Growers’ e-bulletin – Doors open in banana industry


May 17, 2019

Special Edition: Doors open in banana industry


Start or develop export business 
ABGC Job Alert 
Congress almost here!


Opportunities to start or develop your banana export business


Hort Innovation is seeking Expressions of Interest by Thursday 23 May, 2019 from Australian banana levy payers, or people working in partnership with levy paying businesses, to participate in trade show events.

You can nominate to attend one or both trade events:

  • Participate in an inbound trade mission with international retailers via the ‘Taste Australia Fresh Produce Showcase’ in conjunction with Hort Connections Conference, Melbourne, 24 June 2019
  • Participate in an outbound trade mission via Asia Fruit Logistica, Hong Kong, 3-6 September 2019

The successful candidate(s) will represent the banana industry, aiming to:

  • Raise awareness of Australian bananas
  • Build networks and relationships with individuals, companies and governments
  • Capture market intelligence and trade insights for other banana levy payers

Important information can be found here.

Your proposal must be emailed to before 2pm (AEST), Thursday 23 May, 2019.


ABGC seeks Project Manager to join team

Do you know of an experienced Project Manager who is interested in disease management? The Australian Banana Growers’ Council is seeking a qualified individual to lead the Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV) Project (Phase 4).

The role will manage the design, implementation and coordination of surveillance and management of BBTV, including producing incidence data, reporting and encouraging grower BBTV management.

It will also be responsible for leading and supporting a team of inspectors.

The role would ideally be based in Far Northern NSW, but this is negotiable. 

For more details, see the full advertisement here.


Ideas and innovation at Congress

One of the most exciting opportunities in the industry hits the Gold Coast next week – Banana Congress 2019 kicks off at Royal Pines Resort on May 22!

Congress is a chance to share ideas, network and learn from the experts. It’s not too late to get involved – simply head to to register.



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 We may have out of date email or postal addresses for these growers.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.