In 2009, the Association began Agribuzz - a smart-casual evening event in a relaxed atmosphere that facilitates networking and professional development opportunities.
Over drinks and canapés, our members and friends exchange business intelligence and views, enjoy brief presentations from key-note speakers and take the rare chance to meet agribusiness leaders and leaders-in–the-making.
If you are interested in sponsoring an Agribuzz next year or you have suggestions for Agribuzz or speakers you'd like to hear, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
SPONSORS: NAB Regional and Agri Banking, King & Wood Mallesons, Manildra Group, Westpac Agribusiness, Colliers International, Rabobank with Tamburlaine Wines and NSW Department of Primary Industries
JOINT SPONSORS: The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, Cox Inall Communications and The Land, Agricultural Appointments, Grain Growers Association, Pfizer Animal Health, Baker & McKenzie
King & Wood Mallesons hosted another Agribuzz in June, with views of the Vivid light festival and guest speaker Oli Le Lievre from Humans of Agriculture.
We were back at King & Wood Mallesons in June 2022. Our guest speaker was Elizabeth O'Leary, who has gone from a family farm in the Riverina to leading Macquarie Group's agricultural and natural assets division.
2020 - 2021
We managed one Agribuzz in 2021, with COVID restrictions in place for much of the year. Our host was FTI Consulting. Our guest speaker, John Maher, shared his experience at the helm of many major rural companies.
Agribuzz kicked off in February 2020 (sadly it would be our last Agribuzz for the year with COVID-19 restrictions soon to follow) with our host NAB Agribusiness. Guest speaker was Proterra Investment Partners Boss, Becs Wilson who shared her career experience working across seven different countries.
In August 2019 we went to AgQuip for the first time - hosted by Manildra Group. A crowd gathered at Manildra Group's exhibit on Tuesday afternoon to hear CaseIH Australia chief Peter McCann describe a career that has taken him to the US and back during a period of significant technological change.
Agribuzz returned to the Sydney Royal Easter Show in April 2019 and was co-sponsored by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW. Robyn Clubb AM spoke about her remarkable career as a woman in agriculture.
We enjoyed the sparkling lights of VIVID from King and Wood Malleson's spectacular offices in June , and heard the extraordinary story of Markus Kahlbetzer, farm investor and champion of innovative technology developers.
We kicked off 2019 in February with our host NAB Agribusiness. Suburban Canberra girl turned farmer, lot feeder and beef industry leader, Tess Herbert, reflected on the various “sliding door moments” in her life.
In June, we were back at King & Wood Mallesons, where David Goodfellow shared stories from his 30 years’ experience in agribusiness.
In March 2018, we had fun at the Royal Easter Show with an entertaining and insightful speech from Scott Hansen, the Director General of the Department of Primary Industries who shared some key moments and life skills learned on his way to the top.
We held our first ever regional Agribuzz in Orange in September, thanks to The Land and Cox Inall Communications. Paraway boss Jock Whittle shared stories of his career, helping to make it a very successful event.