Outlook 2019


Outlook 2019 has concluded

It has been a busy two days at Outlook 2019 – the buzz of conversations in the foyer was terrific! Thank you to our speakers and chairs whose generous contribution of their time and expertise ensured a strong and dynamic conference. Thanks also to all the delegates who attended – we trust it was a valuable and worthwhile two days for you, with many new professional contacts forged. We look forward to welcoming back our conference partners and trade stand exhibitors, as well as new partners for 2020.

Speaker presentations are now available online, with YouTube videos of the sessions coming soon.

ABARES will be planning for Outlook 2020 from mid-year – if you have recommendations for sessions, speakers, partnership opportunities, trade stand exhibition or any other aspect, please contact us​.


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Over two days, delegates heard from industry leading analysts and producers from across Australia at sessions including:

  • Keynote Global and national context - economics, geopolitics, and technology
  • Ensuring a world class R&D system
  • Making NRM pay
  • Winning hearts and minds: consumers and communities
  • Hard choices to get to $100 billion
  • Transforming regional Australia
  • Irrigation drought? Outlook for water markets
  • Agriculture in focus – outlook for commodities and farm incomes
  • Making the most of global value chains
  • Lights, camera, action: detecting weeds and pests
  • Opportunities to value add up the food chain
  • Technology: creating opportunities with ag tech
  • Fisheries - making the most from a renewable resource
  • Managing drought and risk in a changing climate

View ​the program


Our partners

  • Major conference partner

    Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

  • Major conference partner

    Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations
  • Conference partner

  • Conference partner

    Fisheries Research and Development Corporation
  • Conference partner

    Murray-Darling Basin Authority 

  • Conference and Wednesday breakfast partner

    Grains Research & Development Corporation
  • Wednesday breakfast partner

    Australian Pork
  • ​Wednesday breakfast partner

    Australian Eggs
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