North East Agriculture Summit 2017 - Wangaratta

North East Agriculture Summit 2017 - Wangaratta


A one day Agriculture Business Summit identifying the key sectors that contribute to the wealth of the region and how they are managing a changing economy, climate and social environment and positioning themselves for growth.

Forum Overview:
This one day event captures an opportunity raised at the Ovens & Murray Regional Forum and the North East Agribusiness dinner where the community highlighted the need to pursue and support opportunities in the Agriculture sector that would strengthen the broader economy.
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.

Guest Speakers:
Mr Max Luff: Founder and Chairman Border Express
Mr Stephen Ryan: CEO HVP plantations
Professor David Falepau: Head of School of Agriculture and Wine Sciences; Charles Sturt University
Mr Brett Mc Glenn: Head Viticulturist Brown Brothers Milawa
Dr Fiona Wigg: Risk based climate change planning
Mr Stuart Crosthwaite: Chair Alpine Dairy Inc
Mr Peter Anderson: Ito En (Japanese Green Tea)
Mr Julian Carol: Committee member of The Southern Australian Meat Research Council Committee Board
* MC, Ms 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.

WHEN:   Tuesday 21 November 2017
Summit: 9:00am – 4.30pm

Pre-dinner drinks
: 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Dinner:   6.30pm

WHERE:Charles Sturt University Wangaratta Centre 218 Tone Rd, Wangaratta VIC 3677

Followed by dinner and pre-dinner drinks at Wangaratta Gateway Dinner (the gateway Wangaratta) costs $60.00

COST: Summit Free (registration required).

RSVP: Summit Bookings   
            Dinner Bookings:

Click here for a copy of the event flyer