Regional Outlook Conferences

​​​​Join ABARES at a Regional Outlook conference in your area

ABARES is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2017 Regional Outlook conferences.

The one day conferences are an essential part of sharing our commodity forecasts and research results directly with regional communities. ABARES works with local organisations to develop a tailored conference program and address key local agricultural issues and commodities.

At each Regional Outlook conference, senior ABARES economists present the economic overview and forecasts for key agricultural commodities and farm financial performance. A range of regionally based speakers and producers discuss industry challenges and strategies for growth, investment and innovation opportunities, natural resource management, labour and water issues, plus case studies from people taking innovative approaches in their businesses.

Delegates value hearing the latest commodity forecasts, discussing industry trends and emerging issues as well as making new contacts in their community. Delegates include farmers and other producers, bankers, consultants and other service providers, rural counsellors, local business owners, state and local government staff, regional development groups and many others with an interest in their region.

The Regional Outlook conferences follow the national Outlook 2017 conference in Canberra in March with its theme Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities. This theme 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 use new operating models, markets, technologies and information to grow and prosper.

Understand the outlook for agriculture in your region at a Regional Outlook conference. Contact us to register for program releases, trade stand and sponsorship opportunities and further information.

ABARES Regional Outlook conferences


Renmark, South Australia​

3 May

Darwin, Northern Territory​

5 July

Ararat, Victoria​

26 July

Devonport, Tasmania​

23 August

Kununurra, Western Australia

20 September

Toowoomba, Queensland​

11 October

Tamworth, New South Wales​

15 November​​
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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