Tuesday 29 August 2017, Riverbank Rooms, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

12:00 - 1:00pm Lunch and registration
1:00pm - 1:15pm

Welcome and official opening 

Glenn Cross, Chief Executive Officer, AusBiotech

1:15pm - 2:15pm

 

 

 

Theme 1: The Investors 

Discover what investors are looking for in an agritech or foodtech company, the factors considered in investment decision-making and the type of deals investors are seeking to fund. 

Chair:

Keynote:

  • Michael Dean - Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, AgFunder

Panellist:

 

 2:15pm - 3:15pm

 

 Supported by:

Theme 2: The Customer 

Gain insight into the types of technologies and the development stage that major agritech and foodtech companies are seeking for collaborations and licensing. Hear success stories from companies who have successfully developed partnerships within the sector.

Chair: 

Panellist:

  • Gerard Davis - General Manager of Innovation and Technology, AACo
  • Marnie Buller - Head of Technical Development, Swisse
  • Dr Matthew Cahill - R&D Manager, Dow AgroSciences 

 

 3:15pm - 3:45pm  Afternoon Tea

3:45pm - 4:45pm

 

Theme 3: The Creators 

Get behind the scenes and engage with the researchers and technology developers driving agritech and foodtech innovation. Hear how creators navigate the early stages of innovation to achieve engagement with commercial entities.

Chair:

Keynote and panellist:

Panellist: 

4:45pm - 5:30pm 

 

 

Company presentations 

Emerging agritech and foodtech companies take centre stage as they present their business case to investors and key industry stakeholders. Companies intending to present should indicate their interest during registration. 

5:30pm - 8:30pm

 

 

 

Dinner @ The Marketplace

The marketplace is a dedicated space to connect industry leaders, experts and investors with one another and share ideas. Engage with delegates, view posters and displays and network with key stakeholders in agritech and foodtech.

NOTE: Delegates can add a Marketplace display to their registration during the registration process for a small fee.

Wednesday 30 August 2017, Riverbank Rooms, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide
8:30am Conference registration opens
9.00am - 10:15am
 

 Theme 4: The Framework

Professional advisors share their insight to guide companies as they launch or seek to expand their business. Find out about the common mistakes, learn how to leverage your company’s finances and navigate the regulatory landscape in agritech and foodtech.

Chair:

  • Helen Arthur - National Programs Manager, AusBiotech

Panellist: 

10:00am - 10:45am 

Company presentations

Emerging agritech and foodtech companies take centre stage as they present their business case to investors and key industry stakeholders. Companies intending to present should indicate during registration. 

10:45am - 11:15am

Morning Tea

11:15am - 12:15pm 

Theme 5: The Enablers

Learn about programs and initiatives that offer support to develop new technologies, advance young companies and progress innovation in agritech and foodtech.

Chair:

Panellist:

12:15pm - 1:00pm 

Company presentations

Emerging agritech and foodtech companies take centre stage as they present their business case to investors and key industry stakeholders. Companies intending to present should  indicate during registration. 

1:00pm - 1:45pm 

 Lunch

1:45pm - 3:20pm 
 
Supported by:

What does success look like?

Hear recent success stories and be inspired about where your start-up or early stage company can go.

Company 1: Matt Pryor - Chief Technology Officer, Observant

Company 2: Steve Marafiote - Managing Director, Sundrop Farms 

Company 3: Dr Mark Heffernan - Chief Executive Officer, Nexvet

Company 4: Robert Burbury - Chief Executive Officer, The Healthy Grain

Company 5: Boris Musa - Managing Director & CEO, MainStream Aquaculture

Company 6: Cameron Scadding - Executive Chairman, Source Certain International

3:20pm - 3:30pm

Wrap-up session

Revisit major themes and take-home messages of the AusAg & Foodtech Summit with this panel wrap-up of the past two days.

3:30pm - 4:15pm 

 Closing reception 

 

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