Confirmed Speakers

David Foote

David Foote – Australian Country Choice

For over 30 years, David has held executive and senior management positions across all mainland states in areas of; rural property management, beef cattle and sheep, meat retailing, processing and exporting of primary products such as meat, grain and fodder.

David has been Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Country Choice group of Companies since 2002 and Group Managing Director since 2015.

Headquartered in Brisbane and employing over 1,400 staff across Queensland, the private family owned Australian Country Choice operates Australia’s largest vertically integrated beef supply chain; encompassing cattle breeding, cattle growing and feedlotting to supply its integrated food processing facility in Brisbane that incorporates beef slaughter, beef boning, value-adding and shelf ready, retail ready packing.

Away from his ACC group duties, David represents beef and pastoral industry interests in his role as Chairman of the Board of Directors at Australian Cattle and Beef Holdings Pty Ltd, Board member of Workplace Health and Safety Queensland, Chairman of Queensland Manufacturing Industry Standing Committee, Chairman of the Australia – Indonesia Red Meat and Livestock Market Access Group and Deputy Chairman China red meat working group.

Mick Keogh AM

Mick Keogh AM – Australian Competition and Consumer Commission

We are pleased to announce that Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s first ever agricultural commissioner, Mr Mick Keogh AM will be a keynote speaker at PIX/AMC 2018. In the opening session Mr Keogh will address delegates on “Supply chain competition – fairness from farmer to consumer”.

Mr Keogh is a leading agricultural analyst and former Australian Farm Institute executive director.

Mr Keogh works with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission’s Agriculture Enforcement and Engagement Unit, a 12-member team that’s been operating since late 2015, to identify competition and fair trading issues in the agricultural sector.

On Australia Day 2015, Mr Keogh was honoured with a medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for his services to agriculture and regional development. Mr Keogh has played a major role in informing policy direction for Australia’s agricultural industries.

PIX/AMC 2018 are delighted that Mr Keogh will help launch the 2018 conference themed, “Supply Chain Opportunities – Farmers to Consumers”.

Steve Lennon

Steve Lennon – United Nations Australia

Steve Lennon has more than 30 years’ experience in the power sector. He is recognised as an international expert in energy and technological innovation, with specialist knowledge in sustainability, climate change, energy planning and strategy and non-renewable and renewable energy and networks.

Steve is a director of South Africa’s Technology Innovation Agency, Fusion Energy Holdings (a diversified clean energy business), Shanduvan Pty Ltd (a niche energy sector advisory business) and Solajoule Pty Ltd (a solar water pumping and lighting business). He is also President of the United Nations Association of Australia in WA, dealing with Human Rights, Women’s Equality, Environment, Sustainable Development Goals and youth global citizenship.

Confirmed AMC Speakers

Dr Geoffrey Annison, Australian Food and Grocery Council
Ms Alexandra de Athayde, International Feed Industry Federation
Mr Pietro Barbujani, Golfetto Sangati, Italy
Mr Philippe Becquet, DSM Nutritional Products Europe Ltd, Switzerland
Mr Peter Botta, PCB Consulting
Mr Shane Charles, TSBE & Food Leaders Australia
Mr Caile Ditterich, BlockGrain
Mr Emmanuel Geneiatakis, FAMI QS, Belgium
Mr John Gilbert, Heavy Vehicle Regulators
Mr Jeremy Halstead, Energy Action
Mr Richard Hickey, Andritz, China
Dr Crispin Howitt, CSIRO Agriculture and Food
Ms Penne Kehl, Cargill Australia
Professor Ross Kingwell, Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre (AEGIC)
Mr Gunther Klenke, Buhler AG
Mr Chris Lawlor, International Animal Health Products
Dr Ian Lean, Cow’s R Us / Scibus
Mr Sunil Maheshwari, Siemer Milling Company, United States of America
Mr Elmar Nau, Interflour Group, Singapore
Ms Elizabeth Owens, Symbio Laboratories
Mr Hennie Pieterse, Ottevanger
Dr Ken Quail, Australian Export Grain Innovation Centre (AEGIC)
Dr Margaret Sexton, Biosecurity SA
Professor Robert Van Barneveld, SunPork Group

Confirmed PIX Speakers

Special Guest Speakers
Mr Paul Higgins, Emergent Futures
Professor Malcolm Mitchell, Scotland’s Rural College
Dr Shabbir Simjee, Elanco
Dr Sergio L Vieira, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul

Invited Speakers
Dr Sam Abraham, Murdoch University
Mr Euan Beamont, Energy Farmers Australia
Dr Susan Bibby, Specialised Breeders Australia
Dr Kapil Chousalkar, University of Adelaide
Mr Adrian Dawson, CSIRO
Dr Carolyn De Koning, PIRSA
Dr Paul Grignon Dumoulin, Hendrix Genetics
Dr Mark Dunlop, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
Mr John Dunn, Egg Farmers of Australia
Mr Bernard Green, Aviagen
Dr Kylie Hewson, AgriFutures, Australian Chicken Meat Federation
Professor Michael Kotiw, University of Southern Queensland
Mr Eugene McGahan, Eugene McGahan Consulting
Mr Rowan McMonnies, Australian Eggs (AECL)
Mr Alan Parnham, Inghams Group Limited
Assoc Professor Eugeni Roura, Centre for Nutrition and Food Sciences
Dr Isabel Ruhnke, University of New England
Professor Robert Swick, Poultry Nutrition Department Animal Science, University of New England
Dr Peter Scott, Scolexia Pty Ltd, Animal and Avian Health Consultancy
Dr Peta Taylor, University of New England

Conference Workshops
Dr Orlando Fernandez, Cobb Vantress
Mr Eddy van Lierde, Aviagen

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