Hon Jackie Jarvis MLC

Hon Jackie Jarvis MLC

Minister for Agriculture and Food; Forestry; Small Business

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Hon Roger Cook BA GradDipBus MBA MLA

Deputy Premier; Minister for State Development, Jobs and Trade; Hydrogen Industry; Tourism; Science

    Western Australia to host premier agrifood tech event

    18/04/2023 9:00 AM
    • Western Australia to host AgriFutures Australia's evokeAG. Conference in 2024, supported by the McGowan Government
    • The event connects the agrifood innovation community across the Asia-Pacific and around the world

    Agriculture and Food Minister Jackie Jarvis has announced today that the Asia-Pacific region's premier agrifood tech event AgriFutures evokeAG. is heading to Perth in 2024.


    The conference will attract agrifood innovators from around the world such as farmers, processors, innovators, accelerators, start-ups, researchers, universities, corporates, Government and investors.


    These innovators will look at future possibilities to enhance technology and investment across the agrifood, fibre and fisheries industries.


    evokeAG. will partner with the McGowan Government to connect national and international representatives, and to showcase innovation.


    The event has grown in popularity since its inception in 2019 and was most recently held in Adelaide where it attracted more than 1,600 delegates from 20 countries.


    evokeAG. will be held at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre on 20 and 21 February 2024.


    Comments attributed to Agriculture and Food Minister Jackie Jarvis:


    "Driving innovation and increasing adoption of technology across the agrifood supply chain is a key priority for the McGowan Government.


    "AgriFutures and DPIRD have a strong working relationship and for several years there has been an intention to bring evokeAG. to Perth.


    "Western Australia's strong connection with Asia and our excellent universities means we are well placed to become a hub for agrifood innovation and investment into the future.


    "We look forward to hosting evokeAG - bringing together innovators from across the country and around the world, to look at new possibilities for food and farming in the future."


    Comments attributed to Tourism Minister Roger Cook:


    "evokeAG. is an important event that will attract hundreds of out-of-State delegates from across Australia and around the world and provide an important economic boost for the State.


    "Business events support WA's tourism and hospitality industry not only through interstate and overseas delegates' attendance, but also through raising the profile of our State in hosting such events and highlighting the incredible tourism opportunities that Perth and our regions have to offer.


    "This event also allows WA to showcase not only our capacity in the agritech field, but also what the State has to offer to visitors, from world-class food to unique tourism experiences."


    Minister's office - 6552 6200