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Energising Regional Australia - Conference

   Friday 11th October, 2019 - Friday 11th October 2019  •  to

The Victorian branch of Agribusiness Australia is holding its inaugural regional conference in Bendigo on 11 October 2019 commencing at 9.15am.

This is the first time Agribusiness Australia have held a regional event in Victoria and the branch is excited to be bringing this conference to Bendigo in partnership with the Central Victorian Agribusiness Forum.

Sponsored by Rural Bank, an array of agribusiness and community leaders will find the keys to driving more investment in agribusiness and the regions.

The conference will address three critical issues facing rural Australia:

• Population growth, infrastructure, and the jobs of the future – where do our regions fit?
• A risky business – overcoming operational, market and reputational risk in Australian agribusiness
• The agribusiness and regional investment pipeline – what’s the missing link?

Speakers include:

• David Matthews - Farmer, Community Bank® founding chairman and Director Bendigo and Adelaide Bank
• James Finlay - Senior Director, Kynetec and Chair, Central Victorian Ag Forum
• Emma Germano - Vice President, Victoria Farmers Federation
• Katie McRobert - General Manager, Australian Farm Institute
• John Hazeldene - Managing Director, Hazeldene Chickens
• Phillip Guthrie - Innovations Projects and Partners Leader, Birchip Cropping Group
• Al Fullerton - Managing Director and founder, Agtech Capital
• Stephen Pykett - Chair Economic Development Services, Horsham Rural City Council
• Loddon Shire representative
• Gannawarra Shire representative
• City of Greater Bendigo representative
• Patrick McClelland - Managing Partner, Agribusiness Lead, Porter Novelli
• Lucy Purcell - Deputy President and Chair of Victoria State Council of Agribusiness Australia

Full speakers list and agenda to be announced soon.

Conference Event Information

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Quality Hotel Lakeside, 286 Napier Street, Bendigo, Victoria


Friday, 11 October 2019


8.30am registrations open, 9.15am conference commences, 3.30pm conclusion


Arrival tea and coffee, morning tea and lunch


By Thursday, 3 October 2019

Conference registration open and close dates

Open: 6th September - Close: 3rd October ( hurry there are limited spots ! )

Cost per person

Members $75, Non-members $100

Register early to avoid disappointment and please advise dietary requirements at the time of booking.

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Online bookings are preferred, so to book online please click here
For group bookings and event enquiries please click here to email or call Liz 0455 951 464.

Sponsored by Rural Bank