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Conference speakers

Winter Conference 2019 will showcase invited speakers from across Australia and the world. These include:

Hayden Higgins

Fruit Growers Tasmania | Wednesday, 15 May 2019, 10.00am

Hayden Higgins is a Senior Analyst in the RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness Research team, and is responsible for research and analysis on the local and global horticultural and wine sectors for both Australia and New Zealand. Hayden developed a keen interest in the agri sector from a young age which led to him working on a number of different farming operations across New Zealand and the UK in his late teens and early twenties. After completing a Bachelor of business studies degree at Massey University, Hayden began a career in rural banking in 2003 and has worked across a range of agricultural industries with particular exposure to the wine and horticulture sectors. In addition to his bachelors qualification, Hayden has also completed a Master’s Degree in Agribusiness at Lincoln University.

About Rabobank

Rabobank Australia and Rabobank New Zealand are a part of the international Rabobank Group, the world’s leading specialist in food and agribusiness banking. Rabobank has more than 115 years’ experience providing customised banking and finance solutions to businesses involved in all aspects of food and agribusiness. Rabobank operates in 40 countries, servicing the needs of more than 8.8 million clients worldwide through a network of more than 1,000 offices and branches. Rabobank Australia and Rabobank New Zealand are among their countries’ leading rural lenders and are significant providers of business and corporate banking and financial services to the Australian and New Zealand food and agribusiness sector. Rabobank has 94 branches throughout Australia and New Zealand in all major agricultural regions.

RaboResearch Food & Agribusiness is Rabobank’s team charged with analyzing developments in food and agricultural markets and industries, and advising the bank and its clients on strategic implications for their businesses. A local team of 12 analysts are part of a broader network of some 80 analysts spread across every major production and consumption region of the world, RaboResearch is a central component of the bank’s capacity for informed credit decision making, product development, advisory services, and strategic client partnerships.

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