of Agricultural Producers (BAAP).
Owner of Gorizont agricultural farm, + 700 ha, Grodno region, BELARUS
Farmer Henrykh Myslivets is the Republic of Belarus’s nominee for Romanian Agriculture Leadership Forum RALF 2017.
Sales Manager for Chief Industries UK Ltd, which is a subsidiary of Chief Industries Inc. in Nebraska USA
Professional Partner/ Geoff Freed has had a lifetime’s experience in agriculture having obtained a National Diploma in Agriculture from Shuttleworth College in UK.
Director, External Relations and Structured Finance Direction, CEC BANK
Partner/ “Ramona Ivan has more than 20 years of experience in the Romanian banking system, operating in both state-owned and majority-owned private international banks, over the last five years joining CEC Bank.”
President of Austrian Cattle Breeders Association 2005 – 2016, AUSTRIA
Family farm with about 100 milking cows / Supervisory board of the cooperative “Berglandmilch”, the largest milk processor in Austria / President of the Austrian Agricultural Cluster (AAC)
CEO & co-Founder VitalFields
Partner/ Having an extensive experience in the agriculture and IT field, Martin Rand held the position of CIO at the Estonian Plant Production Inspectorate, where he was responsible for creating IT systems for farm compliance inspectors.
Technical Sales Representative Agriculture Carmeuse Romania
Partener/ “Horticultural Engineer, Ph.D in Agronomy, with intensive research performed agro-chemistry and agro-technology, Bogdan Costea has published a series of scientific research in the field of soil amendments and fertilization, in prestigious local and foreign publications.”
Export Sales Manager, Agrifac, NETHERLANDS
Professional Partner/ ”It is our mission to help farmers increase yield on less productive farm land where we see huge yield gaps between current production levels and those possible with improved production practices, mechanization and precision farming.”
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