Peter Wren-Hilton

Secure your place at Grow 2019. Early bird tickets on sale now

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Agritech New Zealand is delighted to be a Channel Partner for the inaugural Grow 2019; Boma NZ Agri Summit. The conference has an excellent range of international as well as domestic speakers and addresses some of the key questions facing our primary sector.

The two-day summit is taking place on 10-11 April at the Horncastle Arena in Christchurch. You can purchase your early bird tickets here.

The Grow 2019 agenda has been designed to tackle some of these questions.

How is climate change going to affect our primary sector? It’s not just changing weather—it’s changing government policy and customer expectations.

How is technology going to transform the way we grow and sell? Every piece of the supply chain is up for disruption.

How is the market changing? Consumer tastes are evolving, and so are their expectations: of quality, transparency, and social responsibility. What business models should we be exploring? How can we focus less on volume and more on value?

Boma’s vision is to help Aotearoa’s food and fibre sector become more innovative, sustainable, collaborative, and profitable, now and into the future.

The world is changing in unprecedented ways, leaving huge questions about the future of food and fibre in Aotearoa.

What does our social license to operate look like going forward? How can we shift away from the unhelpful friction between urban and rural? What is our actual responsibility when it comes to land use, or clean waterways—and who should pay?

These are just some of the questions that the conference seeks to answer.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn about the future trends that are impacting the food and fibre sector and what to do about them—not based on marketing fluff, but on practical experience from people on the ground.

You’ll engage in robust conversation about some of the thorniest issues facing the primary sector today, with a focus on practical solutions and outcomes.

You’ll connect with a group of like-minded individuals and organisations who are working to help Aotearoa’s primary industries to understand, adapt, and grow in a future that looks nothing like the today.

Grow 2019 is a great addition to New Zealand’s burgeoning agri conversation. We hope you can join us at the event.

Peter Wren-Hilton Peter is Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand and founder of Wharf42 in Tauranga. Peter helps organise major agritech conferences in New Zealand and offshore and connects early stage New Zealand agritech companies with international markets.