Nerida and Warwick from AgBiz Assist attended the North East Agribusiness Summit on 21st November.

This is a one day Agriculture Business Summit identifying the key sectors that contribute to the wealth of the region and how they are managing a changing economy, climate and social environment and positioning themselves for growth.

Forum Overview; 

This one day event captures an opportunity raised at the Ovens & Murray Regional Forum and the North East Agribusiness dinner where the community highlighted the need to pursue and support opportunities in the Agriculture sector that would strengthen the broader economy.

This Summit aims to bring together key industry leaders and regional agribusiness participants to better understand the role these sectors play in north east Victoria. The day will explore the value, activities, opportunities and employment these industries and organisations bring to the region.

Topics covered include:

  • The role they play and their scale
  • Their operational activities, competitive advantage and why choose the North East
  • Their successful strategies for managing a changing economy, climate and social environment.

Guest Speakers:

  • Mr Max Luff: Founder and Chairman Border Express
  • Mr Stephen Ryan: CEO HVP plantations
  • Professor David Falepau: Head of School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences; Charles Sturt University
  • Mr Brett Mc Glenn: Head Viticulturist Brown Brothers Milawa
  • Dr Fiona Wigg: Risk based climate change planning
  • Mr Stuart Crosthwaite: Chair Alpine Dairy Inc
  • Mr Peter Anderson: Ito En (Japanese Green Tea)
  • Mr Julian Carol: Committee member of The Southern Australian Meat Research Council Committee Board
  • * MC, Ms Susan Benedyka: Managing Director of The Regional Development Company, acting chair of the Hume Regional Development committee, director of the Telstra Foundation, and chair of the Telstra Kids Fund

For further details visit this link to the Murray Dairy website North East Agriculture Summit 2017 -

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