ABARES Regional Outlook conference comes to Hobart on 27 April

6 April 2016

Tasmanians can hear firsthand the latest outlooks for the state’s agricultural and fisheries industries, when the ABARES Regional Outlook conference comes to Hobart on 27 April.

ABARES Executive Director, Karen Schneider, said registrations were now open for the conference, and encouraged Tasmanians with an interest in the agriculture sector to attend.

“This conference is a must for Tasmanians active in the agriculture sector, with new locally relevant economic data and analysis presented to help producers with business planning and forecasting,” Ms Schneider said.

“The conference sessions will focus on investing in primary industries; expanding opportunities in agriculture, and emerging opportunities and local issues.

“The regional outlook conference is also an excellent networking opportunity.”

Speakers include  Karen Schneider, Caroline Gunning-Trant and Robert Curtotti from ABARES, Austrade’s Paul Fairhall, Nicola Morris from Tasmanian Irrigation, local producer Carol Bracken from Tamar Valley Hazelnuts, John Bally from the Bureau of Meteorology, Neil Stump from Oysters Tasmania and Emily Ogier from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies.

There is no registration fee to attend, however pre-conference registration is essential.

People can register online or complete the registration form in the conference program.

More information, including program and registration form, is available at agriculture.gov.au/abares/regional.

 

Conference details

Date: 27 April 2016
Venue: Best Western Hobart, 156 Bathurst Street, Hobart TAS
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.
Email: Conferences or call 02 6272 2303/2389. Register via the registration form/program.
Media: Please contact the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources’ Media team or call 02 6272 3232 to arrange interviews.

The series of seven annual Regional Outlook conferences—one to be held in each state and territory—follow from the national Outlook 2016 conference in Canberra in March with its theme of Investing in agriculture – growing our future.

Last reviewed: 4 November 2019
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