ANZ’s investment and expertise in Australia’s agricultural sector has resulted in its appointment as the Henty Machinery Field Days strategic banking partner.
Henty Machinery Field Days chairman Ross Edwards said the bank’s industry expertise, professionalism, demonstrated understanding and commitment to HMFD’s strategy made it a perfect fit.
HMFD’s annual event is southern Australia’s largest agricultural event, attracting around 60,000 visitors each year, providing a significant community benefit and adding $95 million to the local economy.
The field days will be held on September 19-21.
“ANZ has a strong focus on insight-led engagement with the agri sector and has helped to create better awareness of the opportunities and challenges facing the industry, and ways to ensure our continuing success,” Mr Edwards said.
ANZ regional executive Conor Noonan said the partnership was a natural fit for ANZ.
The bank was this month awarded Canstar’s Bank of the Year – Agribusiness, recognising its quality products and services, as well as its ongoing commitment to the agriculture sector and to regional Australia’s long-term growth.
“We’re proud to support HMFD as it puts a spotlight on the region’s agriculture industry which continues to underpin the local economy,’’ Mr Noonan said.
“It also provides farmers and industry with the opportunity to network and discover the latest innovations to improve farming techniques.
“The agri sector is a key focus for our business and given the resurgence of Australian agriculture and the increasing global demand for safe and quality food, it will continue to play a major role in feeding the world’s populations and supporting the ongoing prosperity of regional Australia.
“We look forward to playing a key role in helping HMFD to achieve their strategic priorities including sustainability, governance, innovation and facilities and infrastructure development.”