Livestock export industry heads for Townsville
All roads lead to Townsville for the livestock export industry over the next week, with around 350 delegates from right along the supply chain gathering for the LIVEXchange 2019 conference on 30-31 October.
The program includes multiple panel sessions with international speakers, including buyers of Australian livestock and meat products from several countries. There are also plenty of opportunities for delegates to hear first-hand from a range of exporters on topics as diverse as regulation and the social benefits provided by the industry.
Other presenters will provide updates on global food trends, the market outlook, the latest livestock vessel technology, the Livestock Global Assurance Program (LGAP), flood recovery in North Queensland, and African swine fever.
The theme of the conference is Welfare beyond borders. While the care of livestock in the supply chain will be front of mind throughout the conference, the aim is to broaden the discussion into ways the industry contributes to other kinds of welfare – of the environment, of communities both here and overseas, and of food security.
LIVEXchange 2019 is being hosted by the Queensland Livestock Exporters’ Association (QLEA) in conjunction with the Australian Livestock Exporters’ Council (ALEC) and the Australian Livestock Export Corporation (LiveCorp).