2013 Presentations

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Conference welcome: Peter Reading Chair Grain Trade Australia

Opening Address: Hon Joel Fitzgibbon Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry

Plenary Session 1– Economic outlook

  • Warren Hogan, Chief Economist ANZ:Exploiting Australia’s economic advantage

Plenary Session 2 – Grains and oilseeds outlook

  • Michael O’Dea Senior Risk Management Consultant FCStone US: Market outlook and trends impacting the global grains market

Plenary Session 3 – CEOs in Conversation

  • John Murray, CEO Emerald Grain and Andrew Young CEO Plumgrove

Concurrent Session 1A: Consumer trends & perspectives of Australian wheat

  • Dr Neoh Soon Bin Managing Director, Soon Soon Group: The competitive position of Australian wheat in Malaysian and SE Asian markets – Five years after deregulation where are we now?
  • John Bunn, JB Milling Pty Ltd: Grist Management - Key consideration of flour production: A miller's perspective
  • Roslyn Jettner, Program Manager & Dr Larisa Cato Wheat Quality End-product Specialist AEGIC: Repositioning Australian wheat in Indonesia –opportunities & challenges

Concurrent Session 1B: : Shifting climate: shifting production

  • Roger Stone University of Southern Queensland: Climate variability: impacts & outlook for key global production/ consumption regions
  • Mark Howden Chief Research Scientist & Theme Leader Climate Change: Climate change and cropping: advantage through effective adaptation
  • Michael Eyres, Principal Injekta Systems: Farm perspective - soil carbon and nitrogen capture in practice

Plenary Session 4–Influencers on commodity exchanges activity

  • Peter Hiom Deputy CEO ASX Local products for a global market
  • Joshua Roberts, CTA, Investment Advisor: Investment fund activity in commodities

Plenary Session 5: Ensuring competitiveness of Australia’s grain supply chain

  • John Harvey Managing Director GRDC: Seizing opportunities in a changing grains Research and Development environment
  • John Austen General Manager, Policy Infrastructure Australia: Priorities for next 20 to 50 years, implementation & implications for the agri sector

Plenary Session 6: The changing barley and malt market environment

  • Alain Caekaert Groupe Group Grains Procurement Director MALTEUROP: Global Barley Landscape
  • Rob Dickie Marketing Manager Joe White Maltings: South East Asian malt market & importance to the malting/brewing industry
  • John StuartTechnical Advisor, Grains and OilseedsGrainCorp: The complexities of Australian malting barley

Concurrent Session 2A:Alternative financing trends in the grains market

  • Colin George, Director Trade Commodity & Agribusiness Finance, EFIC
  • Danny Ip, Principal Trade Finance Officer, Trade & Supply Chain Solutions - Business Development Asia IFC
  • Steve Scott, Head of Trade & Working Capital Finance, Food, Beverage & Agriculture CBA
  • Steve Burt, Managing Director, PentAG Nidera Pty Ltd

Concurrent Session 2B:Making sense of Arbitration

  • Roger Rookes Independent International Arbitrator: Options for, advantages and pitfalls of arbitratiom

    Followed by a facilitated panel session with Roger Rookes Independent International Arbitrator, Chris Whitwell International Sales & Marketing Manager GrainCorp and Chris Lockwood Partner Holman Fenwick Wilan

Concurrent Session 3A: Growing Australia’s quality advantage

  • Tony Edwards Principal ACE Livestock Consulting: Growth of the intensive livestock sector in Asia – implications for Australia
  • Michele Allan Chair, Wheat Industry Advisory Taskforce:Maintaining and promoting an effective and efficient Australian wheat export supply chain
  • Followed by panel discussion with Peter Reading Chair GTA, Chris Aucote President AGEA & Michael Schaefer Director GPA

Concurrent Session 3B: Risk management – making sense of regulatory changes

  • Paul Jones General Manager, Clearing Risk Policy ASX: Enhancing Risk Protections for Australian Derivatives Customers
  • Tim Andriesen Managing Director, Agricultural Commodities & Alternative Investments CME Group: Changes in the global regulatory environment
  • Andrew Glass Senior Commodities Trader | Global Markets ANZ – A market participant perspective

Plenary Session 7: Sustainability of the Australian processing sector

  • Robert Hadler General Manager Corporate Affairs Coles: Changing relationships with suppliers, the role of contracting and the impact on market dynamics
  • Gary Dawson Chief Executive AFGC: Trends and challenges facing Australia’s food processing sector
  • Michael Reeves General Manager Procurement Ridley: Trends and challenges facing Australia’s Stockfeed Sector

National RD&E Strategy Session:Transforming the extension paradigm of the Australian grains industry

  • Mick Keogh CEO Australian Farm Institute: Optimising grains industry extension systems
  • Gavin Beever ORM: Extension for cooperative learning
  • Kerry Regan DAFWA: Evolving Australian grains industry RD&E capacity

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