ABARES Regional Outlook conference is coming to the Riverina on 26 October

​​14 October 2016

​Investing in rural industries, innovation in broadacre cropping and beef production, and intensive and irrigated farming in the Riverina are the key issues on the agenda when Griffith hosts the ABARES Regional Outlook conference on 26 October, with nil registration fees.

The conference’s opening address will be delivered by the Assistant Minister to the Deputy Prime Minister, Luke Hartsuyker MP; leading a line-up of keynote speakers from industry, alongside local producers and ABARES economists.

ABARES acting Executive Director, Peter Gooday, said the one-day conference was a valuable event for those working in agricultural industries in the Riverina and beyond.

“It’s an opportunity for stakeholders in the agriculture sector to meet and discuss the latest economic trends, hear commodity updates and understand opportunities for the sector that will assist in their business planning,” Mr Gooday said.

“Attending the conference is a great way for delegates to build on their industry knowledge and network with colleagues from businesses across the region.”

The conference program will focus on the national and international economic issues affecting the state, agriculture and free trade agreements, weather forecasting, forecasts for regionally significant commodities, innovation in the grain supply chain and feedlot beef production, speciality produce marketing, inland aquaculture, certified organic vegetable production and the regulatory framework for the winegrape industry.

Speakers at the conference include:

  • Trish Gleeson and Lisa McKelvie, ABARES
  • Arianna Sippel, Austrade
  • Steven Lellyett, Bureau of Meteorology
  • Paul Pearsell, Australian Grain Link
  • Tess Herbert, Australian Lot Feeders’ Association
  • Brian Simpson, Riverina Wine Grapes Marketing Board
  • Vito Mancini, Red Belly Citrus
  • Mat Ryan, Riverina Aquaculture
  • Brendan Murray, Nature's Haven.

There is no registration fee to attend, however pre-conference registration is essential. For program information and to registe​r online.


Conference details

Date: 26 October 2016
Date: 26 October 2016
Venue Griffith Exies Club, 6/12 Jondaryan Avenue, Griffith NSW
Time: Registration from 8.30 am, conference 9 am – 4 pm
Cost: Registration is complimentary but pre-event enrolment is required. Download the program and register online.

Registration includes: conference entry, access to ABARES recent publications, morning and afternoon tea and lunch, delegate directory, About My Region profile and data.
Contact: Conferences or call 02 6272 2303.

Media: Please contact the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ Media team or call 02 6272 3232 to arrange interviews.

ABARES Regional Outlook conferences are held in each state and the Northern Territory. They follow the national Outlook 2016 conference held in Canberra in March, with its theme of Investing in agriculture – growing our future. For more information on the national Outlook conference.​​
Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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