After two iterations in Melbourne and one in Adelaide, AgriFutures’ evokeAG. Conference is crossing the Nullabor to Perth, Western Australia in 2024 – and Future Food Systems will be there, hosting its own pavilion at the event, which dovetails with our For Food’s Sake Summit, also taking place in Perth the same week.
Billed as the Asia-Pacific region’s leading agrifood-tech event, evokeAG. promotes collaboration, innovation and investment across the agrifood, fibre and fisheries industries.
The two-day gathering of agrifood innovators from across Australia and the world draws primary producers and processors, start-ups, SMEs and major companies, researchers, policymakers, thought leaders and investors.
It’s a great opportunity for agrifood entities large and small to connect with national and international representatives, showcase their innovations and forge and foster productive connections.
Speaking at the official announcement of Perth as the host city for evokeAG. 2024, AgriFutures Australia Managing Director John Harvey said the decision to hold the next evokeAG. in Perth speaks to the event’s evolution and reflects the substantial growth of the agrifood tech community and investor interest in the sector.
“evokeAG. planned on returning to its [Melbourne] roots in 2024. However, we had an exceptional response to evokeAG. 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,” Harvey said.
“More broadly, we’ve seen a higher volume of quality agrifood-tech startups emerge – partially because of new talent in the ecosystem – plus increased resources from government as well as corporates.
“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,” Harvey said.
The evokeAG. event comprises a two-day conference component, followed by optional tours on the Thursday. Running alongside the conference will be an agrifood-tech expo, where Future Food Systems will host a pavilion, so do drop by for a chat.
Event details including information on speakers, start-up and investment programs, networking opportunities and sideline activities will be released in the coming months.
The event is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 20 and Wednesday 21 February 2024 with optional tours on the Thursday. The principal venue is the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre. 21 Mounts Bay Road, Perth, WA 6000. View on map.
Earlybird registrations are expected to go on sale in mid-2023 – when they do, we’ll update this listing with the registration link.
Note also that Future Food Systems will be hosting its 2024 For Food’s Sake Summit on Wed 22 and Thu 23 February, also in Perth, WA. So do consider registering for both events.
More information and registration
For further information about evokeAG. 2024, visit the official webpage.
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Lead image: Attendees at a previous evokeAG conference. Credit: AgriFutures Australia