Kununurra Regional Outlook conference

​​20 September 2017 at the Ibis Styles Kununurra, Messmate Way in Kununurra, Western Australia

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

Join others from around your region to hear the latest economic trends and agricultural commodity updates from ABARES speakers, as well as business innovation stories from local business people and producers.


8.30 am Registration

Innovation in agriculture – capturing the opportunities

CHAIR Matt Brann, ABC Rural

9.00 AM Welcome to Country​​

Opening address by Melissa Price MP, Member for Durack

9.30 AM Alistair Davidson, ABARES - Big picture issues affecting northern agriculture
9.50 AM Lorraine Gordon, Farming Together - Increasing returns through collaboration

10.10 AM Questions and discussion

10.30 AM Morning tea

Growing the northern cattle industry

CHAIR Catherine Marriott, Kimberley Pilbara Cattlemen’s Association

11.00 AM Rohan Nelson, ABARES, Commodity outlook and issues
11.20 AM Simon Westaway, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council - Winning the hearts and minds of the Australian public on live exports
11.40 AM Rick Ford, Hancock Prospecting - Using technology to drive up cattle industry productivity
12.00 PM Chris Lawlor, International Animal Health Products - Biological control of livestock parasites

12.20 PM Questions and discussion

1.00 PM Lunch

Expanding and diversifying northern agriculture in a changing environment

CHAIR Andrew Hodgson, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

2.00 PM Sally Clarke, Office of Northern Australia - The Office of Northern Australia and our role in expanding northern agriculture
2.20 PM Jim Engelke, Kimberley Agricultural Investment - Building the Ord
2.40 PM Glenn Cook​, Bureau of Meteorology - Climate variability and change: what might the future hold for the Kimberley?
3.00 PM Dave Menzel, Barradale - Farming in the Ord: a dam success

3.20 PM Questions and discussion

4.00 PM Afternoon tea and close

Registration includes:

  • conference entry
  • morning and afternoon teas, and lunch
  • copy of the delegate directory for easier networking
  • copy of ABARES ‘About my region’ agricultural industries profile
  • access to ABARES recent publications.
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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