Regional Outlook conferences

ABARES Regional Outlook conferences are on hold for now

With the current Australian Government health advice on COVID-19 and reducing public meetings, the ABARES Regional Outlook conferences are on hold until further notice.

We hope to resume the Regional Outlook conferences when safe to do so and will publish a revised calendar on this page.

Contact us to be notified when the new schedule is released, or if you’d like to participate in the program, recommend a speaker, host a trade stand, or nominate an issue to be addressed in the conference program.

The Regional Outlook conferences are an essential part of sharing our commodity forecasts and research results, and hearing from you about key regional agricultural issues. We’ll be working with local organisations to develop a tailored conference program to address key local issues and commodities.

Regional Outlook conferences – these dates and locations on hold:

Location Date
Launceston, Tasmania tba
Albury, New South Wales tba
Warwick, Queensland tba
Albany, Western Australia tba
Horsham, Victoria tba

At each Regional Outlook conference, senior ABARES analysts present the economic overview and forecasts for relevant 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, plus case studies from people taking innovative approaches in their businesses.

Join others from across your region to hear commodity forecasts, discuss industry trends, access information and make new contacts in your community that can encourage new approaches to traditional issues. Delegates include producers, bankers, consultants and other service providers, rural counsellors, local business owners, state and local government staff, regional development groups and others with a passion and commitment to their region.

The Regional Outlook conferences follow from the national Outlook 2020 conference held in Canberra in March, with the theme of Practical steps to reaching $100 billion by 2030.

Last reviewed: 19 March 2020
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