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14 Feb 2017

Media Release: Young leaders have a voice at primary sector technology event

One of the key features of the MobileTECH event run for New Zealand’s primary industries last year was a Meet the Future Leaders Panel. “This included some of the brightest young people working currently within the sector” says MobileTECH Programme Manager, Ken Wilson. Those attending the event heard of their vision of how technology was going to play a major...
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07 Feb 2017

Autonomous vehicles expertise added to MobileTECH 2017

MobileTECH 2017 runs in Rotorua, New Zealand on 22-23 March. MobileTECH is the only event of its type in this region that brings together leading technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators from across the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors under one roof. Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as the major cross-sector technology event focusing on agriculture,...
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01 Feb 2017

Media Release: Major primary industry tech event returning this March

In just under two months, Rotorua will again be playing host to nearly 300 industry representatives from throughout the primary industries sector. MobileTECH 2017 is a major industry conference focusing on new technologies and innovations designed and developed for New Zealand’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries. This event has been running for five years. The technology has in this time...
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26 Jan 2017

The extended early-bird ending tomorrow (Friday 27 Jan 2017)

There has been a lot of buzz about the upcoming MobileTECH 2017. Close to 200 industry representatives have already registered to attend. It’s shaping up as another large turnout for the industry. Special early-bird pricing on registrations are still available until this Friday, 27 January 2017. If you have already registered, today would be a good time to spread the...
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26 Jan 2017

Rewind: What happened at MobileTECH last year?

With MobileTECH 2017 fast approaching, here’s a quick reminder about what happened at last year’s event. MobileTECH 2016 featured 36 speakers and covered topics like rural connectivity, cloud-based platforms, automated tracking, mobile hardware, remote sensors, robotics, field capture tools, data management and satellite mapping. The Meet the Future Leaders Panel was a fantastic success. The panel included some of the...
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12 Dec 2016

Reminder: Earlybird rates ending 20 December

With 3 months to go, we already have well over 100 industry representatives now registered for MobileTECH 2017. Following on from the 350+ who attended earlier this year, 2017 is shaping up as another big technology and networking event. MobileTECH is the only event of its type to bring together the technology leaders from right across the agricultural, horticultural and...
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07 Dec 2016

Future tech driving food and fibre

Kiwi ingenuity has been the backbone of New Zealand’s primary food and fibre industries over the last 150 years. In the past, New Zealand’s distance to overseas markets and supplies, diverse geography and relative isolation has forced the rural sector to grow and succeed through innovation. Some great examples include; the 1882 sailing of the ship Dunedin, which pioneered the...
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08 Nov 2016

New programme tackling disruptive innovations for primary industries

Five years ago, a small team of tech enthusiasts laid the groundwork for a new primary industry event for Australasia, MobileTECH. The objective was to bring together and showcase mobile innovations designed to increase productivity within the sector. In a sector where meetings, conferences, expos or field days run every other week, it was always important that this event had...
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25 Oct 2016

MobileTECH 2017 Programme Released

We are pleased to announce the MobileTECH 2017 programme. This event will run on 22-23 March 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. MobileTECH 2017 will, once again, be bringing together rural industry leaders, technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. The primary sector is changing. The pace of change is escalating. Disruptive innovations, especially...
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19 Aug 2016

Media Release: Mobile technologies wanted for primary sector event

Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as one of the leading cross-industry technology events in New Zealand. MobileTECH attracted close to 350 attendees from the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries in 2016. It has become a key meeting place for technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. CONNEX: Event...
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16 Aug 2016

MobileTECH 2017 – Save the Dates!

Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as the major cross-industry technology event focusing on the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries. MobileTECH is the meeting place for technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. We are pleased to announce that MobileTECH 2017 will be held on 22-23 March 2017 in Rotorua, New...
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16 Aug 2016

Interested in Showcasing Your Ideas?

MobileTECH’s mission is to create a platform of change for this region’s primary sector. A place where technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and the next generation of land and crop managers can meet, learn, discuss and showcase the very latest innovations and technology impacting on the sector. We have already started planning for 2017 and would like to hear from...
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12 Jun 2016

MobileTECH 2017 – Watch this Space

While still early days, planning is well underway for next year’s MobileTECH event. Over 320 industry representatives attended MobileTECH in March 2016 and we will be looking to build on yet another successful event. Stay tuned for further details on next year and how to be part of it! MobileTECH is a showcase of new and innovative technologies designed for...
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12 Jun 2016

2016 Photos & Videos

For those who missed it, or those who want to relive it, here are a few of the photos and video highlights from MobileTECH 2016. Event Photo Gallery:   Event Highlights  Video   Future Leaders Panel – Full Session  ...
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12 Jun 2016

MobileTECH 2016 Event Summary

This year MobileTECH 2016 was held in Rotorua, New Zealand, on the 30-31 March 2016. Well over 320 industry representatives from throughout New Zealand and Australia packed the venue over two stimulating days. The aim this year was in better connecting the technology leaders and developers with the major operators and innovators within our food and fibre industries. This event...
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15 Mar 2016

TECH Talks a highlight at national primary industry conference

In two weeks Rotorua will be playing host to over 300 industry representatives from throughout the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors. MobileTECH 2016 is a two-day conference focusing on new technologies and innovations designed for our food and fibre industries. As well as the New Zealand sector, MobileTECH has also attracted a solid contingent from across the Tasman. Some of...
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22 Feb 2016

Young leaders announced for MobileTECH 2016

Young leaders in New Zealand’s primary industries are essential for increasing the future prosperity of the sector. One of the key highlights at the upcoming MobileTECH 2016 event is the ‘Meet the future leaders’ panel. This session focuses on the next generation of farmers, orchardists and foresters and what their views and big ideas are for the future. “While we...
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09 Feb 2016

Technologies shaping how we operate our business in 2016

One of the most significant drivers of change – across all industries – at the moment is the changing nature of work itself. As new technologies make “anytime, anywhere” work possible, companies are breaking up tasks in new ways, leading to a fragmentation of jobs across many industries. These effects are further compounded by the rise of mobile internet and...
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28 Jan 2016

Early Bird Ending Tomorrow

There has been a lot of buzz this year about the upcoming MobileTECH 2016. Well over 150 industry representatives have already registered to attend this event. Remember, to attract as many developers and early adopters of new technology into Rotorua, a special half price super early-bird rate is open until Friday 29 January – yes, ENDS TOMORROW. Those registering before...
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28 Jan 2016

Rural Technology Partnerships Key Theme for MobileTECH

MobileTECH has established itself as a major technology event for New Zealand’s primary industries. Since the inaugural event ran back in 2013, the goal has always been to showcase and promote, direct to the user, the latest mobile technologies designed to enhance the productivity of local farms, crops, orchards and plantations. “While the event has now seen hundreds of innovations...
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