How things can change. In January, it was all steam ahead for the running DigitalAg 2022 in March. The rapidly rising case numbers of Omicron in New Zealand and the obvious reluctance of people to travel (or companies or organisations unwilling to let their staff travel and potentially bring back Covid into their workplace) have resulted in this event being rescheduled. The safety of our delegates, speakers, sponsors and staff are our main concern.
DigitalAg 2022 will now run on 27-28 September 2022 in Rotorua, New Zealand. All current registrations will automatically be moved to this date.
Apologies, but in the current environment, ‘it is what it is’. The almost daily changing environment for all events right now and travel restrictions has meant major changes have had to be made for this eagerly awaited event.
From discussions with the wider industry, late last week we’ve made the decision not to run it on the original dates as scheduled. We also think it best that we don’t run it as just an online virtual event. We feel it is too important for this part of the industry to meet up in person.
Instead, our plan is to delay the running of DigitalAg 2022 to new dates, 27-28 September 2022. The conference programme will be the same – content, planned presentations and timing. Likewise, the pre and post-conference workshops will also happen. With the delay, our expectation is that we will have got over the Omicron situation in NZ and, like other countries, travel and border restrictions will have eased. The industry will also at this stage be looking forward to finally meet up in person.
For registered DigitalAg 2022 delegates
For all those signed up to physically attend the conference in Rotorua or have signed up for the virtual on-line registrations, you will be switched automatically across to the new dates, 27-28 September 2022.
Thanks for your patience and understanding as we work our way through what we expect is going to be a tough month or two ahead for the kiwis.