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US Biostimulants Summit 2023

Date: 12th July 2023 - 13th July 2023 Location: Raleigh - North Carolina - USA

ACI’s US Biostimulants Summit 2023 will be taking place on the 12th & 13th July 2023 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The conference will bring together leading executives and experts from across the entire value chain (producers of biostimulant and plant nutrient products, farmers and agriculture suppliers, technology providers, research institutes & government representatives) for two days of informative presentations, interactive discussion & excellent networking opportunities.


12th July 2023
13th July 2023
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Joachim Knight – Delegate Sales
+48 616 467 037
Rohan Baryah – Marketing, Sales & Media Partnerships
+48 (0) 61 646 7022
Kristina Gyulavari – Commercial Partnership
+1 929 331 6835
Shana Kaur – Content
+44 20 3141 0612
Martyna Rak – Logistics
+48 616 46 7020


Doubletree Raleigh Midtown
2805 Highwoods Blvd
Raleigh, NC 27604 United States
+1 919 872 3500
  • US Biostimulants Market Overview
  • An Equilibrium on Definition of Biostimulants
  • Achieving Inter-State Regulatory Frameworks
  • Biostimulants Sustainability Advantage
  • Streamlining the Product Lifecycle
  • Bridging the Gap in Data Quality across the Industry
  • Building Credibility for the Efficacy of Biostimulants
  • Developing Specifications for the Quality of Biostimulants
  • Expanding your Portfolio for Biostimulants
  • Innovations in Packaging to Improve Production Supply Chain
  • Exploring the Benefits of Precision Farming in the Biostimulants Sector
  • Opportunities for Raw Materials in Biostimulants
  • Plant health, nutrition and physiology specialists
  • Agriculture and enhancement experts
  • Specialty plant nutrition and biostimulants manufacturers
  • Government and policy agencies
  • Distributors and investors
  • Biostimulants producers and feedstock suppliers
  • R&D and scientists, trade associations
  • Robert Cannings, Head of Agri Sciences Biologicals, Agri Sciences
  • Chuansheng Mei, Chief Scientist, Instititute for Advanced Learning and Research
  • Franck Hennequart, Director for Research & Innovation, Algaia S.A
  • David Chin, Vice President Corporate Compliance, Monty’s Plant Food
  • Keith Matthews, Attorney, Wiley Rein
  • Barbara Auer, Sales Director Betaine, Agrana
  • Michael D Rethwisch, Farm Advisor Crop Production & Entomology, University of California
  • David Hiltz, Director, Regulatory Affairs & Technology, Acadian Plant Health 
  • Sarah Healy, Market Research, Status Ag Research 
  • Marcus Meadows-Smith, CEO, BioConsorta
  • Kuide Qin, Chief Scientific Officer, Verdesian Life Science 
  • Gustavo Sosa, Founder, Inbioar Global
  • Luke Davidson, Founder, Abundigro 
  • Lyndon W. Smith, CEO, Bio Huma Netics Inc
  • David Lewis Vawter Lee, Managing Director, Haifa North America
  • Patrick Doyle, VP, Product Development and Regulatory, Plant Health Care
  • Anna Botta, Product Manager, Bioiberica
  • Ross Garrity, CEO, Coats Agri Aloe

If you would like to be considered as a speaker for the event with a 30-45 minute presentation, please submit an abstract for consideration to:


Shana Kaur

Phone: +44 (0) 20 3141 0612

Email: [email protected]



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As an Austrian industrial group with an international focus, AGRANA operates globally in its Fruit segment, while its Starch and Sugar segments operate mainly in Europe. In these markets, AGRANA seeks or already occupies a leading position in the industrial processing of agricultural raw materials. AGRANA offers natural and safe solutions to support the sustainable crop production and balance of nature. AGRANA produces a natural betaine in the newly built crystallization plant at its sugar location in Tulln. AGRANA´s goal is to offer a unique solution to be used in crop production, horticulture, and home gardening. The natural betaine crystallization in Austria started operating in August 2020, to meet the increasing global demand of natural glycine betaine.

BetaSol® is the latest development of AGRANA´s product portfolio of natural specialties.

BetaSol® is a 100% plant-based biostimulant and a natural origin of glycine betaine.


Acadian Plant Health
Acadian Plant Health is a division of Acadian Seaplants Limited™ – the largest independent marine plant harvesting, cultivation, and extraction company in the world. Acadian is an international leader in sustainable, science-based biological solutions for high-value crops. The company is committed to launching patented innovative products, with a focus on sustainability and regenerative agriculture. Acadian Plant Health products are used in over 100 crops in more than 80 countries worldwide.



Bioiberica is a global company in the life sciences sector committed to improving the health and well-being of people, animals, and plants. We are specialists in the identification, extraction, and development of biomolecules of natural origin, which are transformed into high quality products.

Bioiberica – Plant Health is the natural ally to overcome plant stress. We have been operating in the Agronomy sector for over 35 years to offer specific solutions in biostimulation, plant nutrition, plant protection and biocontrol.

Bioiberica is a company that manufactures and sells its own products for the national and international market, exporting to over 70 countries. Thanks to its global infrastructure, Bioiberica offers products with high technology, scientific validation and field development, factors that differentiate us from the competition.


Abundigro is a leading company specializing in specialized plant-based solutions, dedicated to improving soil and plant health. Our bio-stimulants nurture soil biology for sports turf surfaces and agriculture, maximizing crop yields and enhancing turf performance.

We understand the crucial role of soil in sustaining healthy plants and achieving optimal results. Our unique plant-based solutions stimulate and support soil biological activity, unlocking its full potential. By harnessing natural processes, we create a harmonious environment where plants thrive.

Our bio-stimulants offer transformative solutions for agriculture and sports turf. We prioritize sustainable and eco-friendly products that enhance soil fertility and long-term health. Backed by scientific expertise, our solutions are reliable and effective.

Abundigro revolutionizes soil and plant health. Our specialized plant-based solutions contribute to a greener future by maximizing productivity, reducing chemicals, and promoting environmental stewardship. Partner with Abundigro for enhanced crop yields and superior turf performance through nurturing soil biology.


Stratus is a market research company focused entirely on agriculture. We help farmers be heard and we help clients get the real story so they can make better decisions. We’ve provided clarity to the agriculture industry for over 25 years.



Inspired by one of earth’s most precious resources, humus, we harness the power of ancient sunlight to vitalize life in the soil, crops and water. Formerly known as Bio Huma Netics®, we have united our company name and all our brands under Huma®: a name that reflects both the power and nurture of Mother Nature.

Through company-owned humate mining rights, we source raw materials to create our extensive range of liquid, dry and water soluble humic-based products that stimulate beneficial microbial activity to empower you with premium crops, healthy soil, and clean water. We also process those raw materials to create our proprietary Micro Carbon Technology®—a unique blend of extremely small carbon-and oxygen-rich organic molecules. This breakthrough technology is the core ingredient that powers all our liquid nutrients and sets us apart.

We invite you to experience our humic solutions with a human touch.


With a rich history, ranging almost 50 years, Afrikelp is committed to continuously providing trusted seaweed solutions. Our liquid seaweed is extracted from the unique brown kelp, Ecklonia maxima, which can only be found on the south-west coast of South Africa. Our unique, gentle manufacturing process ensures the production of stabilized, biologically active, natural extracts. Every batch of Afrikelp liquid seaweed is supported by years of research and development and undergoes a quality control process to ensure that exceptional standards are upheld. Together with our careful and precise manufacturing process, we ensure that we bring the benefits of the ocean to your farm.

Afrikelp’s product versatility allows for application on a range of crops including fruits, nuts, grains, row crops, and vegetables. It is specifically developed to boost agricultural performance, by harvesting the benefits offered by the ocean, for the benefit of your farm. As a company we are passionate about science, and have invested significantly in research and data collection and analysis.  Our new greenhouse and shade cloth area are bursting at the seams with trials, that allow to share new data, find new uses, and Afrikelp’s performance. Our products are distributed to over 40 countries in every key market through trusted partnerships. Our headquarters is in Cape Town, South Africa and Afrikelp’s USA office is in Fresno, CA.”





 “Coats Agri-Aloe – Setting a New Benchmark for Sustainable Agriculture”

Coats Agri-Aloe is a pioneering force in the agricultural industry, empowering farmers and growers with GroAloe, a biostimulant soil amendment derived from the Aloe Vera plant. With GroAloe we are redefining the way crops are cultivated, offering a sustainable and natural solution for enhanced agricultural productivity. Our innovative approach, backed by two awarded patents, enables us to concentrate the potent blend of compounds, macro, and micronutrients found within Aloe Vera, delivering unparalleled health and growth benefits to plants. Company founder Bill Coats is widely known as the “Father of Aloe Vera” and is globally recognized as the foremost authority on the aloe vera plant, having authored seven books and pioneered numerous aloe-infused products. Bill has dedicated over 60 years to extensive research on the many benefits this amazing plant has to offer and played a pivotal role in shaping the multi-billion dollar aloe vera industry, revolutionizing its applications across various sectors.

At Coats Agri-Aloe, we are committed to driving sustainable agriculture forward. Our focus on innovation, scientific excellence, and environmental consciousness sets us apart, as we strive to empower farmers with the tools and knowledge to cultivate crops efficiently and responsibly.




Enviroflight is the leading producer of sustainable black solider fly larvae ingredients supporting a growing population. Our innovative platforms are designed to produce the highest quality and nutritionally consistent functional ingredients for animals and plants.




ACI has put together a range of packages to suit your requirements. These range from branding options, to full scale partner solutions and can be tailored to meet your objectives and budgets.

If you are launching a new product or service and wish to gain visibility and brand recognition within your industry, contact us today!

For commercial opportunities, please contact:


Kristina Gyulavari

Tel: +1 929 331 6835

Email: [email protected]




The Phytobiomes Alliance is an international, non-profit consortium of industry, academic, and governmental scientist. The goal of the Alliance is to establish a science and technology foundation for site-specific, phytobiome-based enhancement of sustainable food, feed, and fiber production.

Website: https://phytobiomesalliance.org/

Krishak Jagat is an Agriculture Newspaper with largest farmer Subscription base in India. Its corporate centric website covers latest news in global agriculture with all segments including Seeds, Crop Protection, Biocontrol & Biopesticides, Crop Nutrition, Agriculture Machinery, AgTech and Research, Start-up & Investments and others. Jointly with its farmer and corporate centric communication channels, its extensive access to national policy and research papers, specialization in agriculture sector, it provides the widest coverage to agriculture industry.

With more than 51,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business we are the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

A not-for-profit organisation with a heritage that spans 170 years, we have an ambitious international vision for the future. Around the world, we invest in educating future generations of scientists. We raise and maintain standards. We partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. We advise governments on policy. And we promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science.


ASDReports – Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Are you mastering your market? Do you know what the market potential is for your product, who the market players are and what the growth forecast is? We offer global, regional or country specific research studies for almost any market imaginable. Our market research reports consist of market analysis with statistical and analytical information, applications, industry analysis, market shares, technology and technology shifts, important players, and the developments in the market. At ASDReports.com, you will find all the globally available market research and company reports from well-respected market research companies, all leaders in their field. ASDReports is totally independent and serves its customers by providing the most reliable market research available, as we understand how important this is for you.

Established in 2009 in Singapore, Eco-Business is an independent media company serving Asia Pacific’s responsible business and sustainable development community. Our team is helmed by managing editor Jessica Cheam, an award-winning journalist and established expert and speaker on sustainability in Asia Pacific; research director Tim Hill who has 20 years’ experience in leading business and market research for government agencies and MNCs; executive editor Teymoor Nabili, a veteran current affairs TV presenter in Asia; and deputy editor Robin Hicks, a veteran journalist with experience across the region. We expanded to Sydney in late 2015 and now operate from both Singapore and Australia.

The Institute for International Co-operation (INICOP) is a non-profit organisation. The main aim is to improve and support the worldwide co-operation of single persons and organisations in the field of research, science and technology. INICOP provides a web-based platform which summarises relevant information improving international co-operation.

Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing is an award winning, “climate-smart” publisher in agricultural science and its work will help researchers in agricultural science address how to feed a growing population in the face of climate change and increasing competition for land, water and other resources. With over 70 published titles and an extensive forward programme, our books cover the major crops and livestock types. This includes each step on the value chain for their production, from breeding through to harvest and the final product. Our books are designed from extensive customer feedback and are edited and written by internationally renowned experts.

At the event we strive not only to bring you to the same location at the same time as your customers/suppliers/peers, we strive to ensure you meet face-to-face with each and every one of your target contacts and to provide you with the time you need to have multiple unhurried conversations with them and build a lasting business relationship:

• A pre-event informal introduction the evening before the conference
• A minimum of five hours’ networking built into the two day conference agenda
• A networking grid which enables you to make your target contacts aware you are looking for them
• The option to join either social drinks or dinner during the evening of Day One
• ACI’s on-site team will assist you in locating your hard-to-find target contacts & make face-to-face introductions

Of course, if there is anybody you are unable to meet over the two days, ACI’s event team will do their best to initiate contact after the event.


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