Starting today, attendees will experience four days of conversations, dinners, workshops and other interactive experiences.
Many of the sessions are already sold out across several city venues that include the National Wine Centre, Lot Fourteen and popular city night spots.
But there are still tickets available for the main conference on Wednesday at the National Wine Centre. The full-day event will feature more than 70 speakers from across Australia and further afield who are blazing global trails as entrepreneurs, investors, technologists and creatives.
Wednesday’s conference includes an AgriFood Tech stream where the best and brightest founders, researchers, investors and executives in the sector will explore the future of Food and Agriculture across a range of topics such as technology, exports, sustainability, farm operations, opportunities and overcoming barriers.
“This is an opportunity for the AgriFood Tech community to once again connect in person, to discuss the development of these technologies and the supporting innovation eco-system,” says BDO Associate Director AgTech Michael Macolino, who is one of InDaily’s 40 Under 40 alumni.
Joining Macolino in the conversation will be Fable Food Co CEO Michael Fox and Vow CEO George Peppou, who will explore how plant-based and cell-based meats can reduce our reliance on animal agriculture, providing a scalable tool to offset the impact of farming on our climate.
Justin Webb, Co-Founder of AgriWebb, and Emma Weston CEO of AgriDigital – two Australian AgriTech companies who have successfully raised more than $40 million to drive their growth into overseas markets – will also speak at the conference.
GOTERRA CEO Olympia Yarger will discuss how her company is using organic waste, robots and Black Soldier Flys to create animal feed and fertiliser.
John Harvey Managing Director of AgriFutures Australia and Martin Cole Head of Agriculture, Food and Wine at the University of Adelaide, will share their vision for the AgriTech innovation eco-system and discuss how we can overcome some of the barriers to adoption and commercialisation.
Other speakers include:
- Tom Rayner VP of Sales Myriota
- Dr Ehsan Abbasnejad – Senior Research Scientist at the Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML)
- Sarah Nolet Partner at Tenacious Ventures,
_SOUTHSTART EMERGENCE provides a chance to engage in the conversations we need to have, with the people we need to hear from.
It’s not too late to join: Tickets – _SOUTHSTART.