Thursday 4 and Friday 5 May 2017
The Sheraton Melbourne
The agribusiness industry is on the cusp of great change: increased regulatory control, new free trade agreements, as well as significant developments in agtech, all mean that the risks and opportunities for Australian farmers have never been greater. Following on from the success of our inaugural Agribusiness Law conference, Television Education Network and Australian Agricultural Company Limited (AACo) are joining together to present our 2017 conference, which examines the key regulatory and legal challenges facing the industry, including foreign investment, managing supply chains and protecting Brand Australia.
Thursday 4 May 2017
Opening Address: Mr Donald McGauchie AO, Chairman, Australian Agricultural Company Limited
The Regulation of Agribusiness Investment
Foreign Investment Review Board – Hanging on to the Dragon’s Tail - Marcus Clark, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney
Competition Law in the Agribusiness Sector: The Level Playing Pasture - Carolyn Oddie, Partner, Allens Linklaters, Sydney
Ensuring Good Environmental Outcomes: Getting the Regulator Off Your Back - Dr Daniel Terrill, Partner, Deloitte Access Economics, Melbourne
Dealing With the Regulators: A Panel Discussion – The Panel:Rod Sims, Chairman, Australian Consumer & Competition Commission, Marcus Clark, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney and others to be advised - The Moderator: John Kench, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney
Agricultural Deal Making
Art of the Deal: Negotiating Joint Venture Agriculture Deals - Meredith Paynter, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
Mergers and Acquisitions in Agriculture: Mega Deals and Mega Headaches - Carolyn Chudleigh, Partner, Holman Fenwick Willan, Sydney
The New Free Trade Horizon: What It Means for Agribusiness - Daniel Moulis, Principal Partner, Moulis Legal, Canberra
Conference Cocktail Party - Hosted by : AACo
Friday 5 May 2017
Premium Products not Commodities – The Legal Imperatives
Brand Australia: Protecting Brand Integrity in a Rapidly Changing World - Scott Bouvier, Partner King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney
Managing the Supply Chain: Enhancing Value and Saving Cost – Geoff Farnsworth, Partner, Holding Redlich, Sydney
The Digital Innovation Nation: New Horizons in Agriculture - Rob McInnes, Partner, DibbsBarker, Sydney
Regulating Genomics: Combining New Technologies with Agriculture’s DNA - Dr Tony Shaw, Senior Associate, Allens Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys, Sydney
Social Licence in Agriculture: Limiting Future Regulatory Intervention - Andrew Gill, Partner, MinterEllison, Canberra
Feedback from last year’s conference
All sessions were directly on point to current issues, look forward to next year.
Excellent presenters. Right on point.
Excellent choice of topics; knowledgeable and experienced speakers, very detailed papers.
Great presentations and venue.
If you register and pay by 13 April 2017 you will save $165 off the full price registration fee for the conference of $2090.