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AFGC WEBINAR | Agriculture Commodity and Currency Outlook

17 June 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

The Australian Food and Grocery Council invites members to attend a webinar providing a quarterly update on agriculture commodities by Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES) experts.

DATE:          Thursday, 17 June 2021
TIME:           2.00 – 3.00pm AEST


Agri-commodities form a key input into the food and beverage manufacturing sector. Recent variability in global demand and supply for certain commodities is leading to uncertainty regarding supply and prices. In turn, the Australian Dollar’s exposure to commodities and the dependence on key markets conspires to see the ‘Aussie’ move in a series of wild swings, impacting the cashflow and profitability of internationally focussed business.

Join the webinar to make sense of the drivers and learn the outlook for key agriculture commodities and the Australian Dollar.


Andrew Cameron, Senior Economist, ABARES Agricultural Forecasting and Trade Branch

Andrew is a senior economist in ABARES Agricultural Commodities section, which produces ABARES outlook for Australia’s major agricultural commodities. Prior to joining ABARES, Andrew worked for the Commonwealth Grants Commission as an economist modeller, and with the Australian Bureau of Statistics in various roles. He has a Bachelor’s degree in business, majoring in economics, from the Queensland University of Technology. Andrew is from a cotton and cereals farm west of Toowoomba, Queensland.

Steven Dooley, Currency Strategist – APAC, Western Union Business Solutions

Steven has worked in financial services for more than 15 years, originally covering markets as a journalist and later as an investment specialist at global fund manager Aviva Investors and as head of trading at research house Australian Stock Report.

Steven makes regular TV appearances including AusBiz Network, Sky News, and ABC Lateline. Steven has written columns for wide range of publications, including Melbourne’s Herald Sun, Singapore’s Business Times and the Hong Kong Economic Journal.

Participants will be provided Zoom meeting details on completion of registration.


17 June 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Alyssa Handy
0430 300 649