Second Annual Agribusiness Law Conference
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 and Marcus Clark, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney.  The Moderator:  John Kench, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney

Agricultural Deal Making

Afternoon Chair:  Tiffany Barton, Partner – Legal, PwC, Melbourne

  • 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

Morning Chair:  David Smith, Partner, Gadens, Melbourne

  • 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

Emerging Issues

Afternoon Chair:  Bruce Bennett, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Australian Agricultural Company Ltd

  • 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.

Product Code: MALMAY17
 Price:   $2,090.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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