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AgTech Summit

Exploring the capability and capacity to be leaders by 2030

Dates for 2022 TBA – register your interest to receive updates

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The AgTech Summit will return in 2022.

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

See below to review the 2020 conference agenda and speakers. On-demand playback of the 2020 event is also available to purchase.


Ben Lee

Co-founder and CEO, InvertiGro

Andrea Koch

Board Member, National Farmers' Federation

Bruce Finney

Group Director, Business Development & Innovation, 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

Dr Steve Kern

Strategic Partnerships, The University of Adelaide

John Tindall

Managing Director, Withnell Dairy Company

David Brownhill

Owner and Director, Merrilong Pastoral Company

Brooke Sauer

CEO and Principal, IntellectAG

Chris Mendes

Chief Technology Officer, The Yield

Arianna Sippel

Senior Advisor, Agribusiness and Food Technology, Austrade

J Matthew Pryor

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

Robert Williams

Director, Artesian

Vi Le

Stakeholder Engagement Manager, Standards Australia

Nicolas Martelli

Business Development Manager, ZoomAgri

John Fargher

Co-Founder & Chief Revenue Officer, AgriWebb

Mark Inglis

Farm Assurance and Supply Chain Manager, JBS Australia

Barry McGookin

GM, Innovation, Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)

David Inderias

CEO, Fresh Supply Co

Claire McFarland

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

Nick Hazell

Founder & CEO, v2Food

Philippe Hervé

CEO, Nexgen Plants


Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

9:30 am

Opening remarks from the chair

Ben Lee, Co-founder and CEO, InvertiGro


9:40 am

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

10:10 am

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

10:40 am

Networking and refreshment break


11:10 am

  • Graincast smartphone
  • SoilMapp
  • Smart ear tags
  • Farm Decision Platform

11:40 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

12:10 pm

Lunch Break


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
  • Weed Detection and Eradication
  • Condition Monitoring for Farm Equipment and Livestock

2:40 pm

Afternoon Break


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.

3:40 pm

Close of Day One

Agenda timing is Australian Eastern Daylight Time (AEDT)

10:00 am

Opening remarks from the Chair

Brooke Sauer, CEO and Principal, IntellectAG

10:10 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?


11:20 am

Morning break



1:00 pm



2:00 pm

Alternative Proteins: Shaping the Future of Food

Nick Hazell, Founder & CEO, v2Food

2:30 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 is 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

3:00 pm

Closing remarks from the Chair

3:10 pm

Close of Conference




Packages Price
2020 On-Demand Access$395+GST

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when & where

17 - 18 Nov 2022


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