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 and CEO, Impact Vision


Tim Cannon

Founder and CEO, Livestock Labs

   RAYMOND MCCAULEY   : Biohacker

Raymond McCauley

Principal, Exponential Biosciences


Rachel Taulelei 

CEO, Kono


Cherrie Atilano

Founder and CEO, AGREA


Kerensa Johnston

CEO, Wakatu Incorporation


Zenia Tata

Chief Impact Officer, XPRIZE


Grant Ryan

Founding Coordinator, The Cacophony Project


What you’ll learn

  • Turbocharge the Farm

  • Food 2.0

  • Kaitiakitanga

  • Local Focus

  • Track.Trust.Trace

  • New Models and Collaboration

  • Bridging the Gap

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.


Kimberley Ansell

Manager, Te Hono

John Brakenridge

CEO, New Zealand Merino

Margot Christeller

Canterbury Mayoral Forum

Melissa Clark-Reynolds

Director, Beef + Lamb New Zealand

Abby Foote

Independent Director

Anne Hindson

General Manager, New Zealand Rural Leadership Trust

Toni Laming

CEO, Blinc Innovation

Juliet Maclean

Co-founder, Onside; Chair, Nuffield New Zealand Farming Scholarship Trust

Raymond McCauley

Principal, Digital Biosciences

Mavis Mullins

Chair, Taratahi Institute of Agriculture

Andrew Priest

CEO, Ngāi Tahu Farming

Ruth Richardson

Director, Synlait Milk; Chair, NZ Wool

Sue Suckling

Independent Director

Ian Taylor

Owner, Animation Research Limited

Rachel Taulelei

CEO, Kono

Greg Urquhart

BDM, Computer Concepts Limited