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All new registrations for the congress will now need to be done on site at the Palmer Coolum Resort Registration desk from Wednesday 29 May 2013 2.00pm.

Click here to view the Registration Brochure Click here to view the Registration Form

Registration Fees

All fees are quoted in Australian dollars and are inclusive of 10% Goods and Service Tax (GST).

Registration Type Standard Registration Fee
Single Registration — Member* $665
Single Registration — Non Member $765
Double Registration — Member* $1,330
Double Registration — Non Member $1,560
Day Registration – Member* $265
Day Registration – Non Member $295
Student Registration $270
Accompanying Persons $435

*Registered ABGC Grower Member Discount (up to 4 people per membership).

To confirm that you are on the ABGC grower membership registry, please contact Alix Perry or, if you wish to become a member, please visit the membership section of the ABGC website at www.abgc.org.au.


Full Delegate registration fee includes:

  • Entry to all conference sessions and exhibition
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception*
  • Ticket to the Banana Bender Dinner*
  • Ticket to the Banana Industry Ball*
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lunches
  • Conference satchel
  • Conference materials including conference program book
  • Congress t-shirt
  • * Please indicate attendance via the registration form

Accompanying persons

  • Entry to the Exhibition
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception*
  • Ticket to the Banana Bender Dinner*
  • Ticket to the Banana Industry Ball*
  • Morning and afternoon teas
  • Lunches
  • *Please indicate attendance via the registration form

Congress T-Shirt

All full delegate registrations will receive a Congress t-shirt sponsored by Holman Fresh and DeLuca Banana Marketing. To confirm your t-shirt, simply select your preferred size at the time of registration.

Mens S M L XL 2XL 3XL 5XL
Full Chest (cm) 108 112 116 124 132 142 158
Full Chest (in) 43 44 46 49 52 56 62
Ladies 6 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24
Full Chest (cm) 88 92 96 100 105 110 115 120 133 142
Full Chest (in) 35 36 38 39 41 43 45 47 52 56

As manufacturers’ sizes vary, please check your measurements before selecting.


The Banana Industry Congress 2013 Secretariat has confirmed rooms at Palmer Coolum Resort for the benefit of delegates. You are encouraged to secure your accommodation when you register to ensure that you receive competitive rates, negotiated for the Banana Industry Congress 2013. Accommodation can be booked via the registration form; please see the Accommodation page for more information.

Method of Payment

Registration can only be confirmed once payment is received. Payment can be made by any of the following methods:

  1. Credit card: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. Please note that charges to your credit card will appear as being from "ICMS Australasia Pty Ltd" on your bank statement.

  2. Bank transfer
    Account name: Banana Industry Congress 2013
    Bank: Australia and New Zealand Banking Group Limited (ANZ)
    BSB: 012-110
    Account Number: 1874 73691
    Please include your surname in the transfer and fax or email the transfer receipt (remittance) to the Secretariat:
    registration@banana2013.com, +61 (0) 7 3255 1004.

  3. Cheque / Bank draft made payable to Banana Industry Congress 2013. Payment must be made in Australian dollars and free of all charges.

Payment deadlines

Registrations received by 15 March 2013 must be paid in full by 15 March 2013 in order to receive the early bird registration rate.

Registration Cancellation Policy

Deadline: 22 April 2013

Cancellations must be notified in writing (e-mail is sufficient) to the Congress Secretariat. Cancellations made by 22 April 2013 will result in a full refund less $150 to cover administration costs. As an alternative to cancellation, your registration may be transferred to another person by 22 April 2013 without incurring any cost penalty. Refunds for cancellations received after 22 April 2013 will only be made in exceptional circumstances. The Congress Secretariat must be advised in writing of any alterations or transfers.


All best endeavours will be made to present the program as printed on this website. The Congress and its agents reserve the right to alter without prior notice, any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating to the meeting, for any cause beyond its reasonable control. The Organising Committee and the Congress Organisers are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such alteration. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, the Organising Committee and the Congress Organisers do not accept responsibility for loss of monies caused by delays. Participants are advised to take out personal travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions. The Congress does not cover individuals against cancellations of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.


Please direct all registration enquiries to:

Banana Industry Congress 2013 Secretariat
PO Box 3599
South Brisbane QLD 4101
Telephone: +61 (0) 7 3255 1002
Facsimile: +61 (0) 7 3255 1004
Email: registration@banana2013.com