• 12-13 NOV
    GFIA in Focus Australia | Brisbane Australia
    12-13 NOV
    GFIA in Focus Australia | Brisbane Australia

Conference programmes

What will our speakers be talking about?

Watch these 30-second videos to find out what some of our speakers will be talking about and why they hope to see you there!

Ben van Delden, Head of Agri Food Tech, KPMG Australia Neena Mitter, Director, Centre for Horticultural Science, QAAFI David Swain, Prof. of Agricultural Systems, CQUniversity Mike Krause, CEO, P2PAgri Timothy Allan, CEO, UBCO Bikes
Andrew Logan, CEO, OneCrop Paul Gapes, General Manager, Pacific Data Systems Karen Caston, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade Barbara George-Jaeggli, Researcher, The University of Queensland David Smith, CEO & Co-founder, Ceres Tag
Eric Dinglassan, Researcher, The University of Queensland John Leslie, Executive Director & Chief Design Engineer, Vertical Farm Systems Lawrence Di Bella, Manager, Herbert Cane Productivity Services Ltd Mark Orr, Co-founder, Zero Harm Farm

Conference programmes

Free to attend, GFIA in Focus will host over 20 hours of ideas, action and debate across two theatres, responding to the biggest challenges we need to overcome to drive sustainable agriculture for increased productivity and food security. The programmes promise a fantastic array of Australian leaders, farmers, agribusiness executives, innovators, scientists, farmer member groups, investors, NGO’s and development experts. Entry is free – register here

Click the links below for further information on each programme.

Session topics include:

> Can controlled environments and protected cropping feed the world?
> International market penetration for Australian smallholder farmers
> Automation and robotics
> Investment: Deals worth discussing
> Innovation sessions
> Navigating government support for your startup/scaleup business
> Future farming and food workshop hosted by QAAFI


Including speakers from: KPMG | Modular Farms Australia | Sundrop Farms | Queensland Farmers’ Federation | Austrade | Hort Innovation | Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation | OneCrop | Farmer Meets Foodie | Quiedan Australia | Rocket Seeder Ltd

Session topics include:

> Is a lack of visibility costing your business
> Digitization of agriculture: Challenges and opportunities for Australia’s food and water security
> Panel: Farmers’ perspective
> Panel: The future is robotic
> Machine learning and the Internet of Things
> Smart water use
> Innovation sessions

Including speakers from: AgForce Queensland | Microsoft | Integrity Systems Company | Jain Agriculture Services Australia | Mort & Co | Herbert Cane Productivity Services Ltd | Branson Farms | Lawson Grains Pty Ltd | The Yield | CSIRO | University of New England

Interested in joining the programme as a speaker? Contact Nicola Davison.