Beef Australia 2018 in collaboration with its principal partners, the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources, the Queensland Government, Meat and Livestock Australia and the Rockhampton Regional Council welcomes international and Australian businesses to participate in the complimentary Beef Australia Business Matching Program – Handshakes.
Handshakes provides an ideal opportunity for International agribusiness companies to meet face-to-face with Australian enterprises across the beef supply chain to learn more about their products and services and establish business relationships. In 2018, the Handshakes program will be offering a more interactive and targeted way for Australian and International participants to engage directly with each other than ever before, through the introduction of the Beef Australia Handshakes business matching Smartphone App, which for the first time will enable participants to invite and schedule meetings directly with each other. The App will also include other useful information such the schedule of events, speaker profiles and venue maps.
The 2018 program will also offer Handshakes participants the opportunity to learn about the Australian beef industry through a series of Handshakes seminars covering a business introduction to the Australian Beef industry, trade and investment opportunities in the Beef supply chain, Australian innovation and technology in Beef production and processing and becoming investment ready to engage with local and global investors in the Australian beef industry.
The 2018 Handshakes program features a strong networking component aimed to create an environment where participants can connect through networking opportunities available at the Expo. The program provides dedicated business networking facilities located at the Qantaslink International Lounge for all Handshakes participants use. Networking opportunities will be available at the official Beef Australia Expo International Welcome Reception, as well as at the Handshakes seminars.
The Handshakes program is targeted to Australian and international businesses currently engaged in business activities with the Australian beef industry or strongly considering business activities with the Australian beef industry. In 2018, Handshakes will be targeted to offer participants best value for their involvement. Interested parties are invited to request an Expression of Interest (EOI) via the Request Handshakes EOI link. Beef Australia will then email the appropriate EOI (Australian or International). In completing the emailed EOI, potential participants will be asked to provide company information including a 150 word company profile and their logo.
Please note that participation in Handshakes is not automatic. Interested businesses are invited to submit an Expression of Interest that will be reviewed for program suitability. Beef Australia’s aim is to ensure all program participants receive a valuable experience through the program.