Lambex — Australia’s premier lamb industry conference – will be held next in New South Wales in 2016.
Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, today announced that the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government had secured the rights to host the next LambEx in 2016.
Ms Hodgkinson said LambEx – held every two years – attracts more than 900 delegates and 70 exhibitors.
“I am delighted that, for the first time, NSW will host LambEx,” Ms Hodgkinson said.
A confirmed location and venue for Lambex 2016 has not been finalised. Lambex 2014 was held in Adelaide.
Ms Hodgkinson said NSW is Australia’s prime lamb powerhouse, being responsible for almost a quarter of the nation’s lamb output and is an obvious location for the next LambEx.
“Earlier this year the NSW Department of Primary Industries pulled together a bid committee made up of key lamb producers and industry representatives, and I congratulate them on their vision and dedication in securing the rights to host the next event.
“LambEx presents a unique opportunity to attract new investment into the State’s $610 million lamb industry,” she said.
“The NSW Government has strongly supported the committee’s bid and I can’t wait to show off our world-class lamb industry to the rest of the country in 2016.”
Ms Hodgkinson thanked the NSW lamb industry for collaborating with the NSW Liberals and Nationals Government to support this strong bid.
“NSW’s successful bid was thanks to the hard work of the NSW lamb industry, consisting of 35 motivated producers, stakeholders, key industry representatives and backed by the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI),” she said.
“The organising committee will now work with the industry in finalising the venue and event details and establishing the 2016 conference organising committee.”
NSW LambEx 2016 bid committee member, Toby Scales, said he was delighted at the outcome of the bid and wished to thank all the companies and organisations who supported the bid.
“The success of the NSW bid was based on the strong support from the NSW Government and industry organisations,” Mr Scales said.
Source: NSW DPI