Golden opportunity for growers

Early-bird registrations for the banana industry’s premier national event are now open, giving growers a chance to access a wealth of information at a discounted price.

The Australian Banana Industry Congress will be held at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast, from 22-24 May 2019.

Not only will the event feature a diverse and engaging line-up of speakers, it also provides a rare opportunity for banana growers across the country to get off farm to network and take a well-earned break.

“Congress brings growers, industry researchers, market leaders and decision makers together under one roof, to share ideas, network and hear about the latest developments affecting our industry,” said Congress Chair Paul Inderbitzin.

“More than an industry gathering, it’s also an opportunity to socialise and take stock of what we do.

Presenters already confirmed for the event include:

  • Shane Webke, Queensland football great and farm safety advocate
  • Bernard Salt, leading social commentator and business analyst
  • Rachael Robertson, led the 58th Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Davis Station

Additionally, speakers from other industries will share their insights into marketing and exports, and innovative banana growers will themselves take to the stage to talk about exciting developments on farm.

“I am genuinely excited for what 2019 holds for the Australian Banana Industry Congress,” added Mr Inderbitzin.

“With a condensed program and a fantastic venue, our dedicated team will ensure we take congress to the next level.”

“I’d encourage all growers to get in early and take advantage of cheaper Early Bird tickets, with a further discount available for Australian Banana Growers’ Council grower members.”

Site tours and social events will also be part of the occasion, with the Banana Ball returning to celebrate the industry’s best and brightest on the final night.

More information and early bird registration details at