Agriculture & agribusiness: inside and outside the farm gate

Agriculture & agribusiness: inside and outside the farm gate

QLD
Apr 23

 

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Queensland's agriculture industry is worth $14.7 billion annually. The sector employs over 90,000 people and earns $5.4 billion in exports. With global food demand set to double by the year 2050, Queensland is well placed to take advantage of the economic prospects this will bring.

 

Speakers

The Hon. Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
John Corbett, Director, Hassad Australia
Paul Morris, Executive Director, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences

 

 Public event
 23/04/2013
 Hilton Brisbane, 190 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane, QLD

 Agriculture/Farming
 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)

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Event overview

Recognising the significant contribution to economic development, the State Government is developing a strategy to double Queensland's agriculture output by 2040. To achieve this target there must be balance between growth to meet international demand and maintaining sustainable domestic supply.

Join industry experts as they consider critical issues of food security, global demand, foreign investment and innovations in research.

Meet the speakers

The Hon. Dr John McVeigh MP, Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry - John McVeigh is the Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and Member for Toowoomba South. Born and raised on a grain farm at Jondaryan on the Darling Downs, Minister McVeigh has extensive commercial and agribusiness experience in local, national and international markets. As one of the four pillars, his portfolio is tasked with protecting and reinvigorating agriculture and agribusiness.

John Corbett, Director, Hassad Australia - Hassad Australia is owned by the Qatar Investment Authority and has invested in 125,000 hectares of land in Queensland. John has extensive experience in corporate and institutional banking and project finance.  His expertise spans the property, agriculture, energy, mining and transport sectors.

Paul Morris, Executive Director, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) - ABARES is an independent economic and scientific research bureau in the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.  ABARES has been providing research and analysis for government and the private sector for over 65 years. Paul Morris is responsible for ABARES' research and commodity forecasts.

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