Profitability the focus of premier ag conference

13 February 2015

ABARES Outlook 2015 – Australia’s leading forum for public and private decision-makers in agriculture – will mark its 45th annual conference this year with expert analysis of the business of agriculture.

ABARES Executive Director Karen Schneider said renowned national and international speakers would examine the key issues that will drive the profitability of the Australian agriculture sector.

“This year we are privileged to host some of the country’s most influential business leaders, policy makers and primary producers to consider the issues that will define the current generation of Australian agriculture,” Ms Schneider said.

“Outlook 2015 will examine issues including opportunities from increasing global food demand and access to international markets to trends in productivity, farm technology, investing in agribusiness and risk management.”

Keynote speakers at Outlook 2015 include Minister for Agriculture, Barnaby Joyce; CEO of CBH Group, Dr Andrew Crane; founder of the Minderoo Foundation, Andrew Forrest; the World Bank’s Ayhan Kose and Geoff Raby of Geoff Raby & Associates.

They will speak alongside primary producers, leading academics, banking representatives and policy makers.

“The strength of the Outlook 2015 conference stems from the diversity of speakers who share the stage and the wide range of delegates who attend the conference,” Ms Schneider said.

“ABARES Outlook conferences provide an opportunity for delegates from all levels of industry, all sectors of the economy and all parts of the globe to directly address the issues faced by Australian agriculture, fisheries and forestry.”

Key sessions in 2015 include analysis of the current national and global economic environment, investing in agribusiness, managing risk in primary industries, farm performance, innovation in agriculture and new technologies, profitable livestock production and a analysis of key commodities.

ABARES Outlook 2015 will be held on March 3 and 4 at the National Convention Centre in Canberra.

Register your place today. The program and full details are available online at Outlook 2015.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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