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Agrifood tech event in Melbourne

By Dairy News

AGRIFUTURES AUSTRALIA will host Asia Pacific’s largest agrifood tech event, evokeAG, next year.

Early-bird tickets are on sale now for the 2020 event, which returns to the iconic Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne on February 18 to 20. Next year’s event also has new ticket types for primary producers and students.

AgriFutures Australia managing director John Harvey said “evokeAG. 2020 would deliver new speakers, a fresh program and more opportunities for collaborative thinking to change the future.

“This is our opportunity to showcase on an international stage all that is great in agrifood tech across Australia, but it’s also an opportunity to really shape our culture of innovation,” Mr Harvey said.

“evokeAG. 2019 taught us that we need to build our culture of sharing and collaboration within our agrifood tech ecosystem. We can’t work in silos if we want to elevate our innovation system and become more competitive.”

The Festival of Food, the highly rated networking event, will make a return and once again evokeAG will attract the entire agrifood tech ecosystem — leaders, farmers, innovators, accelerators, researchers, universities, corporates, government and investors.

Co-founder and Platfarm chief executive Oli Madgett from McLaren Vale, South Australia, said evokeAG. was where serendipitous connections took place.

“The digital ecosystem of agtech start-ups were finally in the one spot and I could make these important connections face-to-face. We are now actively collaborating with people we met at evokeAG. The event cemented important relations, which is critical for any start-up.”

For more information about evokeAG 2020 and to buy tickets, visit evokeag.com/