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AgTech Summit

Exploring the capability and capacity to be leaders by 2030

17-18 March 2020 | Rydges World Square, Sydney

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overview

The AgTech Summit will return for its 3rd installment on the 17-18 March 2020 in Sydney. Gathering the industries key stakeholders, the summit will draw on the key issues facing the sector and the growing demand for technological advancement in agriculture.

Drawing on case studies of agtech innovation and examples of successful global initiatives, the summit will once again provide the platform for engaging discussion and networking which is not to be missed.

Key issues to be addressed include:

  • Future of farming
  • Agri regulation and compliance
  • AI in farming
  • Robotics and IoT technology
  • Supply chain and export opportunities
  • Vertical and precisions farming
  • Funding start ups
  • To farm and on farm connectivity
  • Global challenges and opportunities
  • Energy cost and reliability
  • Innovation in the US/Europe
  • Eliminating wastage
  • Supporting Australia’s agri ambition

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agenda

PRELIMINARY DRAFT AGENDA - SUBJECT TO CHANGE

8:50 am

Opening remarks

AGRICULTURAL OUTLOOK

9:00 am

Ministerial Keynote: Agri Regulation and Compliance

9:30 am

  • Farm data governance
  • Predictions towards 2030
  • Australian Farm Data Code of Practice

10:00 am

  • Update on current projects
  • GATE initiatives
  • Innovation in ag commercialisation of research
  • Opportunities for investment in NSW ag tech

10:30 am

Networking and refreshment break

SMART FARMING

11:00 am

11:30 am

  • Vertical farming is climate independent with maximum water efficiency and productivity per m² of ground area.
  • Highest levels of automation are fundamental to the commercial viability of vertical farms.
  • Currently planting, growing and harvesting 400kgs of crop with a total input of 10 hours of semi-skilled labour.
  • Well-designed vertical farms reliably deliver chemical-free, organically based crops of the highest quality possible

12:00 pm

  • Crop Health Analysis
  • Irrigation Monitoring

12:30 pm

Lunch & Refreshments

IoT, Sensors and Robotics

2:00 pm

  • Improve efficiency and productivity; harness the power of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Let bots become your virtual farm assistants
  • Real life use cases for
    • Weed Detection and Eradication
    • Condition Monitoring for Farm Equipment and Livestock

2:30 pm

  • Innovation in soil management
  • How does farm data get managed, stored and used?
  • What are the latest trends being adopted for precision agriculture

3:20 pm

Refreshments and Networking

FARMERS’ INSIGHT

3:50 pm

  • What works, what doesn’t and what is needed?
  • Understanding the impact of AgTech on traditional farming
  • Benefits of innovation in farming technology

This panel is an opportunity to hear directly from farmers on which technologies provide value and their experience with using various technologies. This is an opportunity to have your questions answered directly from the end-users of agtech.

4:50 pm

Close of Conference

5:00 pm

Networking Drinks

9:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

9:10 am

  • Tips & tricks for the journey ahead – an honest account of what we learned over the last few years
  • What challenges did we solve for our customers?
  • How did we change their thinking and how did this impact their bottom line?

INVESMENT & MARKET OPPORTUNITIES

9:40 am

Growing a Culture of Innovation – How Start Ups can Position themselves to attract Funding

J Matthew Pryor, Co-Founder, Tenacious Ventures; Chair, Australian Agriculture 4.0 Task Force

10:50 am

Networking & Refreshment break

EMBRACING NEW TALENT & START UPS

11:20 am

The Start Up Showcases provides the platform for emerging tech companies to showcase their product and pitch in front of our audience and a panel of advisers. It is an opportunity for them to hear feedback from both the audience and advisers and for you to learn more about emerging technology changing the face of agriculture in Australia.

12:50 pm

Lunch & Networking

GLOBAL INSIGHTS

SUPPLY CHAIN PROVENANCE

2:50 pm

Afternoon tea

FUTURE OF FOOD – SECURITY & SUSTAINABILITY

3:10 pm

Production nurseries supplying seedlings struggle with low resource use efficiency in terms of water, and chemical application. Seedling availability is at the mercy of seasonality, and lead-times are determined by ideal crop schedules. Order volatility which is related to long lead-times and wide production schedules, results in wastage and often market access is limited by quarantine restrictions. Additionally, growers often struggle to access technical production services and facilities in proximity to their growing site.

To help address these issues we have developed a high health CEH facility that provides a number of key benefits.

Reducing food wastage can’t only be the responsibility of the end consumer but rather the whole supply chain. If we can provide growers with the healthiest plugs, they will have the best chance for a successful harvest.

3:40 pm

Alternative Proteins: Shaping the Future of Food

4:10 pm

  • New breeding techniques
    Genome editing technologies can accelerate trait development for more crops and offer more opportunities for farmers to manage their farm operations
  • Crop Protection
    critically needed to safeguard food production and farm income
    The global shift towards more plant-based diets reinforce the need for innovation in crop protection that can meet
    requirements for sustainability (soil health, animal and human health).
    Innovation for weed control (herbicides) is an example of such need for the industry due to more stringent regulations and new expectations by consumers

4:40 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

4:45 pm

Close of Conference

pricing

Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$1995$1795+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird
Packages Price
Package(Two Days)$995$895+GSTEarly BirdEarly Bird

Event pricing

 

General Pricing

  • Super Early Bird Rate: $1,495 + GST (Save $500), expires 13 December 2019 – Use Promo code P20K13SEB at check out.
  • Early Bird Rate: $1,795 + GST (Save $200), expires 07 February 2020
  • Standard Rate: $1,995 + GST, from 08 February 2020

 

Start Ups/SME Rate

  • Super Early Bird Rate: $695 + GST (Save $300), expires 13 December 2019 – Use Promo code P20K13SSEB at check out.
  • Early Bird Rate: $895 + GST (Save $100), expires 07 February 2020
  • Standard Rate: $995 + GST, from 08 February 2020

speakers

Tony Mahar

CEO, National Farmers' Federation (NFF)

Carolynne James

Ag Leader and Manager, Investment and Business, NSW Department of Primary Industries

Dr Andrew Moore

Digiscape Technology Leader, CSIRO

John Leslie

Executive Director, vertical Farm Systems

Professor Salah Sukkarieh

Australian Centre for Field Robotics, The University of Sydney

Jacqueline Gabb

Head of Agriculture, National Innovation Lead, NTT Data

Dr. Mike Briers AO

CEO, Food Agility

Ben Kelly

Precision Ag Manager, John Deere

John Tindall

Managing Director, Withnell Dairy Company

David Brownhill

Owner and Director, Merrilong Pastoral Company

Brooke Sauer

CEO and Principal, IntellectAG

Richard Heath

Executive Director, Australian Farm Institute

Chris Mendes

Chief Technology Officer, The Yield

J Matthew Pryor

Co-Founder, Tenacious Ventures; Chair, Australian Agriculture 4.0 Task Force

Arianna Sippel

Senior Investment Specialist in Agribusiness and Food, Austrade

Fernando Felquer

Manager - Business Development & Commercialisation , Grain Research and Development Corporation

David Davies

Founder & CEO, AgUnity

John Shannon

CEO, RipeTime

Nicolas Martelli

Business Developer ZoomAgri

Claire McFarland

Innovation and Entrepreneurship Program Director, The United States Studies Centre, The University of Sydney

Justin Webb

Founder & CEO, AgriWebb

Mark Inglis

Farm Assurance and Supply Chain Manager, JBS Australia

Dr. Barry McGookin

GM, Innovation, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

David Inderias

CEO, Fresh Supply Co

Stephen Andrews

Founder, MicroHarvest

Bruce Lee

Board Member, Nexgen Plants

Event images

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when & where

17 - 18 Mar 2020

Rydges World Square Sydney
389 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
+61 (02) 8268 1888

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