AGRITRADE Sessions will focus on supplychain, transport and export management advances for food and fibre businesses.

Day 1

Positioning Australia’s Agri-food Industries to Make the Most of Growing Export Opportunities

Round Table Leader
Peter Mace, Head of Skills Development, Export Council of Australia
Round Table Panelists
Michael Worthington, Chief Executive Officer, PMA Australia-New Zealand 
Andrew Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Pork Limited 
Dr Craig Emerson, Principal, Craig Emerson Economics
Catherine Barnett, Chief Executive Officer, Food SA

Keynote Buyer Panel Discussion
What Do Buyers Want in a Food and Agribusiness Product?
Sophy Liu, Founder and CEO, PMI Investment and Oz-Town Australia Pty Ltd
James Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Branch, Australia China Business Council
John Wotton, Executive Director, Australia Korea Business Council

Panel Discussion
Selling the Clean and Green Australian Brand – Growing Market Opportunities for Organics, Sustainable and Ethical Produce
Michael Sutton, Special Counsel, DibbsBarker
Marg Will, Chief Executive Officer, Organic Systems and Solutions, Secretariat, Organic Industry Standards and Certification Council
Ben Copeman, General Manager, National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA)
Dr Andrew Monk, Chair, Australian Organic

Understanding Food Export Demand – Findings from the Export Market Insights Database
Dr Barry McGookin, General Manager Innovation, Capabilities and Skills, Food Innovation Australia Ltd

Changing Asian Food Demand: Implications for Australian Food Producers and Manufacturers

Dr Jammie Penm, Assistant Secretary, Agricultural Commodities and Trade, ABARES

Taking a Whole of Value Chain Approach to Biosecurity, Food Safety and Food Related Disease
Scott Crerar, Manager, Scientific Strategy, International and Surveillance Section, Food Standards Australia New Zealand

12.10 – 12.50
Where Does Australia Stand on Agribusiness? Comparing Australian Performance and Potential on a Global Stage
Enrique Klix, Partner, McKinsey & Company
David Dyer, Principal, McKinsey & Company

13.50 – 14.20
Building Brand Australia – Developing a Strong Name for Australian Produce
Nick Nichles, General Manager - Marketing, Online and Business Practice, Australian Trade Commission (Austrade)

14.20 – 14.50
Making the most of Chinese e-commerce Opportunities for Australian Food Producers and Manufacturers
James Hudson, Chief Executive Officer, NSW Branch, Australia China Business Council

14.20- 14.50
Need to improve and expand Australia’s agricultural export infrastructure
Michael Whitehead, Director, Agribusiness Insights, ANZ

14.50 – 15.30 
Tackling Challenging Terms of Trade for Australian Agribusiness
Jarrod Ritchie, CEO and Executive Director, TPI Enterprises
Alicia Garden, Chief Executive Officer, Grain Growers
Andrew Hudson, Board Director and Chair of the Trade Policy Committee, Export Council of Australia
Michelle Christoe, Executive Director,  Australian Horticultural Exporters Association (AHEA)

16.00  – 17.00
Export Readiness for Food Manufacturers
Najib Lawand, General Manager - Market Development, Food Innovation Australia Ltd

Day 2

8.50  - 9.10
Marketing and Market Development for Food Products

Jayne Gallagher, Product and Market Development Manager, Australian Seafood CRC Ltd

8:55 - 9.40
Relationship Building in the Agrifood Value Chain
Discussion Leader
Matt Linnegar, Chief Executive, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Round Table Members
David Foote, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Country Choice
Alison Clark, General Manager of Marketing, Houston's Farm

9.40 – 10.20
Panel Discussion
The New Collaborative Supply Chain – Creating Connected Networks of Economic Value
Panel Leader
Taf Shaamano, ANZ
Chai Alexiou, Executive Director, Supply Chain and Procurement, Compass Group
Nick Evans, Managing Director (UK), F4F Agriculture
Michael Kilgariff, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Logistics Council (ALC)
Kirsten Larsen, Director, Open Food Foundation

10.50 – 11.20
Round Table Discussion
Implications of the Food and Grocery Code of Conduct
John Kench, Chairman, Johnson Winter and Slattery

11:50 - 12.20
Learning how to reach and connect with potential buyer partners in a new market

Mr Josh Gordon, Project Officer Industry Development, DPI
Ian Sanders, Manager International Engagement, DPI

13.40 – 14.00
Mapping sweet returns for farmers – advances in supply chain tracking at Wilmar Sugar
Raymond  De Lai, GIS Manager, Wilmar Sugar

15.05 – 15.20
Progress Towards a Seamless Cold Chain Netween Australia and China
Peter Verry, Managing Director, Peloris Global Sourcing

15.20 - 15.35
Dairy into China - the industry strategy of uniting a value chain to deliver into a new market
Mike Logan, Chief Executive Officer, Dairy Connect

15.35 - 16.30
Accessing Free Trade Agreements and Free Trade Zones, Opportunities for Australian Agribusiness
Lisa McAuley, Chief Executive Officer, Export Council of Australia

Agriworld Australia 2015
Thursday 16 July 8.30am - 5.30pm
Friday 17 July 8.30am - 5.30pm


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