CAPIGI 2023 Programme

As we are looking forward to meeting and to connect with you again, we are busy working on a programme which will interest you, inspire you and hopefully bring you new insights on the theme Bots, Boots and Business. Find below our speakers and the preliminary programme!


See our time schedule below: 


Monday 8 May 2023

Tuesday 9 May 2023

Wednesday 10 May 2023







12.00 hrs

Registration, Lunch & Exhibition open

09.00 hrs

Registration open for new participants

08.30 hrs

Registration open for new participants







13.30 hrs

Geospatial in Bots, Boots and Business

09.30 hrs

Carbon removal and soil organic matter

09.00 hrs



  • AMS
    Rob O'Loughlin (Compass, IE)
  • Uptake of technologies by farmers.
    Jesper Riber Nielsen (Seges, DK)
  • European Preferred Gateway for VHR Imagery and Agriculture Monitoring Solutions
    Ossi Karjalainen (EUSI, DE)


  • Update on LULUCF and Carbon Removal Certification Proposal 
    Stina Janson (DG-CLIMA, EC)
  • The challenges of monitoring carbon farming by remote sensing
    Prof. Bas Wesemael (UCLouvain, BE)
  • Intro to RS (who we are and what we do) and introducing the use cases
    Sebastian Paolini van Helfteren (Rabobank, NL)


  • The European Dataspaces project 
    Jurgen Vangeyte (ILVO, BE)
  • Agriculture Information Model as semantic interoperability enabler in data spaces​
    Raul Palma (OGC)
  • Satellite Dataspaces for use in Agriculture
    Wim Looijen (NSO, NL)

15.00 hrs

Coffee break, Networking & Exhibition

10.45 hrs

Coffee break, Networking & Exhibition

10.30 hrs

Coffee break, Networking & Exhibition







15.45 hrs

Setting the Scene

11.15 hrs

Digital transition

11.00 hrs

Plenary session


  • Opportunities and Challenges for autonomous systems and field robots in crop production 
    Thomas Engel (JohnDeere, DE)
  • Geospatial data in European Policy
    (speaker to be confirmed)
  • Implementation, impact and innovation in relation to the Area Monitoring System in The Netherlands
    Marcel Meijer (RVO, NL)
    Henk Janssen (NEO, NL)


  • Digital transition in the agricultural context: Opportunities & challenges
    Gearóid Ó Riain​ (Compass, IE)
  • Digital farm tools for Precision Agriculture
    Jacob van den Borne (VDBORNE, NL)
  • Space technologies for ESG compliance monitoring at farm level
    Stefan Scherer (GeoCLedian)



  • Improving soil health with digital solutions
    Peter van der Veen (ABACO, IT)
  • Towards an data ecosystem for precision agriculture, farm management and compliancy reporting
    Corné Kempenaar (WUR, NL)
  • Connecting machines for better data governance
    Johannes Sonnen (DKE-Agrirouter, DE)

17.00 hrs

Speech by the Mayor of Amersfoort

12.30 hrs

Lunch break, Networking & Exhibition

12.00 hrs

Closing networking lunch & Exhibition


  • EarthValley - collaboration for innovation





17.15 hrs

Networking reception & Exhibition

13.30 hrs

Breakout Sessions

13.00 hrs


18.30 hrs

End day 1


 the sessions below will take place simultaneously






Digitisation: what is the impact on advisory practice and use in practice?

  • Joep van der Heijden (agronomist, Delphy)
  • Peter Paree (Senior Farm Advisor, ZLTO)






Soil Mission and Agriculture

  • Soils and the European Green Deal.
    Saskia Keesstra (EJP SOIL/WUR, NL) and Artemi Cerda (Valencia University)
  • AgroSuite - Innovative Earth Observation Solutions in Support to the Governmental and Insurance Sectors
    Peter Navatril (GAF, DE) 
  • "How Planet products can support your bots, boots and business".
    Joost Becker (Planet, NL)





15.15 hrs

Coffee break, Networking & Exhibition





15.45 hrs

Breakout Sessions






the sessions below will take place simultaneously






Workshop Biodiversity

  • Marc Middendorp (RVO, NL)
  • Cor Graveland (RVO, NL)
  • Mark Loos (NSO, NL)
  • Jappe Jongejan (NSO, NL)
  • Jolien Diekema (NSO, NL)
  • Wim Looijen (NSO, NL)






Spraying drones

  • Spraying pesticides by drones in the EU – ongoing research and regulatory works 
    Eric Liegeois (DG-SANTE, EC)
  • GO-Phytodron project on spraying drones
    Esther García & Jorge Martinez (CORTEVA, ES)
  • Spotspraying with fieldrobots and drones
    Leks Bolderdijk (ABDrone, NL)











17.00 hrs

End day 2. Optional addition networking dinner*






*at own expenses








Meet our speakers
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 Did we made you excited yet to participate in the CAPIGI 2023 conference?

Registration is now open!


CAPIGI offers you various possibilities for networking. For example, all lunches are held at the exhibition area offering you a buffet style lunch where you can meet other CAPIGI attendees. Furthermore, networking is possible during a special networking dinner, cocktail reception and various coffee breaks. 


During all breaks the exhibition will be open for participants to have a chat with a variety of companies active in the sector. With different tools, services or products they will present their organisation and inform the participants about what it is they do and how they can be of service. 


CAPIGI will offer plenary sessions, and also the possibility to choose within different programme elements. Such as different workshops  and presentations that will take place at the same time (breakout sessions). These choices are made to increase the attractiveness of CAPIGI for the visitors.