7 Apr 15
AAA Agricultural Career ScholarshipAAA Agricultural Career Scholarship 2015 - applications closed More >>
3 Feb 15
RBA Cash Rate CutRBA have met for the first time for 2015 and the cash rate is... More >>
3 Feb 15
Export rise leaves shoppers sourTHE tumbling Australian dollar could arrest a multi-year trend of food price deflation for select fo More >>
21 Aug 15
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.More >>
25 Aug 15
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 studentMore >>
26 Aug 15
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.More >>
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