ABARES Regional Outlook conference is coming to Wodonga
3 September 2014
Economic trends and regional impacts, commodity updates and a host of local issues will be on the agenda at the Wodonga Regional Outlook conference on 18 September.
The Wodonga Regional Outlook conference is hosted by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
The conference features leading private sector speakers and ABARES economists who will discuss agricultural commodity forecasts, share international business experience, analyse key regional industries and explore local challenges such as securing investment, changing land use, irrigation and resilience. The opening address will be delivered by Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie.
Sessions will explore the 'Global economy - local impacts', 'Innovation and productivity' and 'Thriving in a changing environment.'
ABARES Executive Director, Karen Schneider, said the program is tailored to the region and the conference is open to everyone.
"The Regional Outlook conferences are an essential part of ABARES delivery of commodity forecasts and research results direct to rural and regional communities," Ms Schneider said.
"Each conference delivers thought-provoking information, from local agricultural data and innovative business practices through to the global economic overview.
"Conference delegates can access the latest economic and commodity forecasts and scientific data, discuss industry trends, make new contacts in their community, and explore new approaches to traditional issues. With 16 guest speakers taking part there is potential for plenty of discussion."
Group registration rates are available to organisations registering five or more delegates. For more information, download the conference program and registration form at daff.gov.au/abares/regional.
Date: 18 September 2014
Venue: Huon Hill Hotel, 48 Reid Street, Wodonga, Victoria
Time: Registration from 8.30 am, conference 9 am - 4 pm
Cost: $110pp (inc. GST) includes conference entry, access to ABARES recent publications, morning and afternoon tea and lunch, delegate directory and About My Region profile.
Email: ABARES Conferences or call 02 6272 2303/2260 to register. Note that registration for media is complementary.
Media note: Please contact the Department of Agriculture's Media team or call 02 6272 3232.