A reminder that ABA memberships are now due, with 2006/07 fees as follows:
• Full Membership is available to almond growers, processors and marketers for $110. • Associate Membership is available to industry service providers and interested parties for $66. Why become a member of the ABA? • As a member you have a direct say about the future of the industry and direct access to our organisation. • ABA is the peak industry body for the Australian Almond industry, representing and promoting the interests of almond growers, processors and marketers. • ABA has undertaken industry-wide consultation to develop an Industry Strategic Plan which establishes funding priorities for the industry’s R&D and marketing programs. • ABA aims to support our rapidly increasing industry by encouraging effective communication and co-operation between industry members.
• ABA aims to keep members informed through a range of activities including: ∗ presentation of the Annual Almond Industry Conference ∗ distribution of the ABA’s regular newsletter “In a Nutshell” ∗ conducting field days and regional meetings ∗ technical articles and ABA news in the “Australian Nutgrower” Journal ∗ collection and distribution of industry statistics ∗ access to regularly updated information via the ABA website.
Almond Board of Australia 2006/07 MEMBERSHIP NOW DUE
Membership applications forms are available from ABA office and our website. Further information contact: Jo Ireland—Admin/Finance Manager Phone: (08) 8582 2055 Email: email@example.com
ANIC Conference 2006 was a great success with over 130 delegates, including good attendance by almond industry members. An impressive array of speakers lent their considerable expertise to the conference, with presentations addressing the key themes:
NUTS ARE GOOD GOOD FOR YOU
GOOD FOR YOUR HEALTH GOOD FOR YOUR BUSINESS
Delegates particularly enjoyed the panel discussion sessions which enabled interactive response to speakers’ presentations and in many cases active debate on key industry issues. Speaker presentations are now available to view and download at: www.anic06.com.au It was obvious that delegates enjoyed the opportunity to network over breaks and at the Conference Dinner. This informal, relaxed occasion, was highlighted by guest presenter Brennon Dorwick’s gold medal winning pommel horse routine. What a performance – inspirational, motivational and physically challenging. Further information contact: CLEMS (Conference Links & Event Management Services) Suite 5 250 Gore St, Fitzroy Victoria Australia 3065