The inaugural AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity summit to be held on 11 June 2015 will explore vital domestic and international connections, new innovations and provide real business solutions for Victorian farmers, producers and industry professionals from across food and fibre value chains.
AgriVictoria is being delivered in collaboration between The Royal Agricultural Society of Victoria (RASV), The Victorian Farmers Federation (VFF), ANZ, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), The Victorian Agribusiness Council (VAC) and The Global Foundation (TGF) and will be held at the Park Hyatt, 1 Parliament Square, Melbourne.
The summit will also be supported by the Victorian Government and will focus on helping ensure that Victorian agribusiness is well placed to take advantage of trade and investment opportunities.
ANZ Head of Regional Banking Victoria and Tasmania Simone Tilley said AgriVictoria will bring together some diverse and influential speakers from across the agricultural sector to inform and challenge attendees on a range of topics including trade, economic opportunities and the future of the industry.
“If you would like to hear from some of the industry’s most inspiring thought leaders about how you can seize emerging global investment opportunities, then this event is for you,” Ms Tilley said.
VFF President Peter Tuohey said AgriVictoria is also a great opportunity for people to network with key local agribusiness industry players, meet with real buyers and make strategic connections that will facilitate international market access.
The summit will be followed by Victoria’s premier agricultural event, Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria dinner. Presented by The VFF and The RASV at Central Pier, Docklands, this highly anticipated night of nights will recognise the importance of Victoria’s agricultural industry and showcase some of the states finest local produce.
CEO Mark O’Sullivan said RASV is pleased to again be partnering with The VFF to build on the success of previous years’ events; with the last Heart of Victoria dinner attracting more than 850 people.
Tickets for the AgriVictoria – State of Opportunity summit and Agriculture: The Heart of Victoria dinner go on sale on Monday 23 March 2015.