Agricultural industry event, evokeAG. 2020, releases program


Wednesday, 13 November, 2019


Agricultural industry event, evokeAG. 2020, releases program

evokeAG. 2020 will take place over two days in Melbourne, with over 70 professionals sharing their ideas on how we can challenge the conventions of what we grow, how we grow it and what we eat. Under the theme of ‘Food Farm Future’, the program will include panel discussions, breakout sessions, industry speakers and support for start-ups and agrifood tech businesses.

Must-see sessions at the event include ‘Reading the fine print: traceability in the supply chain’, ‘Producer led innovation’, ‘Are we treating soil like dirt?’, and ‘Investing in agtech — insider tips’.

“Some of the themes in our program have a sense of urgency. For example, we already know consumers are driving big changes in our industry but how can Australian farmers and retailers adapt to this new ‘normal’ and capitalise on the opportunities of our discerning consumer? We want to ignite these ideas and concepts,” said John Harvey, Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia.

Nick Hazell, CEO and Founder of v2food, will address how to feed 10 billion people with the resources on earth. Hazell’s start-up plans to provide a solution in collaboration with CSIRO by creating tasty plant-based alternatives to animal meat.

Damon Gameau will discuss the lessons imparted in his 2040 film, providing practical solutions to the ever-changing climate.

“I’m looking forward to sharing my findings and some of the things everyone can be doing right now to heal our planet. It’s an invitation for everyone to get involved, including our farmers, because we can’t do this without them,” Gameau said.

Elders joins evokeAG. 2020 as the Platinum Partner for its second consecutive year; Mark Allison, Managing Director and CEO, said the partnership is an ideal fit to mature the innovation ecosystem and take the industry to new heights.

The event will also host a Startup Program where Australian and international start-ups will present their technologies and solutions to global problems faced by the Australian agricultural sector, providing a valuable opportunity for investors and farmers to connect with leading entrepreneurs.

Future Young Leaders will present ideas on how to shape and shake up the agricultural industry, covering topics such as ‘Will social media bridge the gap between the producer and the consumer?’ and ‘What’s the key to encouraging farmers to adopt new technologies?’

evokeAG. 2020 will take place in Melbourne at the Royal Exhibition Building on 18–19 February 2020.

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