Event Calendar:

  • 21 Aug 15

    AAA Vic Agribusiness Breakfast 21 August 2015 with Cristina Cifuentes

    The Australian Club 110 William St Melbourne
    Reviewing the Regulation of Rural Water Charges
    Ms Cristina Cifuentes, ACCC Chair Commissioner

    Cristina was appointed a Commissioner of the ACCC in May 2013. Cristina has experience in both the public and private sectors across public policy, finance and utility regulation. Prior to joining the ACCC, Cristina was a Director of Hunter Water, a water utility in NSW.

    As Chair of the ACCC's Communications Committee and the ACCC's Infrastructure Committee, Cristina oversees the ACCC's regulatory role in relation to key infrastructure in areas such as telecommunications, wheat ports, rail, and water. She is also a board member of the Australian Energy Regulator which has responsibility for regulating the national electricity and gas markets.

    Cristina’s presentation will focus on the importance of rural water markets in the context of agribusiness and the Australian economy. Water markets in turn rely on efficient and transparent charges for water infrastructure access and use. The Government has asked the ACCC to review the rules which apply to rural water infrastructure charges and government charges in the Murray-Darling Basin. With final advice due at the end of the year, Commissioner Cristina Cifuentes outlines the ACCC's approach to reviewing the water charge rules.

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  • 25 Aug 15

    AAA QLD Agribusiness Breakfast 25 August 2015 with David Foote

    Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen St Brisbane
    Beefing up the Integrated Supply Chain
    David Foote, Group Managing Director, Australian Country Choice Group (ACC)

    Australian Country Choice (ACC) is one of the largest vertically integrated supply chain organisations in the world. The business is dedicated to the best practice supply of high quality meat products.

    Since 1972, ACC have supplied exclusively to Coles Supermarkets and their export customers.

    ACC has a recognised commitment to excellence with current industry rankings of: top 5 privately owned companies in Queensland; top 8 meat processors and value-adders nationally (volume); top 10 cattle herd holders and beef lot feeders nationally (turnoff heads); and top 20 private land holders.

    David will share his insights on how integrated supply chains can work, what makes them different and how that difference can provide a competitive edge. We will also gain some insight to what the future holds for ACC.

    $70 per person, $55 per member, $45 per student

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  • 26 Aug 15

    AAA Annual Agribusiness Dinner 26 August 2015 with David Lock, CEO Craig Mostyn Group

    UUSC 25 Bent St Sydney
    Opportunities for Food Manufacturing in Australia
    David Lock, CEO Craig Mostyn Group

    David Lock is the Chief Executive Officer of Craig Mostyn Group (CMG), a privately owned Australian food and agribusiness company which turns over more than $350 million. It incorporates a number of brands including Linley Valley Pork, Talloman, Market Day, Stanley Fish, Australian Seafood Exports and Jade Tiger Abalone.

    David has been CEO since 2004 and restructured to focus on three core businesses - Meat & Livestock; Rendering & Protein Trading and Food. Under his leadership, the CMG is actively seeking further growth through acquisition either within its existing supply chains or in aligned businesses.

    Presenting on the opportunities for food manufacturing in Australia David will cover the main trends influencing the food market in Australia and overseas; how those trends will impact on how and where food is sold and the impact of opportunities on food manufacturing in Australia.

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