Regional Outlook conference comes to Strathalbyn
25 May 2015
Regional economic trends, commodity updates and local issues are on the agenda at the Strathalbyn Regional Outlook conference, hosted by the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES).
The 10 June conference will be opened by the Federal Member for Mayo and Assistant Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development, the Honourable Jamie Briggs MP.
The Strathalbyn Regional Outlook will feature leading private sector speakers and producers, who will explore local challenges such as family farming, developing supply chains from gate to plate, weather and climate trends, horticultural business, capacity building in agriculture and profiting from food loss.
ABARES Chief Commodity Analyst, Dr Jammie Penm, 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 direct to rural and regional communities and key decision makers,” 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.”
Sessions will explore ‘The business of agriculture—producing for profit’, ‘Generating business—improving productivity’ and ‘Thriving in a changing environment.’
Dr Penm said 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,” Dr Penm said.
Strathalbyn Regional Outlook will close with a networking function hosted by the Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), featuring Chair of Primary Producers SA, Rob Kerin, who will discuss the 90 day transport project—implications for primary producers.
There is no registration fee for the ABARES 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 from 2015 Regional Outlook Conferences.
Date: 10 June 2015
Venue: Strathalbyn Racing Club, Dry Plains Road, Strathalbyn, SA
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.