9 June 2017, 8.30am-6.00pm

8.30am- 9.00am
Coffee & registration
9.00am – 9.30am
Welcome & Introduction
The Hon Jaala Pulford MLC, Victorian Minister for Agriculture & Regional Development
Professor Christine Wong, Director, Centre for Contemporary Chinese Studies
9.30am – 10.50am
Panel I - The Macro Policy Environment
The long arc of PRC agricultural policies; Professor Huang Jikun (Peking University)
China: Financing agriculture in the 21st Century; Professor Christine Wong (University of Melbourne)
China’s agricultural subsidies; Professor Lin Wanlong (China Agricultural University)
10.50 – 11.15am
Morning tea
11.15am – 1.00pm
Panel II - Agrarian Change and Agricultural Restructuring
Agrarian change and new agricultural operators; Associate Professor Qian Forrest Zhang (Singapore Management University)
Demand for Major Agro-food commodities in China: A meta-analysis; Professor Bai Junfei (China Agricultural University)
Trajectories and challenges in China’s beef industry; Dr Scott Waldron (University of Queensland)
1.00pm – 2.00pm
2.00pm – 3.45pm
Panel III - Trade and Investment
Organic and green food consumption in China; Dr Liu Hongbo (James Cook University)
FDI in Chinese agriculture, the case of Fonterra; Dr Jason Young (Victoria University, NZ)
Changing trend of agricultural trade between China and Australia and the impacts of ChAFTA; Professor Yang Jun (University of International Business and Economics)
Victoria-China Agribusiness Trade and Investment: Opportunities and Challenges; Yang Zhining (Invest Victoria)
3.45pm – 4.15pm
Afternoon tea
4.15pm – 4.45pm
Summary and Closing Comments