Perth secures APAC’s largest agri-tech conference for 2021

Business Events Perth has successfully wrestled evokeAG – Asia-Pacific’s largest agri-tech event – from the grasp of Melbourne for the 2021 edition.

The event will take place on February 16 and 17 next year, and is expected to attract around 1,500 delegates from around 20 countries including primary producers, small and medium businesses, start-ups, investors, researchers, innovators, universities and corporates to showcase their products and attract investors.

evokeAG heads to Perth next year

evokeAG was held for the past two years in Melbourne.

To secure this event, Business Events Perth partnered with the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development and the Department of Jobs, Tourism, Science and Innovation.

In a statement, Gareth Martin, Business Events Perth’s chief executive, said: “Business conferences and events are a crucial part of Western Australia’s tourism industry and supports the State Government’s Diversify WA strategy to create jobs by growing and diversifying the local economy.

“Primary industries and tourism are part of the six priority economic sectors identified for growth by Diversify WA and Business Events Perth is focused on securing more conference events in these sectors as a key catalyst to promote a thriving economy in Western Australia.”

In 2018-19, Business Events Perth generated around A$153 million (US$101 million) for the state’s economy in business visitor spend.

Sponsored Post