2017: It’s a wrap!

We took stock!

Thank you to all who attended LIVEXchange 2017 and made it such a great success!

LiveCorp, in conjunction with ALEC and the Western Australian Livestock Exporters’ Association (WALEA), worked to deliver a hard-hitting and thought-provoking conference on 15-16 November in Perth, Western Australia. The program focused on taking stock of the current industry standing and discussing how to improve the adaptability, sustainability and accountability of the trade into the future.

Both the LIVEXchange conference and the MLA/LiveCorp Producer Briefing Forum were well attended, with more than 400 delegates including Ministers, international delegates, government officials, exporters, producers, and other industry stakeholders and supply chain members.

The keynote addresses given by David Lock (Mareterram Limited) – Taking Stock: Making choices and planning for the future, and Geoff Raby (Geoff Raby & Associates) – Adapting Australian businesses to succeed in China, were definite highlights. A copy of the conference program is available here and recordings of all the presentations from LIVEXchange 2017 can be viewed online here.

The Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner proved yet again valuable for the industry to come together and reflect on the year in a more social environment. The Gala Dinner also provided the opportunity to recognise two leaders of the industry – Holly Ludeman, Harmony Agriculture and Food Company (Young Achiever of the Year Award), and Graham Daws, Managing Director of Emanuel Exports (Lifetime Achiever Hall of Fame), as well as formally thank David Galvin (outgoing LiveCorp Chairman) and former Senator Chris Back, for their outstanding contributions to the industry.

The annual charity auction raised a grand total of $53,200 in support of Ronald McDonald House Perth, and the St John Ambulance WA First Responder Program. The great generosity of those who donated and purchased the auction items is commended. The brochure with information on the charity beneficiaries and auction items can be downloaded here.

LiveCorp and ALEC thank all the sponsors of LIVEXchange, as without their assistance and support an event of this calibre and magnitude would not be possible. We also acknowledge all staff and individuals who put a great effort into achieving such an outstanding outcome.

Photos of LIVEXchange 2017 can be found here.