The conference commences with a Welcome Reception and drinks at the National Museum of Australia on Tuesday the 9th of October at 18:30. There will be an opportunity to view the Museum if you wish. Buses will pick up from Hotel realm at 18:00, take you to the Museum and return at the conclusion of the Welcome Reception.
The draft conference program for Wednesday 10th October is as follows. More topics and speakers are being added to the agenda.
Session 1 Economics, Markets & Policy
· World fertilizer supply, demand & pricing – Implications for Australia - Carl Roache from Argus Media
· Update on Qld Governments plans to broaden & enhance reef regulation – Speaker from DEHP (TBC)
· Overview of the Fertilizer Australia strategy survey and the revised strategy – Nick Drew from Fertilizer Australia
· Changes to freight Chain of Responsibility. What do the new Primary Duty Laws mean for the fertilizer supply chain? - Speaker from the National Heavy Vehicle Regulator (TBC)
Session 2 Fertilizer & Application Technology
· Nitrogen fertilizer from the sun - Is it a pipe dream or soon to be reality? - Chris Rijksen from Yara Pilbara Fertilisers.
· Ship to shed - Meeting & exceeding community expectations now and in the future - Speaker (TBC)
· What is the value of Fertcare and industry associations? How does this help when things go badly wrong? - Rod Abbot from Korumburra Lime & Spreading
· Fungicide treated fertilizer, what are the grain contamination risks and how can we as an industry contribute to managing these risks? - Speaker from Grain Trade Australia (TBC)
Session 3 Business Leadership & Management
· Growing healthy family businesses – Greg Griffith from Family Business Australia
· Blockchain – the new digitised approach to managing supply chains. What might it mean for the fertilizer supply chain? - Wes Lefroy from Rabobank
· Cyber Security – What are the risks to your business and how can they be managed? - Nick Cheatham from the Australian Cyber Security Centre.
Session 4 Soil & Plant Technology
· Best practice pasture phosphorus management now and in the future - Dr Richard Simpson from CSIRO
· NSW alternative pasture fertilizer trials summary - Fiona Leech from LLS
· More profit from nitrogen in dairy - Dr Helen Suter from The University of Melbourne
· More profit from nitrogen in cotton - Dr Graeme Schwenke from NSW DPI
Machinery Field Day is on Thursday 11th of October at the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre, 441 Sutton Majura ACT. Buses will be available to transport you from Hotel Realm to the Machinery Field Day. More information on the Machinery Field Day tab.
Public and Member registrations include Welcome Reception on Tuesday night, all conference sessions, lunch and the Conference Dinner on Wednesday. Thursday’s Machinery Field Day is an additional registration cost.
Partner registration includes Welcome Reception on Tuesday night plus Conference Dinner on Wednesday 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 (EB) pricing applies until mid-night July 27:
|AFSA Member EB
|Fertilizer Australia Member EB
After mid-night on July 27 the pricing is:
|Fertilizer Australia Member
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 27 will receive a refund, less an administration fee of $100 per registration. There is no refund for cancellation after July 27, however the registration can be transferred.
The Australian Fertiliser Services Association will hold its AGM at 14:00 on Tuesday the 9th of October followed by a member forum. All AFSA members are welcome to attend.
A board meeting will be held after the member forum and is restricted to Directors of the AFSA.
The Fertilizer Australia AGM will be held at 16:30 on Tuesday the 9th of October. 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.
Accommodation is available at Hotel Realm and the 4 other properties owned by Doma Hotel Group.
The Doma Group Hotels include Burbury Hotel, Little National Hotel and Brassey Hotel which are all next to or behind Hotel Realm.
To attract the conference room rates shown below, delegates must contact the reservations team on (02) 61631888 or email email@example.com. Conference rates are not available online. You must call or email to receive the discounted price.
Doma Hotel Group also operate Pinnacle Apartments which is about 1.5 kms away in Kingston. If you wish to explore accommodation at Pinnacle Apartments or Brassey Hotel, please contact Doma Hotel Group and mention Fertilizer 2018 conference.
All rooms will be release to the public and the conference room rate will lapse on the 7th of September.
Click Here for other accommodation options in the area.
The Machinery Field Day will be held on the 11th of Oct at 9am at the Sutton Road Driver Training Centre located at 441 Sutton Road Majura ACT. A bus will leave Hotel Realm at 8.30am to provide transport to the Machinery Field Day and return you to the hotel in the afternoon.
Registration includes bus transfer, lunch, morning and afternoon tea.
Whilst the Machinery Field Day program is in the process of being finalised, it will include opportunity to test drive equipment, observe Accu-Spread testing, view the last machinery and associated technology.
Hop On Hop Off
Canberra's Own Red Explorer Bus
The Red Explorer Bus will give you an opportunity to visit Canberra's best attractions at your own pace whilst taking the hassle out of driving and finding a park. We have negotiated with the owner to pick you up from the Hotel Realm at 9am Wednesday. The cost is $30 per person which allows you to get on and off the bus at different locations all day. You can spend a little time or a long time at each site depending on how you feel. Click Here for the timetable. It may change slightly to include Floriade at that time of the year.