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evokeAG. 2021 goes west

Following on from the success of two sell-out events in Melbourne in 2019 and 2020, Perth was announced as the host city for the third edition of Asia Pacific’s premier agrifood tech event on 16-17 February 2021.

Embracing Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific, evokeAG. takes its inspiration from the diversity that the region has on offer. Perth is the perfect city to host evokeAG. 2021, supported by the Western Australian Government’s commitment to grow agriculture, fisheries and food industries.

“We designed evokeAG. to be bold, brave and to bring together the Australia, New Zealand and Asia Pacific agrifood tech ecosystem," said AgriFutures Australia, Managing Director, John Harvey.

It is therefore critical that we view what we do through a different lens, experience a different location and embrace a different landscape in order to create a movement that will drive real change across the entire region."

“I encourage all of our delegates – innovators, businesses, entrepreneurs, primary producers, researchers, universities and corporates to join us in the west for another great instalment of food, farm, future in February 2021,” said Mr Harvey.

The proximity of Western Australia to Asia and South America, a strong global and local demand for their agricultural commodities, and a focus on growth and development, means Western Australia is perfectly positioned to take advantage of the collective desire for Australia to remain globally relevant and continue to challenge the conventions of what we grow, how we grow it and what we eat.

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