Sideline but not sidelined: The evokeAG. 2024 sideline events you don’t want to miss
They may be sideline events but there’s no putting them in the corner. Delight in culinary smorgasbords, explore the world’s first commercial abalone ranch, and settle in for breakfast with a twist – the AgriFutures evokeAG. 2024 sideline events will leave no date left unturned in your calendar as you explore the exceptional edge of agrifood tech innovation.
Western Australia (WA) is home to innovative farmers, a diverse range of industries, strong exporting experience and an established and vibrant agrifood tech innovation community. evokeAG. 2024 is about showcasing our exceptional edge to the world and helping our delegates – especially producers – find their cutting edge. And what better way to build on that than diving headfirst into the evokeAG. sideline events?
The workshops, tours, and meetings held throughout the week of evokeAG. 2024 are an opportunity to dive into WA products, services, innovations and regional strengths, as well as explore opportunities and solutions to global agrifood and beverage supply chain challenges.
Delivered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) and a host of WA organisations and evokeAG. 2024 partners, the sideline events will range from workshops and meetings in Perth, through to onsite demonstrations and three-day regional tours.
Immerse yourself in everything Western Australia has to offer through the many evokeAG. 2024 sideline events available.
Joan Lim, Project Director – evokeAG. WA 2024, from the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, encouraged delegates to maximise their experience and secure tickets to one the many sideline events running from Sunday, 18 February to Monday, 26 February 2024.
“The entire week of evokeAG. is massive and it’s jam packed full of different possibilities for delegates to really engage with the WA sector through the sideline events in particular,” she said.
“Right now, there’s a range of really robust sideline events being curated across the industry, and we are expecting more to come, especially highlighting some of the really strong Western Australian areas of competitive advantage like grains.”
Explore Western Australia’s exceptional grain gains
The Western Australian grain sector is a global leader in the production of quality cereal grains. So why not celebrate it? The Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA) will be hosting afternoon coach tours to facilities at the forefront of agriculture innovation in WA. Climb aboard and get ready to explore the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre, InterGrain Breeding Facility, the CBH Group’s Australian Grains Centre, and CBH’s Kwinana Grain Terminal.
Explore the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre.
Guests will have the chance to taste-test food produced through innovative techniques, watch as robots pack seed or crush seeds for DNA extraction, and visit the place where six million tonnes of grain leave WA each year.
“The grain innovation tour will visit all the major sites in our grains value chain from what we like to call ‘lab to ladle’,” Joan explained.
“It will give all delegates, and particularly international delegates, a very strong understanding about grain varieties around WA and will really show every aspect of our grains industry – which is of course 50% market share of the entire Australian grains production and export.”
Launch into the future at Bungulla Farm
Set against the backdrop of Kate and Brad Jones’s Bungulla Farm in Tammin, this event, scheduled just before evokeAG., is a must-attend for farmers and ag-tech industry professionals. It offers an opportunity to witness first-hand how innovative farming practices and technologies can merge to forge a sustainable and profitable agricultural future.
Visit Kate and Brad Jones’s Bungulla Farm in Tammin for The Future Farm: On Farm Innovation Showcase.
“This innovation showcase will be a very valuable look at carbon reduction and innovation on farm in WA and getting producers to share their solutions of implementing carbon solutions and digital agtech into their farms,” Joan said.
Keen to explore even further? DPIRD is offering delegates the opportunity to explore WA and experience the unique agtech, primary production, and agribusiness innovation during your stay for evokeAG. 2024. The Regional Tour: South West tour will be held on 23-25 February 2024, hosted by DPIRD in conjunction with the South West Development Commission. Register now.
“Every single one of these sideline events will showcase the very best of regional innovation throughout Western Australia and we’re very excited for delegates to explore these opportunities,” Joan said.
Explore the full evokeAG. program and more information about the sideline events at evokeag.com/2024-program.
For more information about evokeAG. 2024, and to purchase tickets visit evokeag.com/2024. AgriFutures Australia is encouraging delegates to secure their tickets, flights, and accommodation now to avoid disappointment.
Lock it in; sideline events not to be missed
Sunday, 18 February 2024
A buzz with bees – honey experience and bus tour
9am – 9pm. Cost (including dinner and transport): $230. Hosted by the Bee Industry Council of Western Australia (BICWA).
Join BICWA for an exclusive experience prior to evokeAG. 2024 showcasing Western Australia’s beekeeping expertise. Highlights include tours of cutting-edge facilities, a honey-infused dinner in the Jarrah forest, bee product demonstrations, and a calming bee-humming experience.
Tickets are available for the tour and dinner, or just the dinner. Register now.
Sunday, 18 February – Monday, 19 February 2024
South West Investor Tour
9am – 4.30pm, Perth departure and return. Cost (including dinner, accommodation and transport): $750. Hosted by Agristart.
Join an immersive tour to the Southwest of WA, showcasing local talent to interstate and international investors. Enoy sightseeing, a networking dinner with South West Angels at the end of the spectacular Busselton Jetty, and a Strategic Investment workshop.
Monday, 19 February 2024
The Future Farm: On-Farm Innovation Showcase
7.45am – 6pm. Cost: $129 (lunch and return transport from Perth provided). General admission, $79 (lunch however please note no transport provided) Hosted by Carbon Sync.
Head to Bungulla Farm in Tammin and discover how Brad and Kate Jones’s data and tech-driven approach is preparing them to capture value through emerging incentives for nature and climate positive agriculture. You’ll get expert insights from a lineup of key participants, including facilitator Carbon Sync, Wheatbelt Connect, and SwarmFarm, tech demonstrations of SwarmFarm’s robotic solutions, and endless networking opportunities. Register now.
Enjoy tech demonstrations of SwarmFarm’s robotic solutions at the The Future Farm: On-Farm Innovation Showcase.
The Grower Group Alliance ‘Lift Off’ Grower Group Exchange Experience
8.30am – 1.30pm, Holiday Inn, Perth city centre. Hosted by Grower Group Alliance.
Lift Off’ is an annual event delivered by the GGA which aims to build alignment across the GGA network at the start of the year. In 2024 GGA aims to enrich Lift Off, hosting a two-hour WA, interstate, and international ‘show and tell’ grower group exchange experience with visiting delegates in Perth for evokeAG.
WA Innovation and Sustainability Showcase
9.30am – 4.30pm Ritz-Carlton, Perth. Catering supplied. Cost: free. Hosted by DPIRD.
Enjoy a highly interactive session with opportunities to meet producers and local tech providers as you explore how WA and its worldclass agriculture and food sector is facing the challenges of carbon neutrality and net zero emissions, with a detailed look into the strategies WA producers and agribusinesses are using to meet growing global supply chain expectations.
Pardoo Wagyu Famil and Tasting – Sustainable herd management from genetics to plate
11am – 3pm Shogo Takeda Genetics Centre Chedaring Farm, Wundowie Pardoo Wagyu. Transport provided. Cost: free. Hosted by Pardoo Wagyu.
Visit the Pardoo Wagyu genetics centre at the core of the Pardoo Wagyu herd and taste the best of Pardoo Wagyu products on site.
evokeAG. Welcome Event
6pm – 10pm, Royal Yacht Club Perth. Cost: $150. Hosted by AgriFutures evokeAG.
Join us for an unforgettable evening at the stunning Royal Perth Yacht Club of Western Australia as we launch evokeᴬᴳ⋅ 2024 with a bang. Our Welcome Event is the perfect opportunity to connect with innovators and delegates before the main event.
Tuesday, 20 February 2024
evokeAG. Festival of Food
5pm – 7pm, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Cost: Ticket price is included in the two-day event ticket. Hosted by AgriFutures evokeAG.
Finish day one of evokeAG. with exceptional food and conversation at the Festival of Food in the Summer Garden at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Wednesday, 21 February 2024
WA Agtech Meetup breakfast
6.45am – 8.30am, The Stables Bar, 888 Hay Street, Perth. Hosted by Beanstalk Agtech.
Settle in for breakfast with a side of rapid-fire pitches from a handpicked selection of Australia’s most promising agtech innovators, redefining the agrifood landscape. The Agtech Meetup will bring together the agtech meetup communities from across Australia together for one super powered meetup ahead of day two of evokeAG.
Ag2050: Reimagining farming
7.30am – 8.30am, Belle Vue Lounge, Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. Hosted by CSIRO.
How will your agribusiness contribute to shaping Australia’s farming systems of the future? Come along and join the conversation about the future of agriculture with CSIRO. This is a free event. Please note breakfast is supplied, and seating is limited. Register now.
WA’s Regional BBQ – an evokeAG. Closing Function and Networking Event
6pm – 10pm, WA Museum, Boola Bardip. Hosted by DPIRD. Cost: $90
Commemorate the close of evokeAG. 2024 in Perth with a regional Western Australian focused, high-energy cultural event. Join stakeholders from across agriculture, regional development, investment, science and technology for WA’s Big BBQ – a culinary feast of traditional foods in an informal, fun ‘WA backyard’ setting.
Visit the Western Australian Museum for the WA’s Regional BBQ – an evokeAG. Closing Function and Networking Event.
Thursday, 22 February 2024
Grain Innovation On Tour
1pm – 7pm, Claremont Showground and various outer metro locations. Hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of Western Australia (RASWA).
RASWA will host afternoon coach tours to facilities at the forefront of agriculture innovation in WA (Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre; InterGrain’s Breeding Facility; CBH’s Australian Grains Centre and Kwinana Terminal). End your tour with a networking sundowner event.
Blue Growth Conference
8am – 5pm Fremantle, Western Australia. Hosted by For Blue.
The Blue Growth Conference convenes industry leaders in Australia and South East Asia growing sustainable ocean-based ventures. The conference and site tours will focus on marine: aquaculture, wild harvest, bioproducts and ecosystem regeneration. Book now.
Thursday, 22 February – Friday, February 23 2024
Western Australia BioInnovation Symposium 2024
8am – 1pm, hosted by Life Sciences WA. Free two-day event made possible by contribution from The Government of Western Australia and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.
The fifth annual WA BioInnovation Symposium is a premier event that showcases the latest and greatest in WA life sciences innovations. You will be able to indicate which sections of the conference you will be attending when you reserve your spot.
Future Food Systems: For Food’s Sake
Read more: Western Australia BioInnovation Symposium 202The symposium will build on the outstanding program of previous years and for the first year, has a broader life sciences focus to include talks in areas such as agbiotech, agtech, aquaculture, medical, health and researcYou are invited to attend all or part of the conference. You will be able to indicate which sections of the conference you will be attending when you reserve your spot.
9am – 6pm, Boola Katitjin, Murdoch University. Hosted by Future Food Systems. Cost: $279-$899.
Plenary and panel sessions will explore the technologies, trends and innovations that will shape the future of food, across Australia and the world.
The conference will begin with the Summit on Thursday, 22 February, followed by a Gala Dinner at renowned restaurant 6HEAD. With head of culinary Sean Hall and head chef, Shane Middlton in charge, attendees will be treated to the crème de la crème of WA produce. Optional tours will be held on Friday, 23 February.
Thursday, 22 February 2024
Gascoyne Summer Canape Sundowner
5.30pm – 8pm, Gage Roads Brewing Co, Fremantle. Hosted by Gascoyne Food Council. Cost: $60 per person.
Enjoy a gastronomic experience with tropical fruits, succulent seafood, meats and diverse local produce. Savour a variety of gourmet canapés paired with a beer or wine as a welcome drink, included in your ticket. Additional beverages are available for purchase, promising a delightful evening in Fremantle. Book now.
Agriculture traceability panel discussion and agtech innovation demonstrations
This event will connect and unite over 100 international, national and local attendees across the agriculture and livestock sectors including investors, primary producers, industry stakeholders, agtech innovators and evokeAG. 2024 delegates. Enjoy a premium fine dining experience highlighting modern Australian cuisine infused with WA’s seasonal produce and Sandalford’s award-winning wines.
Friday, 23 February – Sunday, 25 February 2024
Regional Tour: South West tour
Hosted by DPIRD in conjunction with the South West Development Commission.
Cost: $950 (includes transport, accommodation and meals).
Explore the famous Margaret River region and meet with local producers to learn about their sustainability programs and innovative production processes. Tour highlights include attending the opening of the new Food and Innovation Precinct of WA and visits to the world’s first commercial abalone ranch (also producing ocean-cellared wine), a winery, craft brewery and a craft farm producer.
Monday, 26 February—Tuesday, 27 February 2024
2024 GRDC Grains Research Updates
8am – 5pm, Perth Conference and Exhibition Centre. Hosted by GRDC.
A two-day program showcasing the latest research, technology, market development and innovations to improve the productivity and profitability of the WA grains industry.
Monday, 26 February 2024
Manjimup Industrial Hemp Variety Trial Field Day 2024
10am – 2pm, Manjimup Horticultural Research Institute. Hosted by AgriFutures Australia.
The emerging industrial hemp industry have varietal trials in every state, and the Northern Territory in Australia. Farmers interested in growing the crop are invited to inspect the sites at a series of field days planned for 2024.