Agribusiness - Could this be Tasmania's Future?

Agribusiness - Could this be Tasmania's Future?

Jul 26

For registration information about this event please contact Jun Lee Sia on 03 9652 8414.

As the Tasmania continues to struggle to build an economy which is strong and self-reliant, CEDA asks whether agribusiness is one of the keys to stabilising the State's economy. Join government and industry leaders to discuss the future of the industry and the potential for its contribution to the State's economic growth.



 Public event
 Hotel Grand Chancellor Launceston, 29 Cameron Street, Launceston, TAS

 Half day forum (9.00am to 2.00pm)



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Recent speculation over Tasmania being inherently unsustainable due to its inability to be a financially self reliant State poses the economic question of where the future lies. So where are the greatest opportunities for Tasmania? What sectors have serious growth potential?

Premier Giddings recently stated that Agriculture is one of Tasmania's most reliable economic drivers. Agriculture and food production is currently estimated to be worth $2.7 billion, making up 8% of the State's total GDP. Employing close to 20,000 people there is no questioning this is a vital sector with provision for expansion.

The agriculture and food production sectors continually develop innovative production and sustainable practices which are lead indicators for greater future investment. CEDA is proud to bring together government, private and community leaders in this sector to discuss its vast potential to reposition Tasmania and financially stabilise the economy.


State's Vision for Agribusiness
Kim Evans, Secretary, Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment

Session sponsor

Why Agribusiness and Food Production is the future for Tasmania?

  • Greg Alomes, Executive Commissioner and Chair, Tasmanian Planning Commission
  • Jan Davis, Chief Executive Officer, Tasmanian Farmers & Graziers Association
  • Professor Holger Meinke, Director, Tasmanian Institute of Agricultural Research
  • Facilitator - Dr Tony McCall, Lecturer, School of Government, University of Tasmania


Panel Discussion: How can industry use innovation to increase production and reach a higher GDP for Tasmania?

  • Jim Dennis, Commercial Manager, Tasmanian Irrigation
  • Dr Andrew Pirie AM, Pirie Tasmania
  • Mark Smith, Executive Officer, DairyTas
  • Neil Stump, Chief Executive, Tasmanian Seafood Industry Council
  • Facilitator - Professor Peter Rathjen, Vice Chancellor, University of Tasmania



Registration fees (including GST)

Single registrations: $200 per person
3 or more people: $176 per person

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