The national macadamia conference, AusMac 2022, has been postponed due to concerns over the growing COVID situation in Queensland. The event was originally slated for February at the Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast but has been rescheduled for November 7 to 9 at the same location. According to a statement on the Australian Macadamia Society’s website, while the February event received positive industry support, the AMS wanted to limit any risk to participants, especially as the harvest season approaches. “We are currently upgrading the online booking system and event website,” the statement read, adding that “tickets for the new event will go on sale in April/May.” The organisers regret any trouble this has caused delegates, sponsors, or exhibitors.
According to a statement on the Australian Macadamia Society’s website, while the February event received positive industry support, the AMS wanted to minimise any risk to participants, especially as the harvest season approaches. Over the next week, the AMS will contact all sponsors, exhibitors, and speakers to see whether they are able to participate in the new event dates. Attendees who are able to make the new dates do not need to do anything because their reservations will be transferred. Those who are unable to attend on the amended dates should send an e-mail to [email protected] by January 31, 2022, providing their ticket booking number and contact information.
The conference is recognised as the world’s largest macadamia gathering. In addition, the Macadamia Conservation Trust field trip has been rescheduled for November 7.
The Australian Macadamia Society hosts the conference, which is the world’s largest of its kind, and brings together macadamia producers and industry professionals from all across Australia and the world. Over the course of 212 days, worldwide renowned producers, researchers, and industry professionals will present their thoughts and experiences in order to bring everyone the most up-to-date results and technical knowledge on vital macadamia research, best practices, on-farm innovation, and management.
The program comprises a fantastic mix of practical workshops and information sessions covering all the key and emerging issues, a mega trade expo showcasing the latest products and services and plenty of social networking. All sessions will take centre stage at the brand-new Sunshine Coast Convention Centre which is part of the Novotel.
Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)