The Victorian Agribusiness Council (VAC) consists of eight regional agribusiness forums thought Victoria. Each year the Summit is hosted by a different forum. This year it is being held in Ballarat at the Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre.
The 2013 Summit addresses the position of agribusiness as part of a rapidly evolving global food system and highlights the opportunities available through trade relationships, internet technologies, collaborative market focused business models, productivity improvements and sustainable energy systems.
Global and National themes from the morning sessions will be taken back to the farm in the afternoon to provide solid foundations for the growth of profitable and sustainable agribusiness. Trade exhibitions, a meat sheep breed mini expo and participants from the financial, food processing, export and trade negotiation institutions as well as many local, state and federal representatives make this a critical for any person producing, processing and marketing food in Victoria.
The Summit opens the Ballarat Business Month with speakers introducing the National Food White paper, Australia’s Free trade agreement with South Korea, opportunities in Australian product description and quality systems and in depth discussion with leading Central Highlands agribusinesses on the keys to development of their individual businesses, markets and social food enterprises.
The evening of the first day brings a five course local foods degustation dinner with Alla Wolf Tasker. Numbers for the dinner are limited, booking early will ensure your seat at the table.
Day two of the Summit addresses energy production on farm and business growth opportunities including food hubs, cooperatives and collaborative marketing models.
For ongoing Summit bulletins and information please go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/agribusinesssummit
Full Summit (Day 1 & 2 including dinner and breakfast) $499pp
Early Bird registration (by mid June) $450pp
Summit Day 1 & Dinner ONLY $399pp
Summit Day 2 inlcuding breakfast $299pp
|Dinner Only $130pp
Accommodation is available at the Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre. The following packages are available to delegates.
Two-night accommodation and breakfast (non Bioenergy Business Breakfast) Package - $292 single occupancy
One-night accommodation and breakfast (non Bioenergy Business Breakfast) - $155 single occupancy
One-night accommodation only - $137 per person single occupancy
Please contact the Lodge directly regarding rates for double or twin share occupancy on: 03 5327 1200 or email
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Directions to the Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre
Please note: Parking will be available on site.
Please sign-in at the registration table upon arrival.
From Geelong - Turn Right into Ballarat at the Buninyong roundabout. Ballarat Lodge is on the right just before Sovereign Hill.
From Melbourne - Follow signs for Sovereign Hill, which will lead to Main Road.
Venue Contact Details Summit Event Contact
Ballarat Lodge and Convention Centre Narelle Hallam
613 Main Road, Golden Point, VIC 3350 Event Organiser
03 5327 1200 0408 149 827
For all speaker or session host enquiries:
Central Highlands Agribusiness Forum
0413 810 363