Event Calendar:

  • 17 Feb 16

    AAA NSW Agribusiness Lunch 17 February 2016 with Laura Mattiazzi

    UUSC 25 Bent St Sydney

    'The China Dragon - Friend or Foe?
    Speaker: Laura Mattiazzi, NAB Agribusiness Asia Desk - National

    After a hugely successful South Australian AAA event in December, we have decided that other States should benefit from Laura’s Mattiazzi’s unique and insightful experience.

    Laura has over 20 years banking experience across Asia Pacific after working at Bank of China (China) and DBS Hong Kong before pursuing postgraduate studies in Australia. Laura joined NAB Business Banking in 1999 where she developed and managed an Asian Business Lending Portfolio. Two years ago she moved into her current Agribusiness Asia Desk role with NAB with a mandate to provide support to Australian customers trading with Asia. Her role includes knowledge sharing on market access & intel, business contacts, country-specific risks & protocols, trade funding and currently solutions whilst assisting them to build Asian capabilities. She is a firm believer that the free trade agreements recently signed with Japan, South Korea and China will provide unprecedented opportunities for Australian businesses in services, health, property, rural sectors etc to embark on the new chapter of trade and investment boom between Australia and key Asian trading partners.

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  • 26 Feb 16

    AAA VIC Agribusiness Lunch 26 February 2016 with Laura Mattiazzi

    RACV City Club- Melb

    'The China Dragon - Friend or Foe?'
    Speaker: Laura Mattiazzi, NAB Agribusiness Asia Desk - National

    After a hugely successful South Australian AAA event in December, we have decided that other States should benefit from Laura’s Mattiazzi’s unique and insightful experience.

    Laura has over 20 years banking experience across Asia Pacific after working at Bank of China (China) and DBS Hong Kong before pursuing postgraduate studies in Australia. Laura joined NAB Business Banking in 1999 where she developed and managed an Asian Business Lending Portfolio. Two years ago she moved into her current Agribusiness Asia Desk role with NAB with a mandate to provide support to Australian customers trading with Asia. Her role includes knowledge sharing on market access & intel, business contacts, country-specific risks & protocols, trade funding and currently solutions whilst assisting them to build Asian capabilities. She is a firm believer that the free trade agreements recently signed with Japan, South Korea and China will provide unprecedented opportunities for Australian businesses in services, health, property, rural sectors etc to embark on the new chapter of trade and investment boom between Australia and key Asian trading partners.

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  • 1 Mar 16

    AAA SA Agribusiness Breakfast 1 March 2016 with Dr Roger Sexton

    Hotel Grand Chancellor Adelaide on Hindley

    “The Beston Model and Plans for the Future”
    Guest Speaker: Dr Roger Sexton AM
    B.Ec (Hons), M.Ec. Ph.D (Econ), FAICD, FAIM, S.FFin, KSJ, C.P Mgr, C.Univ

    Dr Sexton is a leading investment banker and company director with extensive professional experience in the Asia Pacific region. He has served as a Chief Executive of a number of large organisations in the finance, funds management and investment banking industries and has served on the Boards of a number of public companies and organisations in Australia and overseas. Roger is currently Chairman of ASX listed company IOOF Holdings Ltd (based in Melbourne), Chairman of Beston Global Food Company Ltd, and Chairman of KeyInvest Limited (based in Adelaide). He is also Chairman of the Beston Pacific Group of Companies and a Director of IBISWorld Pty Ltd.

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  • 10 Mar 16

    AAA Qld Agribusiness Breakfast 10 March 2016 with Russell Paton and Kim Morison

    Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen St Brisbane

    "The Evolution of Queensland Water Markets – Agriculture & Investment"
    Guest speakers: (L) Russell Paton, Manager Business Development, Sunwater Limited (R) Kim Morison, Managing Director, Blue Sky Water Partners & Blue Sky Alternative Investments.


    Major droughts and floods across Queensland’s key agricultural regions in the past five years have highlighted the need to further address water availability, storage and water use efficiencies to ensure economic growth and expansion for the agricultural and manufacturing sectors. The AAA are pleased to present two industry leaders who will provide insights into the forces and priorities which are currently driving the institutional and commercial agenda for water resource developments across Queensland.

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About Agribusiness:

The Agribusiness Association of Australia is a member based, non-political network who are a conduit in facilitating awareness, raising knowledge and communicating credible information to all sectors of the agribusiness value chain.

We aim to develop and foster linkages amongst professionals with and between the different sectors of Agribusiness.

Agribusiness includes all the various businesses involved in food and fibre production, including farming, seed supply, agrichemicals, farm machinery, wholesale and distribution, processing, marketing, and retail sales. Please take the time to look around this site for information about Agribusiness in Australia, investing in agribusiness, or the Association.

State Sponsors

  • Allion Legal - NSW & WA

    Allion Legal is a national boutique law firm  providing corporate legal services to domestic and international clients. 
    With a focus on the Natural Resources, Infrastructure and Agribusiness sectors, we advise on complex legal and commercial matters. We are a relationship based firm and have worked with many of our clients over an extended period of time.

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  • Piper Alderman - SA

    Piper Alderman is a commercial law firm with offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide. We act for leading agribusinesses operating inside the farm gate across a broad spectrum of primary production enterprises, as well as for clients operating beyond the farm gate in the agribusiness supply chain, food processing, retail and financial services sectors, export and R&D.

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  • PIRSA - SA

    Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) is a dynamic Government of South Australia agency with the vision of growing sustainable and competitive regions. PIRSA is committed to the sustainable use of the state's agriculture, wine, seafood, forestry, and food industries along with the provision of associated research, regulation, policy development and biosecurity imperatives. PIRSA leads and drives the State Government’s strategic priority of Premium Food and wine from our Clean Environment. 

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  • Waterfind - NSW & Qld

    Waterfind Australia is one of Australia’s water market specialists and a pioneer in the water market industry. Waterfind Australia has developed an award winning online water trading platform that allows the buying and selling of water and simplifies the water trading process enabling irrigators and other water users to access all major Australian water resources to manage their water needs. Waterfind is a privately owned Australian company and is governed by an independent board of directors.

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