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Agriculture Roundtable Conference, 12 & 13 November 2014

The Australian Farm Institute will be holding its annual Agriculture Roundtable Conference on 12th and 13th November, 2014 at the Park Hyatt Melbourne. The event will commence with a dinner on the evening of Wednesday 12th November and continues with a breakfast and full day discussion on Thursday 13th November.
 
The Australian Agriculture Roundtable Conference has been held by the Australian Farm Institute every year for over 10 years. It brings together the most senior leaders of Australian agriculture and agribusiness to discuss issues of strategic importance to the future of the sector.
 
Sessions and speakers for the 2014 conference include:

Dinner Speaker
Gary Helou, Managing Director, Murray Goulburn Co-operative Co Limited

Breakfast Speaker
J. Matthew Pryor, Chief Executive Officer, Observant Pty Ltd

Australia’s agricultural trade performance and future prospects
Alan Oxley, Managing Director, ITS Global
Anders Crofoot, National Vice President, 
  Federated Farmers of New Zealand
Mark Henry, Project Officer, Australian Farm Institute

Competition policy – how can Australia find the right balance to optimise economic benefits?
 
Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Competition and Consumer Commission
Gary Dawson, Chief Executive, Australian Food and Grocery Council
Su McCluskey, Chief Executive Officer, 
  Regional Australia Institute and Member, Competition Policy Review

Digital agriculture and its implications for Australian farmers
Dr David Henry, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO 
Doug Fitch, Chief Executive Officer, Agworld Pty Ltd
Daniel Kruithoff, Managing Director Australia and New Zealand, Monsanto


What are the new technologies or developments that are likely to deliver productivity gains for farmers in the next 10 years?
Ben Miles, Head of Cereals and SeedCare Australasia, 
  Syngenta Australia Pty Ltd
Professor James Rowe, Chief Executive Officer, Sheep CRC Ltd 
John Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, Horticulture Australia Limited
Michele Genini, General Manager Australia and New Zealand, 
  Elanco Animal Health

Speaker profiles are available here.

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