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11 Mar 2021

International Keynote Preview

MobileTECH Ag 2021 is fast approaching. If you haven’t already registered, join now to connect with hundreds of NZ’s agritech leaders. This is an unmissable programme that will showcase where the sector is headed and how you can capitalise on the opportunities. Also remember, if you are unable to travel to Rotorua, we will be live streaming MobileTECH Ag 2021....
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20 Jan 2021

Key Speakers at MobileTECH Ag 2021

MobileTECH Ag 2021 offers a tremendous opportunity for those involved in the technology and development of digital tools, AI, big data, robotics, connectivity, apps and automation right across the food and fibre sectors. A packed programme with over 25 speakers makes this an essential networking event for agritech professionals in New Zealand.  Eitan Dan, General Manager, CropX New Zealand “We are revolutionising soil sensing, leading farmers...
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28 Oct 2020

Media Release: Agritech networking events are back for 2021

Covid-19 has had a massive impact on events, both locally and throughout the world. Up until now, in-person events have either been cancelled or moved to online only. While this has provided a temporary stop-gap measure for many industry sectors, the return to holding in-person events is providing a much needed boost for businesses and communities.  We are pleased to...
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03 Sep 2020

MobileTECH Ag 2021 theme is ‘Smart Data Innovations’

While 2020 has been a tough year for all, it has not stopped the level of innovations coming out of agritech. If anything, COVID-19 has reinforced how connected we are and how important it is for businesses to improve their productivity and ensure our supply chains are stronger than ever. The key message from the last couple of years has...
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01 May 2020

MobileTECH Ag 2020 Event Summary

MobileTECH Ag 2020 transitioned into an online event Given the global COVID-19 pandemic, which closed down international borders throughout the world, we decided to reformat MobileTECH Ag 2020 into an online only event series. Six interactive technology webinars were developed and run for all our delegates, speakers and sponsors. While it was disappointing for all that we could no longer...
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20 Mar 2020

MobileTECH Ag 2020 Update – An Online Event Only

Given the new directives from then New Zealand Government on running events and the current COVID-19 global pandemic, we have decided to take this year’s MobileTECH Ag 2020 event online – and run a series of interactive technology events for all our delegates, speakers and sponsors. While it is disappointing for all that we can no longer hold the physical...
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13 Mar 2020

Launch of the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan

We are pleased to confirm that the Agritech Industry Transformation Plan (ITP) will be officially launched at MobileTECH Ag 2020. Both Phil Twyford, the Economic Development Minister and Damien O’Connor, the Agriculture Minister will be making the release of the full plan. The ITP launch is scheduled for 8.30am on Tuesday 7 April 2020 at the Distinction Rotorua Hotel, Rotorua....
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12 Mar 2020

Agritech Workshops in April

MobileTECH Ag 2020 is now only weeks away. Hundreds of primary sector leaders, developers and early adopters will be travelling to Rotorua for NZ’s leading agritech event on the 7-8 April 2020.  “We are pleased to announce the addition of a new post-conference workshop at MobileTECH Ag 2020,” said Ken Wilson, the Event Manager at Innovatek.  “Jim Wilson, one of...
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14 Feb 2020

Featured Post: 2020 Vision – Our Internet Predictions

Supplied by InternetNZ It gets harder and harder each year to make predictions about the Internet in New Zealand as technology changes become faster and faster. Last year our Engagement Director Andrew Cushen scored 1.5 out of 4 with his 2019 predictions.  This year we’ve pulled together thoughts from across the organisation about Internet security, policy, and domain names. And of...
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10 Feb 2020

New International Speaker – Jim Wilson

Jim is based in North Carolina, USA and has served in several data-standards-development roles over the past 20 years, covering global standards for agriculture, chemical, aerospace and defence. He is dedicated to promoting and enabling the transition to digital agriculture and improve the efficiency and productivity of data across the sector. With such a dizzying array of new technology emerging...
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04 Feb 2020

Early-bird Ending

Don’t miss the opportunity to grab your and your colleagues discounted tickets for MobileTECH Ag 2020.  February is fast approaching and April’s MobileTECH Ag 2020 is just around the corner. We have already had a tremendous response to this event.  If you have yet to register, 7 February 2020 is the final day for big discounts on MobileTECH Ag 2020 registrations. If you have already registered,...
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03 Feb 2020

AR and Exoskeletons Demos for Primary Industry in NZ

MobileTECH Ag 2020 has a bunch of new toys for primary sector delegates to demo at the upcoming event. Next-generation user-interfaces, exoskeletons and more will all be demonstrated in front of over 300 primary sector leaders, developers and early adopters in early April.  “This annual technology event is a chance for the agritech community to check out a new range...
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23 Jan 2020

Early-bird discounts ending 7 February

Don’t miss the opportunity to grab your and your colleagues discounted tickets for MobileTECH Ag 2020.  February is fast approaching and April’s MobileTECH Ag 2020 is just around the corner. We have already had a tremendous response to this event.  If you have yet to register, 7 February 2020 is the final day for big discounts on MobileTECH Ag 2020 registrations. If you have already registered,...
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06 Dec 2019

Digital tech leaders line-up for MobileTECH Ag 2020

For the 8th year running, MobileTECH Ag 2020 is posed to, once again, be a major meeting point for agritech companies and industry leaders throughout the country. It’s an event that also sees a strong contingent of Australians and Asian Pacific industry representatives making the trip over to Rotorua, New Zealand.  “This year we were overwhelmed with the industry response...
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05 Dec 2019

Super Early-Bird rates ending – Don’t miss out

With the Christmas holidays quickly approaching, there is no better time to lock on your spot at MobileTECH Ag 2020 and take advantage of the big savings on offer. Our Super Early-Bird rates end on or before Wednesday 18 December 2019. Book now to give yourself and your company a little extra spending money for the Christmas period. Remember, these...
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01 Nov 2019

Is the primary sector thriving on smart data?

Media Release: 4 November 2019 The adoption of digital technologies is one of the key challenges facing the primary sector. The rapid development of AI, machine vision, automation and robotic technologies has enabled New Zealand agritech companies to develop solutions that were not possible even five years ago. While leading producers are investing in this opportunity, there are many more...
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15 Oct 2019

MobileTECH Ag 2020 Registrations are Live

We are pleased to announce that registrations for MobileTECH Ag 2020 are now live on the website. There has been a lot of early interest and we expect another big turnout for 2020. MobileTECH Ag 2020 is being held in Rotoura on 7-8 April 2020. Super Early Bird discounts are available for both individuals and groups. We also have a...
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21 Aug 2019

Call for Speakers – MobileTECH Ag 2020

MobileTECH Ag 2020 is currently in early development. We would like to invite those interested in presenting at next year’s event to register your details and ideas. We hosted 300 primary industry and technology leaders at MobileTECH 2019 eariler this year and we are looking forward to another big event in 2020. MobileTECH Ag 2020 is being held on the...
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01 Aug 2019

Meet our ‘new’ brand, MobileTECH Ag

While MobileTECH has been running for 8 years and is well known within the primary sector, we decided to make a small but significant change to the event name. Next year’s event will be known as MobileTECH Ag 2020. We made this simple rebranding for a couple of reasons: It makes it easier for people outside of our community to...
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11 Apr 2019

Dates announced for MobileTECH 2020

[Update to dates] We are pleased to announce that MobileTECH 2020 will be returning on 7-8 April 2020 in Rotorua, New Zealand. This will be the 8th annual MobileTECH event and we are looking forward to adding a lot of exciting new content into the 2020 event programme. Each year MobileTECH attracts over 300 technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters...
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