evokeAG. was launched in 2019 at the Royal Exhibition Building, aiming to create an international event that would showcase, inspire, connect, provoke and elevate the importance of collaborative thinking for the future of agriculture by bringing together in one room; farmers, start-ups, entrepreneurs, investors, industry heavyweights, researchers, government, corporates and future young leaders.
2019 event highlights
Attendees across two days
International delegates from 16 countries
Future Young Leaders
of post-event survey respondents rated their overall experience as high or very high
Pitch Tent participants
Speakers (82 Australian and 33 International)
Startups in startup alley
Under the theme of `Food Farm Future’, the program included masterclasses, plenary sessions, breakout sessions, industry speakers and support for start-ups and agrifood tech businesses.
We challenged the conventions of how we think about what we eat and the ethics and impact of those choices. The sessions were thought-provoking, urgent and ignited conversations that every single person and organisation involved in agrifood tech should be having.
Some of the topics to take the stage were, the popularity of nutrition, health and wellness markets, advances in wine production, the role of genetics and cell biology in agrifoods, robotics, global venture capital investments plus insight into the buying trends of Millennials and Gen Z. There was also a focus on alternatives to traditional agricultural methods and why we need to evolve our farming practices.
What a fantastic event - from start to end was just executed brilliantly. The world of Food & Ag and beyond is buzzing! I am in Singapore this week and was telling everyone I met about it!Angeline Achariya, Monash University
Susan and I attended evokeAG. last week and we just wanted to say how impressed we were by the event. It was so beautifully presented, with interesting content and speakers - NOT the usual suspects which was great to see. Hopefully it will provoke some new thinking around key challenges.Gabrielle Sheehan, Director, Service Support Currie
The best AgTech event I've ever been to!Jake Willis Fleming, Hummingbird Technologies UK
Well done on putting such an amazing inaugural event together. The networking was the highlight for me, as you attracted such an interesting crowd.Emma Coath, Rocket Seeder
I cannot begin to fathom the enormous amount of effort it takes to put together an event of that magnitude but I can tell you that it was unlike anything I've ever been part of, and I had the time of my life learning, interacting and enjoying what can only be described as a masterpiece.James Bidstrup, Future Young Leader