‘Expert Stage’ brings innovators and smart farming insight to FutureAg Expo 2024

Farmers, producers and industry members attending this month’s FutureAg Expo powered by AGRITECHNICA in Melbourne, Australia will have access to agricultural innovators and specialists, with a free ‘Expert Stage’

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To run as part of FutureAg Expo’s free trade exhibition at Melbourne Royal Showground from 17-19 April, the Expert Stage will feature three full days of sessions, with speakers covering a range of key topics, including ag-tech, robotics and AI, as well as sustainable farming practices, data and skilled workforces.

Mike Nissen, Commercial Director at Hannover Fairs said the addition of the new Expert Stage will give all visitors to the FutureAg Expo an opportunity to hear from industry experts, focussing on key products and farming developments on display as part of the exhibition.

„We are pleased to be bringing DLG’s ‘Expert Stage’ concept to FutureAg Expo. This program highlight gathers agricultural specialists for a particular topic and always ends up providing a different perspective on the matter,” says Jens Kremer, managing director, DLG International, the exhibition partner of FutureAg Expo powered by Agritechnica.

“Our Expert Stage will feature some of Australia’s leading agricultural innovators and experts, as well University researchers, giving those who attend a unique and exclusive opportunity to hear from them first-hand and a taste of what the FutureAg two-day conference has to offer.”

“Technology is changing the way we farm in Australia and we are very excited to add this Expert Stage to the FutureAg Expo’s offering next month.”

With more than 125 exhibitors confirmed for next month’s event, the Expert Stage will feature case studies and insights on products and developments from the exhibition floor.

The speakers on the Expert Stage will include Associate Professor Chao Chen, leading Agricultural Robotics Researcher from Monash University, Jon Medway from Charles Sturt University who’ll present on the Future of Precision Ag and Automation, as well as Tim Neale, President of the Australian Agritech Association.

“Ag-tech entrepreneur and Water Founder, Nick Seymour will also feature on the Expert Stage to explore the barriers to adopting agtech,” said Mr Nissan.

“We will also have a special visit from ABC TV’s Muster Dogs, where farmer Russ Fowler and ABC News Breakfast host Lisa Millar who will speak on sustainable farming practices.”

FutureAg Powered by AGRITECHNICA is hosted by Hannover Fairs Australia at Melbourne Royal Showground from 17-19 April, in partnership with the DLG (German Agricultural Society), a non-profit society that runs agricultural exhibitions for knowledge-sharing, including Agritechnica, the world’s leading trade fair for agricultural machinery. A first of its kind in trade events, FutureAg presents numerous region-specific machinery and process solutions from agriculture, covering horticulture, livestock and aquaculture, offering visitors, including farmers and food processors, improved productivity and efficiency. And allowing the agribusiness sector to connect with industry pioneers.

“The conference is an opportunity to connect and collaborate with our industry’s leaders, innovators and professionals, addressing the challenges, opportunities and insights which will advance Australian agriculture now and in the future,” said Mike.

To register or for more information on FutureAg Expo 2024, including exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities, visit w w w. futureagexpo. com. au