Traralgon Regional Outlook conference

​5 October 2016

Traralgon Vineyard
140 Burnets Road
Traralgon, Victoria

Registration is complimentary for all delegates, however pre-event registration is essential. Delegates can register online or complete the registration form in the pdf program available on this page.


8.30 am Registration

Investing in rural industries - growing our future

CHAIR Bridget Fitzgerald, ABC Rural

9.00 am Welcome to Country

Opening address
The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Infrastructure and Transport
Federal Member for Gippsland

9.30 am Peter Gooday, ABARES – National and international issues affecting Victoria
9.50 am Tonya Shallcross, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Agriculture, trade, foreign investment and FTAs – the Australian situation
10.10 am Questions and discussion
10.30 am Morning tea

Where to now for the dairy industry

CHAIR Brian Norwood, Agribusiness Gippsland

11.00 am Peter Collins, ABARES –Outlook for dairy
11.20 am Noel Campbell, United Dairy Farmers of Victoria - Understanding risk in a volatile market
11.40 am Matt Watt, Fonterra - Challenges and opportunities: the future of Australian dairy
12.00 pm Scott Price, Rabobank - Financing dairy investment: a banker’s perspective
12.20 pm Questions and discussion
1.00 pm Lunch

Operating in a changing environment

CHAIR Scott McArdle, Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources

2.00 pm Tarini Casinader, Bureau of Meteorology - Improving environmental intelligence: towards better decision making
2.20 pm Mick Keogh, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission - Making markets work: the ACCC’s approach to agriculture supply chains
2.40 pm Rowan Paulet, Millring Pastoral - Beef - it's UnBEETable
3.00 pm Emma Germano, Germano Produce - Growing horticulture exports
3.20 pm Questions and discussion
4.00 pm Close and afternoon tea

Registration includes:

  • conference entry
  • access to ABARES recent publications
  • morning and afternoon tea and lunch
  • delegate directory
  • profile data – about my region
  • networking opportunities.
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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