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Are you making authentic supply chain promises? (Guest Post)

If you’re in the food business (whether that’s retail, food service, processing, farming, or supply), consumers are asking questions about your supply chain. Of course, they may not be asking you directly, and they may not be asking your retail or food service partner, but they are asking: on social media, on recommendation sites such as TripAdvisor and Yelp, even …

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MobileTECH highlighted on a number of NZ radio shows

MobileTECH 2017 has been covered recently by a number of radio shows. Radio NZ interviewed MobileTECH’s programme manager, Ken Wilson, on the Morning Rural News Show last month. This interview highlighted the upcoming MobileTECH 2017 conference and just how far technology has come to change farming and impact the wider primary industries.  Show hosts loved the idea of an event for …

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FINAL Week – Have you got your ticket?

We are now counting down the days until Rotorua hosts MobileTECH 2017. Close to 300 delegates will rub shoulders with technology leaders, innovative developers, industry heavyweights, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. If you haven’t already registered, scan the conference programme again, review your options and register today!

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Key Programme Features

Over 40 Speakers on Disruptive Innovation This is one of our strongest programmes. The line-up is full of award winning technologies, innovative new platforms and exciting applications. Over 40 industry experts will be be speaking. Click here to view the updated programme. Meet the Early Adopters Panel We will hear from a passionate cross-section of early adopters and their views …

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Media Release: Young leaders have a voice at primary sector technology event

One of the key features of the MobileTECH event run for New Zealand’s primary industries last year was a Meet the Future Leaders Panel. “This included some of the brightest young people working currently within the sector” says MobileTECH Programme Manager, Ken Wilson. Those attending the event heard of their vision of how technology was going to play a major …

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Autonomous vehicles expertise added to MobileTECH 2017

MobileTECH 2017 runs in Rotorua, New Zealand on 22-23 March. MobileTECH is the only event of its type in this region that brings together leading technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators from across the agricultural, horticultural and forestry sectors under one roof. Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as the major cross-sector technology event focusing on agriculture, …

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Media Release: Major primary industry tech event returning this March

In just under two months, Rotorua will again be playing host to nearly 300 industry representatives from throughout the primary industries sector. MobileTECH 2017 is a major industry conference focusing on new technologies and innovations designed and developed for New Zealand’s agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries. This event has been running for five years. The technology has in this time …

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The extended early-bird ending tomorrow (Friday 27 Jan 2017)

There has been a lot of buzz about the upcoming MobileTECH 2017. Close to 200 industry representatives have already registered to attend. It’s shaping up as another large turnout for the industry. Special early-bird pricing on registrations are still available until this Friday, 27 January 2017. If you have already registered, today would be a good time to spread the …

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Rewind: What happened at MobileTECH last year?

With MobileTECH 2017 fast approaching, here’s a quick reminder about what happened at last year’s event. MobileTECH 2016 featured 36 speakers and covered topics like rural connectivity, cloud-based platforms, automated tracking, mobile hardware, remote sensors, robotics, field capture tools, data management and satellite mapping. The Meet the Future Leaders Panel was a fantastic success. The panel included some of the …

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Reminder: Earlybird rates ending 20 December

With 3 months to go, we already have well over 100 industry representatives now registered for MobileTECH 2017. Following on from the 350+ who attended earlier this year, 2017 is shaping up as another big technology and networking event. MobileTECH is the only event of its type to bring together the technology leaders from right across the agricultural, horticultural and …

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Future tech driving food and fibre

Kiwi ingenuity has been the backbone of New Zealand’s primary food and fibre industries over the last 150 years. In the past, New Zealand’s distance to overseas markets and supplies, diverse geography and relative isolation has forced the rural sector to grow and succeed through innovation. Some great examples include; the 1882 sailing of the ship Dunedin, which pioneered the …

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New programme tackling disruptive innovations for primary industries

Five years ago, a small team of tech enthusiasts laid the groundwork for a new primary industry event for Australasia, MobileTECH. The objective was to bring together and showcase mobile innovations designed to increase productivity within the sector. In a sector where meetings, conferences, expos or field days run every other week, it was always important that this event had …

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MobileTECH 2017 Programme Released

We are pleased to announce the MobileTECH 2017 programme. This event will run on 22-23 March 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand. MobileTECH 2017 will, once again, be bringing together rural industry leaders, technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. The primary sector is changing. The pace of change is escalating. Disruptive innovations, especially …

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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 …

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MobileTECH 2017 – Save the Dates!

Now in its 5th year, MobileTECH has firmly established itself as the major cross-industry technology event focusing on the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries. MobileTECH is the meeting place for technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. We are pleased to announce that MobileTECH 2017 will be held on 22-23 March 2017 in Rotorua, New …

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Interested in Showcasing Your Ideas?

MobileTECH’s mission is to create a platform of change for this region’s primary sector. A place where technology developers, engineers, entrepreneurs, innovators and the next generation of land and crop managers can meet, learn, discuss and showcase the very latest innovations and technology impacting on the sector. We have already started planning for 2017 and would like to hear from …

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MobileTECH 2017 – Watch this Space

While still early days, planning is well underway for next year’s MobileTECH event. Over 320 industry representatives attended MobileTECH in March 2016 and we will be looking to build on yet another successful event. Stay tuned for further details on next year and how to be part of it! MobileTECH is a showcase of new and innovative technologies designed for …

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2016 Photos & Videos

For those who missed it, or those who want to relive it, here are a few of the photos and video highlights from MobileTECH 2016. Event Photo Gallery:   Event Highlights  Video   Future Leaders Panel – Full Session  

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MobileTECH 2016 Event Summary

This year MobileTECH 2016 was held in Rotorua, New Zealand, on the 30-31 March 2016. Well over 320 industry representatives from throughout New Zealand and Australia packed the venue over two stimulating days. The aim this year was in better connecting the technology leaders and developers with the major operators and innovators within our food and fibre industries. This event …

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TECH Talks a highlight at national primary industry conference

In two weeks Rotorua will be playing host to over 300 industry representatives from throughout the agriculture, horticulture and forestry sectors. MobileTECH 2016 is a two-day conference focusing on new technologies and innovations designed for our food and fibre industries. As well as the New Zealand sector, MobileTECH has also attracted a solid contingent from across the Tasman. Some of …