AUSTRALIA’s annual livestock export industry conference, LIVEXchange 2017, will be held on Wednesday, November 15 and Thursday, November 16 at Crown Towers in Perth.
To be hosted by the Western Australian Livestock Export Association (WALEA), in conjunction with the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council and LiveCorp, LIVEXchange 2017 will follow on from the successful LIVEXforum 2016 which was held in Canberra in October last year.
WALEA chairman David Jarvie said WA-based exporters were proud to be hosting the event.
“LIVEXchange provides a unique opportunity for industry stakeholders to discuss key opportunities and challenges confronting the livestock export trade, including continual improvement of supply chain capabilities, market opportunities and animal welfare outcomes,” Dr Jarvie said.
“As an industry, we are always very much focused on having two-way conversations with stakeholders and the general public.
“With this in mind, LIVEXchange 2017 will again feature plenty of open and frank discussion, with a number of panel sessions planned.”
LIVEXchange 2017’s agenda will reflect WA’s standing as a gateway to key markets in South East Asia and the Middle East, as will the conference theme of ‘Taking stock: (business) adaptability – (industry) sustainability – (community) accountability’.
The theme will allow exporters to consider the progress of the industry’s ongoing reform agenda, while posing questions about the live trade’s future success and the nature of its relationship with the community.
“Given the prominence of WA’s sheep and cattle trade in the national livestock export industry, Perth is a fitting location for this year’s event,” Dr Jarvie said.
“LIVEXchange 2017 will showcase the latest in industry and market developments, as well as drawing high profile guest presenters and trade representatives from across global livestock export and red meat supply chains.”
LIVEXchange 2017 will coincide with a busy week for exporters, with key industry meetings to precede the conference and the industry’s annual Gala Dinner and charity auction wrapping up the week.
Registrations for LIVEXchange 2017 have now opened, with a special ‘early bird’ rate available for a limited time.
To register for the conference or for more information, go online to livexchangeconference.com.au