SUMMIT 2014 Sponsors

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aldahra_logoAl Dahra Agriculture is a leading company specializing in agriculture and animal feed production. With global operations, farms and production facilities in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa, it is considered as the premier supporter of the stable supply of high quality forage, fresh produce, dairy products and commodities to the local and regional markets. Its unique value proposition coupled with specialization in logistics and supply chain further enhances its distinguished market position.

Gold Sponsors


Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority (ADFCA) was established to ensure food safety, guarantee the quality of food for human consumption, and conduct necessary research and studies on safe food. ADFCA’s mission is to develop a sustainable agriculture and food sector that ensures the delivery of safe food to the public and protects the health of animals and plants while promoting sound agricultural and food practices through cohesive and effective policies and regulations, quality standards, research and awareness.


At Bayer CropScience, everything starts with local insight. We dig deep into the specific issues farmers face. What’s keeping them awake at night? Is it a new pest or government regulations? Poor soil or lack of water?
Bayer is an innovation-driven company with a long tradition in research and development. We leverage our expertise to address global challenges and aim to improve people’s lives around the world. Our Bayer Group mission “Bayer: Science For A Better Life” is the foundation of what we at Bayer CropScience strive to achieve within the agricultural sector. Our contribution to society is based on helping to ensure an ample supply of high-quality food, feed, fiber and renewable raw materials.

Bronze Sponsors


NSF Certification is the leading provider of independent assurance and certification services to the agriculture, produce and processing industries. They specialise in the delivery of individual and composite audits to a broad range of international, national, and client specific standards. These differing standards reflect evolving supply chain and consumer assurance, demands for product safety, legality and quality, and broader concerns about integrity, welfare, ethical and environmental issues. They have a unique perspective on the food supply chain and the ability to address a wide range of issues in a consistent and innovative way. They are the largest global certification provider in the food and farming sector, certifying over 70,000 clients annually. They have a global audit team with a first class professional reputation for technical knowledge and consistency across industry sectors. NSF Certification is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditations Service (UKAS), enabling the provision of a broad range of accredited certification services for both product and management systems.

Created in 1828, Bureau Veritas is a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification (TIC), delivering high quality services to help clients meet the growing challenges of quality, safety, environmental protection and social responsibility. As a trusted partner, Bureau Veritas offers innovative solutions that go beyond simple compliance with regulations and standards, reducing risk, improving performance and promoting sustainable development. Bureau Veritas core values include integrity and ethics, impartial counsel and validation, customer focus and safety at work. Bureau Veritas Certification provides a large range of certification and auditing services according to international and national standards as well as customer-specific requirements in the fields of Management Systems, Sustainability, Forest and Wood Products and Training Bureau Veritas deploys multidisciplinary skills from over 61,000 employees in over 1,330 offices and laboratories in 140 countries having 400,000 clients and 900 accreditations and delegations.


Sensitech Inc. is a leading provider of supply and cold chain visibility solutions that enable our customers—global leaders in the food, life sciences and industrial markets—to track, monitor and protect the quality and integrity of their temperature-sensitive products across complex supply chains. Through its logistics security division, FreightWatch International, Sensitech also offers origin-to-destination services that provide customers with real-time cargo transparency, helping them to mitigate such risks as theft, diversion, counterfeiting, and chain of custody. Sensitech Inc. is an ISO 9001:2008 company based in Beverly, Mass., with more than 30 sales, service and distribution locations around the world. Sensitech is a part of UTC Building & Industrial Systems, a unit of United Technologies Corp., a leading provider to the aerospace and building systems industries worldwide. Read more on


SIM works for major retailers such as Ahold, Migros, Superunie for mapping the supply chain risk for their fruit and vegetable suppliers. They help their clients to find the answers on the following questions:

  • Where and how are our products produced? What are the risks on product safety, environment, and social compliance?
  • What are tomorrow’s questions from our consumers, NGOs and other stakeholders?
  • How can I interact directly with the right suppliers if there is an issue?
  • Is the supply chain data suitable for integrated reporting?

The SIM team has the experience to collect, validate and upload data and evidence from suppliers in the fruit and vegetable supply chain. SIM delivers the staff, the knowledge and the software solutions to have validated information about your fruit and vegetable supply chain.

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Elite Agro LLC is the UAE’s leading agriculture company with large scale integrated farming operations. Established in January 2010 as an independent business unit, the company adopted a structured approach that allowed it to move into the world of corporate farming swiftly and professionally by combining top local management with international technical expertise. This result is a small team of professionals who manage the largest farm and largest potato farm today in the UAE. The company’s assets and operations are located in the UAE and acquiring in EU. Elite Agro LLC has expertise in arid land agriculture, and manages a world class portfolio of integrated agribusinesses producing quality products for customers across the UAE and Middle East. Elite Agro farms operate in compliance with international certifications.

Intact develops integrity management solutions for application in audit and certification management, traceability and quality management to enhance the quality and safety of products and services. Besides developing software solutions, Intact provides inside knowledge about the challenges and trends in the industry. This allows them to offer specifically tailored solutions that meet the requirements of the customers.


SAI Global is the premier assurance company in agriculture and food supply chains; providing farmers, retailers, manufacturers, and allied industries throughout the world, with expert assurance and supplier compliance solutions to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.
By working with SAI Global, companies are choosing one of the world’s largest business improvement organisations.
We audit, certify and register your product, system or supply chain through independent assessment to reduce risk and enhance service and product quality. We also offer a huge range of technical publications, business risk and compliance solutions and internationally recognised training programme.
Our customers choose us because they know we’re a partner they can depend on and trust to understand their business needs. Together, we can work towards better


DNV GL is a world-leading certification body. We help businesses assure the performance of their organizations, products, people, facilities and supply chains through certification, verification, assessment, and training services.
Within the food and beverage industry, we help customers worldwide to achieve excellence in food safety and quality, environmental management, supply chain management and product sustainability. Partnering with our customers, we build sustainable business performance and create stakeholder trust.
The DNV GL Group operates in more than 100 countries. Our 16,000 professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.