How will preference and tech impact the food industry - what is NZ's role?

Thursday 23 November
8.00am - 9.30am

Landcare Research
54 Gerald Street

Parking on site.

Join us for an exciting interactive session to hear Andrew Plimmer discuss emerging trends in the global food service industry, including consumer preferences, emerging mobile technologies and artificial intelligence, and the role New Zealand can play internationally through smart collaboration.

For those that haven’t attended before, meet at Landcare’s reception for directions to the Seminar room. Breakfast snacks, tea and coffee provided – we look foward to seeing you on the day!

About Andrew

Andrew Plimmer has led international mobile marketing innovation projects with Coca-Cola, AB InBev, Nike, Sony, Universal and many other leading brands, with many world-first in fields such as augmented reality, product recognition and virtual reality.

Andrew (CEO of Motim Technologies Ltd.) is a creative technologist, who helps global brands with next-generation technologies for Millennial and Gen-Z consumer engagement. Plimmer has a high profile in the global food and beverage industry and speaks internationally on technology disruption in that market.

Andrew splits his time between New Zealand and Atlanta, and has worked with global brands across Asia, Europe and North America.

Feed the World 2030: Power of Plants Hackathon

Saturday 2 December - Sunday 3 December
8.00am - 8.00pm

Te Kete Ika, Lincoln University, Ellesmere Junction Rd, Lincoln, Christchurch

Lincoln Hub has teamed up with the Foundation for Arable Research (FAR), AgMARDT & Callaghan Innovation to create a unique challenge, powered by Lincoln University & Creative HQ.

Food presents some of the most dauntingly complex problems around. No good solution can be designed without a careful understanding of the users and interconnected environmental, farming, processing and supply systems.

From pea and insect proteins to synthetic milks and alternative “meats,” the food technology revolution is well underway. Is New Zealand ready to take part in this food movement? How can we sustainably feed our planet’s rapidly-growing population (8.5 billion by 2030)? How can we innovate to create New Zealand’s future agricultural and food industries? Are plant-based protein solutions part of the answer?

Join us for a weekend in Christchurch to shape the future of what we eat and what we grow. Teams will form, ideas will be hatched and developed, and solutions pitched in front of a live panel of judges for a chance to win bragging rights and prizes — not to mention bushels and bushels of fun.

FREE to Attend (Registration required)
Accommodation Options Available

The Power of Plants Hackathon Experience:

Saturday, 2 December (8am-8pm)
• Welcoming Remarks
• Weekend Overview & Innovation Fundamentals
• Pitching of Ideas
• Team Formation Activity
• Get Down to Work
• Lunch
• More Work! More Fun!
• Dinner & Networking

Sunday, 3 December (8am-8pm)
• Morning Coffee & Work Cont’d
• Lunch
• Slides Due!
• Team Presentations
• Nibbles & Networking
• Prize-giving, Closing Remarks & Next Steps

Please note: we’ll feed and water participants throughout the weekend, so no need to bring lunch or dinner.