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 Seventh Annual Agribusiness Law Conference

Conference,Law - General,Seventh Annual Agribusiness Law Conference
Thursday 11 & Friday 12 May 2023

Sofitel Gold Coast

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The challenges for agribusiness have arguably never been greater: the economy has tightened, competition and consumer laws have strengthened, while climate change and biosecurity issues continue to loom large. The Seventh Annual Agribusiness Law Conference examines these key issues, as well as foreign investment, managing risks in the agricultural supply chain, as well as employment law issues affecting the sector.

TEN is delighted to announce that our major conference sponsors are back for 2023 - Australian Agricultural Company Limited, Elders Limited and Rabobank.

Day 1 - Thursday 11 May 2023

Morning Theme:  Governance, Risk and Regulation

  • The Impact of Competition Law in Agribusiness
  • Carbon Credit Farming: What Lies Ahead?
  • Biosecurity in Agriculture: Taking it to the Bio Frontline
  • Foreign Investment Review Board Update (FIRB) - An Agricultural Perspective

Afternoon Theme: Acquisitions, Structuring and Supply Chain Issues

  • M&A in Agribusiness: Maximizing Value, Minimizing Risks
  • Getting Legal Structures in Agribusiness Right
  • Managing the Agricultural Supply Chain: Contract Negotiation and Management


  • Conference Cocktail Party - hosted by AACo

Day 2 - Friday 12 May 2023

Morning Theme: Business and Operations

  • Employment Law Issues in Agribusiness: A Real and Present Danger
  • Getting Agribusiness Marketing Right: A Legal Perspective on Doing Business
  • Agriculture and Native Title: Latest Legal Developments

Afternoon Theme: Contemporary Challenges

  • ESG in Agribusiness: A Practical Challenge for Boardrooms
  • Cyber Risk, Smart Farming and the Agribusiness Sector

Carolyn Chudleigh, Partner, HFW Australia, Sydney

Mr Donald McGauchie AO, Chairman, Australian Agricultural Company

Felicity McMahon, Partner, Allens, Sydney

Leanne O’Neill, Partner, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, Brisbane

Andrew Gill, Partner, MinterEllison, Canberra

Marcus Clark, Partner, Johnson Winter & Slattery, Canberra

Michael Linehan, Partner, Clayton Utz, Melbourne

Jodie Knowlton, Partner, BDO, Brisbane

Geoffrey Farnsworth, Partner, Holding Redlich Lawyers, Sydney

Brian Healey, Partner, K&L Gates, Brisbane, Qld

Alanna Fitzpatrick, Partner, K&L Gates, Brisbane

Scott Bouvier, Partner, King & Wood Mallesons, Sydney

Patrick White, Head of Legal Affairs, Elders Limited, Adelaide

Franki Ganter, Partner, Allens, Brisbane

David Rountree, Partner, Allens, Brisbane

  • Fantastic conference, great hosts and venue. Looking forward to next year.
  • Great speakers and content. Great to be able to network with lawyers in the industry.
  • The range of topics was excellent and most interesting. The speakers were terrific. The cocktail function was kept low key and was good fun.

Lawyers (except WA):  11 CPD units

WA Lawyers:  6 CPD points (being the maximum allowable per event under the LPBWA rules – TEN is an accredited provider)

All delegates attending the conference will receive a CPD Certificate confirming attendance.


If you register and pay on or before 31 March 2023 you will pay only $2035 - a saving of $275 off the full price conference registration fee of $2310.

Multiple registration discount? 

Discounts are available for multiple registrations:  The more you send, the greater the discount.  You can access the discount by contacting our Conference Manager, Jenna Pickrell (details below), to organise your registrations.

  • 3 registrations – 5% discount for each delegate
  • If you register 4 people at the same time you are entitled to a 10% discount for each delegate
  • If you register 5 people or more people at the same time you are entitled to a 15% discount for each delegate.

One-day only?

We do accept bookings for attending one day only (either day 1 or day 2).  To organise a one-day booking, please contact Jenna (details above).


If you need assistance or have an enquiry, please do not hesitate to contact our Event Manager, Jenna Pickrell, on (03) 8601 7729 or email: jenna@tved.net.au

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