Back to All Events

Agriculture and technology creating a better tomorrow.

  • Te Kete Ika Function Centre Lincoln University Ellesmere Junction Road Lincoln (map)

Techweek 2018 is coming!! A fantastic Nationwide event showcasing tech-forward projects focused on the future. The spotlight is on Agritech for 2018 providing the perfect opportunity for Lincoln Hub to host an agtech event which we’d love you to join us for!

This year our conference style event will focus on the future of agriculture how will the combination of tech and agri create a better tomorrow and what might that look like as we have increasing pressure of resources and social licence to operate while the global population keeps growing – predicted to hit 9.7 billion by 2050!!!  Sometimes a crystal ball would come in handy!

This is a FREE EVENT – we want everyone to have the opportunity to be part of the future conversation around the biggest industry in NZ.  Register for your place so you don’t miss out.

We have an exciting line-up of speakers who will be aiming to take the audience on a journey towards the future of NZ agriculture and the opportunities that technology presents! Be part of creating new business opportunities and business models to create value in NZ.

We have two speaking time slots 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm. Have a squiz below for an overview of the speaking topics.

Date: Friday 25th May 2018

Venue: Te Kete Ika Function Centre, Lincoln University

9.30-10am - Networking (tea/coffee available)

10-12noon - Welcome and Opening
A view to the future. How changes in technology in the future may impact what we eat, how it is produced and consumed.  A look at investment in agri tech in NZ and Australia, are we keeping up with the rest of the world? What are the drivers and challenges for agritech adoption? 

Speakers: Frances Valentine – Thought Leader in emerging and disruptive technologies
Tracey Phelps – Passionate consumer insights specialist
Colin Glass – NZ agri and business leader

12-1pm - Lunch break
A range of food truck options available for you to enjoy lunch while you network

1-3pm - How might we improve New Zealand’s ag tech opportunities? 
Panel discussion led by Steven Saunders.
Agtech in Action – what is ready for adoption now – what could the future look like?

Speakers from: Schneider Electric, Yamaha Ventures & Ravensdown

Exhibition  As part of the day we have an expo area with ag tech companies displaying and available to discuss their solutions.  Waterforce, Lincoln Agritech, Frizzell, FAR, CRV Ambreed, Centre for Dairy Excellence, AgriOptics, Plant & Food Research, AgResearch 

Sponsored by: Yamaha Ventures    

Keep an eye out on our Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter accounts for updates between now and the event.

 

Register for your space: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/e/agriculture-and-technology-creating-a-better-tomorrow-the-future-of-naturetech-tickets-44394588409