The ’10 billion mouths’ conference is just one week away.
The conference programme has been designed to address some of the major issues facing our generation. How can New Zealand help address the global challenge of feeding 10 billion mouths by 2050? How can we structure our own policy-making and collaborative agritech ecosystem to make a real difference?
This conference agenda has been designed to help answer some of those questions.
9.00am – 9.15am Cultural Welcome and introduction by the Conference MC, Rod Oram
9.15am – 10.00am Keynote: Arama Kukutai, co-founder of Finistere Ventures (USA) presents ‘Agritech around the world’.
10.00am – 10.45am Panel Discussion: Leveraging a collaborative model
Shane Stuart – The Plantech Regional Research Institute lead
Toni Laming – CEO, The Lincoln Hub
Sarah Nolet – CEO, Agthentic (Australia)
Nicky Molloy – Agritech BDM, Callaghan Innovation
10.45am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 12.00pm Panel Discussion: Traceability, The Power of Place
Dr Adrian Percy – Global Head of Research & Development, Bayer CropScience (USA)
Dr Ian Ferguson – Senior Science Advisor, Ministry of Primary Industries
Raf Rasile, GM, Digital Transformation, Fonterra
Professor David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing, Imperial College, London (UK)
12.00pm – 12.45pm Lunch
12.45pm – 1.30pm The Fonterra Start-up Showcase
Introduction by the Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture, Biosecurity and Rural Communities
1.30pm – 2.45pm Optional Breakout Sessions
- Customer insights that are changing the world (focusing on Maori agritech initiatives)
- Building a high value, global premium brand (sponsored by Zespri)
- How to use the art of story-telling to connect with your global customers (presented by NZ Story)
2.45pm – 3.00pm Afternoon Tea
3.00pm – 4.00pm Robotics Plus Showcase
Introduction by George Kellerman, Yamaha Motor Ventures (USA)
Steve Saunders, Robotics Plus founder
Alistair Scarfe, Robotics Plus CTO
4.00pm – 5.00pm Dinner in 2050 | The Future of Food
Introduction: Sanjeev Krishnan, S2G Ventures (USA)
Dr Rosie Bosworth, Food Futurist
Eric O’Brien, Fall Line Capital (USA)
Rod Slater, Beef & Lamb New Zealand
Todd Muller MP, ex Zespri, Apata & Fonterra
5.00pm – 6.30pm Conference Networking Reception
Your Discounted Ticket Price. You can buy now.
Agritech New Zealand has negotiated a promotional code with Techweek organisers to offer a 15% discount on the published cost of a full-price ticket ($295). The discounted ticket price is $250.75. This includes GST.
You can purchase that here by entering the Promotional Code TW18Partner at https://techweek.co.nz/whats-on/2018/10-billion-mouths-39/
This provides you with access to all the day’s sessions, the full day’s catering and the Conference Networking Reception. That’s truly fantastic value.
The team at Agritech New Zealand look forward to meeting you at the ASB Baypark Arena, Truman Lane, Tauranga on Wednesday 23 May. That’s next week!