Australian Biosecurity Conference Program

THURSDAY 9TH JULY 2020

Conference Chair – Michael Robinson
(Managing Director, Plant Biosecurity Science Foundation)

8:00am Registration Open
8:30am Official Opening and Keynote Address

  • “Traditional Owner Welcome to Country” – Brent McLellan, Gidarjil Development Corporation
  • Opening Address – Hon Mark Furner. Minister for Agricultural Industry Development and Fisheries
  • Keynote Address – Assoc. Prof. Christian Nannsen (Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis)
9:15am

Session 1

  • Ian Thompson, Chief Environmental Biosecurity Officer, Department of Agriculture
  • Josh Dyke, Regional Biosecurity Coordinator, Wide Bay Burnett Regional Organisation of Councils
  • Peter Leach, Market Access Focus Team Leader, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
10:15am Morning Tea
10:45am Session 2

  • Bree Grima, Managing Director, Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers
  • Dale Hollis, Manager, Bundaberg Canegrowers
  • David De Paoli, Managing Director, Austchilli
  • (TBC) Representative, Bundaberg Regional Council
11:45am Session 3

  • Peter Greensill, CEO, Greensill Farming Group
  • Andrew Gerry, Managing Director, Farm Fresh Fine Foods
  • Nadia Campbell, Owner, Goondicum Pastoral Company
12:30am Lunch
1:30pm Session 4

  • Assoc. Prof. Christian Nannsen (Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of California, Davis)
  • Prof Phil Brown, Director, Institute for Future Farming Systems
  • Sebastian Cerone, Co-founder, LESS Industries
2:15pm Session 5

  • (TBC) Representative, Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy
  • Chantel Van Wamelen, Butchulla Aboriginal Corporation
  • Mike Ronan, Manager Wetlands, Dept of Environment and Heritage Protection
3:00pm Afternoon Tea
3:30pm Session 6 – Q & A Panel Session

(Christian Nannsen, Phil Brown, Bree Grima, Ian Thompson, Peter Leach)

4:30pm Thank you / Closing Comments
4:45pm Drinks / Canapes
7:00pm Close

FRIDAY 10TH JULY 2020 – TOURS

9:00am Bus Pick Up – Bundaberg Multiplex Centre
9:30am Tour 1 – Austchilli (One of Australia’s largest, vertically integrated growing, packing and processing facilities)
10:30am Morning Tea
11:00am

Tour 2 – (TBC) Leading edge manufacturing and processing enterprise

12:00pm BBQ Lunch
1:30pm

Bus Drop off – Bundaberg Multiplex Centre

AUSTRALIAN BIOSPHERE CONFERENCE PROGRAM

DOWNLOAD PROGRAM