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.

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

Date: Wednesday 22 May 2019
Time: 1700 – 1900
Location: Poolside, Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Included in full congress registration fee AUD 55 additional ticket
Dress code: Smart casual

The Introduction to Oji Fibre Solutions Grower Breakfast

Oji Fibre Solutions are delighted to invite you to join them for breakfast. Their innovative designs, quality fibres and serviced focus team are a realistic alternative to the challenging packaging requirements from plantation to market.

Please note that this breakfast is invited to banana growers.

Included is a seated breakfast sponsored by Oji Fibre Solutions.

Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 0715 – 0800
Location: Monarch Room, Royal Pines Resort
Cost: Included in full congress registration for Banana Growers. Invitation only.
Dress code: Smart casual

Banana Women’s Network Luncheon

Videre restaurant, RACV Royal Pines Resort. Videre Resturant is a beautiful venue located on the 21st floor, positioned around postcard views of surrounding hinterland and Gold Coast skyline. Videre’s modern Australian cuisine will be featured during the luncheon with a 2 course meal and a glass of bubbly on arrival.

Please note that this luncheon does run at the same time as the congress lunch break and congress sessions, so when planning 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.

Date: Thursday May 23, 2019
Time: 1230 – 1430
Location: Videre Restaurant, Royal Pines Resort, Ross St
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: 1730 – 1930
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