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Peter Wren-Hilton

More amazing presenters added to the Agritech New Zealand Insights Webinar programme. Register now for free!


The upcoming Agritech New Zealand Insights webinar programme just got better.

New presenters include Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness, KPMG and Richard Dellabarca, CEO of NZ Growth Capital Partners (formerly known as the New Zealand Venture Investment Fund)

Ian will talk about how people will interact with food and fibre in the immediate post lock down society, what isolation learned behaviours will become embedded into consumer behaviour and how NZ food producers must adapt. Ian will provide a fascinating insight into life for producers and support services, post lock down.

Richard will provide insights into the emerging investment landscape for New Zealand agritech companies, as and when we finally emerge from the current COVID-19 lock down. With the recent passing of the Venture Capital Fund Bill by Parliament, NZ Growth Capital Partners has $300 million at its disposal. Register and learn more.

Ian and Richard join a great list of global and local presenters who have agreed to share their knowledge and insights to the extended New Zealand agritech ecosystem. Registration for each webinar is free.

Agritech New Zealand wishes to thank and acknowledge all the presenters for their time and their contribution to our community.

Please select the presentations of interest and register now.

Arama Kukutai, Founder and Managing Director, Finistere Ventures Arama.
Topic: Current global agritech investment landscape and its impact on local agritech companies.
Wednesday 15 April 11.00am – 12.00pm.
Register here.

Ian Proudfoot, Global Head of Agribusiness, KPMG
Topic: AgriFood’s ‘Now Normal’ post COVID-19.
Thursday 16 April 11.00am – 12.00pm
Register here.

Vic Crone, CEO, Callaghan Innovation and Simon Yarrow, GM Agritech.
Topic: New initiatives to support early stage businesses in the current environment.
Friday 17 April 11.00am – 12.00pm.
Register here.

Dennis Donohue, Director, Western Growers Technology & Innovation Center.
Topic: Stateside challenges and how New Zealand agritech businesses can help solve them.
Tuesday 21 April 11.00am – 12.00pm.
Register here.

Richard Dellabarca, CEO, NZ Growth Capital Partners
Topic: Navigating the NZ Investment Landscape post COVID-19
Wednesday 22 April 11.00am – 12.00pm
Register here

Claudia Roessler, World Wide Director, Agriculture, Microsoft.
Topic: Microsoft’s investment in agriculture, the role of agritech and how local companies can partner.
Thursday 23 April 11.00am – 12.00pm.
Register here.

David Downs, New Zealand Government Agritech Industry Transformation Plan Taskforce.
Topic: Supporting the growth and scaling New Zealand’s agritech sector – an update on the planned delivery of the agritech ITP.
Wednesday 29 April 11.00am – 12.00pm.
Register here.

Adrian Percy, former Global Head of R&D at Bayer CropScience.
Topic: The role of major agri corporates, early stage collaboration and the impact on innovation.
Thursday 30 April 9.00am – 10.00am.
Register here.

Confirmed speakers with dates to be advised include;

Alexey Rostapshov, Head of John Deere Labs.
Topic: Discover John Deere’s vision for the digital farm of the future.

Michael Robertson, Deputy Director, Agriculture & Food Division, CSIRO.
Topic: Collaborating with the New Zealand research community.

Richard O’Gorman, Director, Rabobank Food & Agriculture Fund.
Topic: The evolving global landscape for agritech venture investment. 

Be calm, be kind, stay at home. We can break the chain

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.