‘RESILIENCE and reinvention’ is the theme of this year’s Australian Grains Industry Conference, an event usually held in Melbourne but this year to be conducted in online format.

Backed by Grain Trade Australia, Pulse Australia and the Australian Oilseeds’ Federation, this year’s conference is to take place on Thursday 30 July.

“With travel restrictions in place across the country and globe, this year, instead of coming to us for the Australian Grains Industry Conference, we’re coming directly to you,” said Pat O’Shannassy, CEO of Grain Trade Australia.

“Like others, we carefully considered whether we should be cancelling or postponing but, ultimately, decided that the way AGIC brings together our industry and its people was just too important to miss right now.” 

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Registrations are now open for the AGIC 2020 conference, which includes access for 30 days after the event.

“One of the advantages of this year’s AGIC being online is that it will be even more accessible for multiple members of the same company to attend and get involved,” Mr O’Shannassy said.

“Delegates can also come and go as they please throughout the day – attending speaker sessions that interest them in the Auditorium, dropping by the Exhibitor Hall to chat with reps in real-time, and striking up conversations in the Network Hub – weaving it all in around their work day as needed.”

The AGIC program is to uncover what businesses around the world are doing in response to current challenges from COVID-19, climate change, drought, new advances in technology, sustainability and trade relations.

“We know this is going to be a different experience to past years, but we’re genuinely excited that – despite the challenges being experienced the world over – we can still bring our industry together for this one, very beneficial day,” Mr O’Shannassy said.

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