Darwin Regional Outlook conference

​​​​​​8 July 2015
Charles Darwin University
Blue precinct 1.1.01 building
University North
Casuarina NT


8.30 am Registration

The business of agriculture – producing for profit

Chair Matt Brann, ABC Rural

9.00 am Welcome to Country

Natasha Griggs
Member for Solomon
Opening address 

9.30 am Karen Schneider, ABARES National and international issues affecting the region
9.50 am Luke Bowen, National Australia Development Office This northern business
10.10 am Questions and discussion
10.30 am Morning tea

Northern Australia – the big picture

CHAIR Alister Trier, Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries NT

11.00 AM Trish Gleeson, ABARES Commodity outlook for the Northern Territory
11.20 AM Joel Lisonbee, Bureau of Meteorology - When the past is no longer the best guide...
11.40 AM Cameron Hall, Elders International Trading - Asian demand, live cattle – market confidence
12.00 PM Gerard Davis, Australian Agricultural Company - After the abattoir – impacts of export
12.20 PM Questions and discussion
12.40 PM Lunch

Doing business in northern Australia

Chair Ruth Wallace, Charles Darwin University

2.00 PM Stephen Radeski, ANZ Facilitating investment in northern development
2.20 PM Jonathan Benyei, Department of Agriculture – Biosecurity underpins northern agriculture
2.40 PM Andrew Tomkins, TPI Enterprises – NT’s poppy potential – capital lessons
3.00 PM Dan Richards, Humpty Doo Barramundi – From little fish big fish grow
3.20 PM Questions and discussion
3.40 PM Close and afternoon tea

Registration is complimentary for all delegates, however pre-event registration is essential

Registration includes:

  • conference entry
  • access to ABARES recent publications
  • morning and afternoon tea and lunch
  • delegate directory
  • profile data – about my region
  • networking opportunities.