With social distance restrictions tightening over March the HARVEST Agri Innovation program was switched from face-to-face masterclasses and reconfigured into remote delivery via live webinars.
Though the COVID-19 crisis meant changing the format of the program, it enabled us to access over 30 expert speakers and panelists from across Australia to share their insights. This has provided a unique opportunity for the HARVEST cohort to connect with a higher number of expert advisors from a greater range of industries.
Sessions covered have included strategic positioning and business planning; export readiness and international expansion planning; legal, business systems as you scale; how to fund your business growth including grants and raising capital; agtech adoption and grower perspectives; maximising your brand value; cross sector tech trends; engaging large clients; agri-food supply chains; and empowering founders as leaders and collaborators.
Sincere thanks to expert speakers Greg Riebe(EIR), Nick Poll, Kent MATLA 麦肯特(Triangle Partners), Darryl Daisley(Pitchers Partners), Cal Foulner(Beanstalk Agtech), Stephen Hall(LATAM), Stuart Crockett, GAICD(WA Commissioner – China) Baldwin, Peter(WA Commissioner, India) Stephen Carroll(RSM),Emma Scotney(Hopgood Ganim), Kay Solanki GAICD(AICD), Brett Savill FAICD(Quantify), Philip McVeigh(CBA), Susan Hall(DPIRD), Sheryl Frame(Accelerating Commercialisation), Brad Jones(Bungulla Farms), Kelly Pearce(Wheatbelt Science) , Ash Teakleand Ross Teakle (Karinya Farms), Karl Rodrigues(Australian Space Agency), Lauren Stafford(Woodside Energy Open Innovation and AROSE Partnerships), Sharna Glover(Imvelo), Jacqui Coombes(AMIRA Global), & Tom Goerke(CISCO Australia’s Innovation Centres), Ben Sudlow (CSBP), Sue Middleton (Agcorp), Mat Roesner (Roesner Pty Ltd), Andrew Mostyn (The Craig Mostyn Group), Doug McKay (Doug McKay Consulting), Simon Foley (Agworld), Peter Gibson (Chrysos Corporation), Andrew Bennett (NERA), Cam Sinclair (Ammo Marketing), Michael Macolino (BDO), Doug Fitch (Agworld), Ruth Keane (Austrade), Sussana Morley-Wong (Grow Consultancy).
Thanks to our wonderful sponsors for continuing to support the HARVEST program in its online format: major sponsor Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development, New Industries Fund, Wrays, CSBP, CBA, Triangle Equity.