2012 Presentations

To view the PDF of the presenation, click pn the presenters name.  To view the webcast, click on webcast.

Note the PDFs will be available approaximately a week after the conference.  The webcasts will be available shortly after completion of the sessions.


Conference welcome and opening address

Tom Keene Chair Grain Trade Australia

Hon Joe Ludwig Minister for Agriculture, Fisherlok,mies & Forestry


Plenary Session 1 - Economic Outlook

Graham Hodges, Deputy CEO ANZ: European crisis and effect on global credit marke


Plenary Session 2 - Grains & Oilseeds Outlook


Alex Duncan McDonald Pelz Global Commodities: Can the World Produce Enough Food?

  Greg Kostal Kostal Ag Consulting: Changes to the Canadian Wheat Board: implications for trade flows

Plenary Session 3A - Making sense of the investment jigsaw: Part 1

  Alan Winney Executive Chairman Emerald Group Australia: The Investment Jigsaw: Finding Global Opportunities in the Australian industry

Plenary Session 3B - Investing now for future productivity



John Harvey Managing Director GRDC: Connecting Globally

  Mick Keogh Executive Director Australian Farm Institute: The Carbon Farming Initiative and Implications for the Grain Industry

Concurrent Session 1A - End User Trends - how Australian grain fits

  Dr Nasir Azudin: Trends in wheat based products in S.E. Asia
  John Stuart, Technical Advisor, Grains and Oilseeds GrainCorp & Rob Dickie Marketing Manager – Barley CBH Grain: Barley - an historical look at the future
  Peter Wilson, Chairman Pulse Australia: Australian Pulses - getting the matrix right

Concurrent Session 1B - Putting sustainability into practice 

  Gerard Morrison Director – Sales Maersk Line: Sustainability of Australian grain exports - a shipping perspective
  Mitch Morison General Manager – Commercial Cargill Australia: Implementing EU sustainability certification
  Virginia Miltrup General Manager Corporate Services CBH Group: Supply/demand labour forecasting

Plenary Session 4 - CEOS in conversation


Alison Watkins CEO GrainCorp Operations
Philippa Purser Managing Director, Cargill Australia Ltd


Plenary Session 5 - Making sense of the investment jigsaw: Part 2

  Philippe de Laperouse, Managing Director, HighQuest Partners LLC: Global AgInvesting trends and implications for the Australian Agribusiness Sector

Plenary Session 6 - Keynote address

Senator Barnaby Joyce Shadow Minister for Regional Development, Local Government and Water


Concurrent Session 2A - Global trade management strategies to reduce trade and logisitics risks: Part 1


Concurrent Session 3A - Global trade management strategies to reduce trade and logisitics risks: Part 2

  Anthony Diamante Chartering Manager Quadra Commodities: Trends in the dry bulk freight market and state of play for the Australian grain industry
  Geoff Farnsworth Project Manager Code Development Committee: Stewardship in the Grains Industry: Working towards a port access code
  Rob Parkes Vice Chairman GTA: Stewardship in the Grains Industry: The Australian Grains Industry Code

Plenary Session 7 - Global Commodities Jigsaw


Amy Guihot Director - East Asia, Trade and Market Access Division, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.: China's market potential and market access for Australian products

  Rob Brealey Manager Marketing and Business Development PentagNidera: Developing markets and liquidity in small cap grains
  Francois Darcas Trading Manager - Oilseeds and Pulses Cargill: Pulses – where does Australia fit?