August 7-8 – MobileTECH Summit 2013 showcases the latest and upcoming mobile innovations for New Zealand’s primary industries at the James Cook Hotel in Wellington. The two-day event includes smartphones, tablets, mobile apps, satellite and communications systems, intelligent data, machine to machine communications, real-time analytics and web platforms to help revolutionise business operations. The object of the summit is to provide new tools, ideas, case studies and contacts for mobile communications to grow future productivity and profits. For more information, visit www.mobiletechevents.com.
August 20 – The New Zealand Innovators Awards celebrates and recognises great Kiwi innovations, inventors and organisations that have developed new products, services and ventures. To enter or nominate someone, visit www.innovators.org.nz. Entries close on August 20, with finalists announced in September and a winners’ awards evening in Auckland on October 18.
August 31 – Applications close for Nuffield New Zealand 2014 Scholarships, awarded to emerging leaders from a wide range of agricultural backgrounds. For more information and to apply, visit www.nuffield.org.nz.
October 1-15 – World Dairy Expo showcases top dairy genetics, cutting edge research and modern technologies. More than 65,000 dairy producers and industry partners head to the five-day event held in Madison, Wisconsin. The expo encompasses a huge commercial exhibit display area, virtual farm tours, a dairy cattle show and sales of top genetics. For details, visit www.worlddairyexpo.com.
October 1-31 – New Zealand Cheese Month celebrates the country’s specialty cheeses at regional and national events. Visit www.cheeselovers.co.nz to see what is planned for each region.
January 19-23, 2014 – International Dairy Week is the largest annual dairy expo event in Australia and the southern hemisphere. Shows, sales, seminars, tours, plus trade and machinery field days feature in the five-day event. For details, visit www.internationaldairyweek.com.au.