Conference Programme

Conference events: September 26-28, 2019

Event place: Central Building of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy, Studentų str. 11, Akademija, Kaunas distr., Lithuania

Conference Programme 2019

The Plenary Session video.

Discussions at Business and Science Forum video.

Thursday, 26th September

8.00–9.00Registration of Participants
(Lobby of Central Building)
9.00–13.00Plenary Session
(Hall of Central Building, 2nd floor)
Chairpersons: prof. dr. Kęstutis Romaneckas, assoc. prof. dr. Anastasija Novikova, Vytautas Magnus University
LIVE Plenary Session Online
9.00–9.30Welcome speech
Minister of Agriculture
Chairperson: Chancellor of Vytautas Magnus University Agriculture Academy prof. dr. Antanas Maziliauskas
9.30–10.00Sustainable Transport by Optimal Routing in Complex Delivery Tasks
Prof. dr. László T. Kóczy (Hungary)
10.00–10.30Creating a knowledge-based bio-economy that increases well-being in rural areas: the need for a transdisciplinary research approach
Prof. dr. Karlheinz Knickel (Germany)
10.30–11.00Agriculture 4.0 in role of supporting platform for Bioeconomy and Precision Farming
Assoc. prof. dr. Jiří Mašek (Czech Republic)
11.00–11.30Coffee break
11.30–12.00Using soil physical data and modelling to assess soil quality and water use in agriculture under climate change scenarios
Prof. dr. Quirijn de Jong van Lier (Brazil)
12.00–12.30Wood use to mitigate climate change and support bioeconomy (carbon storage in wood products and biochar)
Dr. Gediminas Jasinevičius (Norway) 
12.30-13.00Mastering agritech again: could the training of intermediate players ease the deployment of precision agriculture?
Assoc. prof. dr. Davide Rizzo (France)
13.00–14.00Lunch
(5th floor Lobby of Central Building)
14.00–17.00Discussions at Business and Science Forum “The Development of Bioeconomy as a Prerequisite for Long-Term Competitiveness and Welfare Creation”
(Hall of Central Building)
LIVE Discussions at Business and Science Forum Online
17.00–17.45Meeting with researchers
(Room No. 217, Central Building)
19.00Gala Dinner
(Raudondvaris Manor Arts Incubator, Pilies str. 1, Raudondvaris)

NAWA international conference “Sustainable Development of the Small Farms” will be held on Thursday, 26th September (14.00–18.30. Room No. 214, Building IV. Registration starts at 13.30)

Friday, 27th September

8.30–13.00Parallel Sessions
(4th and  5th floor, Central Building)
8.30–13.00Section 1. Agro-innovations and Food Technologies

Section 2. Biosystems Engineering and Environment Integrity

Section 3. Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Bio-Resources
Section 4. Social Research and Innovation in Bioeconomy for Sustainable Transformation and Wellbeing in Rural Areas
10.30–11.00Coffee break and poster presentation
9.00–13.00Other Parallel Meetings
9.00–11.00Project Ideas Sharing and Discussion
(Room No. 445, Central Building)
Speakers:
Gintarė Kučinskienė, PI Lithuanian Agricultural Advisory Service (Lithuania)
“LAAS Experience in International and Innovation Projects”
Marco Camboni, RPA Europe srl (Italy)
“Substitution of chemicals of concern – Promoting innovation by facilitating partnerships within the bio-economy”

Chairperson: assoc. prof. dr. Anastasija Novikova (Lithuania)
10.00–13.15International Meeting of Baltic Sea Network – for the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (BSN-EAFRD) (Room No. 229, Central Building)
10.30–12.00Presenting Different International Scientific Journals: Meeting with Editorial Board members
(Room No. 217, Central Building)
Speakers:
– Assoc. prof. dr. Marek Szarucki (Poland)
– Assoc. prof. dr. Wlodzimierz Sroka (Poland)

Prof. habil. dr. Zenonas Dabkevičius (Lithuania)
– Prof. dr. Asta Raupelienė (Lithuania)
– Managing Editor Ingrida Kazlauskienė (Lithuania)
Chairperson: prof. dr. Marina Solesvik (Norway)
13.00–14.00Lunch
(5th floor Lobby of Central Building)
14.00–15.30Final Plenary Session
(Hall of Central Building)
Chairperson: assoc. prof. Jolita Greblikaitė, Vytautas Magnus University
 Section 1. Agro-innovations and Food Technologies
Assoc. prof. dr. Zita Kriaučiūnienė
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
 Section 2. Biosystems Engineering and Environment 
Prof. dr. Eglė Jotautienė
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
 Section 3. Multifunctional Approach for Sustainable Use of Natural Resources
Prof. dr. Darius Danusevičius
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
 Section 4. Social Research and Innovation in Bioeconomy for Sustainable Transformation and Wellbeing in Rural Areas
Prof. dr. Vilma Atkočiūnienė
Vytautas Magnus University (Lithuania)
16.00–18.00Kaunas City Tour

 Saturday, 28th September

10.00–16.00Cultural Tour “Romantic Panemunė and its Enchanting Landscape”