Banana growers from across Australia will descend on the Gold Coast in less than a month for the industry’s premier biennial event.
The 2019 Australian Banana Industry Congress will take place at Royal Pines Resort, from May 22-24.
The line-up includes world-class scientists, trade experts, business gurus and – of course – innovative growers.
“We’re putting banana growers front and centre at this year’s Congress,” said Congress Committee Chair and Far North Queensland grower Paul Inderbitzin.
“Not only have we developed a focussed, dynamic program of exciting speakers and networking opportunities – but we’ll also have some of our peers take the stage to share their valuable on-farm experience.”
The Grower Innovation panel and Farming with TR4 discussion will be highlights of Day Two, but there’s plenty to look forward to across the event, including:
· Bernard Salt, well-known demographer and social commentator
· Shane Webcke, footy legend and farm safety ambassador
· Marc Jackson, Special Projects Manager at global banana business Fyffes
· Dr Bruce Campbell, instrumental in saving New Zealand’s kiwifruit industry
“I’d encourage anyone involved in the banana industry to jump onto the Congress website to get a true sense of just how diverse and dynamic this year’s line-up is,” Mr Inderbitzin said.
“We’re also delighted that comedian Dave Hughes will join us for the much-loved Banana Ball – the perfect way to conclude the event and celebrate those recognised with an Award of Honour.”
Program and registration details can be found at .
Media wishing to attend the Banana Congress 2019 are kindly asked to contact Amy Spear or Sonia Campbell before May 18 to register interest.