New mobile technology wanted for primary sector event

Drones, mobile technology and more will be on show at MobileTECH 2017 in Rotorua.

Are you a red meat sector mobile technology inventor or talker? If so, you’ll want to get yourself along to one of New Zealand’s leading cross-industry technology events next year.

Now in its fifth year, MobileTECH attracted nearly 350 attendees from the agricultural, horticultural and forestry industries earlier this year. Organisers, Connex, say it has become a key meeting place for technology leaders, innovative developers, early adopters and the next generation of primary sector operators. They have just announced the 2017 show will take place on 22 and 23 March 2017 in Rotorua, New Zealand and they’re looking for new mobile technology and presenters for the event.

MobileTECH’s mission is to create a platform of change for New Zealand’s primary sector and the 2017 theme is ‘disruptive innovations’, Ken Wilson, the shows’s programme manager says.

“With new digital and wireless technologies transforming the way we operate our businesses, New Zealand’s primary industry has an opportunity to lead the world in how the technologies are adopted and who the innovators are,” he says, adding that the new Tech Talks generated a lot of interest during the last MobileTECH programme and for 2017 the organisers are looking to really expand on the format.

The Tech Talks gives presenters five minutes to passionately showcase their idea, product or service on-stage live and direct to the primary sector. These are quick-fire sessions dedicated to promoting the best mobile technologies and innovations within the sector.

“Applications are now open to those interested in being part of the Tech Talks presentations for 2017. If you are a developer, innovator, technology supplier, service provider or researcher targeting the primary sector, the MobileTECH team would like to hear from you,” says Wilson.

Technologies can involve; mobile communications, productivity apps, cloud computing, the internet of things, automation, remote sensors, smart customer integrations, rural connectivity, mobile hardware, big data, aerial drones, M2M, robotics, satellite mapping, communications, data ownership and field capture tools.

If you are interested in being part of the Tech Talks or the programme itself, go to for application details.

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