The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) 2014 National Congress is taking place on Monday 20 and Tuesday 21 October 2014 at the Australian Institute of Sport Arena, Canberra. More than 50 speakers and panellists are confirmed. Key speakers include: Monday 20 October 9:35am Welcome to Congress: Brent Finlay, NFF President Simon Talbot, NFF CEO 9:50am Opening Address: The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP, Minister for Agriculture 10:40am Welcome Address from Principal Sponsor, Coles Tuesday 21 October 8:35am Keynote Address: Connecting Consumers to the Farm Andrew Gregory, MD & CEO McDonalds Australia 9:05am Producing Our Future: The Opposition Leader’s Perspective The Hon. Bill Shorten MP, Leader of the Opposition 11:15am Parliamentarian panel: Industry strategy vs government policy The Hon. Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Shadow Minister for Agriculture Mr Clive Palmer MP, Leader of the Palmer United Party Senator Christine Milne, Leader of the Australian Greens Senator Bridget McKenzie, The Nationals Senator for Victoria Senator David Leyonhjelm, Liberal Democratic Party Senator for New South Wales Brent Finlay, NFF President 12:30pm Report outcomes of Review of Farm Sector Representation The full Congress program is available via the Congress website: http://www.congress.nff.org.au Media are invited to attend Congress and interview opportunities with selected speakers are available.