Invitation Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West and the Queensland Government invite you to the Growing Central Queensland “Farming’s Next Frontier; The Quest to Invest” seminar at Beef 2015. Thursday 7 May 2015 1.00pm to 1.55pm $10/ticket Growing Central Queensland Launch 1.55pm-2.10pm James Lawrence Pavilion - Gallagher Energizer Room The Seminar will be followed by the official launch of the Growing Central Queensland agricultural prospectus and beef industry investment opportunities portfolio The Investment Opportunity Central Queensland is an agricultural powerhouse and the second largest contributor by value of agricultural commodities in Queensland. The region is dominated by beef cattle production and also supports dry land and irrigated cropping, horticulture and forestry. Meat processing facilities located in Central Queensland are substantial in scale and contribute significantly to the regional economy and State exports. New investment is being sought to extend the capacity and productivity of Central Queensland’s agricultural sector in response to increased global demand for its commodities. Central Queensland has strong capability in food production with highly productive livestock and cropping and efficient processing infrastructure, underpinning opportunities for expansion, particularly in intensive agriculture, horticulture and also for growth and diversification of water resources. For details on specific beef investment opportunities available now, please contact Regional Development Australia Fitzroy and Central West on (07) 4923 6217. Seminar Synopsis Does your business need capital to expand? Do you want to retire your debt, enable succession planning and continue farming? Finding investment capital for family farms to enable these outcomes is possible. This seminar hears from a farmer who faced the issues of debt and succession planning, and has been successful with external investment in his business in addressing these issues. This discussion is supported by the perspective of what an investor is looking for in your business and which legal structures provide the most positive outcomes for farming families. Funding Our Business Expansion through Capital Investment: Frontier Finance Presented by Hamish Millar - Managing Director, Cowal Agriculture There is plentiful capital looking for a home in Australian agriculture; and finding an investment fund that is prepared to invest directly in family farms requires a bit of homework and persistence. The key to making a joint venture deal work is having an understanding and commitment of the expectation and needs of both parties. What is Investment Ready? Presented by David Krause, Partner, BDO Advisory Corporate Finance and National Leader for Food & Agribusiness The presentation will look at what an investor looks for as an investable product in a business. It will go through some common issues faced by investors and how businesses can prepare themselves better. A legal framework for getting yourself investment ready Presented by Brad Beasley & Gordon Stunzner South Geldard Lawyers Once your enterprise grows beyond that of a sole trader or family partnership, there is a multitude of structures and legal relationships to consider. This presentation considers a number of structures that are appropriate for commercial endeavours involving multiple parties and how these fit within different legal relationships. Brad will look at the different sorts of legal entities that are regularly used for agricultural ventures. Tickets are available through the Beef Australia Website on http://beefaustralia.com.au and can be purchased on-line. Tickets are selling fast so we encourage you to book and take advantage of some of the best minds in agriculture today. Be a part of the growing Central Queensland lunch and understand the investment opportunities in Central Queensland.
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