Fourth Annual Agribusiness Law Conference
Thursday 9 and Friday 10 May 2019

Sheraton Melbourne Hotel

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The agribusiness industry has seen extraordinary change over the last twelve months: increased regulatory control, competition law reforms, as well as significant developments in technology innovation. Television Education Network together with our major conference sponsors, Australian Agricultural Company Limited, Elders Limited and Rabobank are joining together to present our 2019 conference, which examines the key regulatory and legal challenges facing the agribusiness industry, including foreign investment restrictions, food integrity issues, and fighting the drought.

Thursday 9 May 2019

Competition and Investment in Agribusiness

  • Competition in Agriculture - Developments in Law, Policy and Practice

  • The Role of Information in Competitive Markets – Insights from the Regulator

  • FIRB Restrictions on Agricultural Land - The Future of Foreign Investment in the Sector

  • Accessing Premium Overseas Markets in Agribusiness

Innovation and Integrity

  • Protecting Agricultural Intellectual Property

  • Food Integrity - Ensuring Trust and Compliance in the Agricultural Sector

  • Technology Innovation in Agricultural Supply Chains

Conference Evening Cocktail Party:  Hosted by : AACo, Elders Limited and Rabobank

Friday 10 May 2019

Liability and Risk Management in Agribusiness

  • Officer Duty of Care and Due Diligence in Agricultural Company Management

  • Chain of Responsibility Laws - How They Impact the Agriculture Sector

  • Product Liability in Agriculture: Killing Weeds and Sparking Lawsuits

Land and Water Issues

  • Fortress Australia - Cross Border Bio-security Management

  • Futureproofing Agriculture - Government Responses to Fighting Drought


Donald McGauchie AO, Chairman, Australian Agricultural Company Limited

Sar Katdare, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Sydney

Mick Keogh, Deputy Chair, Australian Competition & Consumer Commission, Sydney

Brian Healey, Partner, K&L Gates, Brisbane

Daniel Moulis, Partner Director, Moulis Legal, Canberra

Malcolm McBratney, Partner, Mills Oakley Lawyers, Brisbane

Scott Bouvier, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney

Michael Morris, Partner, Allens, Brisbane

David Rountree, Managing Associate, Allens, Brisbane

Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, MinterEllison, Melbourne

Geoff Farnsworth, Partner, Holding Redlich, Sydney

Michael Linehan, Partner, Clayton Utz, Melbourne

Dr Michael Maxwell, Special Counsel, Clayton Utz, Perth

Andrew Gill, Partner, MinterEllison, Canberra

Leanne O’Neill, Special Counsel, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Bruce Bennett, Company Secretary & General Counsel, Australian Agricultural Company Limited, Brisbane

  • Having now attended for the 3 years the conference has been running I am still amazed by the range of topics and passion of the presenters. It is refreshing to see other people who feel so strongly about advancing the law in these areas, and it is a great networking event.

  • Very satisfied with speakers and venue.Fantastic conference well done and thank you.

  • High quality speakers, great bunch of participants, good topics, well organised and good venue.

  • Provided great awareness and discussion on many difficult areas.


If you register and pay by 18 April 2019 you will pay only $2090 – a saving of $165 off the full price conference registration fee of $2255.

If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Conference Coordinator, Jenna Pickrell on (03) 96702055 or email:
Product Code: MALMAY19
 Price:   $2,255.00 (Inclusive of GST)
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