The event has successfully positioned itself as the main agrifood event in Europe. The second edition will be celebrated again in Malaga on next June 20th and 21st 2019. The location will be the same as last year, The Trade Fairs and Congress Center of Malaga (FYCMA).

This new edition has been recognized as “patronage” by the European Commission, this award represents a quality seal for the conference. During these days they are addressing issues as the safety food industry, the opportunities arising from technologies as the blockchain or Big Data, the exploration of new business opportunities or the environmental development, between others.

One of the principal key factors of Startup Europe Smart Agrifood Summit is to promote the creation of networking between companies, Universities, startups and investors with European innovation ecosystems and other places around the world as the Silicon Valley, South America and Israel. In this way, the event is aimed to agricultural entities, enterprises working on food security or food technology, investors, entrepreneurs, universities, investigators, science and technological parks, among other professionals.

If the first edition provided a volume of business of 240 million euro, due to more than a thousand business appoints, this year is expected an investment of 5.000 million euro in startups of the agri-food chain. Apart from that, between the 300 startups participants, there will be a selection of the 30 best who will win 5.000 euro. The best one will receive an award of 30.000 euro.

The venue

This kind of international event has a trip consequence, today called Mice tourism. From the organization, they put at your disposal all the necessary information to organize event participants trip to Smart Agrifood. They can help you to travel with advantageous conditions, relax in the best hotels and discover Malaga after a successful working day in FYCMA. This type of visitors add a great positive economical impact to the city.

In this regard, investors, entrepreneurs and all participants have opportunity to visit the city and, involved with the event topic, have knowledge about our agriculture and the innovative new business that arise around this sector in Málaga.

During last years the tropical crop is trendy in Malaga with a turnover of more than 150 million euro per year. Avocado is the principal product followed by mango. However, the olive grove continues as the main crop of the malaguenian countryside with more than 130.000 hectares surface among the province.