Social Functions

Welcome Reception

Join us poolside at Royal Pines Resort 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 2019 event begins in earnest.

Live music and canapés will add to the atmosphere – and bonus points for coming dressed in a banana theme!

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time: 1830 – 2130
Location: Poolside, Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Included in full congress registration fee AUD 55 additional ticket
Dress code: Smart casual

Banana Women’s Network Luncheon

Come and join us at The Star’s, Garden Kitchen and Bar! This is a great opportunity for you to connect and network at Congress 2019. Enjoy a leisurely lunch with cascading greenery and a fresh seasonal two course meal.

Please note that this luncheon does run at the same time as the congress lunch break and congress sessions, so when planning your trip please bear this in mind.

Included in the cost is the two course shared meal and welcome drink upon arrival. Guests wishing to attend the luncheon will need to find their own way to and from The Star.

Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 1230 – 1430
Location: Kitchen Restaurant and Bar, The Star
Cost: AUD 65 each ticket
Dress code: Smart casual

Tradeshow evening with Pakall happy hour

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. Drinks and canapés included.

Date: Thursday 23 May 2019
Time: 1830 – 2130
Location: Exhibition area, Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Included in full congress registration fee AUD 35 additional ticket
Dress code: Smart casual

Banana Ball

A highlight of every Congress, the 2019 Banana Ball will not disappoint.

Be part of the celebration, as we recognise some of our industry’s best and enjoy live entertainment in a stunning setting.

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

Date: Friday May 24, 2019
Time: 1900 – 0145
Location: Royal Benowa Ballroom, Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Included in full congress registration fee AUD 180 additional ticket
Dress code: After 5 or formal