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Andrew 'Cosi' Costello

Conference MC

Peter Noble

Chairman, Australian Meat Processor Corporation

Alastair Mcleod

Chef and TV personality

Janelle Bloom

TV Chef, Author and Stylist


Simon Crean

Chairman, Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council

Prof. ​​​​​​​Ted Schroeder

Professor and Director, Centre for Risk Management Education and Research, Kansas State University

Declan Troy
Assistant Director of Research, Teagasc Ireland

Prof. ​​​​​​​Wendy Umberger

Executive Director, Centre for Global Food & Resources


Prof. ​​​​​​​Dimitrios Georgakopoulos

Professor in Computer Science, Swinburne University of Technology

​​​​​​​Guy Edgar

Senior Manager, Climate Change & Sustainability Services, EY

Prof. Richard Eckard

Professor and Director, Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre 

​​​​​​​Sarah Hyland

General Manager, Industry Services, Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology

Dr. ​​​​​​​Selwyn Heilbron

Director, SG Heilbron Pty Ltd

Mark Inglis

Supply Chain Manager, JBS Farm Assurance

Dr. Bree Devin

Lecturer, Queensland University of Technology

Rob Williams

Technical Counsel, Australian Meat Industry Council

Stuart Shaw

Red Meat Business Manager, Scott Automation & Robotics

Sophie Hansen

2016 RIRDC Rural Woman of the Year

​​​​​​​Peter Dyett
Strategy Manager, Ernst & Young

Clive Cachia 
Special Counsel, K&L Gates


Prof. Alice Woodhead

Professor, Australian Centre for Sustainable Business and Development, University of Southern Queensland

Doug McNicholl

Value Chain Relationship Manager, Meat & Livestock Australia

Tim Ritchie

Chief Executive Officer, Meat Industry Association of New Zealand

Dr. Aarti Tobin

Team Leader, Meat Science Team, CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Greg Mills

General Manager, GoAhead Business Solutions

Prof. Mark Howden

Director, Climate Change Institute, Australian National University

Dr Nicholas Archer

Research Scientist, Sensory, Flavour and Consumer Science Team, CSIRO Agriculture and Food

Dr. Paul Jensen

Research Leader, Advanced Water Management Centre, University of Queensland

Prof. Robyn Warner

Professor in Meat Science, The University of Melbourne

Sharon Starick

Director, Animal Health Australia

John Langbridge

Manager, Industry and Corporate Affairs, Teys

Dr Tom Davison

Manager Sustanable Feedbase, Meat Livestock Australia, FAICD

Sally Standen
Assistant Secretary of the Crops,  Meat and Horticulture, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources


Prue Bondfield

Chair, Steering Group Beef & Sustainability Framework RMAC

David Hopkins

Senior Principal Research Scientist, NSW DPI Centre for Red Meat and Sheep Development