Fieldays 2019

Agritech Unleashed

On Thursday 13 June, five major presentations will take place in the Bledisloe Function Centre at Mystery Creek during National Fieldays.

The programme includes:

  • A preview of the New Zealand agritech story.
  • A preview of a New Zealand agritech ‘connected capital’ initiative.
  • The formal New Zealand launch of Farm2050’s Nutrient Initiative.
  • The 2019 NZ Aerospace Challenge is also addressing one of the biggest issues facing the agricultural sector – sustainability.
  • The Government has launched an ‘all of government’ agritech taskforce. At this session, learn more.

Five ground-breaking sessions designed to truly unleash the potential of New Zealand’s agritech sector.

The Hon Damian O’Connor, Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities, will be addressing the conference. The Minister heads up a panel of leading international and domestic experts as we reveal an exciting roadmap for New Zealand’s agritech sector.

Agritech New Zealand, in association with National Fieldays, and with the generous sponsorship of the Ministry of Primary Industries, are proud to present Agritech Unleashed.


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Schedule and Speakers

9.00am–9.05am: Introduction by MC, Bonita Nuttall

9.05am–9.50am: Preview of the New Zealand Agritech Story

Keynote: Peter Wren-Hilton, Executive Director of Agritech New Zealand

Panel:
Linda Bulk; Co-founder, Aeronavics
Damien Fleetwood; CEO, Biotelliga
Craig Piggott; CEO, Halter

10.15am–11.00am: Preview of a New Zealand ‘Connected Capital’ Initiative

Introduction: The Hon Damien O’Connor: Minister of Agriculture and Minister for Biosecurity, Food Safety, and Rural Communities

Keynote: Arama Kukutai, Co-founder & Managing Director of Finistere Ventures

Panel:
Han Chen; CEO, Zeakal
Susanne Clay; CEO, AgGenetics
Richard O’Gorman; Director, Rabobank Food & Agriculture Innovation Fund

11.30am–12.15pm: The formal New Zealand launch of Farm2050’s Nutrient Initiative

Keynote: Farm2050 Partner

Panel:
Alexey Rostapshov; Head of Digital Innovation, John Deere
Michael Lavin; Founder & Managing Director, Germin8
Rob Ford; GM Innovation, Environment and Technology, Landcorp

12.30pm–1.20pm: VIP Lunch

1.30pm–2.15pm: How the 2019 NZ Aerospace Challenge is supporting sustainable farming

Keynote Introduction: Peter Beck, Founder & CEO of Rocket Lab

Speakers: Seyed Miri; Application Development Regional Manager, Airbus
Mike Manning; Head of Innovation & Strategy, Ravensdown

Panel:
Dr Kurt Joy; Spatial Innovator, Orbica Geo
Dr Robert Schafer, Chief Systems Architect, Xerra
Mike Manning, Head of Innovation & Strategy, Ravensdown
Seyed Miri; Application Development Regional Manager, Airbus

2.45pm–3.30pm: What is the new ‘All-of-Government’ agritech taskforce doing to support the agritech sector?

Keynote & Session Lead: David Downs, All of Government Agritech Taskforce Lead

3.30pm: Event Closes


With thanks to our generous sponsor