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We are pleased to invite you to the premier event on the Australian macadamia industry calender – the 2018 Australian Macadamia Industry Conference – at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast. The conference is hosted by the Australian Macadamia Society and supported by our platinum partner Hort Innovation.
This fantastic event connects industry representatives all the way along the supply chain – growers, processors, researchers, marketers, investors, trade representatives and international industry bodies.

At AusMac2018 you will gain valuable insight and knowledge into the global industry, learn about innovation and new products, share ideas, talk to levy-funded researchers and industry suppliers and connect with other growers and industry reps. The program comprises a great mix of practical workshops, information sessions with experts covering all the key and emerging issues, on-site trade and machinery expos (over 60 exhibitors!) and social networking.

The conference will span three days, kicking off on Tuesday 13 November with five informative workshops for growers. The golf day on the magnificent PGA championship course is sure to be a popular event, as will be the 2½-day machinery expo and the calypso cocktail party by the pool on Tuesday evening.
The action-packed first day will be followed by two full days of information sessions, and AusMac2018 will culminate with the gala dinner, celebrating the remarkable achievements of our industry.

We look forward to seeing you at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast in November.

Richard Doggett
Chair, Australian Macadamia Society

Program overview

Day 1 – Tuesday 13 November
  • Beekeeping & pollination workshop
  • GPS farm operations workshop
  • Soil sampling & analysis workshop
  • Grafting workshop
  • Post-harvest handling workshop
  • Golf day
  • Machinery expo
  • Welcome cocktail reception

Day 2 – Wednesday 14 November

  • Trade & machinery expos
  • Farms of the future
  • Hitting the innovation sweet spot
  • Integrated pest management
  • Irrigation: critical scheduling
  • Better soil, better profits
  • Technology changing orchards
  • Wild macadamias
  • Happy hour

Day 3 – Thursday 15 November

  • Celebrity chef macadamia breakfast
  • Trade & machinery expos
  • Floodplain growing
  • New orchard establishment
  • New varietal information
  • On-farm quality
  • Tree physiology
  • Your levy at work
  • Trade wars
  • International industry update
  • Nurseries: management & standards
  • Young researchers’ forum
  • Gala dinner