The Australian Banana Congress is the most significant gathering of growers, leaders, innovators and service staff in the industry nation-wide.

It occurs every two years and brings together an exciting, and inspiring array of speakers to spark ideas which then grow the industry and its people.


An incredible group of speakers, both banana-focused, and more broadly, those with expertise on our themes this year, will be included in the Program for 2017.

The program has now been released!


Registration for the Congress 2017  has now closed online.

For any new registrations, please register at the registration desk located on Level 2, Sheraton on the Park. 

If you have any registration enquiries please contact our team on abic2017.registration@mci-group.com


If you would like to join us as an official partner of our event, or to request a prospectus, please contact danny.perry@mci-group.com

Welcome to Sydney!

If the taxi line is long remember, you can catch a train.

Catch the airport link to St James Station.
Cost: $17.90 per person

Walking distance: Less than 400m. Exit St James Station towards Elizabeth Street and turn left ontp Elizabeth street. Sheraton on the Park is located at  161 Elizabeth Street, Sydney.

Join us for the pre-eminent gathering of the banana industry at the Australian Banana Industry Congress (ABIC) in Sydney 2017.

Held every two years, this is your opportunity to be part of a think-tank of ideas and developments, where a network of growers from around the country meet with researchers and market leaders to plot the course of industry development.

It’s a social event, a research event, an opportunity to learn the latest developments on a broad range of topics that impact the industry; and as a potential sponsor, it’s your opportunity to take your place on the national banana growing horizon.

The Congress will be held from 22-24 June 2017 at the Sheraton on the Park, located in the heart of the CBD.

Along with a high quality speakers program, ABIC 2017 will include opportunities for site visits to showcase the latest in supply-chain innovations, great entertainment and social activities for delegate and partner and the industry’s major social and awards event, the Banana Industry Ball.

Participation at this meeting offers unequalled opportunities for our sponsors and exhibitors to meet with our industry’s key decision makers.