3rd annual Davos on the Delta conference highlights agriculture

Ideas to change the world

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Some of the world’s top investors, entrepreneurs and visionaries are in Memphis for Davos on the Delta.

It's a conference where disruption is the name of the game.

The conference, which is held at the Peabody, provides an opportunity for people with ideas that could change the world, to meet people who can help take those ideas from a dream to reality.

Attendees say Memphis is the perfect spot for these partnerships to form.

Devos on the Delta is not your typical conference.

It's where some of the top visionaries, entrepreneurs and investors meet to swap stories about how they're changing the world one idea at a time.

"We came up with a food product a consumer brand so people can get really healthy food but also learn about the mission of sequestering carbon, retaining more water in the soil," said Ryan Lindsay, REP Provisions.

Ryan Lindsay from from Tulsa, Oklahoma is one of the many entrepreneurs in town this week, hoping Davos on the Delta leads to more opportunities.

"Now we're here looking for the right product to help us grow," said Lindsay.

"Folks come out of here, they come out with anywhere from a half dozen to maybe a couple of dozen cards. They make connections," said Paul Noglows, Davos on the Delta.

Paul Noglows is the conference's executive director.

He says the conference, now in its third year, has grown to include more agriculture.

"The conference has really gone from being about purely ag-tech to now we're really looking at the coming together of food and health and agriculture," said Noglows.

Organizers say Memphis' location in the middle of the delta makes sense from an agriculture perspective. Memphis in May is another .

"We take advantage of Memphis in May and we're going to head the whole conference over to the barbecue tonight and we cant wait," said Noglows.

Davos on the Delta wraps up Thursday.

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