About Outlook 2020

Here you will find information to help plan your attendance and answer your questions about the conference. If you have further questions contact us - email the ABARES Events team or phone 02 6272 2303.

When and where is Outlook 2020?

Outlook 2020 is on Tuesday 3 and Wednesday 4 March at the National Convention Centre in Canberra, Australia. More information about the venue is available on the National Convention Centre’s website, including accessibility. The venue is located on the edge of the city centre, a short walk from hotels, cafes and restaurants.


Canberra has a range of hotel options with many located in easy walking distance of the conference venue. We encourage you to book your Canberra accommodation early for competitive pricing and availability.

Crowne Plaza has an accommodation rate available to Outlook 2020 delegates which is only available via this link.

Crowne Plaza Canberra, 1 Binara Street (100m from the conference venue)

Phone 02 6247 8999

Dress code

Smart casual or business attire is appropriate for conference sessions. Business attire is suitable for the Outlook conference dinner.

Special requirements

If you have specific mobility or dietary requirements you can advise us when you register online. ABARES and the National Convention Centre Canberra will make every effort to assist you. During the conference, please see National Convention Centre staff for assistance. For details on venue accessibility, visit the NCC website.

Delegates’ directory

Networking with delegates, trade stand exhibitors, speakers and chairs is an essential component of your Outlook 2020 experience. Continue those conversations after the conference with the delegates’ directory. It’s provided to delegates when registering, and includes the name, organisation and email of those who agree to be included. You can nominate your preference for inclusion when you register online.


ABARES is part of the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment. As an Australian Government agency, we are bound by the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), scheduled to the Privacy Act 1988 which regulate how government agencies collect, use, store and disclose personal information, and how individuals may access and correct personal information held about them. We will collect information from you related to your registration and conference attendance, and other communication activities. If the relevant personal information requested for registration purposes is not provided by you, we may be unable to finalise your conference activities. The department's Privacy Policy is available online.

International delegates

We welcome your attendance at Outlook 2020 but regret that we are unable to help with visa applications. Keep a copy of your confirmed registration as a basis of intent to travel. We do not issue letters of support or invitations to attend. Please refer to your nearest Australian consulate or embassy for further information about obtaining a visa.


The conference program and registration information is correct at the time of production. However ABARES, as the organiser, reserves the right to vary information where necessary.

Exclusion of liability

The Commonwealth does not accept any liability for any misadventure (whether by way of travel accident, loss of property, injury, illness or any similar occurrence) that delegates may experience while attending the conference.


Registration fees do not include personal travel or injury insurance of any kind. It is strongly recommended that a travel insurance policy be taken out to cover loss, cancellation, medical cover etc.

Filming and photography

Filming and photography of sessions and participants will be part of the conference during sessions and social functions, and may be used online during and after the conference, including on social media. If you have any concerns please speak to ABARES staff at the conference registration desk on site or email the ABARES Events team.​