Register for the Paddock to Port Tour of Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone coming soon; an opportunity for agtech talent; and a wrap-up of our CHAA Roadshow…

From Paddock to Port: Supply chain opportunities for the Central Highlands with the Port of Townsville, Port of Mackay (North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation) and Gladstone Port Corporation

 From 29 April to 2 May 2018, CHDC, with partner Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), will offer a tour of the Townsville, Mackay and Gladstone Port facilities for 15 exporters, potential and aspiring exporters, and others who are important to and interested in optimal value chain function.

Join CHDC to meet key contacts at each Port, understand current Port capability, communicate future agribusiness capability required, and make connections with other potential co-operators.

Registration includes accommodation in 4-star motels in Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and Brisbane; flights from Brisbane to Townsville, Mackay, Gladstone and back to Brisbane; bus transfers and all meals.

Interest has been very high and we know that this will book out very quickly so don’t wait to register! More information and registrations are available here.

Thank you to all our partners who have made the event possible: DAF, CHRC, CQ Inland Port, GrainCorp & North Queensland Bulk Ports (Mackay). We also thank the Gladstone Ports Corporation and the Port of Townsville for their significant in-kind support.

Exciting opportunity for agtech entrepreneurial talent

Beef Australia is offering agtech entrepreneurial talent the chance to present their innovative business ideas to beef industry stakeholders, influencers, media, and customers.

For the first time ever, Australia’s national beef expo will be presenting ‘Pitch in the Paddock’, supported by KPMG.

This is a unique opportunity cultivate your business ideas through gaining exposure to the entire supply chain and local and international leaders, as well as take home some fantastic cash prizes.

Applications have been extended until this Friday, 23 March and you can find all the information you need here.

Momentum grows to accelerate agribusiness

The momentum to accelerate the Central Highlands’ agribusiness sector is picking up pace, with more than 100 people turning out to a series of information and engagement sessions on the CHAA initiative.

This month’s Central Highlands Accelerate Agribusiness (CHAA) Roadshow called into Springsure, Rolleston, Emerald and Capella, attracting representatives from all industries and sectors of the local value chain, including banking, machinery, agtech, livestock suppliers and transporters, vets, agronomists, agribusiness advisers, and government.

Every meeting was well-attended by enthusiastic, innovative and successful business people and their input was invaluable. They were interested to understand the work that CHDC has completed to date, what the data is saying about the drivers for our region, and many expressed their willingness to get on board with strategic and collaborative activities to grow agribusiness opportunity in the region.

Attendees were given the first copies of the Central Highlands’ first Agribusiness Capability Statement, a comprehensive, one-stop-shop for all information on agribusiness in the region; and the Central Highlands Agribusiness Strategic Partnership and Opportunities 2018, which outlines priority activities and projects to build wealth in the region.

Contact Liz Alexander for more information E: or M: 0429 471 511.

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