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Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association



Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association


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2017 NTCA AGM and Industry Conference The 33rd NTCA Annual General Meeting, Ladies Lunch, Industry Conference and Gala Dinner were held in Darwin at the Darwin Waterfront on Thursday 30th March and Friday 31st March 2017, and once again confirmed that the annual event is one of the premier events of its kind in the nation. The conference targeted high level and over the horizon themes designed to expose delegates to emerging opportunities and challenges, stimulating thought and discussion. The theme of the conference was Positioning for Prosperity, with a deliberate focus on what lies ahead for the northern Australian cattle industry. Over 550 delegates (a new attendance record) heard from experts on topics such as foreign investment; the advantage of building relationships with our Asian neighbours; how market competitors such as Brazil may impact the beef producers of Australia and the NT; new technology and how to prepare for the digital consumers of the future; as well as updates on markets in Indonesia and Vietnam. The conference program delivered world class experts who addressed critical issues relevant to todays industry, and the industry of the future, with topics relevant to pastoral businesses and associated agribusiness as we advance toward increasing levels of innovation, demand and growth. The grand finale was the Gala Dinner, which this year was themed as The Great Gatsby. Feather boas and flapper dresses dominated the evening, which provided the 600 guests with a night to remember, and a fantastic way to unwind and celebrate such a magnificent series of events. Thursday 30 March 9.00am NTCA and Northern Stock Water Ladies Lunch 3.30pm NTCA Annual General Meeting (members only) 5.30pm NTCA and Pioneer Water Tanks Welcome Drinks Friday 31 March 7.30am Registration 8.00am Presidential Address Tom Stockwell 8.30am Opening Address Senator the Hon. Matthew Canavan Federal Minister for Resources & Northern Australia 9.00am Hon. Andrew Robb AO Former Minister for Trade and Investment 9.30am Hon. Ken Vowles NT Minister for Primary Industry and Resources 9.45am Alward Foster Memorial Indigenous Pastoral Award 10.00am Signing of MOU North Australia Beef Industry Strategic Plan 10.15am NAB Agribusiness Morning Tea 10.45am Adolfo Fontes Rabobank Brazil Looking for new business 11.15am Dr Phil Holmes Holmes & Company Positioning for Prosperity is it a beef boom and will it last? 11.55am Jarrod Payne Millward Brown The digital consumer of the future 12.30pm NAB Agribusiness Lunch 1.30pm Andrew Simpson Meat & Livestock Australia Indonesia & Vietnam Risks, Opportunities and Tactics 2.00pm Dr Ross Ainsworth South East Asian Markets 2.30pm David Harland FINH Transitioning to the Next Generation 3.00pm Future NTCA Announcement of 2017 Recipients 3.15pm Territory NRM Afternoon Tea 3.45pm Panel Session Voices of Northern Agriculture 4.15pm Official Close Hon. Michael Gunner NT Chief Minister 6.30pm NTCA & AACo Gala Dinner 30 NTCA YEAR IN REVIEW 2016/17 Thank you to our Gala Dinner sponsors