Wednesday, 8 November 2017, 8.30am - 5.30pm

Technology is improving profitability and delivering efficiencies for cropping and livestock enterprises, and creating global opportunities for regionally-based AgTech businesses to supply products and services.

Supporting the exciting development and widespread adoption of robotic technology, drones, precision agriculture and other big data and sensor applications in our region, Central Highlands Development Corporation in partnership with the Queensland Government Department of Agriculture and Fisheries are holding the inaugural AgTeCH17: Build it, Use it, Profit.

Former Executive Producer and Landline Reporter, Peter Lewis, will MC the event, featuring two expert speaker panels discussing early stage and commercial applications of Automation (robotics and drones) and Data enabled and precision agriculture, with plenty of opportunity to ask questions. The day concludes with a tour of 2PH Farms world-class automated packing facilities and another farm location (to be advised) to see the latest in robotics and drone technology in action from SwarmFarm, Komatsu, John Deere, PrecisionHawk, and more.
Network at the end of the day with drinks and dinner at The Emerald Irish Village.

Join us for Central Queensland’s inaugural AgTeCH17: build it, use it, profit.


Register for your tickets below:


  • General Admission

    Ticket price includes lunch, light refreshments, "tour and tyre kicking" in the field. (Evening dinner and drinks at attendees own expense.)



Pete Lewis

MC, Way With Words - Respected Rural Journalist
The director of Brisbane-based consultancy Way with Words after a 35 year career in broadcast... More

Andrew Bate

Managing Director, SwarmFarm Robotics
The vision to develop small, autonomous robotic farming technology came from innovative grain... More

Andrew Greste

General Manager, Waverley Ag, Burren Junction
Andrew grew up in the suburbs of Brisbane, then went on to study a Bachelor of Applied Science,... More

Aaron Marsh

National Technology Solution Expert Manager, Komatsu Australia
Aaron has the responsibility of introduction and market development for intelligent machine... More

Josh Voelker

Manager Australia & New Zealand, PrecisionHawk
Originally from the United States, Josh has been a licensed pilot since the age of 17... More

Karl Wouters

Director, Hunter Drone Services Queensland
Karl is passionate about technology and problem solving. His drone service business couples... More

Stephen Hegarty

Precision Farming Manager, VNET Precision Farming
Stephen leads Vanderfield’s strategy on assisting customers and their advisors with... More

Tim Neale

Principal Agricultural Consultant, Premise Agriculture
Tim is an agricultural consultant with over 20 years’ experience across Australia and... More

Bridie Ohlsson

External Relations Manager, AgriDigital
Bridie heads up the blockchain pilot work and manages AgriDigital’s industry relations... More

Dr Dave Swain

Professor of Agriculture, CQUniversity
Dave Swain's research activities are focussed on precision livestock management. In... More

Derrick Thompson

Senior Manager - Key Account & Business Development, Hitachi Australia
Responsible for business development in the technology area for agriculture and livestock,... More


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McIndoe Function Centre
Opal Street
Queensland Australia 4720

Event Organiser

Kylie Hawkins - CHDC Events Coordinator
0749 824 386

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