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Agritech New Zealand is delighted to announce that Peter Beck, founder and chief executive of Rocket Lab, will be speaking at the Agritech Unleashed event at National Fieldays today.

Since founding the business in 2006, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space and a billion-dollar company employing world-class engineers and technicians. Peter established Rocket Lab’s Electron orbital launch program in 2013. Peter also oversaw the development of the world’s first and only private orbital launch range, located on Māhia Peninsula. He played a crucial role in establishing international treaties and legislation to enable orbital launch capability from New Zealand. That capability was realized in January 2018 with Rocket Lab’s first orbital launch of the Electron rocket.

Peter will be speaking at the Bledisloe Function Centre at Mystery Creek during the Agritech Unleashed conference at 1.30pm. Peter is keynoting the session, ‘How the 2019 New Zealand Aerospace Challenge is supporting sustainable farming’. You can learn more about the session at

Access to the session is free. We would however strongly recommend you turn up no later than 10 minutes before the session begins. Demand for seating will be high. This will be one fantastic session.

I look forward to seeing you there.