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The Conference will take place in St. Louis, Missouri, USA. Nicknamed “The Gateway City”, St. Louis is a major city in Missouri along the Mississippi River. Its iconic, 630-ft. Gateway Arch, built in the 1960s, honors the early 19th-century explorations of Lewis and Clark and America’s westward expansion in general.

St. Louis is a major hub for the agriculture research and technology industry. The region supports and cultivates players ranging from global corporations and research organizations to startups and educational institutions, with more than 400 Biotech R&D Ag companies (source: Greater St Louis Inc.).