November 15, 2021 | By Bronwen Largier

The 2035 Oceania Summit, a new business event founded by a New Zealand-based agrifood tech consultancy, will take place in April 2022 in Auckland.

The new business event was launched at last week’s APEC 2021 CEO Summit, which also took place in Auckland.

“The 2035 Oceania Summit Programme is designed to connect key stakeholders across the Oceania region and beyond, to finally address the impact of climate change on the agrifood industry,” said Peter Wren-Hilton, founder of Wharf42, the summit’s organiser.

“The time for talking is over. The time to take action and make a real difference has come.”

The event already has international partnerships in place, including with the United Nations Food & Agriculture Organisation, the Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the Australian Agritech Association, and AgriFutures Australia.

The event will also incorporate a festival of food curated by renowned New Zealand chef Peter Gordon.

“This event is a great opportunity to highlight New Zealand’s position as a global leader in agritech and agrifood expertise; it opens opportunities for further research and investment that will benefit our local farmers, local economy, and local environment in the longer term,” said Tourism New Zealand’s General Manager Domestic & Business Events, Bjoern Spreitzer.

The event has support from Tourism New Zealand, Auckland Convention Bureau and AgriTech New Zealand.