WA support for evokeAG

Page last updated: Thursday, 20 December 2018 - 7:56am

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is pleased to announce its Strategic Partnership with AgriFutures’ evokeAG conference and will provide support worth up to $1500 for up to five Western Australian businesses to attend the event early next year. 

Held in Melbourne from 19-20 February 2019, evokeAG will present opportunities never offered before at Australian conferences by providing a common platform for the food and agriculture sector to exchange information and share best practices on how technology can and will shape the future. evokeAG will position the Australian, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific agrifood tech industries on the global stage, and involve experts and delegates from around the world.

Pitched at entrepreneurs, farmers, investors, producers, startups, and professionals working in agribusiness, finance, and IT, the conference will explore the challenges ahead in technology and agriculture, and generate conversations around technology commercialisation and the enormous transformation underway in the food and agricultural sector.

Find out more on the evokeAG website.

Investor-ready businesses invited to apply for funding to attend evokeAG

The department is committed to attracting investment into WA’s agribusiness, fisheries and food industries.

Investor-ready Western Australian agtech projects and businesses are invited to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a support package to enable attendance at evokeAG applicants must be able to demonstrate how they will benefit from attending the event.

The support package will cover the delegate registration fee. Accommodation, insurance and travel costs must be arranged and paid for by the successful applicant. By completing the EOI, applicants acknowledge that they are responsible for the additional costs, and that they are available to travel to Melbourne for evokeAG. Successful applicants engage in media and communications activities internal and external to DPIRD, and be involved in DPIRD’s exhibition at evokeAG.

Expressions of Interest will be open from 13 December 2018 to 5pm, 26 January 2019. Successful applicants will be notified by early February 2019.

The EOI form and guidelines are available to download in the 'Documents' section.