It’s Friday 18 May and Techweek’18 kicks off in just 48 hours.

10 billion mouths. We can almost touch it!

At Wharf42,  we’ve committed a significant amount of time into building what we believe is one of the most exciting agritech conference programmes that New Zealand has ever seen. The presence of the significant international delegation of global thought leaders and investors at the ASB Baypark Arena in Tauranga is testament to that.

Taste the ’10 billion mouths’ experience next Wednesday

We’ve also spent a considerable amount of time contemplating, and then tasting, the wide selection of food that we will be making available to delegates on the day. There are some sacrifices that one just has to make!

Guinness cake has been replaced by stout from the local Mount Brewing company. The kiwifruit will have been freshly picked from the orchards that surround the conference venue. For those wanting to taste pea protein-based ‘chicken’, it’s on the lunchtime menu. Shama Lee, Sunfed Meats founder, has gone one step further. Visit the Expo area and taste some of the product as it is freshly cooked by her team of chefs.

At the evening Networking Reception, there is a smorgasbord of fine canopes to test the taste buds. All local produce, all made with love.

We believe that as we are hosting Techweek’s headline agritech event, New Zealand food produce had to be one of the true heroes of the day. It’s an integral part of the ’10 billion mouths’ conference experience.

You can still buy one of the remaining tickets for the conference. Just use the Wharf42 promotional discount code TW18Partner when you register at

We’ll catch you in the premier foodie hub that is the ASB Baypark Arena next Wednesday!