Regional Outlook conference comes to Darwin
1 July 2015
Regional economic trends, commodity updates and local issues for the Northern Territory are on the agenda at the Darwin Regional Outlook conference, hosted by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
The 8 July conference will be opened by Federal Member for Solomon, Ms Natasha Griggs.
The Darwin Regional Outlook conference will feature leading private sector speakers and producers, who will explore local and broader issues, including biosecurity, investment in northern development, climate variability and potential for industry growth from live cattle to poppies and barramundi.
ABARES Executive Director Karen Schneider said ABARES economists will discuss the bureau’s agricultural commodity forecasts and analysis of key regional industries.
“Regional Outlook conferences allow ABARES to share commodity forecasts and research results directly with rural and regional communities and key decision makers,” Ms Schneider said.
“Each conference delivers thought-provoking information, from local agricultural data and innovative business practices through to the global economic overview and demand trends.”
Sessions will explore the business of agriculture – producing for profit, Northern Australia – the big picture and doing business in northern Australia.
Ms Schneider said conference delegates can access the latest economic and commodity forecasts, 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 interesting and wide ranging discussion,” Ms Schneider said.
There is no registration fee for the ABARES conference, ensuring motivated delegates can access up to date data and analysis to inform their own activities.
Pre-conference registration is essential.
For more information, download the conference program and registration form.
Date: 8 July 2015
Venue: Charles Darwin University, Blue precinct 1.1.01 building, University North, Casuarina, Northern Territory
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.