Join the Auckland pre-2035 Oceania Summit workshop - 31 May

The Auckland pre-2035 Oceania Summit is designed to bring together the region's scientific & research community, its industry leaders, agribusiness & agritech companies, farmers & growers, regulators and policy makers to meet and discuss how agrifood tech innovation and on-farm application can help address the existential threat posed by climate change.

The 2035 Oceania Summit would like to acknowledge the significant support provided by our Platinum Partner, BNZ, in assisting host the Auckland pre-2035 Oceania Summit workshop. Coffee, tea and light refreshments will be available.

You can register to join the Auckland workshop here

Auckland Pre-2035 Oceania Summit Workshop Programme

8.45am – 9.30am: Registration & Coffee

9.30am – 9.35am: Welcome to the Workshop

MC: Jason Reeves; Head of Export Business Development, Bank of New Zealand

9.35am – 9.45am: Introduction to the 2035 Oceania Summit

Peter Wren-Hilton, Convenor, 2035 Oceania Summit

9.45am – 10.00am: Understanding how New Zealand biotech companies addressing agrifood & climate challenges

Zahra Champion, Executive Director, BiotechNZ

10.00am -10.15am: Understanding the current agrifood research and innovation pipeline at the University of Auckland

Analeise Murahidy, Director Strategic Growth, Auckland Uniservices

10.15am – 10.35am Understanding the current Agrifood and Climate-related research at Plant & Food Research

Roger Robson-Williams, Chief Sustainability Officer, Plant & Food Research

10.35am – 11.00am: Panel Discussion: The AgriFoodTech Investment landscape around sustainability & climate

Jon Sandbrook, Investment Manager, NZTE

Maria Jose (MJ) Alvarez, Investment Manager, WNT Ventures

Mick Liubinskas, Founder, Climate Salad, (dialing in remotely from Sydney)

11.00am – 11.30am: Coffee Break

11.30am – 11.50pm: What’s happening to Auckland’s residential food scraps over the next 20 years?

Andrew Fisher, Director, EcoGas

11.50am – 12.15pm: Understanding global sustainability trends through a New Zealand lens

Rebekah Cain, BNZ Chief Sustainability Officer, supported by Dana Muir (Agri) & Tim Wixon (Agritech)

12.15pm – 12.45pm: Update on the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP)

Simon Yarrow, Agritech ITP Lead, Callaghan Innovation & Sarah Hindle, Agritech ITP Lead, NZTE

12.45pm – 1.45pm: Close & Networking

Light refreshments served


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