Conference Highlights

Why Join This Conference

10 REASONS WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND

  1. Be part of the exclusive gathering of business leaders, innovators, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and thinkers for meaningful exchanges to catalyze Smart Farming developments
  2. Stay ahead of the technology curve and discover what’s truly cutting-edge within the Smart Farming sphere to future-proof your farms
  3. Embrace new precision agriculture technologies intelligently to enhance efficiency and yield
  4. Acquire actionable insights, proven solutions and effective strategies to accelerate your Smart Farming initiatives
  5. Engage and network with some of most innovative minds at the forefront of the Smart Farming community to build valuable partnerships
  6. Exclusive international and local case studies shared by prominent speakers who have played imperative roles in realizing Smart Farming initiatives
  7. 360-degree Approach in Smart Farming: Evaluate Smart Farming initiatives in a holistic approach from policies, infrastructure planning, environment sustainability, precision agriculture, IoT, robotics, automation, AI, data privacy and security
  8. Invaluable takeaways from best practices, market-leading and award-winning case studies and practical insights on how Smart Farming can be implemented in a cost-effective manner to drive better efficiency and yield
  9. Interactive, outcomes-focused “How To” roundtable discussions, panels, fireside chats to get all pressing questions answered and to assist delegates to successfully map out Smart Farming transformation journey for various sector specific crop types
  10. An exclusive platform for industry experts to address Smart Farming challenges, share integrated technological solutions and forge new valuable partnerships

Hot Topics to be Discussed

  • Transforming Smart Farms with Internet of Things (IoT) and Predictive Analytics
  • How Robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) transform Australian farming by Countering Labor Shortages and Slashes Weeding Costs by 90%
  • Innovative Technologies to Boost Soil Fertility
  • Enhancing Automation with Driverless Tractors
  • How Vertical Farming Can Accelerate Crop Growth
  • How Smart Drones Can Improve Crop Health and Detect Disease Early
  • Big Data Analytics to Predict Weather
  • Blockchain: Increasing Food Provenance and Transparency
  • Water-Smart Farms: Reducing Water Requirements with Smart Irrigation
  • Improving Soil Fertility with Soil Analytics
  • Optimizing Smart Farming Systems Across Australia
  • Innovative Soil Management Techniques: Soil Carbon Sequestration

Pre-Conference Activity

3 December 2018

AUSTRALIA TOP SMART FARMING INNOVATIONS SITE TOUR

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IoT, Environmental Sensors and Precision Agriculture
Hawkesbury campus, Western Sydney University

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An exciting Internet of Things (IoT) solution is being implemented on Western Sydney University’s Hawkesbury campus to assist management of the irrigation of fodder crops with recycled water, and demonstrate precision agriculture for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security students within the School of Science and Health. The Yield is a system of microclimate, soil and environmental sensors connected by 6LoWPAN communications across its Farm Area Network through a gateway to a cloud-based IoT platform. Microclimate meteorological and growing condition data and predictions are developed through an AI learning system and accessible through phone and tablet apps. This data and predictions will be used by the Farm Production Manager for scheduling irrigation for water use efficiency and optimal production.