Early bird Congress registrations close tomorrow!


14 March, 2019

Early bird registration closes tomorrow!

Savings, Site Tours and Science at Congress

There’s just one day left to register at early bird prices for the 2019 Australian Banana Industry Congress on the Gold Coast.

An exciting, two-day program – from May 22-24 – will provide you with the latest industry news, game-changing R&D and plenty of motivation to take back to your farm.

If you secure your place by tomorrow (March 15), you’ll not only receive a 13 per cent discount – you’ll also go in the draw to win back your Congress costs.* The winner will be drawn and notified on Monday March 18 – good luck!


*T&C – Accommodation is for one room over the three nights of Congress (May 22, 23, and 24) at Royal Pines Resort. Either a Superior View or Mountain View Room at $220/night, or a Spa suite at $295/night. Travel costs are limited to $500. Competition and early bird registration closes midnight March 15 (AEST), with the winner to be drawn on Monday, March 18. Winner will be announced on social media and contacted directly.

Accommodation filling up fast

Avoid disappointment and book your accommodation at our five-star venue when you register! Rooms at Royal Pines Resort are filling up fast, so if you’d like to work and play on site, now’s the perfect time to lock it in.

Enjoy a site tour before Congress

If you’re in town on Wednesday May 22, make sure you sign up for one of the two fantastic Site Tours.

Your options are:

·         Tour 1: Duranbah Trial Site, Tropical Fruit World, Husk Distillery

·         Tour 2: Visy Packaging, Riviera Yachts, Rocky Point Mulching

Secure your seat on the bus for the day, then catch up with everyone at the Banana Bar to share experiences. Register here.

Want to share your science?

Banana Congress 2019 is currently taking abstract submissions for those who want to share their research with those directly involved in the industry.

The ‘Science Sessions’ offer a chance to present a speed talk or a poster display to the banana growers and stakeholders it affects.

Submissions close March 29. Details here.

Hort Innovation

This e-bulletin is produced by the Australian Banana Growers’ Council as a part of the Communications Project for the Banana Industry funded by HIA Ltd using the banana industry R&D levy and matched funds from the Australian Government.


Contact Details
It is important that ABGC is advised if you know of growers who are not receiving these e-bulletins or the Australian Banana magazine. We may have out of date email or postal addresses for these growers. Please email any updated contact details to: 

Also, it is important for membership purposes that growers advise ABGC if they change trading name or their agent (wholesaler) or add one, and also to let their agent know.