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Qld Tuesday 28 March 2017 Breakfast with a high profile panel, including Anna Speer, CEO, AuctionsPlus, Sarah Meibusch, Deputy Director, QAAFI and Brett Wiskar, Commercial Technology Director, Wiley
28 Mar 17
Time: 7:00 AM - 9:00 AM Venue: Tattersall's Club, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane
Cost: Members $55, Non-members $80 & Student $35
Registrations are closed
Moderated by Philippa (Pip) Courtney, ABC Rural Reporter, a high profile panel, including Anna Speer CEO, AuctionsPlus, Sarah Meibusch, Deputy Director, QAAFI and Brett Wiskar, Commercial Technology Director, Wiley will discuss and debate: "Uploading agribusiness; the new world of sales, energy & food, for thought"
Anna Speer, CEO, AuctionsPlus
A Senior business leader with a strong, broad and practical understanding of the global Agribusiness Industry, Anna has a verifiable track record revitalising under performing operations, opening new markets, and building market credibility through innovative products that ensure competitiveness in tough markets. As the CEO of AuctionsPlus, an online saleyard, Anna has spent the past two years disrupting traditional markets and turning AuctionsPlus into the largest saleyard in Australia. Also known as eBay for cows and sheep, the business facilitates the exchange of livestock utilising simple technology allowing Australia to be the catchment pool.
Sarah Meibusch, Deputy Director, QAAFI
Sarah Meibusch leads business operations at QAAFI, a global leader in agriculture and food research and innovation.
A Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Sarah has over 16 years of leadership experience in both the for-profit and not-for-profit life sciences sector in Australia and internationally. She holds a First Class Honours degree in Agricultural Science from the University of Queensland and a Masters degree from Cornell University.
Sarah has previously held the positions of the Chief Operating Officer, Commercialisation for the Beef Cooperative Research Centre for Genetic Technologies, Vice President of Business Development at Progen Pharmaceuticals, an oncology drug development biotechnology company and was the Manager of Business Development at Pyxis Genomics, a Chicago-based animal biotechnology company
Brett Wiskar, Commercial Technology Director, Wiley
Brett leads Wiley’s data and technology consulting initiatives. His role is focused on driving innovation, operational and commercial outcomes in industry. Along with leading these endeavours Brett works with the boards and executive teams of client and partner organisations looking at the future of the industry and their businesses – challenging and questioning what the world of business will look like for the generations to come.
Philippa "Pip" Courtney, ABC Rural Reporter
The daughter of well known print journalist and editor Michael Courtney, Pip grew up in Tasmania and studied politics and English at University. On graduating she joined ABC news in Hobart in 1986.
At school Pip tossed up between two careers - wool classing and journalism. With assorted aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins on the land her interest in agriculture led her to study ag science, but when it came to choosing a career journalism won out. In 1993 she combined her two interests when she joined Landline.
Location: Tattersall’s Club Brisbane – Templeton Room
Level 2, 215 Queen Street, Brisbane, Qld
Dress: Strictly business attire (jacket and tie, no denim)
Date: Tuesday 28 March 2017
Time: 7:00 am registration conclude by 9:00 am
Included: Hot breakfast
Cost: Members $55, Non-members $80 & Students $35 (price per person).
To book online (preferred) Please use the 'submit button' at top of page or email your request.
RSVP: Friday 24 March 2017. Register early to avoid disappointment and advise dietary requirements.
For group bookings and event enquiries please click here to email or telephone Anne 0429 213 716.
Registrations Open: 28th Feb 17 12:00 AM
Registrations Close: 24th Mar 17 11:59 PM
Places Available: 47
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