Event description

AgResearch Future Feeders is a headline event of New Zealand AgriFood Week, exploring the future of food production from the perspectives of industry leaders, at the forefront of change.

Presenters in this full-day event include the brightest minds entering the primary industries, entrepreneurs and founders of award-winning food products and companies, researchers at the leading edge of consumers insights, global food innovators and labour market experts.

AgResearch Future Feeders will explore how New Zealand must adapt to national and global disruptive factors and opportunities, new and innovative products that are born out of changing consumer trends and how the primary industries can continue to attract new and young talent into the industry.

This event is for anyone focused on the continual improvement and development of agriculture, agribusiness, agritech, food production, innovation, and development.


This is a full day event, split into three sections, with a final panel discussion with all speakers to round off the day.

Future Feeders: Who are our Future Feeders?

  • Cameron Bignall, Manager – Eden Orchards
  • Fatima Imran, Massey University student, Bachelor of Agri Commerce, majoring in International Agribusiness and minoring in Politics.
  • Rebecca Jackson, ASB Rural Banking
  • Cameron Ravenswood, Director – Performance Protein

Game Changers: What’s New on the Menu?

View to 2050: Food for Who?

  • Shamubeel Eaqub, Economist
  • Tracey Phelps, Consumer and Product Insights – Plant and Food Research
  • Mark Piper, Director Group Research and Development – Fonterra
  • Jolon Dyer, Science Group Leader, Food and Bio-based Products – AgResearch


This is a free event. If you'd like to attend, please RSVP here.