2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition

Registrations are now open for the 2018 Irrigation Australia International Conference and Exhibition. The biennial event – which includes the southern hemisphere’s largest irrigation conference with more than 95 local and international speakers – will be held from Wednesday 13th to Friday 15th June, 2018, at the new International Convention Centre in Sydney.

Under the theme ‘Addressing the Big Issues’, the program will feature an outstanding line-up of global leaders in their fields, stretching from research to commerce, who will share their expertise on irrigation. This will be across several topics: agriculture, turf and landscape, key national areas, future planning and international matters. Rainwater harvesting and energy-efficient irrigation will be key interest points.

Speakers include: 

  • Dr Chantal Donnelly, Bureau of Meteorology’s Water Resource Modelling; 

  • Michael Renehan, Murray Irrigation Ltd; 

  • Dr Joseph Foley, University of Southern Queensland; 

  • Associate Professor John Hornbuckle, Deakin University;
  • Professor Peter Coombes, Urban Water Cycle; 

  • Michael Cutting, SA Murray-Darling Basin; 

  • Michael Smit, Kingspan Environmental; 

  • Dr Alison McCarthy, University of Southern Queensland; 

  • Richard Vines, DEDJTR/Agribio; 

  • Stephen Attard, AgriTech Solutions; 

  • Jeremiah Farmer, Land F/X; 

  • Gennaro Vellotti, IAL Certification Board and Netafim Australia; 

  • Luke Jewell, NSW Department of Primary Industries; 

  • Andrew Chamberlin, Queensland Farmers’ Federation; 

  • Michael Scobie, University of Southern Queensland.

Alongside the conference, the free-to-attend exhibition will showcase solutions covering the entire irrigation value chain. Here, visitors can see the latest in irrigation technology, products and services.  There will be more than 165 exhibitors from the agriculture, horticulture, viticulture, parks and gardens, landscaping and sports and turf sectors.  

Registrations for both the conference and the free exhibition are now open.

Early-bird rates for the conference end on 20th April.

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