I was delighted to host the first meeting of the 2035 Oceania Summit Advisory Committee this morning. Despite New Zealand going into COVID-19 lockdown Level 4 overnight, it was an honour to be joined by such a committed group of globally-recognised AgriFoodTech and Climate Change experts. You can learn more about the team at www.2035.ag

The main purpose of the meeting was to discuss the developing Summit programme. The Advisory Committee represent a diverse range of stakeholders and that was reflected in this morning’s meeting. I believe the lessons and conversations that emerge from the Summit will have a lasting impact on how the world looks at agrifood technology and its ability to help address climate change.

Over the past few months, we have been working with both Auckland Unlimited and the Business Events team at Tourism New Zealand to deliver a fantastic experience for delegates. Over the coming weeks, I expect to be able to announce several additional partnerships which will help take the event to the next level.

The Advisory Committee will be meeting again next month as the Summit programme builds. If you want to keep up to speed with developments, please sign up to the Summit newsletter. You can find that on the Summit landing page here.