The Intersection of Biology, Engineering and Business

November 20-22, 2019
Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center
Atlanta, Georgia

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Join an exclusive international gathering of industry-changing innovators, researchers, entrepreneurs, technology experts, investors and leading poultry producers at the 2nd Poultry Tech Summit on November 20-22, 2019. Attendees can expect the same groundbreaking innovation and insightful presentations that made the 2018 event well-attended, with deep dialogue on new prospective solutions and action-packed from industry professionals representing 21 countries.

Poultry Tech Summit focuses on the transition of innovative technologies from researchers and entrepreneurs into commercial applications for the benefit of the poultry industry. This event is the only one of its kind being offered to connect researchers and entrepreneurs with poultry sector technology experts, financiers, venture capitalists and producers looking for new projects and investments to fund.

Poultry Tech Summit is a global collaboration networking event where biology, engineering and business converge. Make plans to attend and take a look at the future of the industry. Early Bird registration is now open.

Test your Poultry Tech knowledge!

Last year’s program featured inventor-entrepreneurs pitching innovations ranging from robots that patrol poultry houses to more routine problem solvers like rust-proof gearboxes for the poultry processing plant. View the full program from 2018.

Be part of the elite group of professionals attending Poultry Tech Summit. Companies represented in 2018 included: Arabian Farms Development Co., Boehringer Ingelheim, Cargill, Ceva, Cobb-Vantress, Elanco, Evonik, Fieldale Farms, PHW Group – Lohman & Co AG, Pilgrims Pride, Prestage Farms, PT Japfa Comfeed, Tyson Foods, Wayne Farms, Zoetis and many others!

Get event coverage from the inaugural Poultry Tech Summit, here.

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Showcasing the next frontier for industry, technology and venture capital, this unique executive level event presented new research of technologies with potential to be commercialized within a 5-year period. Ranging from artificial intelligence, robotics, blockchain, sensors, virtual reality, vaccines and more to improve outcomes for poultry companies in all aspects of production from farm through the processing plant.

Early Bird registration is now open. Registration for this unique event covers a day and a half of educational presentations, 2 evening cocktail receptions, 2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and multiple networking breaks. Early registration fee is $995.

Who should attend:

  • Poultry company C-level executives
  • Corporate leaders in QA/QC, R&D
  • Live production and processing technology personnel
  • Veterinarians, nutritionists
  • Suppliers interested in funding or acquiring new tech
  • Financiers, bankers and venture capitalists

Poultry Tech Summit 2019 will feature the following proposed presentation themes or topics for suggested speakers, panel sessions and/or break-out groups:

  • Food safety
  • Robotics and automation
  • Life sciences
  • Big data and artificial intelligence

Poultry Tech Summit 2019 Tentative Schedule of Events

Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Wednesday, November 20

5-6:30 p.m.


5-6:30 p.m.

Opening reception

Thursday, November 21

7 a.m.-6:30 p.m.


7-8 a.m.


8-8:10 a.m.

Greg Watt, WATT Global Media

8:10-8:40 a.m.

Key technologies that will impact the poultry supply chain

8:40-9:45 a.m.

Venture capital presentations and panel discussion

9:45-10:15 a.m.

Networking break

10:15-10:45 a.m.

Technology presentation
Intelligent robotics for poultry deboning
Ai-Ping Hu, Ph.D., senior research engineer, Georgia Tech Research Institute

10:45-11:05 a.m.

Technology presentation
Automated self-learning vision technology for debris, contamination detection
Roberto Taormina, chief R&D officer/president, ROTA Technologies

11:05-11:25 a.m.

Innovation presentation
Using robotics to optimize broiler production
Shane Kiernan, CEO, Iamus

11:25-11:45 a.m.

Innovation presentation
Lowering feed cost, improving broiler health with robots
Yanne Courcoux, CEO, TIBOT Technologies

11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Poultry Tech Talks
Presentations by: Abuerdan, Evonik, Intelia and Lubing

12:15-1:45 p.m.


1:45-2:15 p.m.

Technology presentation
Accurately predicting production outcomes weeks prior to processing
Isaac Duerr, Ph.D., senior data scientist, Smart Data Science Solutions

2:15-2:35 p.m.

Innovation presentation
Changing the way the world approaches egg sanitization
Craig Coufal, Ph.D., president, Innovative Poultry Solutions

2:35-2:55 p.m.

Innovation presentation
Microwave pasteurization of shell eggs
Satyanarayan Dev, vice president for research, Microsystems First Incorporated

2:55-3:15 p.m.

Innovation presentation
How blockchain can improve “farm to fork” transparency
Xavier Wagner, CEO, Applifarm

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Networking break

3:45-4:15 p.m.

Technology presentation
Future of vaccine development and commercialization
Holly Sellers, Ph.D., professor, Poultry Diagnostic & Research Center (PDRC)

4:15-4:35 p.m.

Innovation presentation
Delivery of functional proteins for poultry health, nutrition via modified corn
Michael Lanahan, Ph.D., chief commercial officer, Agrivida

4:35-4:55 p.m.

Innovation presentation
Automated rapid coccidiosis test determines species, amount
Joy Parr Drach, Advanced Animal Diagnostics

4:55-5:25 p.m.

Technology presentation
New vision for animal genomics
Julie Long, Ph.D., U.S. Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service

5:25 p.m.


Friday, November 22

7-8 a.m.


8-8:30 a.m.

Technology presentation
SMART Broiler research initiative and Egg-Tech Prize
Tim Kurt, DVM, Ph.D., scientific program director, Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research

8:30-9 a.m.

Technology presentation
Transforming poultry welfare with science-based approaches
Aaron Stephan, Ph.D., director of biological research and development, ONCE

9-9:20 a.m.

Innovation presentation
Hatchery management system utilizing robotics, analytics for optimal results
Itamar Berchman, vice president of sales and marketing, Agrowiz Technologies

9:20-9:40 a.m.

Innovation presentation
Accurate prediction of broiler bird weight distributions using machine learning
Christopher Lee, director, data science and information technology services, MTech Systems

9:40-10 a.m.

Innovation presentation
Real-time poultry farm data collection, analysis to enable decision makers
Miguel Damas de Matos, business development director, FarmCloud

10-10:30 a.m.

Networking break

10:30-11 a.m.

Technology presentation
How to share data throughout a supply chain without blockchain
Jason Cresswell, CEO, Colabriq

11-11:20 a.m.

Technology presentation
Marker-assisted point of lay sex selection in chickens
Caitlin Cooper, Ph.D., research scientist, CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory

11:20-11:50 a.m.

Innovation presentation
CALIMERO: An in vitro chicken alimentary tract model
Jehan Verstappen, CEO and owner, Via Versa Advies

11:50 a.m.-12 p.m.

Poultry Tech — looking forward

Poultry Tech Summit 2019 will take place at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Rooms are available to pre-registered, Poultry Tech Summit attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. The deadline for the group rate is October 22, 2019 or until the room blocks are full. 

The group room rate for a non-smoking, king size room is $189 per night, plus applicable state and local taxes. To make your reservation online, click here. To make your reservation by phone call the hotel at 1.800.706.2899. Mention Poultry Tech Summit to secure the group rate.

Poultry Tech Summit group rates will be extended to attendees wishing to extend their stay prior or after the official dates of the summit, subject to room availability at the time of the request. To reserve additional nights, please contact the hotel directly at 800.706.2899 to check availability.

Poultry Tech Summit participants are responsible for making their own hotel reservations at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center by no later than Tuesday, October 22, 2019. Reservation requests received after October 22 will be based on availability and accepted at the hotel’s prevailing rates.

For those attendees driving to the hotel, overnight parking is $18 per night with unlimited in and out access to the garage.

Poultry Tech Summit 2019 sponsorship opportunities 

Sponsorship opportunities at the Poultry Tech Summit take you beyond advertising and go further towards enhancing your company’s brand. Be among the first to sign up for sponsorship to maximize your exposure across multiple opportunities before, during and even after the event.

All Poultry Tech Summit 2019 sponsorship opportunities are on a first-come, first-served basis, so act now. The earlier you become a sponsor, the more value your company will receive from being featured in event promotions. Contact your WATT Agribusiness Sales Manager today for pricing and details.

Click here to view the 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus!

Top 3 reasons to be a part of the Poultry Tech Summit:

  1. Reach entrepreneurs, investors and innovators together at one time only
  2. Build new relationships and share ideas with poultry executive and those with industry interests
  3. Gain insights into new technologies on the horizon creating change and greater efficiencies in poultry production


Contact your WATT Agribusiness Sales Manager today for pricing and details. 

2019 Poultry Tech Summit Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this event? See details here.



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