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E Tipu 2021 : The Boma NZ Agri Summit

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This article was published on 29 March 2021

11 - 12 May 2021
Christchurch Town Hall
E Tipu 2021

Callaghan Innovation is thrilled to be partnering with E Tipu 2021 : The Boma NZ Agri Summit on 11-12 May at Christchurch Town Hall.

It’s set to be the biggest food and fibre event of the year, created to help Aotearoa tackle the huge questions that exponential change presents for our primary industries. 

Join us to shape the future of food and fibre, and explore how we can support the sector to become more innovative, sustainable, collaborative, and profitable - now and into the future. 

Secure your ticket now to experience two days of:

  • 20+ future-focused speakers
  • Interactive sessions and workshops
  • New insights and innovative exhibits
  • Valuable cross-sector networking; and more

Plus, E Tipu 2021 attendees get exclusive access to off-site experiences around Canterbury during the week of the event.

Virtual Experience tickets are also available - enabling virtual attendees to watch the E Tipu 2021 talks, connect with other virtual and physical attendees, participate in virtual-only workshops, engage with live polls and special Q&As, and more.

Secure your general or virtual ticket now at

Exclusive E Tipu 2021 Experiences

Attendees of E Tipu 2021 are invited to register for four exclusive Experiences, curated by Callaghan Innovation and ChristchurchNZ. These events will give a behind-the-scenes look at innovation in Canterbury’s food and fibre sector.

Each Experience will enable attendees to engage with business owners, learn more about the exciting innovation taking place around the Canterbury region, and get their hands dirty out in the field, where the real magic happens.

Seats for each E Tipu Experience are limited, and will be booked on a first come, first served basis.

Check out our Experience Day

Agritech in the Field: Vegetable Technology from Seed to Store
Monday 10 May 2021 | 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

A one-day Callaghan Innovation interactive event for growers, agritech innovators, researchers and those interested in the horticulture sector and its value chain.

Through a series of site visits, attendees will experience first-hand demonstrations of the latest agritech innovations, including Midlands Seed’s competitive advantage in hybrid vegetable seed production, and Wyma Solutions’ tech to create efficiencies around vegetable post-harvest processing.

Plant & Food Research will showcase its latest project developments in digital technologies, such as artificial intelligence for automated plant analysis, hyperspectral imaging and analysis for plant disease detection and surveillance, and new concepts in insect pollination management and associated biodiversity, and artificial pollination. 

Full details on all the Experience Days, including ChristchurchNZ activity can be found here