Outlook 2018

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Outlook 2018 has concluded

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.

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

ABARES will be planning for Outlook 2019 – if you have recommendations for sessions, speakers, partnership opportunities, trade stand exhibition or any other aspect, please contact us at Conferences.


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.

About Outlook 2018 ​​



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

  • Keynote economic overview
  • Farm performance: can digital technology transform farm marketing?
  • Horticulture: connecting with consumers
  • Leading rural transformation
  • The changing regulatory framework in Australia’s export markets
  • Meat: adding value in competitive livestock markets
  • Grains: profiting from market innovation
  • Innovation in policy: rethinking rural investment
  • Future food choices, demand and distribution panel discussion
  • Preparing for tomorrow’s climate today
  • Growing agriculture with new capital and technology
  • Dairy: creating value
  • There’s more to market access than tariffs
  • Shared responsibility and partnerships in contested spaces
  • Future of water markets in the southern Murray Darling Basin​

View ​the program


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