Year in review 2016-2017, Northern Territory Cattlemen's Association
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Thank you to Tracey, Tom and the NTCA for the invitation to come back to Darwin, its always a real privilege to come up here and give an update on a market which is so close to you all and so important to the vitality of our industry. As introduced, I do live in Singapore, Ive been up there for the last couple of years, which is pretty much the epi-centre to the 14 countries of Southern Asia that I work in. The remit that MLA have for the region, not only for research and development, but also for marketing and market access, is a very important part of what I do on a daily basis. The 14 countries, going from Vietnam, down to Indonesia, and from the Philippines across to India, cover a fairly wide geographic spread. But, more importantly, there are a number of countries within that region that are pivotel to live export, and I work across both live export and the boxed beef trade, with marketing and market access. This region is also a very good example of where MLA, as a service provider, works with Livecorp another service provider to industry to enhance the strategic direction of where our peak councils set the strategy. Working together on a number of areas, both in Indonesia and Vietnam, are two of the topical points that I want to cover today. This is a good opportunity to reflect on the last couple of days. I flew across from Jakarta yesterday, where we had three industry members (all having given up their day jobs) come and join me on round table discussions with the Red Meat Partnership. This really highlights how we join the dots with industry, with the Australian Government, and with our peers in the market to enhance the flow of our market demand and to continue that market access option. Across the table we had all representatives from our Indonesian flow, as well as Cattle Council, Livecorp and the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) representatives all pitching a position of where Australia needs to be ceding itself over the coming months and years. SPEAKER NTCA INDuSTRY CONFERENCE 2017 Indonesia & Vietnam - Risks, Opportunities and Tactics Andrew Simpson MEAT & LIVESTOCK AuSTRALIA Mr Simpson is MLAs International Business Manager for Southern Asia, having previously been the Regional Manager for South East Asia and Greater China. He currently resides in Singapore and remains an integral advocate of demand driven programs for Australias live cattle and red meat programs. Andrew has extensive corporate experience in marketing and sales management and will speak about trade and the demand for Australian red meat in the South East Asian region, with a focus on Australias key trading partners Indonesia and Vietnam. 74 NTCA YEAR IN REVIEW 2016/17