Event: ABARES Outlook 2017

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The leading forum in Australia for public and private sector decision makers to discuss the key domestic and global issues for Australia’s agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors is the ABARES Outlook 2017 conference being held in Canberra in March.

Peter Gooday, the acting executive director of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES), says the Outlook 2017 theme of ‘Innovation in Agriculture – Capturing the Opportunities "recognises that while the Australian agriculture sector is highly innovative, the drivers of change are accelerating".

"Global markets are expanding, consumer preferences are diversifying and the internet’s increasing connectivity is generating data about everything," Gooday says. "Businesses will need to adapt and utilise new operating models, markets, technologies and information to grow and prosper."

On the agenda are: presentations from industry-leading analysts and producers from across Australia at sessions including the economic overview for Australia’s economy and international outlook; a digital innovation panel discussion; global perspectives on agriculture; farm performance; fisheries; novel pest management technologies; grains; water; managing natural capital; natural fibres; climate; emerging industries; dairy; meat; horticulture and winegrapes.

The leading speakers are: Robert Johansson of the United States Department of Agriculture; Frank Van Tongeren of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development; Ashok Gulati of the Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations; Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics; Peter Cosier of the Wentworth Group of Concerned Scientists; Mick Keogh of the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission; and René Dedoncker of Fonterra Australia.



Tuesday 7 to Wednesday 8 March 2017


9am-5.30pm Tuesday

9am-4pm Wednesday


National Convention Centre, Canberra, ACT


Decision-makers in the agriculture, forestry and fisheries sectors


  • Earlybird (including dinner, by Friday 20 January 2017) - $1100pp
  • Standard (including dinner, after Friday 20 January 2017) - $1400pp
  • Group rate (including dinner, minimum of four delegates registering together) - $1000pp
  • Single day, excluding dinner - $750pp
  • Dinner ticket (for guests and day registrants) - $125pp

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