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Program at a Glance

Wednesday 29 May 2013

2.00pm – 6.00pm Registration
6.30pm – 9.30pm Welcome Reception – Exhibition
Palmer Coolum Resort

Thursday 30 May 2013   Marketing, Retailing and Supply Chain

7.30am – 8.30am Registration
8.30am – 8.45am Opening - Setting the Scene
Master of Ceremonies, Tristan Kitchener
8.45am – 9.10am Industry Overview
Doug Phillips, Chairman, ABGC
9.10am – 9.50am Opening Keynote – Turning Understanding of Retailers, Shoppers and Consumers into Profits
Dr David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Marketing, Imperial College London
9.50am – 10.30am Keeping It Fresh: The Produce Scene, Now & Beyond
Steven Zanin, Business Development Executive, Freshlogic
10.30am – 11.00am Morning tea
11.00am – 11.30am Game Changers for Fresh Produce
Michael Walton, Executive Director for Consumer and Business Intelligence, Nielsen Pacific
11.30am – 12.10pm The Retail Perspective: Selling The No. 1 Fruit
Pat McEntee, General Manager of Fresh Food, Woolworths and
Nick Pagett, General Manager Fresh Produce, IGA
Tristan Harris, Co-CEO, Harris Farm Markets
Illuka Davidson, National Banana Buyer, Coles
12.10pm – 12.30pm Panel Discussion – Fresh Food Retailing
Pat McEntee, General Manager of Fresh Food, Woolworths and
Nick Pagett, General Manager Fresh Produce, IGA
Tristan Harris, Co-CEO, Harris Farm Markets
Iluka Davidson, National Banana Buyer, Coles
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.10pm Marketing Bananas
David Weisz, Marketing Manager, Horticulture Australia Limited
2.10pm – 2.30pm Australian Bananas' 3-Year Marketing Plan
Jono McCauley, Director – Creative Strategy, Elevencom and
Alex Pacey, General Manager, Ikon Communications
2.30pm – 3.00pm Analysis of Banana Marketing
Mike Evans, Managing Director & Strategic Brand Marketer, Fresh Partners Marketing
3.00pm – 3.15pm Q&A
Our marketing experts answer your questions
3.15pm – 3.45pm Afternoon Tea
3.45pm – 5.00pm Panel Discussion - Supply Chain. From Tree to Trolley: Supplying Shoppers with Beautiful Bananas. A Look at the Biggest Issues and Latest Solutions
Greg Bradshaw, Chairman, Australian Banana Wholesalers
Gary Fattore, Supply Chain Manager, CostaExchange
Joe Stacey, Managing Director, Joe’s Cartons
Stewart Lindsay, Senior Development Horticulturist, DAFFQ
Alf Canino, Depot Manager, JAT Refridgerated Road Services
5.00pm – 6.00pm Exhibition Networking Drinks
7.00pm – 10.00pm Banana Bender Dinner

Friday 31 May 2013   Farm Practices & R&D

8.00am – 8.30am Registration
8.30am – 8.35am Recap Day 1Master of Ceremonies, Tristan Kitchener
8.35am – 9.10am Developing a Best Management Practices Guideline for the Australian Banana Industry
Naomi King, Development Horticulturist, DAFFQ and
Marc Darveniza, Director, ABGC
9.10am – 9.45am Dollars and Sense: Pre-cyclone and Post-cyclone Strategies
Shane Comiskey, Principal, SLV Comiskey, and
Stewart Lindsay, Senior Development Horticulturist, DAFFQ
9.45am – 10.30am Keynote - Sustaining Horticulture
Senator Christine Milne, Leader, Australian Greens
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 11.30am Managing Yellow Sigatoka and Fungicide Resistance
Lynton Vawdrey, Principal Plant Pathologist, DAFFQ, and
Kathy Grice, Senior Plant Pathology Experimentalist, DAFFQ
11.30am – 12.00pm The Future for Crop Protection Chemicals in Bananas
Peter Dal Santo, Principal, AgAware
12.00pm – 12.45pm Biosecurity – Is it Everyone’s Business?
Dr Jim Thompson, Chief Biosecurity Officer, Biosecurity Queensland
Dr Satendra Kumar, Director Plant Biosecurity, NSW DPI
David Peasley, Principal, Peasley Horticultural Services
12.45pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm – 3.30pm
Banana Plant Protection Workshop
Leading scientists present their research and discuss banana plant health:
Dr Gus Molina, senior scientist and regional coordinator Asia Pacific, Bioversity International
A/Prof André Drenth, QAAFI, University of Queensland
Dr Mike Smith, DAFFQ
Dr John Thomas, QAAFI
Dr Juliane Henderson, University of Queensland
Naomi King, DAFFQ
Sam Fraser-Smith, University of Queensland
3.30pm – 4.00pm Afternoon Tea
4.00pm – 4.30pm Banana Plant Protection Workshop, continued
4.30pm – 5.00pm Annual Levy Payers’ Meeting
  Free evening for delegates to relax at leisure

Saturday 1 June 2013   Innovation

8.00am – 8.30am Registration
8.30am – 8.35am Recap Day 2Master of Ceremonies, Tristan Kitchener
8.35am – 9.05am A Farmer’s Story: Innovation that Works
Andrew Dewar, Vegetable Grower & Nuffield Scholar
9.05am – 9.45am Putting Innovation into Action
Jack Millbank, Managing Director, Hortus Technical Services
9.45am – 10.30am Keynote - Field Robotics and Intelligent Systems for Farms of the Future
Professor Salah Sukkarieh, Director of Research and Innovation, Australian Centre for Field Robotics, University of Sydney
10.30am – 11.00am Morning Tea
11.00am – 11.30am Staying Safe: Workplace Health & Safety on Banana Farms
Craig Althaus, Director, AgSafe Advisory Services
11.30am – 12.10pm Packaging the Future
Richard Macchiesi, General Manager Insights, Innovation and Sustainability, Visy
12.10pm – 12.30pm macSmart: A Modern Approach to Extension in the Macadamia Industry
Shane Mulo, Senior Extension Horticulturist, DAFFQ
12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
1.30pm – 2.00pm Banana Nutrition - A Science Update
Glenn Cardwell, Practicing Dietitian, Nutrition Impact
2.00pm – 2.30pm Good Health in the 21st Century
Carole Hungerford, General Practitioner and Author
2.30pm – 3.00pm New mapping technologies to find elusive banana plants
Dr Kasper Johansen, AusCover Science Coordinator, University of Queensland
3.00pm – 3.30pm Afternoon Tea – Plenary forecourt
3.30pm – 4.00pm Tissue Culture: The Key to a Better Banana?
Dr Puthiyaparambil Josekutty, Tissue Culture Lab Manager, Clonal Solutions Australia
4.00pm – 4.30pm Conference Close and Wrap Up
Master of Ceremonies, Tristan Kitchener and
Doug Phillips, Chairman, ABGC
From 6.00pm Pre-Dinner Drinks
The Pavilion Lawn
7.00pm – late
Banana Industry Ball 2013
The Pavilion