2011 Australian Agriculture Roundtable Conference 


 Wednesday 9 and Thursday 10 November
 The Hotel Windsor, 111 Spring St, Melbourne.
Map and schedule here.

The Australian Agriculture Roundtable Conference brings together Australian agribusiness, policy and farm sector leaders, providing a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss the strategic issues shaping the sector.

 Conference sessions include:

  • Food security and Australian agricultural policy
  • Concentration in the meat processing sector
  • Can agriculture survive the mining boom?
  • Will Chinese demand boost Australian agriculture?
  • Will sustainability determine future diets?
  • 'Great Debate', the statement for debate is: 'that agriculture has been let off lightly in Australian climate policy.' The debate moderator this year is Libby Price, from ABC Country Hour Victoria.
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Mike Taylor AO - Former Chairman of the Murray-Darling Basin Authority
  • Roger Beale - Climate Commissioner
  • Malcolm Jackman - Chief Executive and Managing Director, Elders Group
  • Jock Laurie - President, National Farmers' Federation (NFF)
  • Philip Lowe - Assistant Governor (Economic), Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) 
  • Andrew Broad - President, Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF)
  • Professor Peter Drysdale - Crawford School of Economics and Government, Australian National University (ANU); Australia’s foremost expert on China policy
  • Associate Professor Sharon Friel - College of Medicine, Biology and Environment; Australian National University (ANU)
  • Mitchell H Hooke - Chief Executive Officer, Minerals Council of Australia (MCA)
  • Tom Maguire - General Manager Corporate Affairs, Teys Bros.
  • Dr Manny Noakes - Senior Research Dietician, CSIRO
  • Mark Wootton - Chairman, The Climate Institute

Download the full program here