New Zealand launches new agri-food-tech event

New Zealand has launched of a new agri-food-tech event, with more than 250 people registering their interest within 48 hours of the launch of the 2035 Oceania Summit in Auckland 2022.

The regional follow-up summit will draw on the experience of New Zealand-based global agri-food-tech consultancy Wharf42, which will co-host the AgriFoodTech Climate Summit at COP26 in Glasgow in November.

“New Zealand is seen as a key global agri-food-tech hub,” said Wharf42 founder and Summit organiser Peter Wren-Hilton.

“One of the reasons we’ve been contracted to help other nations in this area is because the New Zealand model is seen as being the gold standard.

“New Zealand is so strong in agrifood because our agriculture and horticulture sector is the backbone of our economy. In addition, the government in New Zealand is very committed to effecting resolution in climate change. The combination of these factors makes New Zealand the perfect destination for an event of this sort.”

The 2035 Oceania Summit event was launched during Fieldays 2021 in New Zealand, the Southern Hemisphere’s largest agricultural event.

Wren-Hilton hopes to attract 1000 local and international delegates to the two-day Oceania Summit, which will take place in Auckland in April.

“If the borders are open, we’re hoping to attract delegates from around the world to come and share what is happening in this important space,” he said.