Inaugural Agriworld Australia Offers Agribusiness Sector Process & Production Strategies

Posted by AFN Staff Writers on 12th May 2015

Exponential growth in affluence of Asian nations’ middle classes, overall population growth throughout the region and the Australian Government’s signing a trifecta of agreements with China, Japan and South Korea, who already account for 61% of Australia’s exports, have created unprecedented opportunities for Australia’s agribusiness and agricultural sectors.bb agriworld

This has created the potential for Australia’s agribusiness sector to increase agricultural and food-based exports by over 45% over the next few years. However, to achieve this growth the industry must overcome substantial production, processing and supply challenges; to meet the demand of these international markets.

Thus, Reed Exhibition’s inaugural Agriworld Australia Conference will be held to provide professionals from the agribusiness sector including technologists, manufacturers, buyers and investors, with a face-to-face business forum that betters their farm-to-fork efficiency.

Agriworld, to be held at the Sydney Showgrounds from 16-17 July, will consist of a range of educational, knowledge-sharing and networking opportunities targeted at generating improvement in Australian agriculturalists’ business performance.

The Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales will support Agriworld in 2015, with Michael Kenny, CEO of the Royal Agricultural Society of New South Wales, stating Agriworld supports the same key objectives as his organisation.

“RAS applauds Reed Exhibitions for this exciting initiative and we are delighted to be supporting the inaugural Agriworld Australia as both strategic partner and host.  The objectives put in place by Reed are closely aligned to RAS’s vision and purpose to encourage the sustainable development of agriculture by staging events that support agricultural excellence. “

Agriworld will be structured around four key pillars – Agriinvest, Agritech, Agrinext and Agritrade – which directly correlate to key segments of the agriculture and agribusiness industries. With several sessions of the exhibition and conference programme dedicated to food manufacturing and export opportunities, including:

  • AGRITRADE – Positioning Australia’s Agri-food Industries to Make the Most of Growing Export Opportunities – Conference Round Table Discussion – 10.15-11:00am, Thursday 16 July 2015. Featuring:

Peter Mace, Head of Skills Development, Export Council of Australia (Round Table Leader).
Michael Worthington, Chief Executive Officer, PMA Australia-New Zealand (Panellist).
Andrew Spencer, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Pork Limited (Panellist).
Dr Craig Emerson, Principal, Craig Emerson Economics (Panellist).
Catherine Barnett, Chief Executive Officer, Food SA (Panellist).

  • AGRINEXT – Skilling Australia’s Food Manufacturing Sector for the Future Boom – Conference Panel Discussion – 20 – 11.50am – Friday 17 July 2015. Featuring:

Professor Martin Cole, Chief, Animal, Food and Health Sciences, CSIRO (Panellist).
John Murray, NSW/ACT State Director, AusIndustry Entrepreneur Development, Department of Industry (Panellist).
Dr Andre Teixeira, Chief R&D and Quality Officer, Goodman Fielder Limited (Panellist).

Anthony Reed, Event Director of Agriworld Australia, explained that the aim of the agribusiness focused event would be to provide educational, knowledge-sharing and networking initiatives targeted at agriculturalists who want to improve their performance.

“Agriworld will deliver the sector the platform required to take advantage of business opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region, address production challenges and maximise value at all stages of the supply chain,” Mr Reed said.

For more information about Agriworld Australia 2015, please visit www.agriworldaustralia.com.au