The Almond Board of Australia is pleased to present the 2008 Almond Industry Conference, being held Wednesday, 29 th October to Friday, 31 st October 2008 at the award winning Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, South Australia. Australia‟s almond industry is one of Australia‟s fastest growing horticultural sectors, servicing growth in domestic consumption and increasing demand from major export markets such as India, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Middle East. Australia‟s almond crop is expected to increase three-fold over the next seven years. Australian almonds will reach an industry farm-gate value in excess of $500 million once newly planted orchards reach full maturity, becoming the world‟s second largest almond producer. This annual conference is the premier event for the Australian almond industry, bringing together approximately 200 delegates from all facets of the Australian almond industry including growers, processors, marketers, researchers, nurseries and other industry suppliers. To register for this years Australian Almond Conference please contact the ABA office for a registration form, or download the interactive form available via the Almond Board of Australia website at http://www.aussiealmonds.com/files/YMQF4MHHDT/ Almond%20Conference%20Registration.pdf Wednesday, October 29th Trade Exhibition Setup Golf Day Welcome Function Thursday, October 30th Registration Trade Exhibition Official Conference Opening Keynote Addresses ABA Annual General Meeting Annual Conference Dinner Proposed Program
Why You Should
Engage in discussion and hear varied viewpoints on the industry and its future. Be exposed to valuable new contacts and learn from other industry colleagues. Hear from industry experts in their respective fields
The exhibition is an ideal opportunity to showcase new services, products and technologies of importance to professionals representing the many facets of the almond industry. Delegates will be able to explore innovative products and services, ideas and solutions in an exhibition closely integrated with the conference. For more information please contact the ABA office on +61 8 8582 2055 or email email@example.com
Networking Events Inaugural Golf Day Wednesday, October 29, Tanunda Pines Golf Club
A unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable day of golf at the prestigious Tanunda Pines Golf Club. Team up with your fellow corporate partners and industry peers for what will be a fantastic day of golf. Incorporating „Nearest Pin‟ and „Long Drive‟ competitions in an ambrose style competition. Welcome Reception Wednesday, October 29, Novotel Barossa Valley Resort An invitation is extended to all delegates to attend the Welcome Reception to be held at the Novotel Barossa Valley Resort, overlooking the beautiful Barossa Valley wine region.
Friday, October 31st
Conference Dinner Thursday, October 30, Novotel Barossa Valley Resort
The conference dinner is a great opportunity to network with industry professionals and enjoy an evening of fine food and wine. We invite you to join colleagues and friends for an exciting evening. For further information or to discuss your registration options, please do not hesitate to contact our Communications Coordinator – Jo Ireland at the ABA office firstname.lastname@example.org
The Conference organisers reserve the right to amend the program at any time if circumstances change following the printing of this newsletter. Please visit www.australianalmonds.com.au for latest program details leading up to the conference.