Viterra attends Australian Grains Industry Conference

Viterra attended the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) 2022 last week to promote South Australian grain and the Viterra network and take the opportunity to discuss our key initiatives with the Australian and international attendees.


This year’s event, held in Melbourne, is the first face to face conference since 2019. AGIC also offered a virtual option, which was well received by the international grain community. 

Viterra has a strong focus on building its relationships within the industry. The company attends events like AGIC to connect with buyers and end use customers, promote its world class storage and handling network and the high quality South Australian grain. The events are also a valuable opportunity to talk about what might be influencing the market and industry into the future.

Viterra CEO ANZ Philip Hughes spoke in the grain leaders session alongside CBH CEO Ben Macnamara and Louis Dreyfus Company Managing Director Tony Geitz, facilitated by journalist Barrie Cassidy.

The group discussed recruitment in agriculture, the current challenges and how the industry can attract more workers in the future.

They also spoke about the impact COVID-19 has had on multiple aspects of the grain supply chain.

The session rounded off with future focuses for the grain industry such as sustainability, digitisation and seeking opportunities that may result from the forecast global population growth.

Viterra Commercial Marketing Manager Lyndon Asser also joined a panel with Source Certain Managing Director Cameron Scadding, GTA Consultant Rosemary Richards and InterGrain CEO Tress Walmsley, facilitated by Primary Producers SA CEO Caroline Rhodes.

During the session called industry stewardship, the panel discussed a wide range of topics including new breeding technologies and how storage and handling service providers will need to work with markets and growers to segregate and maintain quality to suit end use customer requirements.

They also discussed the role storage and handling service providers like Viterra play in working across the industry to support the emerging requirements of traceability, enhanced quality management and sustainability.

The final point of discussion was information sharing across the industry and the potential opportunities growers can access as a result of Australia’s comparative advantage in sustainable agriculture.

Viterra attended the Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) 2022 last week to promote South Australian grain and the Viterra network and take the opportunity to discuss our key initiatives with the Australian and international attendees.

This year’s event, held in Melbourne, is the first face to face conference since 2019. AGIC also offered a virtual option, which was well received by the international grain community. 

Viterra has a strong focus on building its relationships within the industry. The company attends events like AGIC to connect with buyers and end use customers, promote its world class storage and handling network and the high quality South Australian grain. The events are also a valuable opportunity to talk about what might be influencing the market and industry into the future.

Viterra CEO ANZ Philip Hughes spoke in the grain leaders session alongside CBH CEO Ben Macnamara and Louis Dreyfus Company Managing Director Tony Geitz, facilitated by journalist Barrie Cassidy.

The group discussed recruitment in agriculture, the current challenges and how the industry can attract more workers in the future.

They also spoke about the impact COVID-19 has had on multiple aspects of the grain supply chain.

The session rounded off with future focuses for the grain industry such as sustainability, digitisation and seeking opportunities that may result from the forecast global population growth.

Viterra Commercial Marketing Manager Lyndon Asser also joined a panel with Source Certain Managing Director Cameron Scadding, GTA Consultant Rosemary Richards and InterGrain CEO Tress Walmsley, facilitated by Primary Producers SA CEO Caroline Rhodes.

During the session called industry stewardship, the panel discussed a wide range of topics including new breeding technologies and how storage and handling service providers will need to work with markets and growers to segregate and maintain quality to suit end use customer requirements.

They also discussed the role storage and handling service providers like Viterra play in working across the industry to support the emerging requirements of traceability, enhanced quality management and sustainability.

The final point of discussion was information sharing across the industry and the potential opportunities growers can access as a result of Australia’s comparative advantage in sustainable agriculture.