Fieldays International

Fieldays International provides qualified international buyers, exhibitors and visitors an opportunity to attend key Fieldays events and network with New Zealand’s agriculture producers, exporters and industry leaders. With fertile land and efficient infrastructure New Zealand produces some of the world’s highest quality foods and beverages. By attending Fieldays you can discover why New Zealand’s farming practices, systems and agritech innovation is highly regarded around the world.

We seek to encourage and promote business collaboration, connections and trade between visitors from around the world with the largest participation of agri-sector exhibitors in the southern hemisphere over the four days of Fieldays.

Registering

Registering as an International Visitor

We encourage companies, international buyers and visitors to register for our Fieldays International Visitor Program and take advantage of all our event has to offer.

The International Business Centre

The International Business Centre (IBC) is a specially designed space to facilitate the exchange between New Zealand’s agribusinesses and international buyers. The IBC offers international visitors and exhibitors a professional environment to relax and conduct business at Fieldays.

The Fieldays team together with New Zealand’s government export and trade agencies are on hand to answer questions about local and international exhibitors and help connect you with New Zealand agribusiness and international delegations.

Private rooms and spaces

  • Private meeting and seminar rooms to cater for 4, 8 or 30 people (bookings essential)
  • Designated areas for business functions
  • Comfortable spaces to take a break
  • Interpreter services available
  • Work spaces with free, unlimited Wi-Fi and power
  • Maps (site maps/world map)
  • Complimentary refreshments
  • Staff on hand to provide information about Fieldays, individual exhibitors and introduction to key NZ agribusiness executives and business owners

To book a meeting room please email your time and room requirements to grace.spiers@nznfs.co.nz

Seminar Series

During Fieldays we offer a range of seminars designed for New Zealand agritech businesses and feature local and international experts working in some of the world’s fastest-growing agritech markets. These free seminars, organised by Callaghan Innovation with support from NZTE, seminars are designed for agriculture businesses, investors and farmers. Each session will include a short presentations by 6 to 8 organisations that will be followed by a panel discussion and Q&A.


Wednesday 12 June, 10.30am-11.30am
How robotics and automation can boost productivity 

Labour shortages and reduced productivity are an ongoing challenge. Robotics and automation offer major opportunities for farming, with the potential to complete repetitive on-farm tasks, freeing up skilled farmworkers.

This seminar will showcase some of these technologies – including autonomous robots, software and AI – and how they’re being used to increase farm productivity.


Thursday 13 June, 9.30am-10.30am
Sustainable farming practices: managing on-farm nutrients 

Sustainable farming practices are critical to New Zealand’s agricultural future. Government is committed to supporting sustainable farming and is establishing dedicated funds to support innovative solutions. Agritech innovations are being used to address effluent management, reduce GHG emissions from livestock, and provide better pastoral management and reliable on-farm monitoring techniques.

This seminar will be a showcase of some of the companies working in this space and the technology being developed to assist with on-farm nutrient management. This tech can help farmers meet regulatory requirements and make better use of resources for greater productivity and returns.


Thursday 13 June, 3.00pm-4.00pm

The power of connected farms: Satellite, UAVs and IoT Technology

New technologies are being used to enable better, more accurate on-farm monitoring and management, giving farmers the ability to make informed decisions about land and stock, and increase productivity. Agritech companies are using satellite technology to drive smart farm applications, delivering innovations in automated feeding systems, virtual fencing and on-farm management systems.

This seminar showcases some of the products and services using satellite connectivity and introduces the NZ Aerospace Challenge looking at how space-based data could revolutionise the agritech sector.


European Union Public Sessions

Wednesday 12 June – 2:15 – 3:30pm
Venue: Rabobank Marquee
New Zealand- European Union Free Trade Agreement Negotiations
This is a great opportunity for you to hear first-hand from political leaders and negotiators about agreement and negotiations. You will hear from New Zealand Trade and Export Growth Minister Hon David Parker, Irish Minister for Business, Enterprise and Innovation Heather Humphreys, Ambassador of the European Union to New Zealand Bernard Savage and New Zealand Chief Negotiator Martin Harvey.

Thursday 13 June – 11:00-12:30pm 
Venue: International Business Centre
EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement and Geographical Indications
Attend the panel discussion about the Geographical Indications in the context of ongoing EU-New Zealand FTA negotiations.

Amazon Web Services

Friday 14 June – 10:00 – 11:00am
Venue: International Business Centre
Amazon Web Services : Supply Chain optimisations and our view of Supply Chain
Hear from Douglas Bellin, Worldwide Lead for Manufacturing at Amazon Web Services, share his perspectives on how technology is both enabling, optimising and changing supply chains in business.

Friday 14 June – 2:00 – 3:00pm
Venue: International Business Centre
Amazon – a Culture of Innovation. Jon Kaehne, ANZ Head of Business Development
Invention comes in many forms and at many scales. The most radical and transformative of inventions are often those that empower others to unleash their creativity.

Tours

Join a group tour to see some of the New Zealand innovations that are solving problems for farmers locally and internationally. Each one-hour, guided walking tour will follow a different theme and will offer participants the chance to hear short talks on new technologies and innovations.

Wednesday 12 June – 3:00pm
Robotics and Automation

Thursday 13 June – 2:00pm
Nutrient Management

Friday 14 June – 10:00am
Satellite, UAV and IoT

Sponsors