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Land & Grow Part 2: The China Agri-Tech Opportunity

11th August 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

In collaboration with 8 Hours Ahead, The British Embassy China (Foreign & Commonwealth Office/Department for International Trade) and the Chinese Ministry of Science & Technology, Agri-EPI Centre is hosting a second webinar exploring agri-tech export opportunities in China.

For UK AgTech & Innovation C-Suites who wish wo better understand the Chinese agri-tech market, or explore opportunities to export their solutions to the country, the webinar offers a deep dive into the Chinese agri-tech market. From key trends to specific challenges and barriers facing Chinese farmers, the webinar will identify opportunities, solutions and strategies to expand or diversify agri-tech solutions in China.

As well as a “big picture” overview of the China agri-tech market, the session will also explore structural, commercial, financial and executional support offered by the UK and Chinese governments, as well as support available from strategic partners such as Agri-EPI Centre and 8 Hours Ahead.


  • 9am:  Welcome – Joint Address

Ray Smith, UK-China Agriculture, Food & Drink Counsellor, British Embassy Beijing

Senior Chinese Government Counterpart  

  • 9.15am: The Chinese Ag Corporate Perspective

Don Tan, Head of Corporate Affairs |  Pinduoduo

  • 9.30am:  Agriculture Trends in China – Policy, Tech, Innovation and Opportunities 

Sam Priestman, Chinese AgTech Market Specialist | 8 Hours Ahead

  • 9.45am:  1st – Q & A session
  • 9.50am:  Making it Happen – Executing in China – “China-as-a-Service”

William Stormont, Chinese Market Strategy Specialist | 8 Hours Ahead

Jake Watkin, Chinese Market Landing Specialist | 8 Hours Ahead

  • 10.05am:  Key Governance for China – IP, Equity & Exit Protection

Peter Corne, Partner and Head of Shanghai | Dorsey & Whitney 

  • 10.20am:  Agri-EPI in China – SmartFarm Initiative 

Shamal Mohammed, Chief Technical Officer | Agri-EPI Centre

  • 10.35am:  2nd – Q & A 
  • 10.45am:  End of session


To join the webinar, simply register at the following Zoom link:


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