Manawatū is ready to play host to the second New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week in March 2017.
New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week in association with ASB is designed to help New Zealand agrifood businesses succeed through the development of innovation, investment and people.
Project managed by Central Economic Development Agency (CEDA), the week will deliver a dedicated programme of events designed to connect, challenge and grow the agrifood industry.
Malcolm Bailey, Chair of CEDA, says the week will engage and bring together participants from right across the food value chain – from molecule to mouth – to attend nationally important forums, showcases and workshops.
The Sheep Milk NZ Conference, New Zealand Future Farms, NZ Agribusiness Investment Showcase, ASB Perspective 2025, Central Districts Field Days, and Plate of Origin are national highlights of the week.
“The events are designed to establish connections, fuel problem solving, and encourage debate,” says Mr Bailey.
ASB general manager rural Mark Heer says ASB is delighted to return as a sponsor to AgriFood Investment Week 2017.
“The inaugural event was a terrific success, showcasing innovation and investment opportunities within the agrifood sector, and providing valuable connections and inspiration for those involved,” Mr Heer says. “The sector is rich in opportunity, and the week does a great job promoting awareness and bringing together leaders from across the agricultural value chain. “ASB is very proud to sponsor this event, and it will be another calendar highlight for ASB’s rural team in 2017.”
New Zealand AgriFood Investment Week will take place March 13-18, 2017.