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Tuesday 3 March

Royal Theatre 9.00 – 10.30am

Welcome to Country

Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Economic overview

Karen Schneider, ABARES - The business of agriculture
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Alan Oster, National Australia Bank - Outlook for the Australian economy over the short to medium term
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Ayhan Kose, The World Bank - Global economic prospects: disappointments, divergences and expectations
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Geoff Raby, Geoff Raby & Associates - China’s economic prospects and the implications for Australian agricultural exports
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Royal Theatre 10.30 – 11.00am

Opening address

The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP
Minister for Agriculture
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11.00am – 11.30am Morning tea
Royal Theatre 11:30am – 1:00pm

Investing in agribusiness

Chair: Jo Evans,​ De​partment of Agriculture

Andrew Crane, CBH Group - Investing in agribusiness - creating value for the Australian economy and society
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Andrew Forrest, Minderoo Foundation - Waterproofing Australia

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Tony Johnson, EY - Building a better working world for Australian agribusiness and farmers

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1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
Royal Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Bradman Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Menzies Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Nicholls Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Northern Australia

 - Q&A Video an​d transcript

Chair: Michael Guerin, growNORTH, Northern Australia Collaborative Research and Development Bid

Jammie Penm, ABARES - Market prospects for agriculture in northern Australia

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Georgia Underwood, Japfa Santori Australia - Continuing cattle culture – Indonesian ownership

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Luke Bowen, Northern Australia Development Office - Northern development – Australia’s imperative
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The Australian grains industry in 2020

 - Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: John Harvey, Grains Research and Development Corporation

Neil Thompson, ABARES - Prospects for grains to 2019-20

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David Fienberg, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre - Market opportunities for Australian grains in Asia

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Luke Fraser, Juturna Infrastructure - The $20 per tonne solution: how Australia can get serious about its freight costs​​

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Communicating food quality

 - Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Wendy Umberger, University of Adelaide - Consumer demand for quality

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Trent De Paoli , Austchilli / Nuffield Scholar - Firing up the business of horticulture
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Dylan Skinns, Austral Fisheries - Building relationships with chefs and consumers to develop markets for innovative seafood products​

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Deborah Wray, Wray Organic - Certified organic retailers: in the business of farming

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Managing risk in primary industries

 - Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: Jo Evans, Department of Agriculture

Mark Burgman, University of Melbourne - What is risk and why does it matter to farmers?

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Neil Plummer, Bureau of Meteorology - Managing climate risk when the past is no longer the best guide​

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Michael Carroll, Food and agribusiness company director - A perspective on risk and the farm enterprise

Andrew Trotter, Latevo International - Mitigating catastrophic risk in Australian agriculture​

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3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon tea
Royal Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm
Bradman Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm
Menzies Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm
Nicholls Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm

Farm performance - the dollars and the cents

 - Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: Simon Talbot, National Farmers’ Federation

Peter Gooday, ABARES - Farm performance and productivity

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Graeme McConnell, Planfarm - Small changes to your farming business to double profit​

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Sasha Courville, National Australia Bank - Investing in natural capital for agribusiness profitability and resilience
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David Brownhill, Merrilong Pastoral Company / Nuffield Scholar - Our farming future

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Profitable livestock production

Chair: Richard Norton, Meat & Livestock Australia

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Trish Gleeson, ABARES - Livestock – emerging markets, competitiveness and farmgate returns

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Jason Strong, Australian Agricultural Company - Maximising margins while producing what consumers want

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Michael Lyons, ‘Wambiana’, QLD / Nuffield Scholar - Working with nature for sustainable profits

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Kate Brabin,Certified Angus Group - Brands benefiting farm gate returns​

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Horticulture - profit-enhancing innovations

Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: David Moore, Horticulture Innovation Australia Limited

Brian Moir, ABARES - Outlook for horticulture production and trade

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Harry Debney, Costa Group - Meeting the growth and profit challenge in horticulture

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Andrew Harty, Citrus Australia - Citrus to China: opportunities and challenges

Jackie Healing, Coles - Innovation from paddock to plate: a retailer'​s perspective

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Dairy

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Chair: Andrew Metcalfe, EY

Peter Collins, ABARES - Outlook for dairy​

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Greg Dennis, Scenic Rim 4 Real Milk - When all that is old – becomes new again

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Mark Bennett, ANZ - Australian dairy – milk of the future

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6.30pm for 7.00pm

Conference dinner with presentations to the 2015 recipients of the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and the Australian Biosecurity Awards
Dinner Master of Ceremonies Ms Bernie Hobbs

Wednesday 4 March

Royal Theatre 9.00 – 10.30am

Global growth

 - Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Alan Oxley, ITS Global - Importance of trade and market access issues to Australian agriculture

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Greg Pompelli, Economic Research Service, United States Department of Agriculture - Outlook for global food demand and opportunities in Asia

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Gilles Boumeester, Rabobank The Netherlands - Australian agriculture – taking its part of global food and fibre demand
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Royal Theatre 10.30 – 11.00am

Opening address

The Hon. Warren Truss MP
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development

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Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

11.00am – 11.30am Morning tea
Royal Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm
Bradman Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm
Menzies Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm
Nicholls Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm

Cutting red tape in agriculture

Chair Karen Schneider, ABARES

The Hon. Christian Porter MP, Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister

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Lisa Elliston, ABARES - Deregulation achievements and priorities in the agriculture portfolio

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Terry Nolan Nolan Meats -There’s always a better system

Rob Forlong, Environmental Protection Authority New Zealand - Pesticides and pavlova: a New Zealand perspective on getting regulation right

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Future technologies for future profitability

Q&A Video and transcript

Chair: Selwyn Snell, Council of Rural Research and Development Corporations

Bronwyn Harch, Queensland University of Technology  - Technology transfer: reaping the benefits of non-agricultural research

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Tim Neale, PrecisionAgriculture.com.au - Profiting from proven technologies: the case of precision agriculture

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Lyndall Bull, Lynea Advisory - Innovation in the forest sector: buzzword or essential and indispensable?

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Salah Sukkarieh, University of Sydney - Field robotics, intelligent sensors and big data for future horticulture enterprises

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Sheep and wool – the horns of profitability

Chair: Paul Swan​, Australian Wool Innovation

Caroline Gunning-Trant, ABARES - Outlook for sheep and wool

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Jimmy Jackson, Australian Wool Innovation - Reducing the Australian wool industry’s reliance on China

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John Ramsay, Ramsay Agriculture, TAS - Changing directions for a more positive future

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David Counsell, ‘Dunblane’, QLD - Pastoral sheep - profitable but under threat

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Fisheries and aquaculture - new markets, new opportunities

Chair: Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture

Robert Curtotti, ABARES - Fisheries and aquaculture – seafood prospects and competitiveness

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Arno Verboon, Fremantle Octopus - Octopus – delivering new export opportunities

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Dallas Donovan, Seafarms Group - Prawn farming in the North — fulfilling the potential

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Arthur Raptis, A. Raptis & Sons - The future of the seafood industry

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12.45pm – 2.00pm Lunch
Royal Theatre 2.00 – 3.30pm

Megatrends future agriculture

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Opening comments: Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture

Facilitator - Mick Keogh​, Australian Farm Institute

Panellists

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Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck​, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture
Stefan Hajkowicz​, CSIRO
Matt Linnegar, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Richard Heath, University of Sydney
David Pearce, The Centre for International Economics

 

Closing comments from Karen Schneider, Executive Director, ABARES
Conference end
3.45pm – 5.00pm Delegate drinks courtesy Nuffield Scholars and the  Australian Rural Leadership Foundation


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2015 Regional Outlook Conferences

  • 1 May - Hobart, Tasmania
  • 30 July - Coonawarra, South Australia
  • 4 September - Tamworth, New South Wales
  • 2 May - Cardina, Victoria
  • 1 August - Northam, Western Australia
  • 10 October - Darwin, Northern Territory
  • 12 June - Townsville, Queensland