Bayer CropScience, Unilever, BASF Corporation, DEFRA and FERA Among Industry Experts Expected to Attend CropWorld Global 2013 -

 Bayer CropScience, Unilever, BASF Corporation, DEFRA and FERA Among Industry
 Experts Expected to Attend CropWorld Global 2013 - the Leading International
                              Agriculture Event

  PR Newswire

  LONDON, August 7, 2013

LONDON, August 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

With agriculture being the world's largest industry, generating over $1.3
trillion dollars' worth of food annually, the importance of understanding the
market pressures and dynamics is crucial to achieve the ever-increasing
production goals. Driven by a rapidly growing population, rising food
consumption and subsequent need for securing sufficient food supply worldwide,
the industry is facing challenging times.

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CropWorld Global , the leading international agricultural event of the year,
is the only platform where information and insight can be gained to assist in
answering the most important decisions senior management will need to make to
respond to these agricultural challenges and continuous pressures.

Through rigorous analysis of global and regional agricultural trends - from
crop production to agricultural supply chain - this must-attend event taking
place 29-30 October at Amsterdam RAI , The Netherlands, will offer attendees
invaluable business development, manufacturing and partnering processes to
realise their full potential. With the exhibition expecting over 2,000
participants from more than 80 countries and over 100 exhibitors on the floor,
the conference will run alongside with 8 topical modules in 2 parallel streams
and 38 discussion themes presented by over 30 international industry experts .

New for 2013 is the Innovation Platform , which will allow exhibitors a unique
opportunity to showcase their latest research, technology and advancement in
the world of agriculture. Through a series of 20 minute sessions, this R&D
platform will be situated in the middle of the exhibition floor and has so far
attracted companies such as Croda , Batelle and Agro Business Consortia to
deliver their presentations.

CropWorld Global's Event Director, Terri D'Elia, says: 'The level of global
interest in this event is absolutely phenomenal and proves the importance of
having to address the critical challenges that face the agricultural industry
- not only those occurring today but to assist in developing a sustainable
future.

'With the continuous pressures on crop production and protection, CropWorld
Global is the only stage where everyone in the Ag industry can meet, share and
discuss these vital topics and work together in achieving their crop
production goals.'

Developed through a series of peer-to-peer discussions and in-depth market
research with the CropWorld Global Steering & Advisory Committee , the
CropWorld Global 2013 Conference will provide attendees with an essential
opportunity to understand the challenges facing agricultural production and
examine the latest developments in Crop Production and Crop Protection, Plant
Breeding, Agriculture in Developing Countries, Water Resource and Irrigation,
Agricultural R&D and Supply Chain as well as ever important Global Food
Security .

The conference will include industry professionals from a range of
organisations including Bayer CropScience, Unilever, DEFRA, BASF Corporation,
FERA and European Parliament, Marrone Bio Innovations, Lindsay Irrigation,
CGIAR  Consortium ,  UK  Trade & Investment, KeyGene and many more. With
expert speakers from the world of global agriculture, this conference will
offer the invaluable chance to network and debate with leaders in this field.

Senior Conference Producer, Svetlana Fathers, says: 'The calibre of speakers
we have on the agenda for this year's conference is the best to date and
includes some of the industry's most sought after, distinguished experts in
this field.

'Covering the topics which are on-trend in the agricultural world and combined
with top level content, this truly is the event to attend if you want to
discover the latest developments in the world of crops and examine the
industry in finer detail.'

Agriculture is a complex industry and CropWorld Global is addressing the
challenges to assist in developing a sustainable future.

To view the full programme, list of confirmed speakers and to register visit
the website http://www.cropworld-global.com .

CropWorld Global 2013 is being organised by UBM in association with the
British Crop Production Council (BCPC). UBM uses its experience in overseas
markets to complement and build on the annual CropWorld conferences and
exhibitions by running regional events in the key crop producing geographic
regions of the world.

About UBM Live

UBM Live is a division of UBM Plc. (LSE: UBM) a leading provider of business
information

services to the maritime, travel, fashion, technology, healthcare, media, and
property industries. UBM offers services in trade shows, conferences, online,
news distribution, and publishing to customers across the globe. Its brands
are represented in more than 30 countries and are organised into specialist
teams that serve their business communities helping them excel in their market
by working effectively and efficiently. For more information, go to
http://www.ubmlive.com

About BCPC

British Crop Production Council (BCPC) and publishers promotes the use of
science and technology in the understanding and application of effective and
sustainable crop production.

Any enquiries regarding BCPC visit http://www.bcpc.org

Contact: Svetlana Fathers, Senior Conference Producer | CropWorld Global, Tel:
+44(0)20-7955-3973, E-mail: svetlana.fathers@ubm.com