Western Australia’s innovative agriculture and food sector is evolving to become an important food supplier to China - our largest agriculture, forestry and fisheries export market, to support continued development of International trade and investment opportunities.
With the clean production environment, different climate regions, a world-class biosecurity system, modern supply chain infrastructure and food safety systems, WA is well placed to increase its supply of safe, high-quality foods to China and other export markets. International research collaboration and innovative agri-businesses in Perth also ensure the successful performance of Western Australian agri-foods, and the application of the latest science and technology.
Department of Agriculture and Food Director General Rob Delane
will navigate the WA agriculture landscape and discuss how Western Australia can, in years to come, be an important food supplier for the rapidly growing and evolving markets of China and other Asian countries, and future career and business opportunities for young professionals. We will not be the food bowl, but a very important food bowl contributor to the diverse food banquet of Asia.
Thursday 29 August 2013
Registrations at 6pm for a 6:30pm start; networking from 7:30pm to 8pm
Diamond Room, Level 4, Allendale Square, St George’s Terrace, Perth
About the speaker:
Rob Delane is Director General of the Department of Agriculture and Food Western Australia. During 2009, he was Deputy Secretary, Biosecurity Services Group with the Commonwealth Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
He is a keen promoter of regional, state, national and international cooperative initiatives and government-industry partnerships to both deliver innovative outcomes and apply innovation to more efficiently and effectively deliver services and outcomes. He has a strong commitment to market-led development of improved and new food supply chains to the rapidly developing markets of Asia.
Rob holds a Master of Science (Agriculture) and a Bachelor of Science (Agriculture). He is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and member of the Institute of Public Administration Australia. In 2007, Rob received a Public Service Medal for outstanding service to the agricultural industries and community of Western Australia.