Inspire 2023

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INSPIRE Summit 2023 is fast approaching and registrations are open. 


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INSPIRE Summit 2023 Program

Tuesday 4 April – Day 1


Registration open and arrival tea & coffee - The Elizabeth Quay Foyer


Welcome to Country

Heidi Mippy
Senior Project Officer, Noongar Land Enterprise Group


Summit Welcome

Lucy Hall
Chair, Rural Edge



The Hon. Jackie Jarvis MLC
Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture & Food


A modern voice for agriculture and it's communities

Podcaster, writer & occasional farmer

Skye Manson
Manson Podcasting Network


Bringing Communities Together – Panel Session

Being prepared, responding & coming together

Andrew Lockyer (AFL Rams)
Steven Bolt (The Livestock Collective)
Renee Gardiner (KŌTA)
Bourby Webster (North Street Group)

Dominique Mecoy (Facilitator)
Leadership WA



Morning Tea – The Elizabeth Quay Foyer



On-Farm Sustainability – Panel Session

Removing the jargon & turning carbon into an opportunity

Jen West (Carbon West)
Dr. Danielle Gale (TerraWise & PlanFarm)
Toby Wright (CBH)
Katelyn Lubcke (MLA)

Kirsty Want (Facilitator)

Nutrien Ag Solutions


Social Media in Agriculture

How you can leverage social media platforms to benefit your agribusiness such as networking, education, lobbying, connection and engagement.


Vanessa Patience
Amplify Marketing


Lunch – The Elizabeth Quay Foyer



Women in Agriculture – Panel Session

How do women survive and thrive in farming?

Brady Green (Green Farms)
Jess Horstman (Rural Edge Board, CJ & PJ Hasleby)
Judith Foss (National Policy Group)
Gemma Walker (Rural Edge Board, Hamilton Downs)

Rob Horstman (Facilitator)
Leadership Keynote Speaker,
EQ Minds



Global Markets

De-mystifying the global economic outlook

Benjamin Picton
Senior Economic Strategist,


Afternoon Tea – The Elizabeth Quay Foyer



Grain Markets

Giving you greater control and creating efficiencies in grain marketing

Nathan Cattle
Managing Director,

Clear Grain Exchange


Youth In Agriculture, The Future of our Industry – Panel Session

Their story, their passion, their pathway!

Stacey Carter (Inspire Committee Member)
Alysia Kepert (Inspire Committee Member)
Will Alston (Harvest Road)
Suzanne Hawkes (DPIRD)
Bronson Gledhill (PlanFarm)

Steve Stanley (Facilitator)
The CEO Institute


Humans of Agriculture

Connect, engage and inspire our people in agriculture

Oli Le Lievre
Founder, Humans of Agriculture


Networking Sundowner – The Elizabeth Quay Foyer
Sponsored by Rabobank

Address by Stephen Kelly, Regional Manager, WA Rabobank


Wednesday 5 April – Day 2


Registration open and arrival tea & coffee - The Elizabeth Foyer



Summit Day 2 introduction

Holly Netto
Rural Edge Board Member


Leadership & Imposter Syndrome

How do we recognise and overcome the imposter syndrome?

Dee Roche
MBA Teaching Fellow, University of Western Australia


Farming Succession – Panel Session

What does modern day succession planning look like?

Karl Suckling (WA Farmer)
Marie Van Blommestein (RSM)
Matthew Lilly (HHG)

Stuart Wesley (Facilitator)
Director, Oasis People and Culture


Morning Tea – Elizabeth Quay Foyer



Farm Technology – Panel Session

What does the future of farm technology look like?

Alice Butler (Farmanco)

Mark Flanagan (WA Farmer)
Georgia Pugh (neXtgen Agr)
Jen Thomas (NBN)
Maree Gooch (Value Creators)

Natasha Teakle (Facilitator)
Managing Director and Co-founder, AgriStart


Bringing Communities Together: Mental Health – Panel Session

Shining a light on mental health, seeking support & being proactive in our communities.

Nick Robbo (Bloke 2 Bloke)
Brad Millstead (6B's)
Murray Chapman (Salvado Clinic)

Gemma Walker (Facilitator)
Rural Edge Board Member


Grounding Work

Grounding Work - Creating a healthier, happier farming future

Louise O’Neil
Director, Farm Life Fitness



Summit Close

Lucy Hall
Chair, Rural Edge


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Conference Registration Fees

Registration Type

(price per person)


Rural Edge Member


Full Conference Package



Full Conference Package

Day Registration – Member


One day of conference only (evening networking function not included)

Day Registration – Non-Member


One day of conference only (evening networking function not included)

Sundowner Networking Event


Included in full conference package

Additional tickets can be purchased for day registrants and/or accompanying guests. Includes finger food and drinks.

All prices include GST


Looking good? Click below to secure your ticket or read on for more details about the Inspire Summit.


Inspire Summit tickets




INSPIRE Summit 2023 Speakers

Skye Manson Oli Le Lievre

Read through the list of speakers and what they bring to the conference!



What did Inspire Summit 2021 look like?



About The Venue

Cutting a striking silhouette along the Swan River, The Ritz-Carlton, Perth evokes timeless luxury and the joy of discovery. This Perth hotel boasts a stunning building in Elizabeth Quay, overlooking the river, skyline and urban parks.

Accommodation Bookings

Delegates are required to make their own travel and accommodation bookings for the conference. The Ritz Carlton is our Inspire conference venue and is one of Perth’s most prominent and prestigious hotels and conference centres. We suggest that you make the most of your Inspire Conference experience and networking opportunities by staying on site for convenience. Rural Edge have negotiated the following discounted rates for Inspire delegates. This is a great rate for this 5 star hotel but is limited in availability so get in early to secure rooms at this rate.

The Ritz-Carlton, 1 Barrack Street Perth

King Deluxe Room

Deluxe King - $300 per room per night

Premium King - $350 per room per night

To make your booking email OR call Monday to Friday on 08 6559 6826 or 08 6559 6894. Mention Rural Edge Inspire Summit when making your booking.

Above rates are for 1 or 2 people in a room and include GST, are subject to availability and valid for 2 days either side of the conference. Breakfast is not included in the above rates but is available on site for $45 per person. Accommodation bookings may be cancelled until 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty.

Additional Accommodation Options

There are numerous hotels in the Perth CBD - the following are a few suggestions. The rates shown are indicative only and not guaranteed. You are advised to book early for the best rates.

The Quay Perth - $187 for Standard Room (approx. 250 metres – 5 min walk)

DoubleTree by Hilton Perth Waterfront - $273 Twin Guest Room (approx 250 metres – 5 min walk)

Adina Apartment Hotel Perth - $239.20 Premier Studio Room (approx 800 metres – 10 min walk)


Our Sponsors


A big thank you to our platinum sponsor, Nutrien Ag Solutions, for supporting the upcoming 2023 Inspire Summit! Your contributions make this event possible and we're grateful for your commitment to improving rural communities.


Nutrien Ag


Processworx have come on as a Gold Sponsor of our event and are an integral part of the work we do at Rural Edge and their ongoing support is very much appreciated.




Thank you to AgriFutures Australia for their continued support. Gold Sponsors for the 2023 Inspire Summit!




Thank you to our Bronze, Coffee Cart, Lunch Break, Lanyard and Sundowner Event Sponsors. If you'd like to learn more about the products and services provided by any of our sponsors, please click the logo to visit their websites.  


Plum           Rural Bank Logo            RSM                    CSBP     

              My Farm Smart Logo                  CBH Group            Grain Growers                    MLA                   

 Planfarm              Rabobank            EBM Insurance and Risk            GOPP                       



Meet our Exhibitors


Agrimaster             Oasis        Safe Farms WA    






For any other INSPIRE inquiries, please email