Australia’s largest manufacturing industry and its relationship with the Australian public will be the focus of the 2018 Malcolm McCosker Memorial Address at the Rural Press Club’s Ekka Breakfast in Brisbane on Thursday, August 9.
In an urbanised nation where public views about agriculture are shaped by agenda driven groups and social media, Teys Australia’s chief value chain officer Tom Maguire will discuss why a new way forward is needed, where producers and processors work together to show consumers what they do.
Mr Maguire has worked in the Australian meat industry since 1995, holding senior roles in the Australian Meat Industry Council (AMIC) and representing industry in various capacities including the SAFEMEAT partnership and Red Meat Advisory Council.
He has also led AMIC’s animal welfare and environmental initiatives, which included the development of National Animal Welfare Standards and the carbon tax response.
What: How does the meat industry build a sustainable relationship with the Australian Public?
Who: Tom Maguire, Chief Value Chain Officer, Teys Australia
When: Thursday, 9th August 2018 – at 6.30am for 7am start
Where: Royal International Convention Centre, RNA Showgrounds
Cost: Rural Press Club of Queensland members $85 per person or $800 for a table of ten. Non Members $95 per person or $900 for a table of ten