Registrations are now open
In Expo &
Will be present at
8:45 AM - 10:15 AM
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Corporate Content Director, Brand Media & Engagement
Meister Media Worldwide
Fulcrum Global Capital
9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Director of Regulatory Affairs
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
First workshop of the International Agricultural Autonomy Symposium, which aims to gather and comprehend key insights from the field.
By collecting testimonials from farmers and manufacturers, the objective is to grasp the challenges and inquiries surrounding autonomy, and to explore how manufacturers are responding to this topic.
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Expo zone 1
For media only
The Press Tour is a unique opportunity to listen to and meet with our top experts during a one-hour tour of the exhibition area.
Robot manufacturers, technology suppliers, services and associations: each year, journalists have the chance to discover their products, listen to announcements and ask them questions.
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Second workshop of the International Agricultural Autonomy Symposium, aiming to present ongoing work on compliance and regulation in Europe and globally.
We will delve deeper into understanding how governments, syndicates, and associations collaborate to establish the most effective regulatory framework for the development of agricultural robots.
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Posters presentation on cutting edge advancements in Ag robotics on key topics:
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Covered demo zone
In an informal, feet-in-the-field format, come and chat with farmers who use autonomous solutions.
Ask questions, share experiences, needs and challenges.
12:15 PM - 1:00 PM
Startup Relationship Manager
FoodBytes! by Rabobank
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
In a participative and co-constructive format, we invite you to discuss key topics in the field of autonomy:
2 discussion groups :
> In light of workshops 1 and 2, the goal is to identify points of convergence and divergence and to synthesize them. Do the ongoing works align with field realities? Deployment of autonomy, farmers' expectations, level of adoption... these are among the topics discussed in working groups.
> Direct exchange with manufacturers to challenge the technology and understand how they integrate autonomy into their machines
4pm - 4:30pm > Synthesis and 1st building blocks to ensure the safety of people, machines and crops
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hangar - Class room
2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
3:15 PM - 4:15 PM
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
For this 5th Scientific Workshop, students, researchers, large companies and growers will have the chance to debate important - and sometimes controversial - topics:
- Agricultural Robotics: to which agricultural and economic models are they suited?
- Robotized farmers’ dependence and autonomy
The objective is to encourage World FIRA participants and agRobotics experts to critically examine competing ideas and positions, question established norms, and devise better-researched and fairer solutions.
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
After a brief definition of agricultural robotics and a summary of the key figures for robots in use by sector, in France and globally, the panelists will discuss the advantages and limitations of agricultural robotics in terms of technical and economic performance, working comfort and flexibility, labour shortages, profitability and its compatibility with the precepts of agro-ecology.
Among the questions that will drive this debate:
- What motivates a farmer to use a robot?
- What is the current state of the market in terms of maturity? What is the technical reliability?
- Beyond the initial investment, what are the costs of integrating a robot that farmers need to anticipate? How profitable is it? How can it be integrated into farms in practical terms?
- Is robotics a cause, consequence, accelerator or brake on the decline in the number of farm workers?
- Are robots and autonomous systems capable of dealing with the complexity of agro-ecology?
- Is robotics a new form of servitude? A new technological dependency?
The second part of the debate will be participatory, with plenty of time for questions and comments from the room.
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
What could be better than a relaxing moment to close the day and continue the network exchanges? Nothing, we’ve figured it out! For that, participate in the Guinguette Party, a moment of conviviality and networking that gathers 1,000 exhibitors, sponsors, speakers and attendees with food and beverages. This evening will take place at the Hangar of World FIRA 2024! The perfect place to start new partnerships and a way to connect with experts in a less formal way. See you on February 7th and let’s chat over a nice aperitif!
Growers, Journalists & Students