This article was published on 6 May 2019
We’re heading to Fieldays – let’s meet you there!
- 12-15 June 2019
- Mystery Creek, Hamilton
The iconic New Zealand National Agricultural Fieldays at Mystery Creek, Hamilton, is the Southern Hemisphere’s biggest agricultural event, showcasing New Zealand’s world-beating agricultural technology and innovation. This year it’s happening from 12-15 June.
As New Zealand’s innovation agency, Callaghan Innovation will be there in our role to activate innovation and help businesses grow faster for a better New Zealand. Our 2019 Fieldays programme will highlight the latest innovations in key areas for agritech including robotics and automation, nutrient management, satellite, UAV and IoT.
Here are some of the activities we’ll be involved with and we’d love to see you there.
These free seminars, organised by Callaghan Innovation with support from NZTE, are designed for agriculture businesses, investors and farmers. All seminars will be held in the International Business Centre.
Seating is limited. Register online to reserve your place.
- How robotics and automation can boost productivity
- Wednesday 12 June, 10.30am-11.30am
Labour shortages and reduced productivity are an ongoing challenge for the agricultural industry. Robotics and automation offer major opportunities for farming, with the potential to complete repetitive on-farm tasks, freeing up skilled farmworkers.
- Sustainable farming practices: managing on-farm nutrients.
- Thursday 13 June, 9.30am-10.30am
- The power of connected farms: Satellite, UAVs and IoT Technology
- Thursday 13 June, 3.30pm-4.30am
Join a group tour to see some of the New Zealand innovations that are solving problems for farmers locally and internationally. Each one-hour, guided walking tour will follow a different theme and will offer participants the chance to hear short talks on new technologies and innovations.
- Wednesday 12 June
-Robotics and automation: 3.00-4.00pm
- Thursday 13 June
-Nutrient management: 2.00-3.00pm
- Friday 14 June
-Satellite, UAV and IoT: 10.00-11.00am
Register online now to join a tour.
The International Business Centre (IBC) offers a relaxed and professional environment to conduct business during your visit to Fieldays.
It’s the perfect place for exhibitors and international business visitors to meet and make new connections during Fieldays. The IBC will also host the Agritech Seminar Series and will be the starting location for the guided Innovation Tours.
A team from Fieldays, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Callaghan Innovation will be on hand at the IBC if you would like to be introduced to New Zealand businesses, international delegations, or if you have questions about exhibitors and events.
The IBC also features:
- Bookable meeting and seminar rooms
- A comfortable lounge area
- Wi-Fi and work spaces
Private meeting rooms and seminar spaces are limited, so we recommend booking early. Please email your request to: firstname.lastname@example.org or enquire at the IBC reception desk.
The Fieldays Innovation Awards showcase new products from New Zealand and help winners grow their businesses by introducing them to the marketplace and facilitating networks to commercial success.
This year, once again, we will be sponsoring the Callaghan Innovation Award for Partnership & Collaboration, which recognises New Zealand agriculture businesses or products that have demonstrated strong and successful collaboration and/or partnerships with a research, market or business partner. The winning company will be awarded a $3,000 prize package, comprising a combination of cash and services.
The winner will be announced at the Fieldays Innovation Breakfast on Thursday 13 June.
Find out more at the Fieldays website.
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