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[HIC VN 2024 Panel Session] Harvesting Synergies: Uniting Agriculture and Industry through Unconventional Connections

[HIC VN 2024 Panel Session] Harvesting Synergies: Uniting Agriculture and Industry through Unconventional Connections

Agriculture is a foundational pillar of Vietnam's economy, playing a critical role in job creation, particularly in its vast rural areas where it employs a large population segment. Vietnam is recognized as a leading global exporter of rice, coffee, and seafood due to its rich, fertile landscapes and favorable climatic conditions, positioning it as a significant player in the global rice market.

Despite its importance, Vietnam's agricultural sector encounters significant challenges, including the substantial impacts of climate change and natural disasters on production, complications from land ownership issues and the dominance of small-scale farming that obstructs productivity enhancements, and the pressing need for a shift towards more sustainable and higher-value agricultural practices to stay competitive globally.

In response, Vietnam is rapidly transitioning to modernize its agricultural practices, aiming to boost productivity and sustainability. This shift involves the adoption of advanced agricultural technologies, such as the use of drones, intelligent farming applications, and sophisticated irrigation systems, to address and overcome these challenges.

The discussion seeks to bridge agriculture with the industrial sector, examining innovative ways to merge these traditionally distinct areas to boost productivity and sustainable growth.The conversation will cover various aspects, including farming, processing, packaging, distribution, input supply, and research & development, showcasing how these intersections can foster innovation and sustainability in agriculture. This session will also touch on strategies for enhancing and providing additional support for utilization of advanced technological practices in agriculture, with potential direct implications on the agricultural economy of Vietnam. 

In this session, we are honored to be joined by a distinguished panel comprising individuals with diverse backgrounds and expertise:

Panelist Name & Description
Dr. Vu Ngoc Anh
Professor at Ho Chi Minh University
Co Founder of Airboots

15+ years of Aircraft, Drone Design Optimization experiences. Dr. Vu Ngoc Anh received a PhD in Aerospace Engineering in 2012 from Konkuk University, South Korea. He was one of youngest Associate Professor in 2019 for his research related to Agriculture Drone in Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology, Vietnam. He started up as CEO of Noba Robotics Ltd in 2018-2022, CTO of JWCLab Ltd in 2019-2021. He is an inventor in bringing Drone technologies to create a new generation of Ultralight Agriculture Vehicle.
Mr. Cheng Liang Qi
Chief Operating Officer
Delightex Pte., Ltd.Serial Entrepreneur with investment experience in Family Office, Government and Private Venture Capital Firms. Chartered Accountant with a Double Degree in Accounting and Finance from Nanyang Technological University.
Dr. Chau Thi Da
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Ton Duc Thang UniversityDr. Chau Thi Da began his career in 2000 at the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of An Giang province as a technical adviser of aquaculture and fisheries management. He started to work for Ton Duc Thang University February 2019 until now as a full-time researcher and lecturer, and has also joined many excellent international academic networks from Sweden, UK, Germany, Australia, Japan, US, Thailand and Singapore to carry out many international projects related to the Mekong Delta in Vietnam.

Ms. Hannah Balisi
Human Development Division
Leave a Nest Philippines, Inc.

Hannah graduated with a degree in BS Psychology at St. Paul University Quezon City. In March of 2023, she joined Leave a Nest Philippines to help advocate the use of science and technology to solve societal problems and to help advance the understanding of science and technology in the Philippines.


Conference Details

Date: February 3, 2024
Time: 9:30 am – 5:30 pm
Venue: cirCO Hoang Dieu , Ho Chi Minh City

Program Timeline:

Start Time Activity
8:30 – 9:30 Registration
9:30 – 9:45 Opening Ceremony
9:45 – 10:45 Keynote Session: Challenging the Box: Accentuating Vietnam’s Scientific Ingenuities
10:45 – 11:45 Panel Session 1: Crafting Innovation: The Many Facets Surrounding Manufacturing and Industry
11:45 – 12:30 Lunch Break
12:30 – 13:00 HIC Splash
13:00 – 14:00 Poster Session
14:00- 15:00 Panel Session 2:  Harvesting Synergies: Uniting Agriculture and Industry through Unconventional Connections
15:00 – 16:00 Panel Session 3:  Exploring Unconventional Frontiers in Information Technology Applications
16:00 – 16:30 Awarding, Announcements, and Closing Ceremony

If you are interested to join us as a presenter, please register via the link below:

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