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Rockhampton: Demystifying Chinese Investment into Australian Agriculture

29 August 2014

Gardner Lounge, Level 1, Rockhampton Leagues Club, Cnr George and Cambridge Streets, Rockhampton

Is it true that China is one of the largest agriculture investors into Australia? Is it true that State owned enterprises from China are buying up large areas of Australian farmland? Is it true that Australia has an exclusive opportunity to supply China with food?

Capricorn Enterprise in partnership with Australia China Business Council, KPMG and Corrs Chambers Westgarth invite you to an informative presentation where we will provide great insights on these issues and more through a specialist report which presents an in-depth analysis on China's investments into Australia’s agricultural sector.

It is argued that foreign investment into Australia's agricultural sector enhances Australia’s food security as it has the ability to increase productive capacity and efficiency. Foreign investment, particularly in agriculture is a sensitive topic and it is not surprising that many myths surround the subject. Given the increasing activity between Australia and China in the agribusiness sector, KPMG and Corrs Chambers Westgarth see a need to provide some perspective, share insights and highlight the scope of the opportunity for those invested in the Australian agriculture industry.

Speakers include:

•    Corrs Chambers Westgarth Lawyers who will discuss the 'Hurdles and how to overcome them' eg. FIRB rules

•    Stephen Abbott, Partner KPMG Private Enterprise and International, The expectations of vendors & investors - What each wants. How to bridge any gaps.

Time: 10.00am Registration, 10.15am Presentation commences, 12.00pm Seminar concludes.  Networking lunch to follow, 2.00pm event concludeds.

Cost: $30.00 includes seminar and lunch

We hope you can join us for this informative and interactive session.

Please register via the ‘Registration’ link on the bottom of the page by  Wednesday 20 August. Please contact Capricorn Enterprise on 07 4927 2055.