Media Release: Mobile technologies wanted for primary sector event

Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as one of the leading cross-industry technology events in New Zealand. MobileTECH attracted close to 350 attendees from the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries in 2016. It has become a key meeting place for technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators.

CONNEX: Event Innovators, the team behind MobileTECH, have just announced that next year’s event is going to run on 22-23 March 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand.

MobileTECH’s mission is to create a platform of change for this region’s primary sector. The theme for MobileTECH 2017 is disruptive innovations.

There is no question that new digital and wireless technologies are transforming the way we operate our businesses. New Zealand’s primary industry has an opportunity to lead the world in how the technologies are adopted and who the innovators are.

“The TECH Talks generated a lot of interest during the last MobileTECH programme and for 2017 we are looking to really expand on this exciting format,” said Ken Wilson, MobileTECH’s programme manager.

The TECH Talks gives presenters 5 minutes to passionately showcase their idea, product or service on-stage live and direct to the primary sector. These are quick-fire sessions dedicated to promoting the best mobile technologies and innovations within the sector.

“Applications are now open to those interested in being part of the TECH Talks presentations for 2017. If you are a developer, innovator, technology supplier, service provider or researcher targeting the primary sector, the MobileTECH team would like to hear from you,” said Mr Wilson.

Technologies can involve; mobile communications, productivity apps, cloud computing, the internet of things, automation, remote sensors, smart customer integrations, rural connectivity, mobile hardware, big data, aerial drones, M2M, robotics, satellite mapping, communications, data ownership and field capture tools.

If you are interested in being part of the TECH Talks or the programme itself, go to for application details.