The Adelaide pre-2035 Oceania Summit is designed to bring together South Australia’s scientific & research community, its industry leaders, agribusiness & agritech companies, farmers & growers, regulators and policy makers to meet and discuss how agrifood tech innovation and on-farm application can help address the existential threat posed by climate change.
The 2035 Oceania Summit would like to acknowledge the significant support provided by Oli Madgett, Michael Macolino, Ben Baghurst, Penny Schultz, Jen Barwick, Andy Lowe and the team at PIRSA AgTech in assisting develop the Workshop Programme.
The Draft Adelaide Workshop Programme
8.00am – 9.00am; Registration & Coffee on arrival
9.00am – 9.15am; Intro Peter Wren-Hilton (Convenor of 2035 Oceania Summit)
9.15am – 12.30pm;
Where does SA fit in
Quentin Roberts (Manager and Founder, SA-H2H Hydrogen Technology Cluster)
Ariella Helfgott (Director of Strategic Foresight, Dept Premier & Cabinet)
Martin Cole (CEO Wine Australia)
Greg Noonan (CEO RegenCo)
Andy Koronios (CEO SmartSat CRC)
Investment in Climate
Emma Jenkin (Kilara Capital)
Matthew Pryor (Tenacious Ventures)
Mick Liubinskas (Climate Salad)
The Blue Economy opportunity
Dr Adam Main (GM, CH4 South Australia)
12.30pm – 13.30pm Networking with light refreshments
You can learn more about the Adelaide workshop via the Eventbrite Registration page.
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New Zealand is embracing its role as a world leader in agri-food-tech with the launch of a new event, the 2035 Oceania Summit in Auckland.
The regional follow-up summit will draw on the experience of New Zealand-based global agri-food-tech consultancy Wharf42, which will co-host the AgriFoodTech Climate Summit at COP26 in Glasgow in November.
Wharf42 founder and Summit organiser Peter Wren-Hilton says: “New Zealand is seen as a key global agri-food-tech hub. One of the reasons we’ve been contracted to help other nations in this area is because the New Zealand model is seen as being the gold standard.
“New Zealand is so strong in agrifood because our agriculture and horticulture sector is the backbone of our economy. In addition, the government in New Zealand is very committed to effecting resolution in climate change. The combination of these factors makes New Zealand the perfect destination for an event of this sort.
“There is great science being done by our universities and Crown Research Institutes. The objective is to provide farmers and growers with the tools they need to clean up the environment, address climate issues and reach net zero emissions targets.
“By bringing together the region’s scientific and research community, agritech companies, farmers and growers, investors and policymakers, the 2035 Oceania Summit has been designed to showcase local solutions for global climate impact.”
The 2035 Oceania Summit event was launched during Fieldays 2021 in New Zealand, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event.
Within 48 hours of the announcement, more than 250 people had registered their interest on the Summit’s landing page, a very positive indicator, Wren-Hilton says.
The event has the support of Tourism New Zealand’s Business Events team, Auckland Unlimited, AgriTech New Zealand, and the Australian AgriTech Association. Wren-Hilton is currently undertaking a roadshow around New Zealand to secure the involvement of other key players in the agrifood ecosystem.
Tourism New Zealand General Manager Domestic & Business Events, Bjoern Spreitzer says: “Hosting this event not only positions New Zealand as a global leader in agritech and agrifood expertise; it opens opportunities for further research and investment that will benefit our local farmers, local economy, and local environment in the longer term.”
The two-day Oceania Summit, which will take place in Auckland in April 2022 will feature regional and international keynote speakers, breakout panels, an exhibition showcasing current research being undertaken across the region, a startup hub with a pitch event to global investors, as well as extensive networking opportunities.
He says: “If the borders are open, we’re hoping to attract delegates from around the world to come and share what is happening in this important space.”
To learn more about the Summit visit: www.2035.ag
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I’m delighted to advise that Arama Kukutai & Ingrid Fung of Finistere Ventures will be discussing the 2020 Global Agritech Investment Landscape via an exclusive webinar, jointly promoted by Agritech New Zealand, the Sprout Accelerator and the Australian Agritech Association.
Date: Wednesday 18 November: 11.30am-12.30pm (AEST): 1.30pm-2.30pm (NZT)
Registration (free) here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OYZjlDE9TJuFdjgwic2IYw
2020 has been the most challenging and disruptive year I can remember. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen global lockdowns, closed borders, deep recession as well as a painful health legacy. And the near to medium term looks like there is more of the same to come.
In both New Zealand & Australia, our agricultural industries have dug deep to continue to produce premium quality meat, dairy, vegetables, fruit and crops. During this time, the significant role of agritech has been recognised and supported by government. The launch of the New Zealand Agritech Industry Transformation Plan back in July is truly testament to that.
Globally, the increasingly important role of agritech has also been recognised. As Arama & Ingrid will reveal, against all the odds, the amount of investment into the sector has increased year on year. The total $ numbers however disguise some of the important investment trends WITHIN the sector. Not everything is equal. Some verticals within agritech have attracted more dollars than others.
Arama and Ingrid will discuss these trends and include investment figures up to Q3. As we look towards 2021 and begin to think about which sectors are likely to grow fastest, this exclusive webinar will provide fresh insights into new opportunities.
Whraf42 is delighted to have assisted facilitate this exclusive webinar with Agritech New Zealand, the Sprout Accelerator and the Australian Agritech Association.
You can register for your free ‘seat’ here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OYZjlDE9TJuFdjgwic2IYw