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2023 Speakers

Across two-days 100 change agents and thought leaders in agrifood tech from eight different countries, will push the boundaries and lead 1,500 delegates on a deep dive into the issues, trends and opportunities that will shape our food and farming systems into the future.

Join us in Adelaide on 21-22 February 2023.

Mark Allison

Mark Allison

Managing Director and CEO Elders Limited
Theme
Opening remarks
Scott Amyx

Scott Amyx

Managing Partner, Astor Perkins
Theme
Space tech
Adam Anders

Adam Anders

Managing Partner, Anterra Capital
Theme
Investment
Michael Anderson

Michael Anderson

Head of Sustainability at Graincorp
Theme
Sustainability
Dr Rachel Ankeny

Dr Rachel Ankeny

Professor, School of Humanities at the University of Adelaide
Theme
Consumer Insights
Stuart Austin

Stuart Austin

General Manager, Wilmot Cattle Co.
Theme
Carbon farming
Professor Craig Baillie

Professor Craig Baillie

Head of School and Dean (Agriculture and Environmental Science) University of Southern Queen
Theme
Technology
Mark Barber

Mark Barber

General Manager, Farmland Agency and Investments Elders
Theme
Technology, Innovation
Ben Barlow

Ben Barlow

Managing Director, New Edge Microbials
Theme
Innovation and Farming
Andrew Bate

Andrew Bate

CEO and Co-Founder, SwarmFarm Robotics
Theme
Technology
Jacob Birch

Jacob Birch

Researcher and Academic, Southern Cross University
Theme
Indigenous Agriculture
Scott Bouvier

Scott Bouvier

Partner at King & Wood Mallesons
Theme
Facilitator
Dr Nicole Buckley Biggs

Dr Nicole Buckley Biggs

Director of Sustainability, AgriWebb
Theme
Carbon farming
Greg Butler

Greg Butler

General Manager, South Australian No-Till Farmers Association
Theme
Carbon Farming
Tim Cartwright

Tim Cartwright

CEO, It’s Fresh Produce, General Manager, Fresh Foods at Drakes Supermarkets
Theme
Consumer Insights
Luke Chaplain

Luke Chaplain

Director at SkyKelpie Pty Ltd
Theme
Farming
Professor Michelle Colgrave

Professor Michelle Colgrave

Deputy Director (Impact) in CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Theme
Future of food
Dr Natalie Curach

Dr Natalie Curach

Senior Director Business Development, Ginkgo Bioworks
Theme
Synthetic biology
Michael Dean

Michael Dean

Founding Partner, AgFunder
Theme
Investment
David Downs

David Downs

CEO, New Zealand Story
Theme
Global challenges
Brad Egan

Brad Egan

2022 Young Farmer of the Year and Award for Excellence in Innovation
Theme
Technology, Farming
Sam Elsom

Sam Elsom

Co-Founder and CEO, Sea Forest
Theme
Sustainability
Jim Fader

Jim Fader

Co-Founder and CEO of Eden Brew
Theme
Alternative protein
Victor Friedberg

Victor Friedberg

Founder and Chairman at FoodShot Global
Theme
Global investment
Rob Gordon

Rob Gordon

Group Chief Executive Officer, SunRice Group
Theme
Supply Chain
Dr Daniel Gregg

Dr Daniel Gregg

Founder and Principal Economist, Heuris Pty Ltd
Theme
Farming
Michael Hampson

Michael Hampson

CEO, Norco Co-operative
Theme
Alternative protein
Robert Hardie

Robert Hardie

Executive Manager - Health and Agriculture at nbn™ Australia
Theme
Technology
John Harvey

John Harvey

Managing Director, AgriFutures Australia
Theme
Investment and Technology
Nick Hazell

Nick Hazell

CEO and Founder, v2food
Theme
Synthetic Biology
Ryan Higgs

Ryan Higgs

Co-Founder and CEO, Onside
Theme
Biosecurity
Steven Hobbs

Steven Hobbs

Farm Owner and Manager, Yarrock Pty Ltd
Theme
Sustainability
Brett Hoffman

Brett Hoffman

Head of Business Development, Syngenta Australia, and New Zealand
Theme
Investment, Technology, Innovation, Farming
Tim Jarvis AM

Tim Jarvis AM

Tim Jarvis Consulting, environmental scientist, author and adventurer
Theme
Environment
David Jochinke

David Jochinke

AV Jochinke and Co., and Vice President, National Farmers’ Federation
Theme
Future of Food
Ben Kelly

Ben Kelly

Production Systems Manager – Production and Precision Ag, John Deere
Theme
Technology
Dr Steven Lapidge

Dr Steven Lapidge

CEO, Fight Food Waste Ltd
Theme
Future of food
Jennifer Lauber Patterson

Jennifer Lauber Patterson

Director, Frontier Impact Group
Theme
Sustainability
Danny Le Feuvre

Danny Le Feuvre

CEO, Australian Honey Bee Industry Council
Theme
Biosecurity
Jonathan Lobban

Jonathan Lobban

Head of Brand, M.J. Bale
Theme
Sustainability
Hans Loder

Hans Loder

Nuffield Scholar and Vineyard Manager at Penley Estate
Theme
Farming
Alex Logan

Alex Logan

CEO and Co-Founder, Cecil
Theme
Investment
Devon Long

Devon Long

General Manager of ANZ, Regrow
Theme
Technology
Alasdair Macleod

Alasdair Macleod

Executive Chairman, Macdoch Group
Theme
Global challenges
Michael Macolino

Michael Macolino

Managing Director, SVG Ventures Thrive
Theme
Facilitator
Dr Adam Main

Dr Adam Main

General Manager, CH4 Global
Theme
Sustainability
Oli Madgett

Oli Madgett

Perennial/ SA Agtech Adviory Board
Theme
Facilitator
Dr Kieren Moffat

Dr Kieren Moffat

CEO and Co-Founder, Voconiq
Theme
Community trust
Phil Morle

Phil Morle

Partner, Main Sequence Ventures
Theme
Investment
Hamish Munro

Hamish Munro

Co-Founder, Pairtree Intelligence
Theme
Investment, Technology, Innovation, Farming
Sarah Nolet

Sarah Nolet

Co-Founder and General Partner, Tenacious Ventures
Theme
Investment
Dr Sue Ogilvy

Dr Sue Ogilvy

Program Director at the Macdoch Foundation (Farming for the Future Project)
Theme
Farming
Carmel Onions

Carmel Onions

National Director, Agribusiness at CBA
Theme
Technology and Innovation
George Peppou

George Peppou

CEO and Co-Founder, Vow
Theme
Synthetic biology
Dr Christine Pitt

Dr Christine Pitt

Co-Founder and CEO, Food Futures Company
Theme
Indigenous agriculture
Matthew Pryor

Matthew Pryor

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tenacious Ventures
Theme
Global investment
Guy Royal

Guy Royal

Director, Tuia Group
Theme
Indigenous agriculture
Mary Shelman

Mary Shelman

Founder, Mary Shelman Group
Theme
Global challenges
Shifka Seigel

Shifka Seigel

Project Manager, Israel Australian Chamber of Commerce
Theme
Global challenges
Tony Sinclair

Tony Sinclair

Commercialisation Facilitator, i4 Connect
Theme
Investment
Andrew Skinner

Andrew Skinner

Director, More Than Machines
Theme
Technology
Anna Speer

Anna Speer

Managing Director of Greenstock
Theme
Sustainability
Shannon Speight

Shannon Speight

CEO and Co-Founder, Black Box Co.
Theme
Investment
Michele Stansfield

Michele Stansfield

General Manager at Agritechnology Pty Ltd
Theme
Synthetic biology
Anthony Stewart

Anthony Stewart

CEO, Thomas Foods International
Theme
Future of Food
Jason Strong

Jason Strong

Managing Director, Meat and Livestock Australia
Theme
Sustainability
Alexander Tokarz

Alexander Tokarz

Head of Group Strategy, Syngenta Group
Theme
Future of food, Technology
Sam Trethewey

Sam Trethewey

Co-Founder and Managing Director of Tasmanian Agricultural Company
Theme
Global challenges
Fiona Turner

Fiona Turner

Co-Founder and CEO, Bitwise Agronomy, and Jinglers Creek Vineyard
Theme
Farming
Dr Aparna Venkatesh

Dr Aparna Venkatesh

Collaborative Innovation Lead, Buhler Group
Theme
Facilitator
Dr Rob Waterworth

Dr Rob Waterworth

CEO of FLINTpro / Mullion Group
Theme
Carbon farming
Justin Webb

Justin Webb

Executive Chairman and Co-founder of AgriWebb
Theme
Supply chain
Dr Nina Welti

Dr Nina Welti

Trusted Supply Chains Impact Area Lead, CSIRO
Theme
Consumer insights
Robert Williams

Robert Williams

Director, Artesian (Alternative Investments )
Theme
Investment
Angela Winkle

Angela Winkle

Chief Sustainability Officer at R.M. Williams
Theme
Sustainability

Event 2023

Program

Can entrepreneurs, investors and social change agents deliver the radical change needed to feed a growing population, sustainably? Can SynBio transform ag – one cell at a time? Are we doing enough on biosecurity to safeguard the sector’s $100B future?

These are just a few of the questions that we will tackle at evokeAG 2023 in Adelaide on 21-22 February.

Event 2023: Program