Premier agrifood tech conference heading to Perth

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Perth will host the Asia-Pacific region’s premier agrifood tech event AgriFutures evokeAG. in 2024.

Launched in 2019 in Melbourne, the event was most recently held in Adelaide where it attracted more than 1,600 delegates from 20 countries. The conference was originally set to return to Melbourne in 2024.

AgriFutures managing director John Harvey said the decision to move the 2024 event from Melbourne to Perth speaks to the evolution of evoke. and reflects the substantial growth of the agrifood tech community.

“evokeAG. planned on returning to its roots in 2024 holding the two-day event at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne,” he said.

“However, we had an exceptional response to evoke. 2023 with a sell-out event. We now require a venue that can accommodate this demand and regrettably there are no suitable venues in Melbourne, available for our desired dates.

“There are a number of reasons why West Coast will make a great host state. The proximity to South East Asia, its innovative farmers, a diverse range of industries, strong exporting experience and an established and vibrant agrifood tech innovation community.

“These are all attributes that will be critical in supporting us to deliver a world-class international event for our domestic and international audiences.”

To be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20 and 21 February 2024, evokeAG. will explore at future possibilities to enhance technology and investment across the agrifood, fibre and fisheries industries.

“AgriFutures and DPIRD have a strong working relationship and for several years there has been an intention to bring evokeAG. to Perth,” said Agriculture and Food Minister Jackie Jarvis.

“Western Australia’s strong connection with Asia and our excellent universities means we are well placed to become a hub for agrifood innovation and investment into the future.”