Want to learn more about agrifood tech in the Asia Pacific and rub shoulders with like-minded innovators and producers? Join our team members, Pete Sheridan and Alex Cheal, at evokeAG on 21-22 February 2023 in Adelaide, South Australia.
To help you make the most of evokeAG. 2023: Down to Earth, check out this list of must-dos.
Over two days, 125+ change makers and thought leaders in agrifood technology from eight nations will guide 1,600 attendees through the trends, challenges, and opportunities that will shape the future of food and agriculture.
1. Plan your schedule.
Filter the Program on the website by topic to zero in on your interests, for example biosecurity, sustainability, investment, consumer insights, carbon farming, and Indigenous agriculture. You can also favourite these sessions in the event app so that you can easily manage your schedule and know exactly where you need to be and when.
2. Make sure your profile is visible so people can reach out and connect via the app
evokeAG brings together the entire agrifood ecosystem – producers, innovators, researchers, corporates, government and investors – to one location to connect and collaborate. Make the most of this opportunity and the networking app. Make sure your profile is visible to other delegates in the app so they can contact you.
3. Tee up meetings in advance.
Search the 2023 speakers, partners, and delegates in the event app and send them a message. Or use the ‘networking functionality’ in the event app to connect and ‘request a meeting’ with delegates aligned to you and your business objectives. Line up a meeting in the RSM Business lounge, or a coffee pre or post event.
4. Bring business cards.
Don’t forget your business card. With 1,500 people in the one place, and countless conversations you’ll want to remember who you have met with. A business card is a simple reminder. Also each delegate’s lanyard will have a QR code for you to scan. The event app will note your connections and their contact details so you can continue the conversation when you get back to the office.
5. Quality, not quantity
Aim to set up a few meetings but also make the most of chance encounters in the UPL Coffee Cart line, or in The Hive while you’re making your way around the exhibitions.
6. Take notes – school is in
Bring a phone, laptop, tablet or notepad to take notes on the sessions that hit home for you. Create a list of the two or three things you will do when you get home, and immediately put the information into action.
7. Don’t miss the sideline events
Make the most of your time in Adelaide, and the opportunities to take a deeper dive into some of the topics that we’ll explore on 21-22 February. Event partners are hosting a number of sideline events on Monday, 20 February and Thursday, 24 February for producers, investors, corporates and startups.
8. Follow-up after the event
With so much to see and do, and a host of new connections, it’s easy for people to forget your name. Follow up with an email, text or direct message after the event with those you would like to stay in contact with to ensure the relationship builds over time.
The full article on the evokeAG website can be seen here.