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ACBC Victoria is pleased to invite you our Agribusiness Forum for 2017focusing on Chinese Investment in the Australian Agribusiness sector.
Our expert speakers will emphasise the vital need for foreign investment in the Australian agribusiness sector and the importance of collaboration and bridging the gap between vendor and buyer.
Discussion will also centre on ascertaining specific areas where investment is welcomed, and will address the ways in which the process can be made more transparent for potential Chinese investors to select appropriate properties to purchase or to enter into joint ventures with Australians.
Opening Address - The Hon Andrew Robb AO - Chairman, Asialink and Asialink Business
Mr Brian Wilson - Chairman, Foreign Investment Review Board
Mr Mick Keogh - CEO, Australian Farm Institute
Professor James Laurenceson - Deputy Director and Professor, Australia China Relations Institute (UTS)
Mr Lyall Howard, Head of Government Relations, Blackmores
Mr Nick Dowling, Managing Director and CEO, Australia and New Zealand, New Hope Group Co. Ltd
Mr Tony Eyres, Senior Investment Specialist, Austrade
Moderator - Mr Barry White, Chair of ACBC Victoria's Agribusiness & Food Working Group and Director, ProEx Developments
Additional topics covered will include:
The current investment landscape
The role of Chinese investment in agriculture
Public opinion surrounding foreign investment in agriculture
The requirements and expectations for investors coming into Australia
Options for investing beyond ‘buying the farm’
Case Studies - Chinese perspectives and perceptions regarding the Australian investment environment
There will be opportunities for Q&A following the opening address and subsequent presentations. These will be followed by a moderated panel discussion.
This program will include morning tea and lunch, and will provide ample opportunities for networking.
Date: Tuesday 28 February 2017
Time: 8.45am for 9.00am - 2.00pm (includes morning tea and lunch)