Despite the challenges of the global pandemic, ever increasing agriculture-relevant ‘demand drivers’ are coming from increasing world population, the growing wealth of developing economies, greater demand for higher value food, increasing ethical considerations in production and a focus on food safety, food security, freshness and health.
These drivers present growth prospects for different sectors of the Australian agriculture industry. Challenges will continue to be associated with the unpredictable nature of the pandemic, climate change, export and logistics costs, changing terms of trade, plus the tariffs and policies imposed by major trading partners like China.
So, what does all this mean for Agribusinesses in Australia?
What are the main challenges? Where are the opportunities and priorities?
Are there key elements of growth strategies that will help focus Australian businesses to survive and thrive post COVID-19 to take advantage of opportunities presenting themselves in a competitive local and international market?
How do Australian businesses differentiate themselves in their ideal markets?
Are there ways that risks can be more effectively managed?
What business development and sales skills must be developed by Australian businesses?
How can business owners and managers stay optimistic and manage stress, ensuring they look after their wellbeing and that of their people?
This experienced, diverse panel of experienced agribusiness professionals will discuss these questions and the changing state of play facing Australian agribusiness including farming families, farm machinery producers, seed and agrichemical manufacturers, farmer’s cooperatives, agritourism operators, and makers of biofuels, animal feeds, and other SMEs that form our agribusiness ecosystem.
This event begins at:
SA, NT: 11:30am
QLD, NSW, ACT, VIC, TAS: 12:00pm
About Ann Maree O’Callaghan:
Ann Maree is a Director of Value Creators, Strategy Matrix and HERE Business Wealth. As a highly experienced entrepreneur, business consultant and stakeholder engagement professional, she is in demand. She has worked with over 500 regional businesses to help them reach their goals. With a focus on regional and remote Australia, Ann Maree has assisted major industry, community, and government partnership projects. Her areas of expertise cover venture creation, strategy renewal and business model innovation, Indigenous business development; community consultation and stakeholder engagement; research and feasibility analysis; and training and workshop delivery.
About Julia Spicer:
Julia Spicer (prev. Telford) is a vibrant rural woman. Founder of two regional businesses based in Qld – Engage & Create Consulting and the Goondiwindi Business Hub. Julia’s mission is to contribute to the vibrancy and viability of rural and regional Australia by helping businesses grow. Through strategic planning, coaching and online courses; Julia does just that. With the company of her husband, Tony and a menagerie of animals both large and small, Julia’s passion may be spread far and wide but her home truly is where her heart is.
About Lauree Arnold:
Lauree is the CEO and Founder of Lauree Arnold Coaching and is based in Esperance, a remote town on the south coast of WA. She has deep connections in agribusiness having been an Area Manager with CSBP for over 6 years. As a certified coach, Lauree is passionate about helping others create success and confidence. Through her impressive sales career spanning over a decade, she has developed practical methods and valuable insights into the stresses and challenges facing those working remote and regional communities.
About Lyn Hawkins:
Lyn is the National Director of Business Women Australia and a management consultant with a focus on business growth, marketing and cultural transformation. She has held senior roles with KPMG, HHG Legal Group, HLB Mann Judd and Telstra, in addition to General Management roles with technology-based businesses. As a Principal of a successful consulting practice Lyn works predominantly with professional services firms (legal, accounting and technology) and executive teams developing and implementing business strategies. Lyn is a life long learner and loves to continually add to her knowledge tool kit. Her view of high performance has changed over the years as her goals have shifted at each milestone and crossroad.
About Business Women Australia:
BWA brings together business women from all sectors, industries and states;
- business owners and entrepreneurs
- executives and managers
- women on boards
- emerging leaders
- women who desire growth and high level connections
Business Women Australia is focused on key areas of development;
- Business Improvement
- Personal and Professional Growth
- Connections and Friendship