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Peter Wren-Hilton

Is China on your horizon? Join this NZ Agriculture and AgriTech Business Study Tour in November

If China is on your horizon, then there is a fantastic opportunity to visit the country in November as part of an organised agritech study tour.

The North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence (CAPE) (which runs out of the University of Auckland) is offering New Zealand companies a unique opportunity to gain insights into the latest regional developments in agriculture technologies over the course of one week in Nanchang, China.

The study tour focuses on the agriculture and agritech sectors with guided attendance at the concurrent 17th China International Agricultural Trade Fair (CATF), China International Agricultural Technology and Equipment Expo, and 2019 Honey China Show – World Honey and Bee Products Show.

The week visit includes site visits to Chinese-scale manufacturing plants of farming equipment including drones for agricultural spraying, smart factories, food processing facilities, and farm visits to provide business context.

Time at the events will allow participants to connect with agriculture companies from around the world and explore possible areas of collaboration between New Zealand and Chinese agriculture companies.

For more details regarding the tour cost, schedule, site visits, and to apply click here.

Please note: the application deadline is 25 October 2019.

It’s great that CAPE is offering this opportunity. I’m frequently asked if Agritech New Zealand intends to provide more focus on China and the wider Asia region. The answer for the medium to longer term is ‘yes’ and tours such as this are an essential first step. In my mind, they form part of that initial key metric which is ‘discovery’. For NZ agritech companies looking to learn more about the opportunities this region brings and the current state of tech and investment development, this tour offers the lot.

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.