Today, the largest ever delegation of US venture investors will be arriving in Tauranga. They will be in the city for almost 48 hours.

They are here at attend and speak at Techweek’s headline agritech event, ’10 billion mouths’. Ticket sales to the conference closed last night.

Working to leverage access to global capital for the NZ agritech sector

You can follow selected sessions at Wednesday’s conference by registering for the Callaghan Innovation sponsored webcast. You need to register for that at

At the conference, delegates will be discussing how New Zealand’s agritech sector can outreach to the global market. The inbound international delegation are here to engage in that discussion. With journalists from 11 different media outlets – 5 traveling to Tauranga from overseas, this is going to be a fascinating and insightful set of sessions.

Tomorrow night, Agritech New Zealand is being formally launched at a sold out gala dinner at Mills Reef Winery. The international delegation will be attending and joining a number of New Zealand’s leading agribusinesses and early stage agritech companies. It promises to be a great way to launch the organisation .

In you are attending neither the conference nor launch dinner, but want to follow the events over the next 48 hours, make sure you check out the Wharf42 twitter handle at @wharf42HQ. We will be covering every aspect of the international delegation’s visit to the Bay, together with the conference and the launch dinner.

Techweek’s 2018 hashtag is #GoodForTheWorld. The events in Tauranga over the next 48 hours are this and more. They are #GreatForNewZealand.

Join us in person or online. It’s going to be an inspirational 48 hours.