Outlook 2014 archive - Program and presentations

​​​​​ABARES Outlook 2014 conference, 4-5 March in Canberra

Outlook 2014 – Speakers and chair profiles

Tuesday 4 MARCH

Royal Theatre 9.00 – 9.30am

Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Welcome to Country by Jude Barlow, Ngunnawal woman

Opening address: The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Royal Theatre 9.30 – 11.00am

Economic overview
Karen Schneider, ABARES - Realising the opportunities
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript​

Yiping Huang, Peking University - Economic outlook for China
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [259 KB]
- Video and transcript

Alan Oster, National Australia Bank - Australia's economic horizon
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [355 KB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

11.00am – 11.30am Morning tea
Royal Theatre 11:30am – 1:00pm
Future of agriculture
Chair: Paul Grimes, Department of Agriculture

Jammie Penm, ABARES - Opportunities in Asia
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [932 KB]
- Video and transcript

Matt Linnegar, National Farmers' Federation - Profitability and competitiveness for the Australian farmer
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [592 KB]
- Video and transcript

Paul Morris, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet - Agricultural Competitiveness White Paper
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript
1.00pm – 2.00pm Lunch
Royal Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Bradman Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm
Menzies Theatre
2.00pm – 3.30pm

Agricultural productivity
Chair: Craig Burns, Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation / ARLF

Ken Ash, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - Policies to enhance agricultural productivity growth.
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [936 KB]
- Video and transcript

Peter Gooday, ABARES - Farm performance and productivity
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript​

Robert Henry, Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation - Innovations for agricultural productivity
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [5 MB]
- Video and transcript

Ross Kingwell, Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre - What drives farm-level productivity and profitability?
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Meat
Chair: Matthew Koval,
Department of Agriculture

Trish Gleeson, ABARES - Livestock and poultry outlook
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Andrew Spencer, Australian Pork Limited / ARLF - Pork opportunities through a consumer orientation.
- Video and transcript

Michael Edmonds, Meat & Livestock Australia - Red Obsession: realising value for Australian red meat in Asia
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [2 MB] 

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Dairy
Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Peter Collins, ABARES - Outlook for dairy
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [800 KB]
- Video and transcript

Robert Poole, Murray-Goulburn Cooperative - Pathways to farm expansion
- Video and transcript

Greg McNamara, Norco - Cooperatives – directly linking farmers and supermarkets
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

John Williams, Warrnambool Cheese and Butter - Differentiating Australian products on world dairy markets.
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon tea
Royal Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm (650 seats)
Bradman Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm
Menzies Theatre
4.00 – 5.30pm
Grains
Chair: Richard Clark, Grains Research and Development Corporation

Neil Thompson, ABARES - Outlook for grains
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Joseph W. Glauber, United States Department of Agriculture - The outlook for grains and oilseeds—the view from the U.S.
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Murray Scholz, 'Dunoon' Culcairn, NSW / Nuffield Scholar - Staying a step ahead: building a resilient and productive farming system
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [2 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript
Fibres
Chair: Paul Swan, Australian Wool Innovation

Caroline Gunning-Trant, ABARES - Outlook for fibres
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

John Cameron, 'Kintyre' Bongeen, QLD - Our farm - the challenge to be profitable, sustainable and compliant in the real world
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [3 MB]
- Video and transcript

Allan Wang, Australian Wool Innovation - The critical value of Chinese consumers for Australian wool
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Infrastructure
Chair: Daryl Quinlivan, Productivity Commission

Lindsay Hogan, ABARES - Australia's airfreight food exports - expanding supply chain options
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Russell Smith, Port of Brisbane - Development of efficient supply chain infrastructure to service the Australian export market
- Presentation​ PDF icon PDF [2 MB]
- Video and transcript

Jayne Gallagher, Australian Seafood Cooperative Research Centre - Developing a sustainable export platform for Australian seafood to China
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [4 MB]
- Video and transcript

Rory Brennan, Infrastructure Australia - Infrastructure for Australian agriculture - linked to customers' needs
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [600 KB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

6.30pm for 7.00pm
Outlook 2014 conference dinner with MC Bernie Hobbs, ABC Radio science communicator; and presentations to recipients of the Science and Innovation Awards for Young People in Agriculture and Australian Biosecurity Award winners. Venue – Exhibition Hall, National Convention Centre, Canberra.

Wednesday 5 MARCH

Breakfast
Start your morning and day two of Outlook 2014 with a complimentary hot egg and bacon roll on Wednesday 5th from 7.30 am, with thanks Australian Pork Limited, Australian Egg Corporation and the Grains Research and Development Corporation.
Royal Theatre 9.00 – 9.30am

Opening address: The Hon. Warren Truss MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Infrastructure and Regional Development
- Video and transcript​

- Q&A: Video and transcript​

Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Royal Theatre 9.30 – 11.00am

Global focus
Chair: Phillip Glyde, Department of Agriculture

Berry Marttin, Rabobank The Netherlands - Investment and development in global food markets
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [2 MB]
- Video and transcript
- YouTube video – Rabobank and Global Food Security: a shared responsibility

Tassos Haniotis, European Commission – The reform of the EU's common agricultural policy: drivers and challenges of change
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Mariele Pickler, Bayer Crop Science Brazil - Brazilian agricultural perspective - global context
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [3 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

11.00am – 11.30am Morning tea
Royal Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm
Bradman Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm
Menzies Theatre
11.30am – 12.45pm
The value of biosecurity
Chair: Rona Mellor, Department of Agriculture

Michael Harris, ABARES - Biosecurity benefits for farmers
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [975 KB]
- Video and transcript

Andrew Robinson, Centre of Excellence for Biosecurity Risk Analysis - Approaches to targeting biosecurity risk
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [457 KB]
- Video and transcript

Lucy Gregg, Reid Fruits - Biosecurity and branding
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [709 KB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript
Weather extremes
Chair: Fran Freeman, Department of Agriculture / ARLF

Rob Vertessy, Bureau of Meteorology - Environmental intelligence for managing climate and weather extremes
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [4 MB]
- Video and transcript

Peter Hayman, South Australian Research and Development Institute - Spring heat and frost events in wine grape and grains industry
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [4 MB]
- Video and transcript

Stewart Lindsay, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry QLD - Managing the impact of tropical cyclones on the Australian banana industry
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [2 MB]
- Video and transcript

Michael Stephens, Australian Forest Products Association - Managing bushfire risk through active forest management
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [2 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Landcare - opportunity from the ground up
Chair: Dennis Mutton, Focus on Solutions / ARLF

Caroline Welsh, Birchip Cropping Group - Landcare, grower groups and on-farm practice change
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [736 KB]
- Video and transcript

Alexandra Gartmann, Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal - Landcare at 25 years of age – can it move out of home?
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [635 KB]
- Video and transcript

Ian Thompson, Department of Agriculture - Landcare to 2039 – future policy directions
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [3 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

12.45pm – 2.00pm Lunch
Royal Theatre
2.00 – 3.30pm
Bradman Theatre
2.00 – 3.30pm
Menzies Theatre
2.00 – 3.30pm

Northern Australia
Chair: Leigh Radford, ABC Rural

Peter Stone, CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship - Unlocking development opportunities
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [900 KB]
- Video and transcript

Sandra Harding, James Cook University - The tropical agenda
- Video and transcript

Keith DeLacy, Integrated Food and Energy Developments - Northern agriculture - if you do what you always did, you’ll get what you always got!
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Agriculture under future climates
Chair: Andrew Ash, CSIRO

Karl Braganza, Bureau of Meteorology - State of the Climate 2014
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Helal Ahammad, ABARES - Agriculture adaptation: lessons from the past
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript


Natalie Williams, Granville Station, Jericho QLD / Nuffield Scholar - Soil carbon – to sink, swim or sequester... a beef cattle perspective
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript


Chris Mitchell, CO2 Australia - Potential for carbon in trees
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

Responding to society
Chair: Mick Keogh, Australian Farm Institute

Saan Ecker, ABARES - Community views on agriculture
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript

Ross Hampton, Australian Forest Products Association - Responding to which society?
- Presentation PDF icon PDF [1 MB]
- Video and transcript


Isabel MacNeill, Dairy Australia - Talking about our future
Video and transcript​

Jackie Healing, Coles - Responsible sourcing through the food chain - a retail perspective
Video and transcript

- Q&A: Video and transcript

3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon tea
Royal Theatre 4.00 – 5.30pm

Scanning long term horizons
A diverse and experienced panel has been drawn together to answer “what do you see as the most significant issues that will influence Australian agriculture, fisheries, forestry over the long term horizon (20 years from now)?” Panellists include people who are active in primary industry businesses and finance from Australia and internationally; knowledgeable in social considerations as well as skills and capacity of primary industries and communities; expertise in human health and nutrition; and contributing to research and development for primary industries.

Opening comments: Senator the Hon. Richard Colbeck, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Agriculture.
Video and transcript​​​

Facilitator:
Bianca Nogrady

Panellists:
Michael Sheehy, Natural Resources Indonesia / Nuffield Scholar

Catherine Marriott, Influential Women / Australian Rural Leadership Foundation

Rick Roush
, University of Melbourne.

Neil Barr, Department of Environment and Primary Industries, VIC

Manny Noakes, CSIRO Health and Wellbeing

Tania Motton, ANZ

- Panel discussion: Video and transcript​​

- Closing remarks: Video and transcript
Conference end

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