Brisbane to host major agrifood tech event evokeAG

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Brisbane will host AgriFutures major agrifood tech and innovation event evokeAG. in 2025.

evokeAG. is expected to attract up to 2,000 delegates to Brisbane, boosting the State’s credentials as a global agritech hub.

“Since 2015 we have helped Queensland’s agricultural industry grow from $17.2 billion to an estimated $24 billion in value, supporting hundreds of thousands of good jobs for Queenslanders,” said Mark Furner, Minister for Agricultural Industry Development.

“AgTech is a strong part of the sustainable future of agriculture, solving problems and growing businesses.

“I have no doubt Queensland’s agriculture sector will make the most of this event and ensure next year’s evokeAG. held in Brisbane will be the best yet.”

Innovation Minister Leanne Linard said the government has been investing in AgTech in the state through its Advance Queensland program.

“Our Advance Queensland Industry Research Fellowships program supports critical research and development and through the Advance Queensland Ignite Ideas program we are helping AgTech startups commercialise their innovations,” Linard said.

“I am delighted to welcome the upcoming evokeAG. innovation event right here in Queensland so that we can showcase our game-changing AgTech advancements on a global scale.”

Queensland Chief Entrepreneur Julia Spicer said Queensland agriculture has an innovative culture.

“Our farmers have instinctively turned to innovation to solve some of the big faming challenges in Australia, including dealing with drought, floods, pests, soil quality, remote locations, livestock monitoring, and transport and logistics,” Spicer said.

“This in turn is driving a strong homegrown AgTech sector – technologies and innovations developed for farming in some of the toughest conditions in the world.

“As someone who works closely with many regional communities to drive change and enhance economic opportunities in agriculture, I know that hosting evokeAG. in Brisbane next year is an opportunity to showcase the world-class AgTech that we create and harness across Queensland.”

AgriFutures managing director John Harvey said the bid was secured with the support of the Brisbane Economic Development Agency, Queensland Government and major sponsor Elders.

“evokeAG. began as an opportunity to showcase the incredible agrifood tech innovation happening here in Australia, to hear from the rest of the world and to drive innovation in the Asia-Pacific region,” Harvey said.