Adelaide to host premier agrifood tech event

The two-day event is predicted to attract more than 2,000 delegates from across the APAC region, injecting more than $7 million into the SA economy.

AgriFutures Australia has chosen Adelaide as the host city for the Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event, evokeAG. 2023, to be held at Adelaide Convention Centre, 21-22 February 2023.

Following the success of its two sell-out events in 2019 and 2020, the internationally acclaimed event will run over two days and is predicted to attract more than 2,000 delegates from across the Asia Pacific region, injecting more than $7 million into the South Australian economy.

As the only event of its kind in the southern hemisphere, evokeAG will bring together farmers, innovators, investors, scientists, corporates, and governments help solve some of the biggest issues facing the agricultural sector, such as food sustainability, supply chain demands, and ways to increase agricultural capacity and profitability across the APAC region.

While evokeAG. was cancelled for Perth in 2021 for Sydney in 2022, AgriFutures Australia managing director John Harvey said next year’s event will play an even more crucial role in powering globally relevant conversations within the agricultural sector.

“In 2020, we had $4 billion of capital in the room. In 2023, we’ll be welcoming international delegates back to the Asia Pacific region and attracting significant local and global capacity to match, if not, exceed the 2020 benchmark to drive investment in agrifood tech innovation,” Harvey said.

“The disruptive impact of the pandemic has highlighted serious shortfalls in our food security systems.

“There is an increasing sense of urgency around how we engage in global conversations, mitigate risk to our supply chain and challenge the conventions of what we grow, how we grow it and what we eat.

“Balance this with an extremely productive Australian agricultural landscape including big yields, and all-time high prices, evokeAG. 2023 event brings together a collision of opportunities and challenges with the best local and global minds to solve some of these issues.”

The South Australian Government has also pledged its support to work closely with evokeAG. stakeholders and event partners, which it predicts will play a role in the state’s re-opening efforts.

The event is projected to create 70 jobs and generate more than 8,000 bed nights with an economic boost to the state of $7.4 million.

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