The objective of the inaugural Australian Sugarcane Industry Futures Forum is to:

  • Inspire and educate participants through novel thinking, future scenarios and innovation drivers;
  • Work toward clarifying a sugarcane industry vision with whole-of-industry ownership; and
  • Identify next steps and an action plan.

Please also see the National Sugarcane Industry RD&E Strategy, which is guiding this forum and its outcomes.

This report provides a summary of the Future Forum.

The below provides a summary of some of the presentations at the Futures Forum in Mackay on 17 April 2018.

Overview Powerpoint presentation.

Paul Higgins, Emergent Futures: Trends, Insights, Possibilities.

Brett Price, Agricultural Appointments: Identifying and attracting the skills and capabilities needed for the future.

Tom Rayner, Myriota: Emerging IoT applications in Australian Agriculture.

Jo Grainger, Department of Agriculture and Water Resources: The Commonwealth’s Agricultural Agenda.

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