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How to convince your boss to approve your request to attend evokeAG.

AgriFutures evokeAG. is Asia Pacific’s leading agrifood tech event. Bringing together a diverse group of individuals and organisations in Adelaide on 21 and 22 February 2023 – and they’re all in one place. From farmers, to innovators, researchers, corporations, government agencies and investors – and everyone in between (or along the supply chain). It’s two days to hear about the latest developments in agrifood tech – in Australia and abroad – and build a network that’s a resource for life. If that’s not enough to get your boss (or if you’re the boss YOU) over the line, we’ve pulled together the top reasons you should attend evokeAG. 2023.

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1. One event, two-days, lasting connections

There’s an old saying; “it’s not what you know; it’s who you know.” And there’s arguably no industry where that’s truer than agriculture and its supply chain. Producers finding an edge in this ever-changing, complex industry are leveraging the best information, technology and connections to turbo-charge their businesses — and stay one step ahead of the competition. You don’t need to spend hours online reading and developing contacts — we’ve brought together the agrifood tech leaders and change makers from across the Asia Pacific region to save you time. If you’re an innovator with an idea or solution, use the opportunity as a temperature check. Speak to farmers, investors, corporates. The opportunities are endless. Check out our startups participating in the Startup Program, our partners and the event program. And our event app will be available soon for delegates to connect with others before and during the event.

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2. It’s more than a two-day, full-scale global event

Make the most of your time out of the office and in South Australia – the state of innovation. Alongside the main event evokeAG. 2023, sideline events and opportunities to continue networking will take place throughout the week. Kicking off on Monday, 20 February  through to Thursday, 24 February, these events are hosted by AgriFutures Australia, Host City Partner The Government of South Australia, Platinum Partner Elders, and Gold Partner, The University of Adelaide. Participation in these events requires registration. You can find the details, along with the evokeAG. schedule on the web.

3. Work on the business, not in it – just for a few days.

Most days, you’re working from sun up to sun down – racing from one job to the next, servicing a never-ending list of tasks. evokeAG.  2023 is two days out of the year to physically remove yourself from the day-to-day and focus on ideas, strategy and developing connections to drive success across the remaining 363. Think about it as working on your business, not in it — an investment in your enterprise that will deliver stable returns.

4. It’s not just any agrifood tech conference — it’s THE agrifood tech conference.

evokeAG. is the premiere agrifood tech event in the Asia Pacific – establishing itself as the leading powow for the leaders and change agents in farm technology after two successful events in 2019 and 2020. Before a pause due to COVID-19, evokeAG.  2020 was:

  • Attended by over 1500 guests from 20 countries.
  • Proudly supported by 35 partners, including 20 exhibitors, and 10 hospitality suites
  • Had 38 startups exhibit in Startup Alley
  • Hosted investors at the Investor Pitch Dinner and evoke 2020 who collectively represented more than $26 billion in capital.

This year’s event will be bigger than ever – setting you up for the year. 100+ local and global change makers and thought leaders will take to the stage challenging the agricultural and fisheries sectors to push the boundaries of what’s possible – tackling questions like:

  • Can entrepreneurs, investors and social change agents deliver the radical change needed to feed a growing population, sustainably?
  • How traditional practices are intersecting with innovation to create market demand for indigenous products?
  • Can synbio transform ag – one cell at a time?
  • Is on-farm data just a ‘digital distraction,’ or can producers leverage it to achieve big results?
  • Can autonomous agriculture pay for itself on-farm?
  • How can we maximise Australia’s $13B protein opportunity?
  • Can we meet consumer demands for carbon neutral clothes?
  • Can cow-free milk benefit dairy farmers?
  • Are we doing enough on biosecurity to safeguard the sector’s $100B future?

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And you’ll have a good time doing it – we know how to put on an event!

5. Adelaide is home to world-class food, wine and events (maybe don’t tell your boss)

Adelaide boasts a vibrant combination of renowned food and wine, art, shopping and thriving nightlife. It has been recognised as one of the world’s great wine capitals and is a gateway to some of Australia’s premier wine regions. In addition to its bustling bar scene, Adelaide also offers world-class events, historic buildings, picturesque parks, and some of Australia’s most beautiful beaches. Whether you visit for a few days or a week, Adelaide and its surroundings offer a taste of Australia’s best. Check out what’s on in February.

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6. You can’t afford to miss out.

Everyone is looking for an edge but everyone’s also very willing to share and collaborate. Your business rivals are probably going — can you afford to miss it?

Want to learn more about agrifood tech in the Asia Pacific and rub shoulders with like-minded innovators, investors, decision makers and producers (among others)? Join us at evokeAG. on 21-22 February 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia. You’ll hear from farmers and tech developers with solutions to agricultural challenges and everything in between. 

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