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NEW LEVELS OF SUPPLY CHAIN CONNECTIVITY CREATED THROUGH IMPROVED SHIPPING SERVICES AND INFRASTRUCTURE ARE CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR CENTRAL QUEENSLAND PRODUCERS AND AGRIBUSINESSES ACROSS DIVERSE MARKETS.

In May 2018, CHDC with partners DAF hosted a tour of the Port of Townsville (POT), Port of Mackay (North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation) (NQBPC) and Gladstone Port Corporation (GPC) facilities for more than 60 exporters, aspiring exporters and value chain members.

The 2018 Paddock to Port Supply Chain Forum brings Port Tour contacts, information and learnings to the Central Highlands:

  • Gain insights from key supply chain personnel for Central Queensland as well as the experiences of local producers from the Port site visits

  • Relevant updates on the near future for grains and other commodity freight and logistics

  • Connect with the people growing, processing, freighting and exporting the products from our region

Presenters

Anne Maree Weston

Senior Investment Specialist – Agribusiness and Food, Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Anne Maree Weston is a Senior Investment Specialist in the Agribusiness and Food sectors. She is... More

Paul Coomer

Commercial Manager - Mackay, North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation
Paul is the Commercial Manager for the port of Mackay and has been in this role for the past 7... More

Andrew Davis

Business Development Manager, Gladstone Ports Corporation Ltd
Andrew Davis has worked for the Gladstone Ports Corporation for nearly Seven years starting at... More

Wayne Smith

Line Manager, Mariana Express Lines
Wayne is an international and domestic transport specialist having worked in various points... More

Alan Stent-Smith

Managing Director, CQ Inland Port
Alan, together with his wife Laurel, have established several business ventures including... More

Justin Gardiner

Capital Delivery Manager, GrainCorp
Justin Gardiner is Capital Delivery Manager (Queensland) at GrainCorp, where Justin manages a... More

Question & Answer Session

Kerry Hayes, Mayor, Central Highlands Regional Council

Aaron Kiely, President Central Highlands Cotton Growers & Irrigators Association

Kurt Mayne, Broken Plains Pastoral Co. Rolleston

Peter Mifsud, P&K Mifsud Dryland Farms, Clermont

Optional Tour

Tour leaving Emerald at 1.30pm from the Mayfair Tavern. Those attending the tour have the option of catching the bus provided or taking their own vehicle. Peter Mifsud will provide a guided tour of his family's grain complex at "Wandina" Clermont". 

Map

Venue

Mayfair Ridge Tavern
7-11 Mayfair Drive
Emerald
Queensland Australia 4720


Event Organiser

Kylie Hawkins
07 4982 4386


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PROGRAM

8.30am Registrations Open

8.50am
Opening & Welcome
MC - Kerry Hayes

9.00am
Anne Maree Weston, Senior Investment Specialist – Agribusiness and Food
Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade)
Free trade agreements (focus on grains), export/investor ready tools

9.30am
Paul Coomer, Commercial Manager (Mackay Port)
North Queensland Bulk Ports Corporation (Mackay)
Current Port capability, services and development plans

9.50am
Andrew Davis, Business Development Manager
Gladstone Port Corporation
Current Port capability, services and development plans

10.10am
Wayne Smith, Line Manager
Mariana Express Lines (MELL)
Fortnightly freighter service from Gladstone - availability, capability and update

10.30am
Morning Tea

11.00am
Alan Stent-Smith, Managing Director, CQ Inland Port
Development update

11.20am
Justin Gardiner, Capital Delivery Manager, GrainCorp
Development update

11.40 - 12.30am
Learnings on tour: Interactive questions and answer session with members of the May 2018 cohort attending From Paddock to Port Tour across Townsville, Mackay & Gladstone Ports
• Kerry Hayes, Mayor CHRC
• Aaron Kiely, President Central Highlands Cotton Growers & Irrigators Association
• Kurt Mayne, Rolleston
• Peter Mifsud, Clermont


12.30pm
Lunch & close

Optional tour leaving Emerald at 1.30pm (Chartered bus or own vehicle): Peter Mifsud will provide a guided tour of his family's grain complex at "Wandina", Clermont.

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