Outlook 2017

Welcome to ABARES Outlook 2017 conference - Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities

The ABARES Outlook 2017 conference will be the premier information and networking forum for the agriculture sector.

The Outlook 2017 theme of Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities recognises that while the Australian agriculture sector is highly innovative, the drivers of change are accelerating. Global markets are expanding, consumer preferences are diversifying and the internet’s increasing connectivity is generating data about everything. Businesses will need to adapt and utilise new operating models, markets, technologies and information to grow and prosper.

Be part of the conversation – network with speakers and delegates; hear from industry leading speakers and access the latest forecasts and industry analysis to underpin your strategic planning. Join us in Canberra on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 March.

Peter Gooday, acting Executive Director, ABARES


The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is a research bureau within the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources.

We provide professionally independent research, analysis and advice for government and private sector decision makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Explore the ABARES website for more on publications, surveys, data, media releases and more. 

About Outlook 2017​​​


There’s a range of flexible registration options to help you plan your conference attendance and manage your time away from the office:

  • Earlybird (including dinner, by Friday 20 January 2017) - $1100pp
  • Standard (including dinner, after Friday 20 January 2017) - $1400pp
  • Group rate (including dinner, minimum of four delegates registering together) - $1000pp
  • Single day, excluding dinner – $750pp
  • Dinner ticket (for guests and day registrants) - $125pp



Over two days, hear from industry leading analysts and producers from across Australia at sessions including the economic overview for Australia’s economy and international outlook; a digital innovation panel discussion; global perspectives on agriculture; farm performance; fisheries; novel pest management technologies; grains; water; managing natural capital; natural fibres; climate; emerging industries; dairy; meat; horticulture and winegrapes.

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