Australian Cotton Trade Show
August 5-6 Crossing Theatre Grounds, Narrabri
Following consultation with growers, exhibitors and key industry bodies we are changing the timing and location of the 2015 Cotton Trade Show. The finer details are still being locked in but planning is underway for the event to be held at Narrabri on the Crossing Theatre grounds in the first week in August, 2015. It will be staged in association with the the Cotton Australia AGM, the Cotton Collective Industry Forum and the Cotton Industry Awards.
These major industry events will be brought together to alternate with the Australian Cotton Conference which is held every second year in early August on the Gold Coast.
The industry has changed and so must we:
In the 20 years since the launch of the Cotton Trade Show there have been significant changes within the Australian Cotton Industry. When we first staged the event the last week in May was ideal timing - the vast majority of the crop had been picked; growers were considering their purchasing options prior to the end of the financial year; and cotton was predominantly a mono-crop for most growers so winter grain planting windows were not an issue.
The modern industry is picking cotton later and growers have greater crop diversity. The August timing better reflects the changed nature of the industry.
The dual emphasis on Northern Cropping Systems at the Trade Show will be maintained and we will be looking to take advantage of the cotton and grain research and plant breeding facilities in the immediate area.
We do not anticipate any significant variation in site fittings, facilities or fees at the new venue and previous exhibitors will be offered priority for both outdoor and "under-cover" trade pavilion site selection. We are currently in discussion with our suppliers following several site inspections and anticipate having a confirmed layout by February 16.
The program details for the various events will be posted on the "to-be-updated" Trade Show website and distributed to the industry as they come to hand.
Contact - Brian O'Connell
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