RELATIONSHIPS are the key to supply chains anywhere you look – and trust, integrity and transparency are the hallmarks of great relationships.
As chairman of Beef Australia, it has been my personal goal to build a platform that gives everyone the opportunity, large and small, from every corner of our supply chain to meet, share stories and knowledge, and forge stronger relationships.
As we count down to the event, I can clearly see the connections that are already being made and the countless opportunities that await for building relationships at Beef Australia 2015.
I encourage every reader of this column to look through the program thinking about the relationship opportunities that are presented and how you and your business can best gain from your participation.
International delegation registrations are pouring in with strong interest for beef, genetics and services. Our handshakes program is about linking international visitors with Australian businesses looking to export, with expert trade facilitators from Austrade and Trade & Investment Queensland on site to assist.
The international and Australian celebrity chefs are an exciting addition to the program – their role is to help forge the relationship between Australian beef producers and the global food audience, with footage taken at the expo to be shared with television audiences around the world.
Most importantly, Beef Australia 2015 is a week to let your hair down, to step away from the challenges that many of us have shared in the past two years and to celebrate the strong, progressive and world-leading industry we are part of.
Last chance to enter commercial cattle comp
Readers are reminded that nominations for the Beef Australia 2015 Ruralco Commercial Cattle Championships close next Monday, March 30, so if you haven’t already entered your cattle now is the time to act.
The competition is open to both grain and grassfed commercial cattle in pens of 10-12 head, which will be judged against real-world, commercial market specifications.
The commercial cattle will this year be judged on Sunday May 3 at CQLX Gracemere, before being sold at 9am Monday May 4 by the teams at Savage Barker & Backhouse, Elders and Landmark.
More quality speakers
In the Beef 2015 seminars and conferences program, another heavy-hitter has been added to the line-up for the Beef Australia Industry Symposium, supported by CQ University.
Alfred Almanza is the deputy under-secretary for food safety with the US Department of Agriculture and previously served as administrator of USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Chairman Beef Australia 2015