ANZ Food, Beverage and Agribusiness Seminar
Co-hosted by ANZ Japan and ANZCCJ, this seminar will feature updated trends of growth industries related to Agriculture business, and insights from ANZ Agri experts, Agri economist and also Head of Corporate Advisory, from Australia, NZ and Asia.
This seminar will mainly cover four themes to discuss the various aspects of Food, Beverage & Agri business. At the first session, Michael Whitehead, Head of Agri Insight Team, ANZ, will share insights of the latest Australia’s Food, Beverage & Agri sector, as a world leading industry in terms of infrastructure, quality, food safety and innovation. At the next session, Con Williams, Agri Economist in NZ, ANZ, will talk about the updates of New Zealand’s Food, Beverage & Agri landscape, by sharing the impacts of the recent change of government. At the third session, Patrick Vizzone, Head of Food Beverage & Agribusiness, International, ANZ, will provide attendees with some keys to success in developing trade flows into Japan and the third markets in Asia, by collaborating with Australia and NZ. At the last session, Martin Hanrahan, Head of Corporate Advisory, ANZ, will look at the impact from recent major deal activity in the space.
13:00 Registration starts
13:30 Opening remarks
13:45 Session 1:
Australian Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Overview
14:30 Session 2:
NZ Food, Beverage & Agribusiness Overview
15:40 Session 3: Panel discussion
Australia/New Zealand partner with Japan to penetrate in the 3rd markets
16:15 Session 4:
M&A Opportunities: Outsmarting The Competition
17:00 Reception and Networking
18:30 Close of the seminar
About the speakers:
Michael Whitehead: Head of Agribusiness Insights, ANZ. In his current role, Michael focuses on mapping industry based trends and analysing the impact of these sectoral changes and dynamics on stakeholders across the agribusiness sector. Previously, Michael was the Product Specialist for Macquarie Agricultural Funds Management in New York, as well as Executive Director of Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness and Advisory team in North America, providing industry research and corporate strategy. Michael has been featured widely in the global media outlets, including CNBC, the Financial Times and the Wall Street Journal. He has a background in agricultural production and consulting, particularly in Australia and China. Michael has a BA from La Trobe University, and MBA from the Melbourne Business School and the Rotterdam School of Management, and has also completed the Harvard Business School Advanced Agribusiness Course.
Con Williams: Agri economist, New Zealand, ANZ. Con provides detailed analysis and commentary on all aspects of New Zealand’s major primary sectors and soft commodity markets. This includes providing research and analysis on the major primary sectors, which is used to shape the Bank’s lending decisions. The production of the Agri Focus, a quarterly publication which includes research on topical issues, soft commodity markets, production trends, rural property and financial markets. Prior to this, he previously worked as a senior economist for Meat & Wool New Zealand’s Economic Service and on environmental policy specifically climate change. He also lectured at Massey University for a short stint where he gained a Bachelor of Applied Science (First Class Hons).
Partick Vizzone: Patrick Vizzone is ANZ International’s Head of Food, Beverage & Agribusiness. Patrick was born in Australia and has resided in Greater China and Japan since 1994. Throughout his career, Patrick has held numerous senior corporate and investment banking leadership positions including most recently as Head of Institutional Banking, Asia and Head of Food & Agribusiness, Asia at National Australia Bank. Patrick has also served as Managing Director and Head of Food & Agribusiness, Asia at Rabobank. He is a long-standing member of the Board of Directors of China Agri-Industries, the flagship listed subsidiary of the COFCO Group, China’s largest food and agribusiness enterprise. Patrick has a BA in History and Political Science from Monash University and an MBA in finance from Manchester Business School.
Martin Hanrahan: Martin is Head of ANZ’s Corporate Advisory business based in Sydney. He is a mergers and acquisitions specialist with an extensive track record of major public and private company transactions, equity capital raisings and restructurings both in Australia and key international markets. Prior to joining ANZ, Martin was the Managing Director of Bancorp Australia Limited, a specialist mergers and acquisitions boutique (1989 -1998). Previously he worked at Morgan Grenfell Australia Limited as an Associate Director in Corporate Finance, specialising in mergers and acquisitions (1986-1988).
Headquartered in Melbourne and with a long-term AA- credit rating, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ) has a banking heritage spanning more than 180 years in Australia and New Zealand and an established on the ground presence in 15 Asian markets.
As clients look to capitalise on the movement of money and goods across Asia Pacific, they find in us a strong banking partner who can help them manoeuvre the rapidly changing business and regulatory landscape, while effectively managing liquidity, risk and investments.
We connect clients to opportunities centred around trade and capital flows into and within Asia Pacific.
Date: Wednesday 11 April 2018
Time: 13:30PM - 18:30PM (Doors open at 13:00PM)
Venue: The Peninsula Tokyo, 3F Ginza Ball Room (Map)
Price: Member 15,000 yen | Non-Member 26,000 yen
Registration and payment deadline: Tuesday 2 April
No shows and cancellations after this deadline will be fully invoiced.