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Agribuzz is a vibrant, smart-casual event providing professional networking opportunities in a relaxed atmosphere.

Held each quarter at prestigious locations around Sydney’s CBD and now also in regional centres, this event aims to show how agriculture and the regions are great arenas in which to build a successful career while simultaneously providing our younger members with an opportunity to practice professional networking.

Over drinks and canapés, our members and friends exchange business intelligence and ideas, and hear one of the current leaders in agribusiness briefly share a few insights drawn from their unique career story. Those establishing their careers can talk to agribusiness leaders over a drink while those on the look-out for talent can meet aspiring leaders-in-the-making.

Agribuzz typically attracts people interested in food and agribusiness from banks, representative organisations, agribusiness service companies, and consultants, to the media.

Agribuzz was founded in 2008 and is run by Farm Writers. It is supported, and hosted, by our Corporate Members . Thanks to our sponsors, Agribuzz goes from strength to strength with outstanding speakers and increasing numbers of attendees.

If you have any Agribuzz suggestions or are interested in sponsoring an Agribuzz we would love to hear from you. Please reach out to


NAB Agribusiness hosted our first Agribuzz for 2024, with guest speaker Annabel Johnson, CEO of NSW Farmers.


Agribuzz celebrated 15 years in October, with an event hosted by FTI Consulting. Guest speakers were Khan Horne from NAB Agribusiness and Meredith Paynter from King and Wood Mallesons.

We went regional in August, when Manildra Group hosted Agribuzz at the AgQuip field days, with guest speaker Mark Allison from Elders.

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.

Agribuzz kicked off in 2023 with another sparkling event at National Australia Bank, with guest speaker Greg Quinn.


Our host for Agribuzz in November was FTI Consulting. Our guest was Auctions Plus chief executive officer, Angus Street, who shared the company's COVID-19 experiences.

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.

National Australia Bank kicked off our Agribuzz events for 2022 in March.  Michael Hope, of Hope Estate winery, talked about diversification to spread risk and make the most of changing opportunities.

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 kicked off 2018 in style when NAB Agribusiness hosted Agribuzz in Sydney, with Freedom Foods founder Rory McLeod as guest speaker.


In October 2017, NSW Department of Primary Industries hosted Agribuzz at Orange. MSM Milling director Bob Mac Smith enthralling the crowd with tales from his early days on the farm with his brother.

Grains industry and agribusiness leader and innovator Bob McKay shared insights into his life and work in February, thanks to hosts NAB Agribusiness

We were back at the Royal Easter Show in April, with Kenny's Creek Angus Beef principal Sam Burton-Taylor on deck to share his story.

Sanger Australia Chief Executive James Campbell regaled the final Agribuzz crowd in November, thanks to King & Wood Mallesons for hosting. 


Moxey Dairy general manager Quentin Moxey enthralled our members when he took centre stage at the first Agribuzz of the year in February, with host NAB Agribusiness.

Agribuzz at the Royal Easter Show in April featured leading agribusiness thinker Alexandra Gartmann, who regaled the crowd with her impressive bank of knowledge.

June saw us back at King & Wood Mallesons, to enjoy the view of VIVID and head from Sam Marwood, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Cultivate Farms.

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.

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