Regional Outlook conference is coming to Goondiwindi
21 July 2014
Economic trends and regional impacts, commodity updates and a host of local issues will be on the agenda at the Goondiwindi Regional Outlook conference on 31 July.
The Goondiwindi Regional Outlook conference is hosted by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) in partnership with the Murray-Darling Basin Authority. The opening address will be delivered by Senator Matthew Canavan, Senator for Queensland.
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 sustainable water and land.
Sessions will explore the 'Global economy - local impacts', 'Productivity, opportunity and innovation', 'Water infrastructure in a changing environment' and 'Leading rural change.'
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 hear commodity forecasts, discuss industry trends, access information and make new contacts in their community that encourage new approaches to traditional issues.
"We have also introduced a group registration rate available to organisations registering five or more delegates.
"Attending the conference is a valuable opportunity to access the latest economic and scientific data and information for decision makers in the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sectors. It encourages discussion on issues of economic viability, community vitality and environmental sustainability."
For more information, download the conference program and registration form at www.daff.gov.au/abares/regional.
Date: 31 July 2014
Venue: O'Shea's Royal Hotel, 48 Marshall Street, Goondiwindi, QLD.
Time: Registration from 8.30 am, conference 9 am - 5 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 2303/3051 or 0408 487 825 to register. Note that registration for media is complimentary.