THE Australian Grain Industry Conference (AGIC) will present its AGIC Asia conference on March 3, and the online format will make conference sessions available in Bahasa and Vietnamese as well as English.
AGIC Asia 2021 is a virtual event being hosted by Grain Trade Australia (GTA), and will feature opening remarks from Austrade chief executive officer Tim Beresford.
“With the large 2020-21 crop just harvested, Australia will have high quality exportable supplies available for all markets” GTA CEO Pat O’Shannassy said.
Expert speakers will discuss topics including Australian grain-market drivers, trade policy and market access, as well as quality of the 2020-21 crop.
The event will include updates from Australia’s major storage operators: CBH Group; GrainCorp, and Viterra.
AGIC 2021 will include a special technical session from the Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre (AEGIC) on improving utilisation of Australian wheat and barley in dairy, pig and poultry rations, and the population health benefits of whole grains.
Growth in protein demand across Asia will be a particular focus, with insights being provided by Jean-Yves Chow from Mizuho Bank in Singapore.
“The breadth of this year’s program will give delegates a lot of information and understanding on market drivers as well as growth and value-add opportunities,” Mr O’Shannassy said.
“Global grain markets are very competitive, and we know as an industry, Australia’s position is about strengthening customer relationships and delivery a high-quality product, growing value for both our customers and our growers,” Mr O’Shannassy said.
“None of this can be taken for granted. AGIC Asia is an important opportunity to engage with our key trading partners and customers.”
Registration for AGIC Asia 2021 is free and can be accessed by clicking here.