Australian Fertilizer Industry Conference (AFIC) 2019
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Australian Fertilizer Industry Conference 2019

Event Start Date: 4/9/2019 6:30 PM

Event End Date: 6/9/2019 5:00 PM

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The Australian Fertilizer Industry Conference (AFIC ) 2019 will be held at the RACV Royal Pines Resort and will provide high quality presentations, time for meetings, networking and catching up with old friends. Wednesday 4th is set aside for industry meetings and the conference Welcome Reception which will be held on site at RACV Royal Pines Resort.  Thursday 5th is the main presentation day at RACV Royal Pines  Resort with a conference dinner in the evening at the same location.  Field Tour and More Profit from Nitrogen (MPfN) project session will be held on Friday the 6th with buses departing from RACV Royal Pines Resort at 7.45am and returning to the resort by 4:30pm via Gold Coast Airport.

 

The conference program will provide summaries of:

  • Public Policy, market opportunities and Stewardship
  • Economics and the fertilizer market outlook
  • Technology and Agribusiness
  • Fertilizer and application technology
  • Fertilizer shipping and logistics

The Field Tour and More profit from Nitrogen (MPfN) Program session is a joint initiative between Fertilizer Australia and Cotton Research and Development Corporation, managers of this leading national research project into nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). MPfN is Australia’s most comprehensive investigation into the contributing factors  which effect NUE and the application of potential cutting-edge management and technologies to increase NUE across the sectors of cotton, dairy, horticulture (tree crops) and sugar.  The MPfN  Program Partner Forum 2019 will also be conducted on Thursday 5th,with opportunity for delegates of both events to interact at coffee breaks, lunch and at the conference dinner. For a summary of the project view the video below and also here.

 

 


Join around 200 Delegates including CEO’s, Senior Managers, leading technical and logistics staff, owners and operators of fertiliser spreading and services businesses and plant nutrition agronomists for this major event.

 

Full pricing, including member discounts is available on the Registration Tab below.

Conference Location - RACV Royal Pines Resort Ross St Benowa QLD 4217


Program

The conference commences with a Welcome Reception and drinks at RACV Royal Pines Resort on Wednesday the 4th of September at 6:30pm.

The draft conference program for Thursday 5th September is as follows. Topics and speakers will be added to the agenda as they are firmed up.

Session 1 Public policy, market opportunities and stewardship

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Session 2 Economics and fertilizer market outlook

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Session 3 Technology and agribusiness

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Session 4 Fertilizer and application technology

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Session 5 Fertilizer shipping and logistics (Friday the 6th of September 9am - 10:30am)

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Field Tour and MPfN Program session is on Friday 6th of September. Buses will be leaving RACV Royal Pines at 7.45am. More information on the Field Tour and MPfN Program session tab.

 

 

 

Registration

Public and Member registrations include Welcome Reception on Wednesday night, all conference sessions, lunch, morning and afternoon tea and the Conference Dinner on Thursday night and Friday's Field Tour and MPfN session. If you wish to join AFIC 2019 for the Friday’s Field Tour and MPfN session only there will be a registration of $200.

Partner registration includes Welcome Reception on Wednesday night plus Conference Dinner on Thursday night.

If you wish to register more than one delegate, simply select the number of delegates on the registration page, you will then fill in details for the first registrant and when you click on register, you will fill in details for the second and so on.
                     
Early Bird prices until mid-night July 26th

Public Early Bird $750
AFSA Member Early Bird $600
Fertilizer Australia Member  Early Bird $600
Partner $245
 Field Tour and MPfN session only  $200

Prices from the 27th of July

Public
$850
AFSA Member $750
Fertilizer Australia Member                     $750
Partner $245
Field Tour and MPfN session only $200

You can pay online at the time of registration or opt to receive an invoice which will be due for payment in 14 days.

Cancellations prior to July 26 will receive a refund, less an administration fee of $100 per registration. There is no refund for cancellation after July 26, however the registration can be transferred.

Industry Meetings

AFSA

The AFSA will hold its national AGM at 4.00pm on Wednesday 4th of September  at RACV Royal Pines. All AFSA members are welcome to attend.

 

Fertilizer Australia

The Fertilizer Australia AGM will be held at 4:00pm on Wednesday the 4th of September. All Fertilizer Australia members are welcome to attend.

A board meeting will be held earlier in the day and is restricted to Directors of Fertilizer Australia.

The Field Tour and MPfN Program session will be held on Friday 6th of September. Buses will leave RACV Royal Pines Resort at 7.45am and return at 4.30pm with a drop off at Gold Coast Airport at 4.00pm.
The conference registration includes bus transfer, morning tea and lunch. An option exists to register for the Field Tour and MPfN Program session only for $200.

The Field Tour and MPfN Program session is a joint initiative between Fertilizer Australia and Cotton Research and Development Corporation, managers of this leading national research project into nitrogen use efficiency (NUE). MPfN is Australia’s most comprehensive investigation into the contributing factors  which effect NUE and the application of potential cutting-edge management and technologies to increase NUE across the sectors of cotton, dairy, horticulture (tree crops) and sugar.  The Program’s reach is comprised of over 40 research sites, located from Darwin to Hobart,  and encompasses contributions from over 70 leading scientists, technicians and PhD students from 31 partners. The research leaders of each sub-project will share their new science knowledge and insight into the influence this may have on N fertiliser, soil and agronomy management advice associated with intensive cropping and pasture systems.


 

Field Tour and MPfN Program session

7:45am Buses depart RACV Royal Pines Resort for Northern Rivers District of NSW Ag site

10:00am Arrive at Wollongbar Agricultural Institute

10:30am Morning Tea

11:00am MPfN presentations

12:45pm Lunch

2:15pm Depart Wollongbar Agricultural Institute Ag site visit

4:00pm Drop off Gold Coast Airport

5:00pm Arrive RACV Royal Pines Resort

The More Profit from Nitrogen Program is  project funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture and Water Resources as part of its Rural R&D for Profit program

                                                        
 

                                                          

   

Accommodation is available at RACV Royal Pines Resort

 

To attract the conference room rates shown below delegates can contact the reservations team on (07) 5597 8700, free call in Australia 1800 886 880 or New Zealand 0800 886 880 or use the link below to book directly.

 

https://reservations.travelclick.com/10824?groupID=2502182

RATES

 

RACV Royal Pines Resort

Room rate per night

 Room plus 1 x breakfast  Room plus 2 x breakfast

Run of House

(Mountain and Superior View Rooms)


$220

 
$246
 
$272

Superior Spa Suite


$310

 
$336
 
$362

Executive Suites

(Includes access to the Executive Lounge)


$400

 Torquay Suite
(includes access to the Executive Lounge)
$500
   

 

 

 

 

   
   
   
  

             

                                 


 
             
 
       
                          
       
More Profit from Nitrogen Project