Australian Agricultural Innovation Systems at the Crossroads Conference: Hotel Realm, Canberra, 29 & 30 May 2013

Presentations are now available. Conference attendees should have received an email that provided them with a link to these. Please contact the Institute if further information is needed.

This is a past event.

The Australian Farm Institute will be holding its 10th annual Australian Agriculture Roundtable Conference in Sydney on the 6th and 7th of November, 2013. This conference brings together leaders in Australian agriculture and agribusiness and provides a unique opportunity to learn about and discuss the strategic issues shaping the sector.

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Sessions for the 2013 conference include:
  • The globalisation of the Australian grains industry and what it means for Australian grain growers
  • The future of animal welfare policy in Australia and its implications for livestock industries
  • Farmer representation and leadership in Australia
  • The importance of a national ‘brand’ in international and domestic agricultural markets
Confirmed speakers include:
  • Ian Glasson, CEO, Zuellig Agriculture; and former CEO, Sucrogen
  • Lynne Bradshaw, National President, RSPCA
  • Bruce Gosper, Chief Executive Officer, Austrade
  • Cole Groves, Chairman, New Zealand Young Farmers
  • Professor Paul Hemsworth, Director, Animal Welfare Science Centre, The University of Melbourne
  • Sue Middleton, farmer and 2010 RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year
  • Keith Perrett, Chairman, Grains Research and Development Corporation
  • Philippa Purser, Managing Director, Cargill Australia
  • David Trebeck, agribusiness leader and consultant
  • Alison Watkins, Managing Director and CEO, GrainCorp
  • The Hon. John Anderson AO, Former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia and former Leader of the National Party
  • Craig Davis, former Global Chief Creative Officer, J Walter Thompson and Saatchi & Saatchi; and Co-Chairman, Publicis Mojo.