Devonport hosts first Regional Outlook conference for 2015
1 April 2015
Economic trends and regional impacts, commodity updates and a host of local issues will be on the agenda at the Devonport Regional Outlook conference, hosted by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), on 29 April.
The conference will be opened by Federal Member for Braddon, Mr Brett Whiteley MP, and will feature leading private sector speakers who will explore local challenges such as securing investment, recreational fisheries, weather and climate trends, business planning and biosecurity.
Sessions will explore the ‘The business of agriculture – producing for profit’, ‘Generating productivity and innovation’ and ‘Thriving in a changing environment.’
ABARES economists will discuss the bureau’s agricultural commodity forecasts and analysis of key regional industries.
Dr Jammie Penm, Chief Commodity Analyst for ABARES, will speak on ‘National and international issues affecting the region’.
“Regional Outlook conferences are an essential part of ABARES delivery of commodity forecasts and research results direct to rural and regional communities,” Dr Penm said.
“Each conference delivers thought-provoking information, from local agricultural data and innovative business practices through to the global economic overview and demand trends.
“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 the range of speakers taking part there is potential for plenty of discussion.”
The bureau is waiving registration fees for the conference, ensuring motivated delegates can access up to date data and analysis to inform their own work activities.
Pre-conference registration is essential.
For more information, download the conference program and registration form.
Date: 29 April 2015
Venue: Waterfront Function Centre, 17 Devonport Road, Devonport Tasmania
Time: Registration from 8.30 am, conference 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Registration is complimentary but pre-event enrolment is required. Registration includes: conference entry, access to ABARES recent publications, morning and afternoon tea and lunch, delegate directory, About My Region profile data.
Media: Please contact the Department of Agriculture’s Media team or call 02 6272 3232 for interview requests.