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AFGC Webinar | Agriculture Commodity and Currency Outlook

16 September 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

The Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) invites members to attend our quarterly update on the outlook for agricultural commodities and the Australian Dollar. The webinar will be presented by experts from Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (ABARES) and Western Union Business Solutions.

DATE:          Thursday 16 September 2021
TIME:           12.00 – 1.00pm 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.

David Evans, Senior Corporate Hedging Manager, Western Union Business Solutions

David Evans-Marcius has over 10 years’ experience helping corporates manage their exposure to foreign exchange markets. As a Senior Corporate Hedging manager, his role is to help companies understand their exposure to FX markets, and introduce methods to mitigate the amount of risk that’s in line with their broader business objectives. He is AFMA accredited, and has a Masters Degree in Applied Finance.

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


16 September 2021
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Alyssa Handy
0430 300 649