Local producers - learn about exporting

LOCAL producers have the opportunity to learn more about exporting at a presentation in Beechworth next month.

Alpine Shire Council is working with Indigo Shire Council and Rural City of Wangaratta, along with TAFCO and NECMA to deliver a workshop on exporting for north east agricultural and horticultural businesses.

Council’s Manager Community and Economic Development Elaine Burridge said the workshop is designed for businesses already exporting or that may be considering the opportunity of exporting but want to know more.

“This is a great, low-cost opportunity for business operators to learn more about the benefits and processes of export, and for those who are already exporting to learn how to keep growing their business,” she said.

“We have government speakers who will cover issues such as free trade agreement processes, exporters and local producers who will talk about their journey in the business of exporting. “Industry representatives will be on hand to explain current and future opportunities, including funding opportunities.

“Participants will be provided with the tools, resources and contacts to make an informed decision on exporting and their business.”

Exporting for Producers in the North East Workshop
Day: Thursday, 16 June
Time: 9.30am – 3pm
Where: George Kerford Hotel, Albert Road, Beechworth
Cost: $20 including morning tea and lunch

Speakers include:
> Michael Growder, Assistant Secretary, Free Trade Agreement Division, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
> Richard Heath, Australian Farm Institute
> Jane Casey, “Cheznuts” Australian Gourmet Chesnuts, local producer and established expoter
> Representative from Austrex, ‘Australian Rural Exports’, leading global supplier of quality livestock, genetics and management solutions
> State Government representative from Agriculture Victoria
> A local business owner who is new to exporting

To register click here.

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