Australia's agricultural competitiveness

Australia's agricultural competitiveness

WA
Jul 21
In advance of the release of the Federal Government's White Paper on Agricultural Competitiveness, join the Parliamentary Secretary for Agriculture, Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, and a panel of experts as we identify opportunities to boost agriculture's contribution to economic growth and international market share.

Speakers

The Hon. Ken Baston MLC, WA Minister for Agriculture and Food, Fisheries
Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for Agriculture
Dr Ross Kingwell, Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Australian Farm Institute
Karlie Mucjanko, General Manager Grower and External Relations, CBH Group

Event overview

Agriculture has traditionally been one of Australia’s strongest and most productive industries, contributing 3 per cent of the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) and providing more than 1.6 million jobs to the economy. In fact, McKinsey and Company’s 2014 report, Compete to Prosper: Improving Australia’s global competitiveness, highlighted agriculture as by far Australia’s most competitive industry when compared with the US.

With a natural competitive advantage in this industry, Australia has the potential to further develop our export markets and procure significant foreign investment.

This event will discuss:

  • How can we expand and strengthen Australia’s agricultural industry to capitalise on these opportunities?
  • What policies will the White Paper suggest to drive the industry forward and ensure a robust, sustainable and profitable future?

Meet the keynote speakers

The Hon. Ken Baston MLC
WA Minister for Agriculture and Food, Fisheries

Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck
Parliamentary Secretary to the Federal Minister for Agriculture

Meet the speakers

Dr Ross Kingwell
Chairman, Research Advisory Committee, Australian Farm Institute

Karlie Mucjanko
General Manager Grower and External Relations, CBH Group

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