New date set for AgTech showcase

South Australia’s premier AgTech conference AdvanceAg has been rescheduled to October 17-18 at the Adelaide Convention Centre after previously being postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The conference, bringing together farmers, cutting-edge technology, businesses, developers, researchers and innovators has locked in more than 30 exhibitors, over 25 speakers and sold 350 tickets to date.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development David Basham said the October AdvanceAg event will adhere to all COVID-19 protocols in South Australia.

“There are many people looking forward to attending AdvanceAg and we are excited about the opportunity for collaboration and showcasing technologies for agriculture that are available today,” Minister Basham said.

“The Marshall Liberal Government has continued to work with our keynote speakers and other important stakeholders who were due to come from overseas, interstate and across our regions, to ensure AdvanceAg can proceed.

“We look forward to welcoming keynote speaker Peter Wren-Hilton, from AgriTech New Zealand, presenting ‘From NZ to SA: Why AgTech is not just another buzzword’.

“Furthermore, we have added a local flavour to the plenary presentation with Myriota Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Dr Alex Grant, speaking about satellite technology lifting agriculture.

“AdvanceAg will feature some of the brightest minds in the world of agricultural technology demonstrating how new innovations can help solve real-world problems.”

Minister Basham said the conference will include thought-provoking panel sessions and exciting concurrent speakers for a range of sectors including meat, livestock and dairy, grains and broadacre, horticulture, and viticulture.

“The conference will also dive into the latest Agtech topics across monitoring, sensors and imagery, automation, connectivity, IOT and data use, and software,” he said.

“The State Government will continue to work closely with the venue to ensure a safe and enjoyable COVID-19 managed event for all involved.”

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