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 2014 Regional Outlook conferences

ABARES is pleased to announce the dates and locations for its 2014 Regional Outlook conferences.

Held across Australia, the seven Regional Outlook conferences bring ABARES commodity forecasts and analysis to regional Australia.

At each conference ABARES economists will deliver commodity forecasts and research results, followed by a range of local producers, industry representatives and business people as well as meet and discuss issues relevant to your region. The conference program includes forecasts for key agricultural commodities, an economic overview, local challenges such as labour and water issues and case studies from regional business people who are taking innovative approaches.

The Regional Outlook conferences follow from the national Outlook 2014 conference in Canberra with its theme of Realising the opportunities.

Delegates include farmers and other producers, bankers, consultants and other service providers, rural counsellors, local business owners, state and local government staff and others with an interest in their region. Be a part of a Regional Outlook conference in your area.

ABARES Regional Outlook conferences



30 April

Launceston, Tasmania

12 June

Yorke and Mid North, South Australia

10 July

Katherine, Northern Territory

31 July

Goondiwindi, Queensland

21 August

Albany, Western Australia

18 September

Wodonga, Victoria

15 October

Armidale, New South Wales


If you have specific ideas about the Regional Outlook conference programs as well as sponsorship interest relevant to your region, ABARES welcomes hearing from you. Please contact ABARES conferences to start the conversation.