10-11 April

Horncastle Arena


A two-day event packed with info on future farming trends, exponential change, new business models and product pathways impacting the food and fibre sector across New Zealand.

Our vision is to help Aotearoa’s food and fibre sector become more innovative, sustainable, collaborative,and profitable, now and into the future.

Grow 2019 is designed to empower you to take tangible action, so you leave ready for what comes next.


Hear from local and global speakers

ABI REMANAN   : CEO & Cofounder; Impact Vision

Abi Ramanan

Co-founder & CEO, Impact Vision


Zenia Tata

Chief Impact Officer, XPRIZE


Raymond McCauley

Principal, Exponential Biosciences


Grant Ryan

Founding Coordinator, The Cacophony Project


What you’ll learn

  • Disruption: Emerging technologies and ideas with the potential to disrupt the status quo

  • Transformation: How technology is transforming the food and fibre sector

  • Kaitiakitanga: Sustainable practices for today and tomorrow

  • Adaptation: New products and new business models for the changing face of the market

  • Action: Workshops and conversations to turn ideas into action

You’ll learn about the future trends that are impacting the food and fibre sector and what to do about them—not based on marketing fluff, but on practical experience from people on the ground.

You’ll connect with a group of like-minded individuals and organisations who are working to help Aotearoa’s primary industries to understand, adapt, and grow in a future that looks nothing like the today.

We won’t just share what’s coming—we’ll connect you with case studies from credible people on who’s tried it, what worked, what didn’t, what’s temporary, and what’s going to be sustainable into the future.


Who should attend

Grow 2019 is designed to bring together people who work across New Zealand’s entire food and fibre sector, from the start of the supply chain to the finished products.

If you’re a farmer, producer, innovator, researcher, educator, student, government or finance worker looking at how to grow Aotearoa’s agriculture industry amidst exponential changes, you won’t want to miss this event.


Grow 2019 Brain Trust

Although Grow 2019 is hosted by Boma New Zealand, producing the summit would not be possible without the expertise, knowledge, and guidance of these gracious individuals.