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Social Functions

Information for the 2025 Congress is being prepared. 

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Science Symposium

Tickets: $100 (add-on to congress registration)
Dates: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Time: 0830-1700
Venue: Pullman Reef Casino
Dress: Smart casual

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Woolworths Store Tour

Dates: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Time: From 1530
Venue: Pick up Pullman Reef Casino*
Dress: Smart casual

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*Transfers provided to and from the Woolworths store

2021 ABIC - Registration includes Welcome Reception

Welcome Reception

Tickets: Included in full congress registration
Date: Wednesday 17 May 2023
Time: 1730-1930
Venue: Rooftop Pool Deck, Pullman Reef Casino
Dress: Smart casual

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Join us poolside at Cairns Pullman Reef Casino to kick off the Australian Banana Industry Congress in style.

 

The perfect chance to catch-up with friends, network with industry stakeholders, enjoy a beverage and relax before the dynamic 2023 event begins in earnest.

 

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Our shout at Congress 2023!

 

What could be better than enjoying a few drinks at Congress?
Knowing that we’re picking up the tab!

 

Another successful campaign introduced in 2021, ‘Our Shout’ is returning in 2023.

 

Any grower who registers for Congress up to three weeks out from the event (26 April 2023) will go into the draw to win a $250 bar tab to spend at the Banana Bar.

 

If the delegate is not a drinker, the $250 will be offered as a $250 voucher that can be spent on a range of services/food/beverages at Pullman Reef Casino Hotel.

 

The Pullman Reef Casino Hotel is the official accommodation for Congress and the venue for the Welcome Drinks, Banana Bar and Banana Ball.

 

The winner of ‘Our Shout’ will be drawn at the Welcome Drinks on May 17.

Banana Bar

Dates: 17-19 May 2023
Time: 1600-late
Venue: Bar 36, Pullman Reef Casino
Dress: Smart casual

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The VISY Banana Bar is the official bar and meeting place of Congress 2023. Join other delegates for a relaxing drink every day of Congress!

 

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Womens Luncheon

Banana Women's Network Luncheon

Tickets: $65 (add-on to congress registration)
Date: Thursday 18 May 2023
Time: 1200-1400
Venue: Ochre Restaurant & Catering
Dress: Smart casual

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Join us for the Banana Women’s network luncheon at Ochre’s brand-new custom-built restaurant located along the Harbour Lights Boardwalk.

 

With sweeping views of the Harbour inlet, mountains beyond and the bustle of the reef fleet will create the perfect backdrop for Ochre’s exciting Australian Cuisine. Included is a two-course plated lunch and a welcome beverage on arrival with a cash bar available throughout the lunch.

 

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Tradeshow Exhibition Evening - Included in Registration

Tradeshow Exhibition Evening

Tickets: Included in full congress registration
Date: Thursday 18 May 2023
Time: 1730–1930
Venue: Exhibition Arena, CCC
Dress: Smart casual

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This is your chance to mingle with fellow growers and get some one-on-one time with the wide-range of industry stakeholders taking part in the Australian Banana Industry Congress.

 

You’ll get a chance to explore banana research, the latest industry-relevant products and programs that can help you better your farm.

 

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Costa: well grown

Banana Industry Ball and Awards of Honour

Tickets: Included in full congress registration
Date: Friday 19 May 2023
Time: 1900-late
Venue: Auditorium, Cairns Convention Centre
Dress: Formal attire

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A highlight of every Congress, the 2023 Banana Ball will not disappoint.

Be part of the celebration, as we recognise some of our industry’s best and enjoy live entertainment with old friends and new.


We have special guests to provide exciting entertainment. And the dance floor will be ready and waiting. Three-course meal and drinks included.

 

Proudly supported by:

 

What could be better than enjoying a few drinks at Congress?
Knowing that we’re picking up the tab!

Another successful campaign introduced in 2021, ‘Our Shout’ is returning in 2023.

Any grower who registers for Congress up to three weeks out from the event (26 April 2023) will go into the draw to win a $250 bar tab to spend at the Banana Bar.

If the delegate is not a drinker, the $250 will be offered as a $250 voucher that can be spent on a range of services/food/beverages at Pullman Reef Casino Hotel.

The Pullman Reef Casino Hotel is the official accommodation for Congress and the venue for the Welcome Drinks, Banana Bar and Banana Ball.

The winner of ‘Our Shout’ will be drawn at the Welcome Drinks on May 17.