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Bundaberg to host Bioeconomy Conference

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The Bundaberg Bioeconomy Conference will soon be underway in the region, with the event to highlight what is happening locally in the sector and the opportunities available to further develop the industry.

The conference will run across two days, on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 October, providing a comprehensive look at bioeconomy within the region.

Participate will have an opportunity to engage in presentations from government regarding support and strategy, updates, and guidance from tertiary institutions.

Further to this, the conference will discuss ways to train future workforces and a focus on local industry proponents who will showcase and discuss case studies and regional projects.

A number of guest presenters will be attending the event including:

  • Michael Dart – Executive General Manager, Customer at Energy Queensland
  • David Rynne – Director, Policy, Economics and Trade at Australian Sugar Milling Council
  • George Mingin – Director at Kookaburra Worm Farms

There is also a number of guest speakers attending, with further information available in the conference pack here.

Mayor Jack Dempsey said he was looking forward to seeing the opportunities that come as a result of the Bundaberg Bioeconomy Conference.

“This exciting conference will be of great interest to farmers, scientists and industry experts,” Mayor Dempsey said.

“Over the two days attendees will examine the opportunities that exist to develop the bioeconomy sector to ensure the sustainability of the region while at the same time opening up new job opportunities.”

The first day will encompass three site tours showcasing local bio-economy initiatives and further connections between industry.

A networking event will also be held at the Macadamia's Australia tourism facility and will provide attendees with a chance to meet before the conference.

Find out more about the conference here.

Registrations close at 5pm on Wednesday 19 October.

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