VICTORIAN capital city Melbourne will host Australia’s premier lamb industry conference Lambex for the first time next year.
The Melbourne Showgrounds in the state’s capital city has been confirmed as the venue for LambEx 2020 on 1-3 July.
Organisers said Lambex 2020 will be one of the first livestock events held in the showgrounds’ new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar conference facility, which has 10,000 square metres of display space.
LambEx 2020 conference chair Georgina Gubbins said she is looking forward to showcasing the best of Victoria’s sheep and wool industry, alongside the latest technology and innovations.
She said the Melbourne location will bring the sheep production industry to one of Australia’s largest metropolitan consumer bases.
“Victoria is one of the largest lamb producing states in Australia and we have many specialist, progressive lamb producers.
“In 2017-18 Victoria achieved 49.6 percent of lamb production in Australia, the highest of all the states,” she said.
“LambEx is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved in the supply chain, from producers to researchers, processors, consultants, agribusiness professionals, food service providers and more, to network and be at the forefront of industry.
“LambEx encourages producers to operate best practice businesses that will grow supply while achieving consumer quality expectations, driving the future profitability and sustainability of the industry,’ Ms Gubbins said.
“While it’s still early in the planning stages we are planning on building on the success of recent years, and will be targeting a new LambEx record of more than 1200 local, national and international delegates.
“I encourage everyone to make sure they ‘Save the date’ and come to LambEx 2020 on July 1-3!”
LambEx’s major event partners are Agriculture Victoria, JBS Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia.
Members of the 2020 organising committee include chair Georgina Gubbins, Mark Inglis, JBS; Kate Linden, Agriculture Victoria; Fiona Looker, MLA; Andrew Edgar, producer; Ginnie Hope-Johnstone, vceventsco; John Keiller, producer; Lyndon Kubeil, Agriculture Victoria and BestWool/BestLamb; Tim Leeming, producer; Daker Pern, Rabobank, gold sponsor; Liz Rymill, producer; Nathan Scott, AchieveAg; Anna Toland, producer; Jason Trompf, LambEx executive committee representative; Ben Verral, Australian Lamb Co, and conference organiser AgCommunicators.
Details: Visit www.lambex.com.au to sign up for updates.