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2022 and the Roadmap for the 2035 Oceania Summit

Following the decision taken in November to delay the 2035 Oceania Summit until 10-11 October 2022 , we are close to announcing a number of exciting pre-Summit initiatives.

Introducing the ½ day pre-Summit Workshops

Over the coming months, we are planning to host a number of 1/2 day pre-Summit workshops across the region. These are designed to enable researchers and entrepreneurs in different regional geographies to talk about their work in the AgriFoodTech / climate space. These discussions will help the Summit organisers build a series of potential collaborative engagements across the 2035 Oceania Summit platform in advance of the October event.

Expect details of the first 1/2 day pre-Summit workshop to appear in Wharf42’s first 2022 newsletter. Building a collaborative regional framework to support farmers and growers reduce their greenhouse gas emissions as well as build more resilient growing systems to address our changing climate is the key purpose for the Summit. Leveraging the region’s extensive science and research capability is a critical part of this process.

New Speakers announced

We are delighted today to announce two new Summit speakers.

Tracey Martin is the CEO, Australian Agritech Association. Tracey brings over twenty years of experience in strategic policy development and execution and stakeholder engagement in various industries, as well as being an agricultural producer. She has chaired international forums on financial policy in the EU, worked for APRA and the Bank of England/PRA and has a Masters from the London School of Economics in Diplomacy and International Strategy.

Tracey is  a Nuffield Scholar 2020 and a member of the Cattle Council of Australia (CCA) Policy Council - also being the (CCA) representative to the National Farmers Federation Sustainable Development & Climate Change Committee.

Maria Jose Alverez (MJ) is an Investment Manager at WNT Ventures, New Zealand’s longest-standing deep-tech incubator. MJ is an experienced deep-tech investor and operator passionate about supporting science-led ventures. 

MJ is a member of the  Executive Council of AgritechNZ, an Independent Committee member of Start-Up Science, the Seed accelerator and investment arm of the Chilean Ministry of Science, and works with several other organisations focused on commercialising deep-tech ventures and mentoring young entrepreneurs and females in STEM. MJ has been recognised as a Woman of Influence NZ for her work increasing diversity in tech and venture capital, as well as a Top Diverse Board-Ready Director by the Superdiversity Institute. 

You can learn more about our speakers at Summit Information | Oceania Agritech (2035.ag)

The delay to the 2035 Oceania Summit, whilst unfortunate, has provided the Steering Committee with the opportunity to build a strong set of new initiatives in the run-up to the October event. Our roadmap for 2022 will accelerate the purpose of the Summit and this will we believe, deliver a more significant long-term impact.

For further ongoing updates, visit News | Oceania Agritech (2035.ag)