A world-class line-up of speakers will explore ideas shaping the future of agrifood tech, including farm robotics, blockchain, the economics of vertical farming, big data, bringing AI driven automation to the farm and how the agrifood tech investment space is evolving.
Global thought leaders confirmed to speak at evokeAG 2019 include:
- Israel’s Dror Tamir, co-founder & CEO of Hargol FoodTech, the world’s first commercial grasshopper farm.
- Also from Israel, Nitza Kardish, CEO of Trendlines Incubators, a world-leading Israel and Singapore based incubator of agricultural technology startups.
- Leading USA expert, David Rosenberg, CEO and co-founder of AeroFarms, a clean technology company that builds and operates advanced vertical farms in urban environments. Rosenberg is considered a global pioneer of indoor “vertical farming” techniques that allow crops to grow without soil or natural light.
- USA based CEO and co-founder Emma Weston of Australian blockchain start-up, AgriDigital which provides a blockchain-enabled, integrated commodity management solution for the global grains industry.
Renowned global futurist and a recognised and trusted authority on digital, technology and emerging trends, Chris Riddell will lead the cohort of presenters who will delve into the challenges ahead for the industry of technology and agriculture, and the enormous transformation that the food sector is undergoing.
“With more than 9 billion people predicted to be living on planet earth by the year 2050, the time is ripe for a global discussion. The fusion of technology and agriculture is creating some chaos within the industry and there is a growing movement in agriculture to apply information technologies to the industry to improve practice, efficiencies, and yields. evokeAG 2019 will engage a broad diversity of stakeholders including farmers, agritech innovators and investors, from Australia and overseas to facilitate discussion and act as a convergence point for the best initiatives in the agrifood field”, said Mr. Riddell.