Climate change added to Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium

Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium 2015Organisers of the Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium have added a climate policy workshop to the programme.

Agribusiness development consultant, AbacusBio, is underwriting the second Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium, which will be held in late March 2015.

Director of Harvard Business School’s Agribusiness Program, Mary Shelman, professor of marketing and associate dean at UCD (University College Dublin) Michael Smurfit and Graduate Business School, Ireland’s Prof. Damien P. McLoughlin will facilitate the Symposium.

In addition to the confirmed programme, the three-day Symposium will begin with a workshop led by founder and director of RAMP Carbon, Australian, Philip Cohn. He will lead a session titled “Climate Policy and Carbon Markets – Emerging Risks and Opportunities for Agriculture.”

RAMP Carbon has offices in Australia and Mexico and assists the design and implementation of projects in renewable energy, energy and water efficiency, waste management and biodiversity preservation.

The Queenstown Agribusiness Symposium will take place from Tuesday 24 to Friday 27 March 2015 at Millbrook Estate, Queenstown in New Zealand’s South Island. Registrations are welcomed from executives, managers and practitioners across the farming and agribusiness industries in New Zealand, Australia and Asia.

Early-bird registration discounts run until 15 December 2015: $4,300 +GST, including all tuition, three nights accommodation and meals. There are significant discounts for businesses making multiple bookings.

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