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AgTech Summit

Exploring the capability and capacity to be leaders by 2030

30 November – 01 December 2020 | A virtually delivered event

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Start-Ups & SME Rates are also available // See Pricing Below


The AgTech Summit will return for its 3rd installment on the 30 November – 01 December 2020. This event is fully virtually delivered via a live stream and interactive meeting rooms. Click here to learn more about our virtual event platform, Brella.

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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8:15 am

Registration Opens

9:20 am

Opening remarks from the chair


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


11:00 am

11:30 am

  • Why farm connectivity is more essential than ever, humanitarian needs (health, education, entertainment) and business – enabling agtech, banking and other online business
  • What is available – run through of the various technologies from mobile, wifi, broadband options and the various IoT platforms
  • Benefits of uptake – removing isolation and closing the digital divide, farm safety, enabling better use of data, farm efficiency improvements and raise farm profits

12:00 pm

Lunch & Refreshments

1:30 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

2:00 pm

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

2:40 pm

Refreshments and Networking


3:10 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.

4:10 pm

Close of conference and 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?


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


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.

12:20 pm

Lunch & Networking



2:30 pm

Afternoon tea


2:50 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.

3:20 pm

Alternative Proteins: Shaping the Future of Food

Nick Hazell, Founder & CEO, v2Food

3:50 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

4:20 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

4:30 pm

Close of Conference


Packages Price
Virtual Pass$1496+GST
Packages Price
Virtual Pass$746+GST

Important • Virtual Pass bookings

For virtual pass bookings, please read below before proceeding:

  • All delegate registrations must use their own email address to ensure each delegate receives a unique password to join the digital event. You cannot use one email for multiple profiles.
  • If your company is not based in Australia, check the GST box on the next page as you are not required to pay GST.


Tony Mahar

CEO, National Farmers' Federation (NFF)

Carolynne James

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

Dr Andrew Moore

Leader, Digiscape FSP, CSIRO

Tom Andrews

Founder, Connected Farms

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

Christopher Hunt

CTO and Co-Founder, Titan Class Agriculture

John Tindall

Managing Director, Withnell Dairy Company

David Brownhill

Owner and Director, Merrilong Pastoral Company

Brooke Sauer

CEO and Principal, IntellectAG

Guy Hebblewhite

Director, Countryside Farming

Chris Mendes

Chief Technology Officer, The Yield

J Matthew Pryor

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

Arianna Sippel

Senior Advisor, Agribusiness and Food Technology, Austrade

Robert Williams

Director, Artesian

Vi Le

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

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

John Fargher

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, 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, Micro Harvest

Samantha Andrews

Co-Founder, Micro Harvest

Nick Hazell

Founder & CEO, v2Food

Bruce Lee

Board Member, Nexgen Plants

Event images

View images taken on Day One of the AgTech Summit 2018


when & where

30 Nov - 01 Dec 2020

A virtually delivered event

Click here to learn more about our virtual event platform, Brella.


Still have a question?

Vanessa Maniatis
Conference Manager
+61 2 9080 4016

Alex Cook
Sponsorship & Exhibition Manager
+61 2 9080 4425

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