2014 presentations

AGIC 2014 - Innovation: Pathway to prosperity

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Conference welcome: Peter Reading Chair Grain Trade Australia

Opening Address: Hon Barnaby Joyce Minister for Agriculture

Plenary Session 1– Innovation in agriculture

  • Doron Ben-Meir, Director, Entrepreneurs’ Infrastructure Program Department of Industry: Potential for innovation to encourage investment in agriculture
  • Chris Gadd, Grains Analyst Macquarie Bank Limited, London – Outlook for grain and oilseeds


Plenary Session 2 – New technologies/new strategies to boost on-farm productivity

  • Michael Whitehead, Director - Agribusiness ResearchANZ:Innovation to drive farm productivity & profitability
  • Richard Clark, Chair GRDC: Innovative R&D delivering on-farm productivity growth
  • David Hudson, Managing Director SGA Solutions: Evaluation of the agronomic, environmental, economic & co-existence impacts of GM canola in Australia


Plenary Session 3 – Building a competitive supply chain

  • Jim Griffiths, COO WAWatco Companies: Challenges and improvements for rail infrastructure
  • John Foss, Founder and CEO The Chia Company: Building a global supply chain from farm to consumer
  • Jock Carter, Joint Executive DirectorNAT: Innovation in Australian and global ports


Plenary Session 3 continued: Building a competitive supply chain

  • Luke Fraser, Principal Juturna Pty Ltd: Transport Reforms That Will Make More Money for Grower And Investor: What Works and What Doesn’t
  • Matthew Warrington, General Manager Supply ChainGrainCorp: Regeneration of the Australian grains industry


Concurrent Session 1A: innovation in marketing

  • Georgie Aley, Managing Director Grains & Legumes Nutrition CouncilNutrition and Health Trends Driving Innovation
  • Quentin Kennedy, Managing Director Kialla Pure Foods: Organic foods – trends, innovations and opportunities
  • George Dimkin, Brand Manager TassalL Group: Driving per capita consumption through sustainable innovation


Concurrent Session 1B: Innovationin the pulse industry

  • Dr Chris Lannon, Managing Director McGill Centre Canada:Pulse Innovation Project
  • Angus Woods, Woods Foods:New market opportunities for chick peas
  • David Feinberg, CEO Lupin Foods Australia: Lupins - Evolution from Paddock to Plate


Concurrent Session 2A: Innovations in products/processes

  • Peter Jones, General Manager Australian Consolidated Milk– Innovation driving milk yields: Insights/implications for the grains industry
  • Dr Roger Campbell, CEO Pork CRC: Balancing the needs of growers and end users – innovations used by the pork industry to enhance the utilisation of Australian grains
  • DR Allan Green, Research Director - BioproductsCSIRO Food, Nutrition & Bioproducts Flagship:Innovation in oilseeds – new oils for the food & industrial markets


Concurrent Session 2B: Innovation in information to drive decision making

  • Katrina Read, Big Data & Analytics Technical Leader Asia Pacific, IBM: Transforming business with big data & analytics
  • Lee Hochberg, Senior Advisor, Supply Chain Integrated Planning & Optimisation, Quintiq – Lessons from other industries for a competitive supply chain
  • Jonas Bengtsson, Director, Edge EnvironmentEnvironmental impact led supply chain engagement and assessment of food products in the poultry and quick service restaurant sectors


Plenary Session 4: Trends in competitor regions

  • Johny Boerjan, Vice President Group Management SGS Geneva:Black sea outlook and trends in seasonal production and quality
  • Dr Dimitri N. Rylko, General Director, Institute for Agricultural Market Studies, Russia: Grain policy and logistics: challenges and prospects for development
  • Brian Perrott (London) & Peter Murphy (Hong Kong), Partner Holman Fenwick Willan: Security of supply: questions of geopolitical instability – relevant legal issues


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