6-8 August 2025 | RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast
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Grower Marketing Initiatives

WIN YOUR WAY TO CONGRESS returns in 2025

This campaign offers growers registering during the ‘Early Bird’ period the opportunity to win an exclusive prize package, including winning back the full cost of their registration fee, a three-night stay at the RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, and $500 towards travel expenses—an enticing package valued at up to $2,170.

In previous years, the campaign has generated lot of excitement among grower delegates and it will be again be promoted extensively through ABGC’s social media, e-bulletins and national magazine.

Given the resounding success of the competition in the previous year, Win Your Way to Congress will be returning in 2025, and we are anticipating another notable uptick in grower attendance.

Our shout at Congress 2025!

Introducing the ‘Our Shout’ competition, another standout campaign from 2023 that is set to make a comeback for Congress 2025.

This initiative offers a unique incentive to growers: anyone who registers for Congress up to three weeks before the event (date to be announced) will be automatically entered into a draw to win a $250 bar tab at the renowned Banana Bar.

For delegates who prefer not to indulge in alcoholic beverages, the $250 prize will be offered as a versatile voucher, redeemable for a variety of services, food, or beverages at the esteemed Royal Pines Resort—the official Congress hotel, hosting key events like the Welcome Drinks, Banana Bar, and Banana Ball.

The winner of this coveted voucher will be selected during the Welcome Drinks at Congress on August 6, adding an extra layer of excitement to the event.

Back a Grower Program

The Back-A-Grower Program aims to foster greater participation among growers who have yet to experience opportunities offered at Congress. Supported by our esteemed sponsors, this program offers complimentary registration to selected growers who have not previously attended a Banana Congress before.

The core objective of this is initiative is to help refresh the audience for the Congress. By providing complimentary access for first-time attendees, we aim to create new connections between growers and sponsors, enriching the Congress experience for involved. We anticipate that this initiative will not only broaden the reach of our Congress but also cultivate long term engagement from growers within the industry.