ABIC 2012 is a fantastic opportunity to showcase to an influential and international agricultural biotechnology audience.

It’s the right time in history to focus on agricultural biotechnology which is why interest in ABIC 2012 is running high. We’ve already confirmed a strong line-up of keynote speakers from some of the world’s leading research, investment and commercial companies in the fields of biotechnology, energy, health, nutrition and food. That includes Du Pont Agricultural Biotechnology, energy crop producer Ceres, Monsanto and investment firm Burrill & Company.

As steering committee member and BioPacific Ventures Executive Director Dr Andrew Kelly puts it: ABIC 2012 is taking place on a rising tide of concern about food supplies, food security and the need to invest in biotechnologies that can improve the efficiency and sustainability of food production. The conference offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get people who can provide solutions to those issues in one room in a beautiful little country that people love to visit.

Achieving the breadth and depth of support promised so far illustrates what a powerful event ABIC 2012 is going to be. Now is the time to be contacting us about the exciting sponsorship opportunities still available.

We are proud to be hosting ABIC 2012 and warmly invite you to join us for the event in Rotorua in September, 2012. 

Dr Paul Tan Chair NZBIO Board of Directors

Dr Suzanne Bertrand Chief Executive, NZBIO

‘Slurry Bugs’ revolutionise sustainable farming practices ‘Slurry Bugs’ revolutionise sustainable farming practices

With a passion for bacteria and sustainable farming, Liz Russell, managing director of Envirosystems UK, will speak about new ways of reusing farm effluents, at the world’s most important Agricultural Biotech meeting,  ABIC 2012 on Sept 2- 6, in Rotorua next month.

Māori partner with agbio leaders to drive growth through scienceMāori partner with agbio leaders to drive growth through science

The Federation of Māori Authorities says supporting the world’s top agricultural biotechnology conference being held in Rotorua in September is an opportunity to connect its members with the best minds in the business.
Media Release, 19th June 2012Media Release, 19th June 2012

The breadth and depth of New Zealand’s approach to sustainability and its ability to collaborate are reflected in the programme announced for the world’s top agricultural biotechnology conference taking place in Rotorua in September.

Media Release, 13th Mar 2012Media Release, 13th Mar 2012

Key players in the global explosion of discoveries and interest in technologies that will fast track the development of affordable bio-based products, including bio fuels, will be in New Zealand this year for ABIC 2012.


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