Rural Queensland Property Conference (Q170505)

9:00am Friday, 5 May 2017
1:30pm Saturday, 6 May 2017
Oceans Resort and Spa Hervey Bay
569 Charlton Esplanade
Urangan, Queensland 4655

The 2017 Rural Queensland Property Conference has been specifically tailored by industry professionals to address issues that are topical and of vital importance to property professionals and related professions.

Delegates will have the opportunity to hear and discuss a range of topics currently influencing the rural property industry such as the climate outlook for rural Australia, the outlook for Australia’s agricultural commodities, important updates on Leasehold Land, Vegetation Management and Queensland Resources, insights into technology along with the opportunities and challenges faced by various agriculture, beef and lot feeder industries.

The one and a half day conference provides the perfect opportunity for delegates to catch up with old colleagues and friends over a quality professional development and networking program.

Queensland’s Hervey Bay will host this year’s conference. A scenic 3.5 hours’ drive north of Brisbane, or 45 minutes by air, Hervey Bay is bordered by 40 kilometres of pristine beaches making it markedly one of Queensland’s best natural destinations.

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Friday 5 May 2017
9:00amWelcome Address 
Mayor Chris Loft, Fraser Coast Regional Council (invited)
9:20amRural Market Outlook 
Bentleys (Qld) Pty Ltd
10:00amSolar Farming - one step to a clean, safe, secure and free energy resource
Greg McGarvie and Will Qiang, Getgreen 
10:40amMorning Tea
11:10amLeasehold Land Update 
John Moore, AgForce Queensland
11:45amVegetation Management Update 
Peter Lazzarini, Department of Natural Resources and Mines
12:15pmQueensland Resources Sector Update
Peter Donaghy, Department of Natural Resources and Mines
1:35pmMacadamia Industry and Production  
Jolyon Burnett, Australia Macadamia Society
2:15pmValuation of Irrigation Assets 
Shaun Hendy, Colliers International
3:00pmAssets selection and return profile when investing in Australian agriculture 
3:30pmAfternoon Tea
4:00pmUpdate on the Australian Property Institute
Bart Mead, API Queensland President 
4:15pmState of the Market - Rural Property Agents Perspective
Andrew Adcock, Ruralco 
4:45pmCarbon Update 
Hannah Byrne, Thynne Macartney
5:15pmConference day close
7:00pmPre-dinner drinks by the Pool, followed by Conference Dinner

Saturday 6 May 2017
9:00amThe Outlook for Australia's Agricultural Commodities 
Trish Gleeson, ABARES 
9:45amBeef Markets and Forecasts 
10:15amTrading of Water Entitlements 
Ben Sotiriadis, QRAA 
10:45amMorning Tea
11:15amGIS Resources - online data and mapping resources
Grant Stone, Department of Science, Information Technology and Innovation
12:00pmInstitutional Investment in Grazing Land 
David Foote, Australian Country Choice Group
12:45pmDrone Technology and Aerial Surveying 
Jamie Holyoak, Saunders Havill Group
1:15pmConference Close and Lunch

Registration Fees

A range of registration packages are available to suit your needs at the API Rural Queensland Property Conference. All registration fees include GST.

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Full Time Registration with Dinner

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May 2017, Conference Drinks and Dinner on Friday 5 May)
Full Time Registration with DinnerEarly Bird
(until 14/04)
(15/04 - 21/04)
(from 22/04)
API Member$370$430$490

Full Time Registration without Dinner

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 May 2017)
Full Time Registration without Dinner Early Bird
(until 14/04)
(15/04 - 21/04)
(from 22/04)
API Member$350$400$462

Friday Day Delegate

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions on Friday 5 May 2017)
Friday Day DelegateStandard
(until 21/04)
(from 22/04)
API Member$290$315

Saturday Day Delegate

(includes attendance at Conference Sessions on Saturday 6 May 2017)
Saturday Day DelegateStandard
(until 21/04)
(from 22/04)
API Member$175$203

Conference Dinner Ticket

(includes attendance at Pre-dinner drinks by the pool and the Conference Dinner on Friday 5 May 2017)

Conference Dinner Ticket 
API Member$85

CPD Points

Full Conference
(Friday 5 May 2017 and Saturday 6 May 2017)
10 CPD points
Friday Conference sessions
(Friday 5 May only)
6 CPD points
Saturday Conference sessions
(Saturday 6 May only)
4 CPD points
To claim the number of points listed above, each attendee must be present at all sessions of the conference.

Venue and Accommodation

Oceans Resort and Spa offers apartment style accommodation opposite the Urangan Beach Pier. Located on the waterfront, it features 2 lagoon pools and a restaurant.The resort is located only 10 minutes’ drive from the Fraser Coast Airport, a 3.5 hours' drive from Brisbane or just 2 hours from the Sunshine Coast.

The Resort provides the perfect sanctuary to de-stress and enjoy a seaside village holiday. Why not come for the conference and stay for the weekend?

Special accommodation rates have been offered to delegates of the API Conference. These rates are available until 27 April 2017. To view and book your room please download and complete the Accommodation Booking Form or contact Oceans Resort and Spa on 07 4194 9700

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How to Register

Registrations for this Conference have now closed. Please contact the API on 07 3832 3139 for any enquiries.

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Contact Information

Emma Rice, National Events Manager

For any enquiries please contact the API Office in Queensland.

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