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Innovation in Spotlight at Tailem Bend Conference

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Innovation Along the Value Chain is the topic at this week’s Regional Development Conference in the Murraylands.

Speakers at the event will share productivity and technology tips and tools to help food, wine and agribusiness operators improve profits and grow their workforce.

The two day conference is being hosted by Regional Development South Australia, in partnership with the Government of South Australia through Primary Industries and Regions SA.

Economic Development Australia will run an economic development masterclass on day two of the conference.

Minister for Primary Industries and Regional Development, Tim Whetstone, said the conference would help to showcase the state’s key economic strength.

“In recognising the state’s vibrant food, wine and agribusiness industries, the theme of this year’s conference recognises the hard work and entrepreneurial spirit shown by our regions,” said Minister Whetstone.

“South Australia’s agriculture, food, wine and forestry industries represent our largest exporters and employers and are critical growth sectors for the future. In 2017-18, these industries contributed $19.7 billion to the state’s economy and accounted for 55% of the state’smerchandise exports.

Regional Development South Australia chairman Rob Kerin said this year’s conference would provide unprecedented access to internationally-recognised food, wine and agribusiness experts.

“Attendees will receive invaluable strategic and practical advice to help improve business profits and grow the workforce in our regions,” Mr Kerin said. 

“After a successful event last year, RDAs across the state collectively decided to hold the conference annually. It’s a great way to provide professional development opportunities and showcase the state’s venues in the regions.

For more information about the 2019 South Australian Regional Development Conference visit their website or contact RDA Murraylands and Riverland on (08) 8535 7170.

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