Creating the precision poultry supply chain

October 12-14, 2020
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 3rd Poultry Tech Summit on October 12-14, 2020. Attendees can expect the same groundbreaking innovation and insightful presentations that made the 2019 event well-attended, with deep dialogue on new prospective solutions and action-packed from industry professionals representing 23 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 now seeking applications for innovation and technology presentations, due May 15, 2020. Learn more about submitting an abstract. Virtual presentation option now being offered

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.

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Be part of the elite group of professionals attending Poultry Tech Summit. Companies that attended in 2019 include: AFGRI Animal Feeds, AGCO Corporation, ARO-Volcani Institute, Baram Group, Betagro, Biomin, Cargill, Chore-Time,  Cladan S.A., Crider Foods, DuPont, Egg Farmers of Canada, Egg Innovations, Empresas Ariztia, Emsland Frischgefluegel, Exceldor, Fall Line Capital, Fieldale Farms, Foodmate, Foster Farms, Harim Bio Research Center, Harrison Poultry, Jeil Feed Co., M-Tech, Mountaire Farms, Munters Corp, National Poultry Technology Center, Novozymes, OK Foods, Perdue Farms, Pilgrim’s Pride, Saha Farms, Sanovo, Scio+, SKOV, Sunjin Korea, TBG AG, Tecumseh Poultry, Tyson, Wayne Farms, the Wenger Group, Wincorp International and many others!

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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.

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. Registration will open in May 2020.

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 2020 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 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.

Poultry’s digital frontier: Pros and cons of investing
Gordon Butland, director, G&S Agriconsultant

8:40-9:10 a.m.

How digital technology will impact poultry feeding and management
SriRaj Kantamneni, managing director, Cargill Animal Nutrition, Digital Insights

9:10-10 a.m.

Finding, funding, and developing disruptive technologies
Panelist: Cynthia Sides, Ph.D., director for the Office of Industry Engagement, University of Arkansas
Panelist: Brad Schweizer, investor relations manager, Georgia Tech Advanced Technology Development Center
Panelist: Thad Simons, co-founder and managing director, The Yield Lab
Panelist: Gordon Butland, director, G&S Agriconsultant
Moderator: Aidan Connolly, president, AgriTech Capital; CEO, Cainthus

10-10:30 a.m.

Networking break

10:30-11 a.m.

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

11-11:15 a.m.

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

11:15-11:30 a.m.

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

11:30-11:45 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 Talk

More profit, less waste: Discover the 3 pillars of poultry industry digitalization
Neamat ElTazi, Ph.D., co-founder and chief operating officer, AbuErdan; and Islam Khalil, co-founder and chief executive officer, AbuErdan

Value of digitalized planning and prediction in live production
Steven Zhang, founder and CEO, Shanghai AgNet Information Technology

12:15-1:45 p.m.


1:45-2 p.m.

Innovation presentation
Automated rapid coccidiosis test: QScout Eimeria
Joy Parr Drach, president and CEO, Advanced Animal Diagnostics

2-2:30 p.m.

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

2:30-2:45 p.m.

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

2:45-3:15 p.m.

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

3:15-3:45 p.m.

Networking break

3:45-4 p.m.

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

4-4:15 p.m.

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

4:15-4:30 p.m.

Poultry Tech Talk
Reinventing poultry water
Anthony Ginter, president and CEO, WaterDiam

4:30-5 p.m.

Technology presentation
From animal genomes to phenomes: What’s next for genomics
Julie Long, Ph.D., poultry research physiologist, Animal Biosciences and Biotechnology Laboratory, Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, USDA

5-6:30 p.m.


Friday, November 22

7 a.m. – 12 pm


7-8 a.m.


8-8:30 a.m.

Technology presentation
Egg-Tech Prize announcement
Sarah Goldberg, director of communications and legislative affairs, 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

9-9:15 a.m.

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

9:15-9:30 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

9:30-10 a.m.

Poultry Tech Talk

Controlling water distribution to drinking lines in a poultry house
Chris Hawk, vice president, Lubing Systems

Easy microbial monitoring of entire chicken flocks
Anita Menconi, Ph.D., technical service manager for gut health solutions, Evonik

10-10:30 a.m.

Networking break

10:30-10:45 a.m.

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

10:45-11 a.m.

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

11-11:15 a.m.

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

11:15-11:45 a.m.

Picking winners in poultry tech
Aidan Connolly, president, AgriTech Capital; CEO, Cainthus

Poultry Tech Summit 2020 call for innovations and technology: Oral presentations

Deadline to submit: May 15

The 2020 Poultry Tech Summit advisory board is seeking completed applications and abstracts for both Innovation and Technology presentations, due May 15, 2020. Virtual presentation option now being offered. 

Because of the ongoing disruption to international travel being caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Poultry Tech Summit will now accept innovation and technology presentation submissions from speakers who are not certain that they will be able to attend in person. The organizers of the Poultry Tech Summit encourage these individuals to apply to be considered as a “virtual” presenter.

The Poultry Tech Summit is scheduled for October 12-14, 2020, at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.


The Poultry Tech Summit is once again seeking abstracts and applications from innovators describing their innovations which could significantly impact the poultry supply chain. Innovators must be seeking investment to develop their product for market or be looking to license their intellectual property to be considered in this category.

Innovators will be allotted 10 minutes for their presentations. It is recommended that no more than 15 slides be included in your presentation. Presenters must be willing to answer questions from the audience and from a panel of experts after their presentations.

What you need to apply
• You should submit innovations that are ready to be developed commercially into solutions for
significant poultry industry problems
• Submission of innovations applicable to any point in the poultry live production, processing or
distribution supply chain are encouraged
• All submissions must be in English
• Abstracts should be no more than 325 words long
• All portions of the questionnaire must be completed

Submit your abstract

Technology Presenters

Individuals or corporations wishing to make a presentation about a significant advance in technology that may impact the poultry supply chain in the future may make submissions to be presenters at the Poultry Tech Summit. These presentations must not be tied to any product and should address a significant move forward in application of technology or recent research on a significant industry problem which may have a technological solution.

Presenters will be allotted 20 minutes for their presentations. It is recommended that no more than 20 slides be included in your presentation. Presenters must be willing to answer questions from the audience after their presentations.

What you need to apply:

  • Presentations must not be tied to any product and should address a significant move forward in application of technology or recent research on a significant industry problem which may have a technological solution
  • All submissions must be in English
  • Abstracts should be no more than 325 words long
  • All portions of the questionnaire must be completed

Submit your abstract

All applications will be reviewed by the Poultry Tech Summit review committee. Approved innovators and technology presenters will be required to register for the Poultry Tech Summit at the reduced rate of US$395 prior to the end of early bird registration and US$495 after that date.

If you have any questions, please contact Terrence O’Keefe at

Poultry Tech Summit 2020 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 2020 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.

View the 2019 Sponsorship Prospectus! The 2020 Sponsorship Prospectus will be available soon.

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. 

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