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17-19 MAY, 2023
Cairns Convention Centre
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2023 Partners

The 2023 Australian Banana Industry Congress is held biennially and is the peak meeting for the Australian Banana Industry. We bring together banana growers, researchers, representatives from the supply chain and retailers, as a host of other key groups critical to the Australian banana industry ecosystem.

As more Partners are confirmed, they will appear here. 

Foundation Partner

& Gala Dinner

Principal R&D Partners
Associate Partners
Primary Partners
Trade Night Sponsor
Networking & Program Partners

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Delegate Experience Partners

Barista Lounge & Banana Bar

Bayer Bayer

Barista Lounge

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Branding Sponsors

Keep Cup Sponsorship

Photo Wall Sponsor

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Exhibitors

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Destination Partner

Apply to partner or exhibit with us in Cairns!

Show your support for the 2023 Australian Banana Industry Congress by becoming a partner or exhibitor. 

For all partnership or exhibition enquiries, please contact:

c/o MCI Australia 
Thomas Howden 
Partnership & Exhibition Manager 
Australian Banana Industry Congress

Foundation Partner & Gala Dinner

VISY

2019 Partner - VISY

Partnering with you for a better world. Visy is delighted to be a longstanding foundation partner of the Australian Banana Industry Congress, supporting the sector’s growers and stakeholders to meet their goals. As a global leader in packaging and resource recovery, we are able to offer you a full range of innovative packaging and automation solutions, including fibre options, pallets, banana bags and packing shed technology. Sustainability sits at the centre of our operating model and we are committed to helping you reach your own sustainability goals. Together we can create solutions that meet the growing consumer demand for environmentally responsible packaging and make a significant contribution to sustainability for the wider community. We are proudly Australian owned, and our large, local footprint ensures we can offer you more flexibility, greater reliability and faster speed to market. All while providing local jobs and strengthening the Australian manufacturing industry.

Call 13 VISY or visit www.visy.com.au to find out how we can work together to help you reach your goals.

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PRINCIPAL R&D PARTNER

Hort Innovation

2019 Partner - Hort Innovation

As the grower-owned, not-for-profit research and development corporation for Australian horticulture, each year we invest millions of dollars into critical R&D, extension, marketing and international trade initiatives. We’re extremely proud of the work we do to drive productivity, profitability and demand for Aussie growers, and for the sector at large.

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Associate Partner

Arcella Banana Company

Arcella Bananas

Arcella Banana Company and its growing arm Tropicana Banana are proudly 100% Australian family owned and operated. With over 40 years’ experience, we are passionate about all facets of bananas. We are committed in investing in the future of the Australian banana industry.

We strive to provide growers with the best service and ensure that retailers receive the best quality bananas 52 weeks of the year.

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Associate Partner

Bayer Crop Science

Bayer is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds and innovative crop protection solutions, as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. With a large international research and development team, Bayer constantly delivers new and innovative products to the Australian horticulture industry.

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Associate Partner

Costa Group

Costa: well grown

Costa’s exceptional quality Cavendish and Lady Finger bananas are enjoyed around the country. Our delicious bananas are grown all year round in the ideal climates of Tully and Walkamin on the Atherton Tablelands, North Queensland. We grow them so you can enjoy them every day of the year. Costa adopts sustainable farming with a specific emphasis upon protecting the Great Barrier Reef. We know fallowing, planting, fertilisation and the use of chemicals all affect the health of the soil, the plants and, crucially, the fruit. We stick to best practice regimes to ensure we can continually provide the best-quality eating bananas. In addition to our strict farming practices, we maintain strict post-harvest procedures including packing, storage, transport, ripening and dispatch. This ensures our bananas remain at optimum condition until the moment they are enjoyed by the end consumer.

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Supporting Partner

Soils First NQ

Soils First NQ began providing agronomic advice and farm inputs to Banana growers in both Tully and the Tablelands in 2003. A warehouse facility in Innisfail was opened in 2011 and in 2016 to service the Tablelands we opened a facility in Tolga.

Our key objective is to provide individual fertiliser solutions to Banana growers.

We are the only supplier in the industry to custom blend soluble fertilisers to an individual agronomic requirement.

This process reduces labour costs and is very cost effective compared to one shot blends.
Our long standing relationships with key suppliers ensures reliable supply of quality product and as independent CRT members we have access to the full range of farming inputs at competitive prices

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Primary Partner

Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd

Colin Campbell (Chemicals) Pty Ltd is an Australian company that has been in existence for over 65 years. We have been supplying high quality crop protection products and post harvest treatments to Australian horticulture and recreational turf for over 40 years. Our products provide solutions to all orchard fruit, vegetables, grapevines and recreational turf. We also supply Australia’s home garden market with a few niche products.

We are currently advancing on many research and development projects for the horticulture market and we look forward to releasing some new and exciting formulations as well as expanding the use of existing products in the near future.

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Supporting Partner

Loscam

Booth 24

Loscam provides returnable packaging solutions and equipment used to store and move products through supply chains in 12 regions throughout Asia Pacific. We have built our reputation by providing outstanding customer service, innovative products and tailored solutions to our customer since our establishment in 1942.  

Loscam focus on delivering high quality, efficient and environmentally sustainable solutions which has led to a position of leadership in the manufacturing and retail sectors. This leadership is underpinned by a dedicated team of employees continuously striving to delight our customers through systems and processes that ensure ultimate control of our equipment pools. 

Our unique pooling system enables trading partners to share LOSCAM equipment, including pallets, intermediate bulk containers, produce crates and Retail Ready Packaging through the supply chain, enabling conversion of fixed costs to variable costs and promoting environmental sustainability. Our network of service depots are strategically located throughout Asia Pacific to ensure availability of our products when and where you need them.

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Primary Partner

Netafim Australia

Booth 16

Netafim is the global leader in smart irrigation solutions for a sustainable future.  

Founded in 1965, Netafim pioneered the drip revolution. 

Today, Netafim provides diverse solutions – from state-of-the-art drippers to advanced automated systems – accompanied by expert agronomic, technical and operational support. Netafim’s market-leading solutions are helping the world grow more with less. 

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Destination Partner

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