QAS

Global knowledge and learning to be shared with agribusinesses

As a leader in agribusiness consulting and business development, AbacusBio is pleased to present the second Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium in March 2015, providing an opportunity for New Zealand producers, amongst others, to gain insights into developing their business to maximise export growth.

It follows the successful first symposium in 2013 and will again be facilitated by leading international agribusiness academics: Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, Mary Shelman and Professor of Marketing and Associate Dean at UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School, Ireland, Prof. Damien P. McLoughlin.

AbacusBio says it was inspired to underwrite the Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium to give New Zealand companies access to inspiring development ideas after two of its directors attended a similar course overseas.

AbacusBio Partner Anna Campbell says global and local real-life business case studies are the basis for the symposium. This ensures active learning and allows participation of all levels of agribusiness from business leaders, through to those in marketing, finance, logistics, farmers, and agribusiness suppliers.

The case studies are relevant to New Zealand and cover all parts of the supply chain, including new market entry issues with a focus on how to build growth in the Asia-Pacific.

Speaking at a recent interview on Dunedin TV, Anna says it’s a great time for agribusinesses with demand outpacing supply in much of the world. She believes New Zealand’s location close to the Asia-Pacific market means with scale, differentiation, and alignment, companies can maximise export growth.

Watch Anna's interview on Dunedin TV

The Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium will be held at 24-27 March 2015. There is an early bird discount until 15 December 2014. 

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