Join agricultural business leaders from north east Victoria for this one day summit to learn how they are managing a changing economy, climate and social environment, and positioning themselves for growth.
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.
Max Luff: Founder and Chairman Border Express
Stephen Ryan: CEO HVP plantations
Professor David Falepau: Head of School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences; Charles Sturt University
Brett McClen: Head Viticulturist Brown Brothers Milawa
Fiona Wigg: Risk based climate change planning
Stuart Crosthwaite: Chair Alpine Dairy Inc
Peter Anderson: Ito En (Japanese Green Tea)
Julian Caroll: Committee member of The Southern Australian Meat Research Council Committee Board
MC, 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.
*This summit is supported by the North East CMA through funding from the Australian Government's National Landcare Programme.