Agribusiness outlook: investment, innovation and growth

Agribusiness outlook: investment, innovation and growth

Jul 18
CEDA's NSW annual Agribusiness outlook returns to examine drivers of growth in one of Australia's most important sectors.


David Irvine AO, Chairman, Foreign Investment Review Board
Dr Mirjana Prica, Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Ltd
Michael Whitehead, Director - Agribusiness Insights, ANZ

Event overview

Despite the competitive advantages of Australian agribusiness, our agricultural sector is yet to reach its full potential. New data, new investment and new ideas are needed to drive the next phase of growth.

World class research and development; favourable trade agreements and a strategic global location; a strong focus on export and commitments from governments to expand the industry have been important to the sector.

Further growth will require an understanding of changing global demand, of the entry of new players and technologies, the development of comprehensive agridata, supply chain optimisation and clarity on the role of foreign investment in the sector.

Join colleagues and CEDA’s cross sector audience to hear from leaders within the sector and to consider the issues critical to expanding Australian agribusiness.

This event will examine:

  • The need for foreign investment in Australian farms and agribusiness to enhance capacity to meet demand from Asia’s growing middle classes;
  • The role of research and development, supply chain optimisation and agribusiness innovation in building successful Australian firms that are global suppliers of choice; and
  • Challenges, opportunities and the economic outlook for Australian agribusiness outputs.

Meet the speakers

David Irvine AO
Chairman, Foreign Investment Review Board

Dr Mirjana Prica
Managing Director, Food Innovation Australia Ltd

Michael Whitehead
Director - Agribusiness Insights, ANZ

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