2010 Presentations

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Conference Welcome     

Tom Keene, Chairman Grain Trade Australia Conference Welcome  


Plenary Session 1 - Economic and market implications for the Australian grains industry

Alan Oster
Chief Economist, NAB
Economic outlook and implications for the commodity sector.
Dan Basse
President, AgResource
Global grains outlook and implications for importers and exporters.


Plenary Session 2 – Australian grains industry in a changing environment: is the trend to consolidation an opportunity or hindrance


Alan Winney
Chairman, Emerald Group Australia

A changing grains industry: where will globalisation and consolidation take us?
Alick Osborne
Managing Director, Louis Dreyfus Commodities
An evolving grains industry: are changing levels of market maturity and market structures creating new opportunities?
Stuart Jackson
Food, Beverages, Gaming & Agriculture Research, Australian Equities, J.P. Morgan
An analyst’s view of how to build attractiveness and confidence as an investment opportunity.



Plenary Session 3 – Adapting to social change

Mark McCrindle
McCrindle Research
Social change in Australia: Implications for consumers and the food industry.


Plenary Session 4 – Meeting Grains Demand in Asia: How is Australia positioned?

Grant Knuckey
Head of Institutional China, ANZ
Doing business in Asia: lessons for Australian grain exporters.
Masayuki Kikawa
Assistant Manager of Noodle & Pasta Team, Nippon Flour Mills
Overview of the flour market in Japan, what’s changing and how well Australian wheat is positioned.
Guy Allan
Operations Manager, Louis Dreyfus Commodities Australia
Trends in the Asian grain market: focus on China and how Australian grain is positioned.


Plenary Session 5 – Meeting demands for food, feed and fuel


Kirk Miller
Senior Advisor for New Technology and Trade, The North American Export Grain Association
Global trade flows: impact of FTA, new technologies and new demand on changing import/export patterns.
Dan Basse
President, AgResource
Biofuels demand and implications for sustainability.

Dr Klaus Schumacher
 Chairman Market & Agricultural Policy Section, Coceral

Implications of growth in GM ingredients for the EU food and feed industries.





Concurrent Session 1A: Developments in the Barley Market


Chris Brooks
Managing Director, Glencore Grain
Current and future trends in malt and feed barley markets.
Joe Fung
Director and Chief Raw Material Officer, Supertime Development Limited
A view of the China malting barley market: current and future trends.
Dr Mark Goldsmith
Process Development Chemist, Fosters Australia
The malt and barley supply/demand situation in Australia - a brewers perspective.



Concurrent Session 1B: 50 million tonnes: How do we get there?

Peter Carberry
Deputy Director, CSIRO Sustainable Agriculture Flagship
Meeting the productivity & sustainability challenges to Australian Agriculture till 2030
Mick Keogh
Executive Director, Australian Farm Institute
Agriculture: adapting to changes in climate
Alexandra Gartmann
CEO, Birchip Cropping Group
Production in a drier climate


Concurrent Session 1C: Feed grain industry: Where to for Australian grains’ major consumer


John Spragg
Executive Officer, Stockfeed Manufacturers Council of Australia
Profile of the feed grains industry: trends in demand

David Lock
Chief Executive, Craig Mostyn Group
The changing commercial environment in the feed grains supply chain
Professor Frank Dunshea
The University of Melbourne
Feed grains research: what’s been done, the gaps and where to from here?



Concurrent Session 2A


Part I: Role of Futures
Pete Anderson
CEO, FCStone Group Inc
US futures: Are they still relevant in the US and more importantly are they still relevant to the Australian grain industry?
Part II: Role of grower advisers in a changing market environment
Peter McInerney Principal Consultant, 3D-Ag How traditional consulting services are changing?
Rob Imray
Managing Director, Farmarco
A focus on marketing and risk management services
Brett Stevenson
Managing Director, Marketcheck

A new approach to marketing consulting
(No Presentation)

Tim Dean
Australian Grain Future Leader
Fuel Hedging: Investigate the development of a fuel hedging policy



Concurrent Session 2B: Reforming AQIS: How will the grains industry benefit?


Greg Read
Executive Manager Food Division, Biosecurity Australia
AQIS reform
Roger Fletcher
Managing Director, Fletcher International
AQIS reform: A meat industry perspective
(No Presentation)
Phillip Clamp
Quality Assurance Manager, GrainCorp
AQIS reform: A bulk grain perspective
(No Presentation)



Concurrent Session 3A: Meeting changing quality demands

Steve Jefferies
Chair, Wheat Breeding Reference Group
Wheat Quality Improvement in Australia - breeding wheat for competitive and changing markets
Robert Sewell
Chair, Wheat Classification Council
Wheat quality classification: current and future role, function and structure of the wheat quality classification in Australia
Dr Rod Mailer
Chair, Canola Quality Objectives Group
Helping the canola industry meet canola quality demands
Dave Jefferies
Australian Future Grain Leader
Australian Quality Grain develop a nationally consistent definition of Australian quality assured grain


Concurrent Session 3B: Export Logistics

Colin Tutt
General Manager, Operations CBH Group
Shipping logistics in Western Australia
Dennis Stephens
Secretary, Canada Grains Council
Shipping logistics in Canada
Robert Green
President, Australian Grain Exporters Association
Developing effective export logistics in the Australian grains industry: a exporters perspective
Kirk Miller
Senior Advisor for New Technology and Trade, North American Export Grain Association
Export logistics in the North American grains industry: lessons for Australia


Concurrent Session 3C: Industry Association Collaborative Partnerships- a new approach to extension delivery from two peak organisations

Richard Prusa
Australian Future Grain Leader
Pulse Marketing: Increasing pulse production in southern and Western Australia


Previous AGIC Presentations

Australian Grains Industry Conference 2009

Australian Grains Industry Conference 2008