About the Summit

Accelerating Action for Animal Health and Environmental Stewardship

The 6th Animal AgTech Innovation Summit is returning to San Francisco, bringing together 500 leaders from all aspects of the meat and dairy supply chain. The summit serves as the leading networking event for the industry, connecting corporates, investors, and early-stage start-ups with the common goal of enhancing animal health, nutrition, and sustainability.

With a focus on production resiliency, methane reduction and on-farm automation, panellists will discuss new strategies to advance animal welfare, promote environmental stewardship, and attract the necessary funding to support sustainable food production.

During this dynamic two-day event, participants will gain valuable insights from industry leaders and meet the most innovative start-ups shaping the future of the industry.  Extensive networking opportunities include deep-dive workshop sessions and a full program of 1-1 meetings.

New for 2024, UC Davis will host an ‘Innovation in Action Tour’ providing a unique opportunity to explore its world-class animal research facilities and gain insights from esteemed international academia.

Co-located with World Agri-Tech and Future Food-Tech, the Animal AgTech Innovation Summit is part of an action-packed week when the international agri-food community meets in San Francisco to forge new partnerships, accelerate innovation, and build a healthier and more sustainable food system.

2024 Advisory Board

Who Will You Meet?

560+ influential animal agtech leaders joined us in San Francisco: 

Key Themes

  • Transforming Animal Health Care: Exploring traditional and novel treatments for resilient animals and farming systems
  • Cutting Methane Emissions: Reducing enteric methane through additives, genetics, and efficient feed practices
  • Targeting Interventions Through PLF: Creating practical and actionable insights from on-farm data
  • Measuring Impact: Uncovering the tools for accurate emissions monitoring in food supply chains
  • Enhancing Labor Efficiency: Using robotics and AI to prepare for workforce shortages
  • Building Gut Health: Processing knowledge of the microbiome to create targeted solutions
  • Environmental Stewardship: Sharing best practices for climate-smart food production
  • Maximizing Value From Feed: Providing environmental and economic sustainability through improved nutrition
  • Facilitating Investment: Attracting funds to accelerate innovation in animal agriculture

Summit Highlights

Relive a full day of insightful discussions and high-energy networking from the 2023 summit in 80 seconds:

More Global Agri-Food Events

The World Agri-Tech Innovation Summit is an international networking and deal-making event for global agribusinesses, solution providers, entrepreneurs and investors. Held four times per year in London, São Paulo, San Francisco and Dubai, the goal of the summit is to accelerate the commercialization of advanced agricultural technologies by generating global partnerships and collaborations.

Future Food-Tech meets three times per year in LondonSan Francisco and New York. Focused on harnessing technology and fostering global collaboration for better food and nutrition, it brings together global food-brands, investors and entrepreneurs to forge new partnerships and accelerate the adoption of innovative solutions and products to meet the growing global demand for safe, traceable, nutritious and delicious foods.

The Indoor AgTech Innovation Summit focuses on the role of vertical and indoor farming in serving local, regional and national food systems. Held in New York, the summit shares global best practice and looks at advances in AI, automation, lighting, environmental control and plant science that are set to transform these systems.  It connects operators, food brands, technology developers, plant scientists, food buyers, financiers and city planners ready to explore the new opportunities for investment and collaboration to scale this fast-emerging industry.

The Animal AgTech Innovation Summit accelerates innovation in animal health and welfare, sustainability, and farm to fork solutions. It meets twice a year, in San Francisco and Amsterdam.

The Asia-Pacific Agri-Food Innovation Summit in Singapore addresses the most important challenges and opportunities in the Asia-Pacific agri-food system, from supporting the region’s smallholder farmers and building safer supply chains, to new frontiers in alternative proteins, indoor-farming, health and nutrition.


About Rethink Events

Rethink summits are created by experts in the agri-food, water and waste tech industries to address the issues most crucial to investors and developers in these sectors. Through our global network of industry advisors, we produce highly-focused, topical summits which gather all the right people together in one room to share ideas, find solutions and identify new business opportunities.

We are committed to providing the world-leading platforms for knowledge-sharing, debate and networking for business leaders, featuring the leading experts and gamechangers from across the global ecosystem. Our goal is to promote diversity and inclusion, with particular effort to phase out all-male speaker panels to ensure balanced representation and promotion of women in technology and business.

For more information about Rethink, visit www.rethinkevents.com