New Zealand Israel 2022 – Agritech summit – Recordings

Welcome to the Summit

Opening and Welcome to the Summit

  • Mr. Shai Zarivatch, Israel Trade Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand
  • Hon Damien O’Connor, Minister for Agriculture and Trade
  • H.E. Oded Forer, Israeli Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development 
  • H.E. Ran Yaakoby, Ambassador of Israel to New Zealand

Keynote Presentations

  • Dr. Michal Levy, Acting Chief Scientist & Senior Deputy Director General, Agricultural Innovation, The Ministry of Agriculture, Israel
  • Mr. Kenneth Irons, Chair of AgriTech New Zealand

From the Lab to the farm

How advanced scientific (seed) Nutrient technologies can be integrated in commercial farms and managed by farmers operating on a large scale.

Panel Moderator:

  • Dr. John Roche, Chief Science Advisor at MPI

Panelists:

  • Mr. Greg Bryan, Chief Technology Officer, ZeaKal, Inc, New Zealand
  • Ms. Carmit Oron, CEO. SaliCrop, Israel
  • Mr. Bruce Smith, Director, Eko360 Ltd, New Zealand
  • Mr. Shai Zarivatch, Israel Trade Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand

The Future of Farming with AI

How technology increases productivity to meet surging global demand and enable advanced supply chain management.

Panel Moderator: 

  • Mr. Gil Meron, CEO Sprout Agritech, New Zealand

Panelists:

  • Mr. Nadav Leshem, Director of Business Development, Fruit Spec, Israel
  • Mr. Eitan Dan, Managing Director, CropX, Israel
  • Mr. Darryn Keiller, Founder & CEO, WayBeyond, New Zealand
  • Ms. Leila Deljkovic, Co-founder Cropsy Technologies, New Zealand
  • Mr. Kenneth Irons, Chair of AgriTech New Zealand (closing comments)

Robotics and Drone Agriculture

Use of machine-based technology for autonomous farming, harvesting, during times of labor shortages due to Covid-19.

Panel Moderator: 

  • Ms. Bridgit Hawkins, Chief Sustainability Officer CropX, New Zealand

Panelists: 

  • Mr. Moshe Porat, VP of Marketing, Tevel Aerobotics Technology, Israel
  • Mr. Ben Alfi, Co-founder & CEO, Blue White Robotics, Israel
  • Mr. Sean Walters, Co-Founder Machines at Work, New Zealand
  • Mr. Andrew Kersley, Chief Executive Officer at Smart Machine, New Zealand
  • Mr. Brendan O’Connell, CEO, AgriTech (closing comments)

The challenges of Global Warming

&

Digital Agriculture

Opening and Welcome

  • Mr. Shai Zarivatch, Israel Trade Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand

Panel Session

The challenges of Global Warming and implications for the future of livestock farming

Panel Moderator: 

  • Mr. Wayne McNee, Wayne McNee Consulting Ltd, Former CE of Livestock Improvement Corporation and former Director General of the Ministry for Primary industries

Panelists: 

  • Mr. Geoffrey Bates, Founder and Director, Pastoral Robotics New Zealand 
  • Ms. Sarah Adams, Global Strategy and New Ventures Manager, Gallagher Animal Management, New Zealand 
  • Mr. Joseph (Yossi) Wittman, Vice President of Business Development, Medisim Ltd
  • Gil Honigsman, Business Development Manager, Medisim Ltd
  • Jonathan Gross – CEO, Co-exist:

Panel Session

Digital Agriculture

Game Changer in Agriculture, Connecting the Unconnected – Utilizing precise measurement technologies to optimize growth and efficiently manage the farm

Panel Moderator: 

  • Mr. Ben Van Delden, KPMG

Panelists: 

  • Mr. Stuart Upton, Marketing, Business Development & Product Offering Manager, Netafim Australia & New Zealand
  • Mr. Eran Pollak, CEO, N-Drip, Israel
  • Mr. Amit Noam,  COO, AgriTask, Israel
  • Mr. Hayden Read, Chief Data & Analytics Officer, Precision Farming, New Zealand

Summit Conclusion and Summary

  • Mr. Shai Zarivatch, Israel Trade Commissioner to Australia and New Zealand
  • Mr. Kenneth Irons, Chair of AgriTech New Zealand