Outlook 2019

Welcome to ABARES Outlook 2019 conference – where we gather to explore the outlook for Australia’s agricultural industries

The ABARES Outlook 2019 conference will be the premier information and networking forum for the agriculture sector.

Outlook 2019 is focused on the outlook for Australia’s agriculture sector, and will connect leading national and international speakers with highly motivated and information seeking delegates at 14 sessions across two days and provide a rich menu of insights, ideas and information relevant to Australian agriculture.

At Outlook 2019 the program and participants will combine to provide something that no other event can offer - a unique combination of public and private sector perspectives, and the latest agricultural analysis and forecasts.

I invite you to Outlook 2019 in Canberra on Tuesday 5 and Wednesday 6 March to network with your colleagues from across agriculture, to hear leading industry speakers and producers, and access the latest industry analysis and insights to underpin your strategic business planning.

Steve Hatfield-Dodds, Executive Director, ABARES

About Outlook 2019 ​


The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) is the research arm of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources. Our mission is to provide professionally independent and world-class multi-disciplinary research, analysis and advice to inform public and private sector decision-makers on significant issues affecting Australia’s agriculture, fisheries and forestry industries. Explore the ABARES website for open access publications, surveys, data, media releases and more.




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Why attend Outlook 2019?

  • Choose from 14 comprehensive sessions featuring leading industry presenters.
  • Join delegates for excellent networking and information opportunities.
  • Hear from keynote and international speakers.
  • Plan your business strategies to stay ahead of competitors.
  • Update your industry knowledge and understanding of industry specific issues.
  • Attend sessions focused on future trends and industry issues.
  • Meet stakeholders from all aspects of the agriculture sector.

Join us in Canberra for Outlook 2019. ​

Showcase your organisation with a trade stand

Introduce your organisation to delegates, offer a convenient meeting point to resume conversations started in sessions and consolidate your presence at Outlook 2019.  Exhibitors can showcase new website tools and apps, launch a flagship publication and connect directly with delegates to build longer term project partnerships.

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

  • Earlybird (two days including dinner, by Friday 25 January 2019) - $1100pp
  • Standard registration (two days including dinner, after Friday 25 January 2019) - $1500pp
  • Group rate (two days including dinner, minimum of four delegates registering together) - $1000pp
  • Single day registration (excluding dinner) - $750pp
  • dinner ticket (for guests and day registrants) - $125pp

    (all prices include GST).

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Reflecting the diverse nature of agriculture, Outlook 2019 sessions will examine:

  • 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
  • Wednesday breakfast partner

    Australian Pork
  • ​Wednesday breakfast partner

    Australian Eggs
  • Wednesday breakfast partner

    Grains Research & Development Corporation
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