Recent initiatives by the live export industry to improve animal welfare and supply chain capabilities will be outlined at the Livex Forum in Melbourne this week.
ALEC chief executive officer Alison Penfold said the 2014 LIVEX Forum in Melbourne on October 30 will also focus on trade and market opportunities, animal welfare projects, and research, development and extension activities.
The forum will include panel discussions with major exporters on market opportunities and emerging challenges, including in animal welfare.
There will be presentations on development of a global assurance system for the livestock export trade, key research projects, the use of technology in the trade and industry animal welfare training.
Ms Penfold expected the forum to draw about 150 producers, livestock exporters, researchers, scientists, technicians, commercial investors, industry leaders and students from Australia and abroad.
It offers participants with an excellent opportunity to meet and mingle with a broad audience around Australian livestock production and export,” she said.
“Along with the industry annual meetings which will be held earlier in the week, we will also be hosting a Producer Forum on the Wednesday afternoon which will target practical issues that affect producers supplying the trade.
The event will include a welcome dinner on the Wednesday evening and the annual Gala Dinner and Charity Auction raising money for a number of charities including the Glenn McGrath Foundation.
More information can be found at http://www.conferenceresources.com.au/registrations/2014-livex-forum.aspx