2011 Presentations

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Conference Welcome and Introduction

Plenary Session 1 - Economic Outlook

  Robert Henderson, Chief Economist, Markets, National Australia Bank: Outlook for the Economy, Financial Markets and Agricultural Commodities

Plenary Session 2 - Grains and oilseed Outlook

  Mike Krueger President The Money Farm Trends in Agriculture – No Room For Error

Concurrent Session 1A: Creating Value through Quality


Dr Ken Quail, General Manager – Technical Services Grain Growers Limited: What the World Wants from Australian Wheat

Dr Dai Suter Chief Scientist George Weston Foods: End user requirements in for domestic milling industry and how well is Australian wheat delivering Kate Lang Australian Future Grain Leaders: Mechanisms to capture value from new varieties

Kate Lang Australian Future Grain Leader: Mechanisms to capture value from new varieties


Concurrent Session 1B: Trends in Barley Breeding, Malting and Brewing


David Moody Barley Breeder InterGrain: Barley breeding - the challenges

Rob Dickie Barley Marketing Manager CBH Grain / Robert Wicks General Manager Commercial Viterra Malt /John Stuart Quality Services Manager Marketing GrainCorp Operations:
Marketing - the continuing demand for barley and malt in Asia

Trevor Perryman Managing Director Malteurop Australia and New Zealand: An overview of carbon trading on agriculture

Jeff Stewart Raw Materials Manager Lion: Brewing - the changing direction of beer


Concurrent Session 1C: Increasing Australia's grain foods and legumes consumption


Associate Professor Peter Williams University of Wollongong: Grains, grain-based foods and legumes - staples in the diet

Robyn Murray CEO Go Grains Health & Nutrition Limited: Do Australians eat enough grain based foods and legumes?

Christina Routsios Marketing Manager Cereal Partners Worldwide: Wholegrain Foods - Uncle Toby's breakfast cereals case study (no presentation available)

Plenary Session 3A – Australian grain performance in Asian markets

  Franciscus Welirang, Director PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk. Bogasari Division: Overview of the Indonesian market, what’s changing and how well Australian wheat is positioned

Plenary Session 3B: Industry Consolidation

  Andy Crane CEO CBH Group: Consolidation in the Australian Grains Industry – Can a Co‐Op Cut It?

Plenary Session 4 – Conversation with a CEO


Rob Gordon President South East Asia, Viterra
John Harvey Managing Director GRDC
(no presentations)

Plenary Session 5 – Changing trade patterns and markets


Stuart Richardson McDonald Pelz: Changing trade flows

Christian Joerg Vice President & Managing Director, Europe, Middle East & Africa Viterra: Growing importance of the Black Sea – how sustainable?

Dr Teresa Babuscio Secretary General Coceral: EU sustainability and GM legislation and implications for global trade

Lou Flohr Australian Future Grain Leaders: Application of international sustainability certification systems to Australia

Plenary Session 6 – Feed grains


Chris Kochanski General Manager ‐ Trading Emerald Group Australia: Export opportunities for feed grains – is the 2010/11 experience sustainable?

Rob Lawrance Principal Banool Pastoral: Developing sustainable relationships in the domestic feed market

Dr Steve Little Grains2Milk program leader, Dairy Australia: Consumers of feed grains ‐ focus on the dairy industry

Plenary Session 7 –Food security: implications for grains


Mike Dwyer Director Global Policy Analysis Division Office of Global Analysis/FAS/USDA: The 8 Factors That Will Drive Global Agricultural Markets to 2020

Peter Hayman Principal Scientist, Climate Applications SARDI: Assessing and managing climate risk for the Australian grains industry in the coming decades

Michael Whitehead Director Agribusiness Research ANZ: Implications for Agribusiness from rising food prices

Concurrent Session 2A: Financial sector participation in commodity markets


Adrian Redlich CIO Merricks Capital: Hedge fund participation in commodity markets
Mark Weldon CEO NZX : The NZX strategy and the future role of online information and trading Panel discussion on “Future trends in financial sector participation in the grains industry“

Adrian Redlich CIO Merricks Capital
Mark Weldon CEO NZX
Tim Glass Director, Commodity Sales, Agribusiness Markets NAB
Simon Thurbin, Director Commodities, Carbon and Energy, Westpac Banking Corporation
Luke Kenniff Agri Manager Corporate, Specialised Agribusiness Solutions CBA
Pete Anderson President INTL FCStone Inc


Concurrent Session 2B: Trends in the input supply sector


Andrew Duperouzel GM Procurement Landmark: The Australian agri inputs market - trends and challenges

Paul Luxton Territory Head Australasia Syngenta: Driving productivity and performance through integrated crop technologies

C S Liew Pacific Agriscience: Supplying chemical inputs - a Factory to Farm (F2F) model


Concurrent Session 2C: Feed Grains Partnership Forum


John Spragg Executive Officer Stock Feed Manufacturers Council of Australia: 2010/11 Feed Grain Demand

Crispin Howitt Food Futures Flagship CSIRO: Can we make sorghum the super feed grain?

John Pluske Animal Research Institute Murdoch University: Cereal grains for the pig feed market: understanding factors in the supply chain

San Jolly Consultant – Livestock nutrition, health & management Productive Nutrition: Helping growers understand the advantage of Knowing the nutritive value of their grain


Concurrent Session 2D: Grains Industry National R, D & E Strategy


Dr Mark Sweetingham Co-Chair Grains Industry National RD&E Strategy Implementation Committee: The national strategy framework and implementation

Steve Thomas Executive Manager Practices GRDC: Engaging growers in priority setting

Grains Industry National RD&E Strategy - A Snapshot

Plenary Session 8: Exporting grain . challenges in managing logistics


John Warda General Manager . Operations and Supply Chain Emerald Group Australia: The Australian logistics scene ] future opportunities and changes in the landscape

Gerard Morrison, Director ] Sales Australia & Pacific Islands Maersk Line: Equipment availability for containerised grain exports

Stephen Thompson Partner Holman Fenwick Willan: Exporting grain from Australia . a snapshot of some of the legal issues that can arise