Technological advancements in the agricultural industry will be part of the discussion at this year's diga.tech.
The event will be held on August 20. It will feature speakers from a range of industries discussing what is happening in the digital world.
From agricultural technology to artificial intelligence, diga.tech is held to give professionals in Dubbo a better understanding of advancing technologies and how their day-to-day operations will be affected.
On Friday the first guest speaker was revealed to be food innovation expert and AgThentic CEO Sarah Nolet. As the boss of a global food and agricultural technology consulting firm, she has been instrumental in building the early-stage food innovation ecosystem in Australia.
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Dubbo Chamber of Commerce president Matt Wright said he was very excited for Ms Nolet to be coming to diga.tech.
The advances in agricultural technology was an area overlooked at the inaugural diga.tech last year.
"I think people underestimate advances in technology in the ag sector, but further, I think they underestimate the willingness of the ag sector as well. So it's one thing to have advances in tech, it's another thing to utilise it," Mr Wright said.
"From what we're seeing there's more and more farmers and agricultural businesses out there who are willing to grasp technology to make efficiencies or cost savings or whatever it may be."
Aquawest's Andy Laing said in the last 10 to 15 years technology in the agricultural industry had rapidly advanced.
"A lot of the old school farmers just want to have a valve or a switch, but the newer farmers they want part savings, they want water savings and the technology is there," he said.
"They're getting a report from Germany saying 'your tractor needs a service' or 'your oil temperature is high'. If you've got a centre pivot that's going around, if it gets stuck you want to get a report, you don't want to come back a day later and see you've had water run out."
Mr Laing said new technology allowed for pivots to be controlled via their satellite phone from the United States.
Diga.tech will be held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre. Tickets are available through the Dubbo Camber of Commerce website.
An information evening for interested exhibitors will be held at the Milestone Hotel on Wednesday, May 22 from 5pm.
There were 14 exhibitors featured at the 2018 diga.tech. They included both local businesses and multi-national exhibitors.