Growers’ e-bulletin – Time running out to register for Congress!


7 May, 2019

Time running out to register for Congress!

There are just two weeks left to register for Congress 2019, to be held on the Gold Coast from May 22-24.

Don’t miss out on a fantastic opportunity to join banana growers and industry stakeholders at our premier, biennial event.


A focussed, two day plenary program has been designed for growers, by growers and features a diverse line-up of speakers.

Among the speakers you can look forward to are:

·         Dr Bruce Campbell, former COO of Plant and Food Research in New Zealand, speaking about crisis disease management and his role in saving the kiwifruit industry

·         Marc Jackson, Special Projects Manager at Fyffes, speaking about Australian bananas in a global business

·         David Daniels, General Manager Market Development at Citrus Australia, speaking about exporting success

·         Rachael Robertson, who led the 58th Australian expedition to Davis Station, Antarctica, speaking about leadership

·         Bernard Salt AM, demographer and well-known social commentator

Banana growers will also take centre stage, speaking as part of an On-Farm Innovation Panel and sharing their insights about working with Panama tropical race 4.

In addition to a wealth of new knowledge to take back to the banana business, Congress also offers an exciting social program, beginning with Site Tours and culminating in the 2019 Banana Ball. This year, comedian Dave Hughes will headline the Ball, providing the perfect way to finish the event and celebrate the industry’s Awards of Honour.

The five-star venue, RACQ Royal Pines Resort, provides a range of activities for Congress attendees and any partners or family members who may wish to come along. Of course, the Gold Coast location is the ideal starting point for an extended holiday or even just a long weekend.

Time is running out to be part of the 2019 Banana Congress – you won’t want to miss it!

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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.


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