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AIA 2015 National Conference

Wed 20 May 2015



Professionals Preparing for 2040 Agriculture | National Conference | 20-21 May 2015


The Conference

Professionals Preparing for 2040 Agriculture A conference with a focus on the agricultural professionals who will be meeting the 2040 food and fibre challenges – productivity, profitability, people, and policy.

Ever considered what it will be like working as an agricultural professional in 25 years time?

We have heard a lot in recent times about the agricultural challenges relating to future production and supply demands.  But what does this mean for the people leading, innovating and enabling these advancements?

This conference will address pertinent questions and topics that are essential for preparing professionals not only from an agronomy perspective, but also technology, policy, industry, business, professional development, leadership, and international considerations.

Please see below documents for:

National Student Award Finalists

'Agriculture in 2040' Session Speakers


Key Themes

  •  What will Australian agriculture look like in the future?  What does this mean for professionals working in agriculture?
  •  What are the opportunities and challenges for agricultural professionals in positioning for the future?
  •  Policy challenges, settings and responsibilities.
  • Showcase rising professionals from across Australia.
  • Technology application.
  •  Celebrating, acknowledging, networking and showcasing the best of Australian agricultural professionals - present and future.

What’s on offer?

  •   topical presentations
  •   robust discussions
  •   professional development
  •   networking
  •   participation
  •   relevance

What will be achieved?

The conference program explores what skills, experience and support professionals may need leading into future opportunities and challenges facing Australian agriculture.  Discussion opportunities will inform the role which Ag Institute Australia can take to shape the future of Australian agricultural science.

Who’s coming?

The conference will connect over 100 professionals from a broad representation of Australia’s agricultural industry. 

  •   Ag Institute Australia members
  •   consultants
  •   scientists and researchers
  •   agribusiness and natural resource management professionals
  •   product and service providers
  •   government and industry representatives
  •   educators and students

Special Highlights

  •   River views and balcony breakout area
  •   Evening of fabulous food, networking, guest speakers and awards
  •   Ag Institute Australia Down to Business Breakfast
  •   Showcase of event and industry supporters

Great conference experience





Day 1

20 May

Day 2

21 May


20 May


21 May

Full Registration - 20 & 21 May






Ag Institute Australia Member


Standard Registration


Student Discounted


1 Day Registration - 20 or 21 May


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Dinner Only - 20 May





Breakfast Only - 21 May










Enquiries to Event Coordinator

Liz Todd | 0457 831 512


Click here to see the conference highlights and more information.



Belinda Worland


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