Monday Seminars

Seminar Schedule & Overview

Are you ready? Biosecurity perspectives on emergency animal disease response 

Presented by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries 

This seminar will discuss the strategies, resources, and procedures currently in place to prevent and prepare for disease outbreaks relevant to the beef industry.  

Attendees will hear from the perspective of the Queensland’s’ Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) and ground stories and experiences from a field biosecurity officer, and a Queensland beef producer.  

A panel discussion led by a peak industry group representative from the cattle industry will wrap up the seminar. The questions will cover each person’s part in preventing Emergency Animal Diseases (EAD), parts of a response, and tips for putting Queensland in the best possible position in the case of an emergency. 

Date: Monday 6th May 2024 
Time: 8.00am – 9.30am 
Venue: James Lawrence B 
Price: $55+ online booking fee

Speakers announced soon!

Supporting the next generation of beef leaders 

Presented by Achmea Australia

This Beef2024 seminar panel session, titled “Supporting the Next Generation of Beef Leaders” is collaboration between specialist agricultural insurer Achmea Australia and Angus Australia as part of their multi-year strategic alliance. 

This expert and interactive panel session aims to provide insights and knowledge to support and guide today’s beef leaders, while also nurturing the agricultural leaders of tomorrow. 

Achmea Australia and Angus Australia are committed to investing in the next generation of leaders through initiatives like the GenAngus Future Leaders Program. 

This joint interactive session will cover various topics, including: 

  • navigating the changing landscape of the beef industry 
  • identifying the necessary skills and mindset for success 
  • identifying and capitalising on future opportunities in the industry, and  
  • empowering participants to face challenges during a time of rapid change and uncertainty.

Date: Monday 6th May 2024 
Time: 9.45am – 11.15am
Venue: James Lawrence B
Price: $55+ online booking fee

Speakers announced soon!

Australian Beef Industry 101

A Beef Australia International Seminar 

Whether you’re new to the Australian beef industry or just looking for a refresh on the core fundamentals, this seminar will give you an introduction to the Australian Beef Industry, provide you with a firsthand insight into how one of Australia’s largest beef cattle operations works and discuss how to build partnerships and do business in Australia.  

Michael Finucan, General Manager of Feedlots at JBS Australia will provide an industry overview that covers the key production systems, our grass and grain feeding programs, the industry systems that underpin our food safety and beef quality, and where our beef is sold around the world and why.  

Julie McDonald, Chief Financial Officer of MDH Pty Ltd, will take you on a deep dive into one of Australia’s largest beef cattle operations, running 150,000 head of cattle across 14 properties throughout Queensland, gaining insights into how they manage and operate their operation.  

Austrade will then discuss how our international partners and investors can best do business in Australia and tap into the many opportunities open across the Australian beef industry. 

Date: Monday 6th May 2024 
Time: 12.00pm – 1.30pm
Venue: James Lawrence B
Price: $55+ online booking fee, Free for registered International Program delegates

Speakers announced soon!

The Great Investment Debate – Equities v Bonds

Presented by Ord Minnett

Following an unprecedented rise in inflation and interest rates, investment markets have changed dramatically. Higher interest rates have meant higher yields are available on cash and fixed interest investments. Should bonds play a larger role in investment portfolios? Will equities provide superior capital growth? Where are the best investment opportunities for 2024 and beyond? How should you position your portfolio for the current economic outlook? 

Join Ord Minnett for an insightful seminar that will delve into equities and bonds, answering the burning questions so many of us are asking ourselves. 

Date: Monday 6th May 2024 
Time: 1.45pm – 3.15pm
Venue: James Lawrence A 
Price: $55+ online booking fee

Speakers announced soon!

Our sustainable Australian beef industry – the achievements and opportunities from paddock to plate to be part of the climate solution  

Presented by Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA)

As an industry, we’ve achieved a lot already, you could say more than all other industries in Australia. Having more than halved emissions, there are still some challenges ahead, but there are potentially huge opportunities for our industry – from genetics and grazing practices right the supply chain to the beef on our plate – to build our natural capital and become an integral part of the climate solution – all whilst producing one of the most nutrient dense products for a growing global population. 

In this seminar, you’ll hear from a cross section of industry participants as to what’s been achieved already and what’s on the horizon. 

Date: Monday 6th May 2024 
Time: 3.45pm – 5.15pm
Venue: James Lawrence A 
Price: $55+ online booking fee

Speakers announced soon!

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