Citrus Technical Forum 2022

March 8–9

Twin Waters Novotel Resort, Sunshine Coast 

Join over 350 citrus industry professionals

The program will cover a broad range of topics covering technology improvements on farm and postharvest including the latest on R&D from Australia and around the world.

The event will also place a premium on networking, with extended morning and afternoon tea breaks, as well as lunch, to enable delegates to catch up properly after such an extended absence.

The Forum is expected to attract 350 citrus industry representatives from around Australia.

Session topics will include:

Market Outlook

Availability of inputs

orchard best management practice

Biosecurity

Pest Management

Post-Harvest R&D

New commercial tech

The venue

Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort, Twin Waters

The two-day event will be held at the Twin Waters Novotel Resort at the Sunshine Coast – 15 minutes from the Sunshine Coast airport – with enough accommodation on site for all delegates.

Special Rate

We have negotiated a special rate for attendees.  Please download and complete the following form provided by the Novotel.

Please note the cancellation policy stated by the Novotel on the form.

For group bookings, please contact Brooke Adams on (03) 9117 0245.

Whilst the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort have offered a special rate and can accommodate all attendees onsite, there are alternative properties in the vicinity.

Networking and a time to catch up

The event will also place a premium on networking, with extended morning and afternoon tea breaks, as well as lunch, to enable delegates to catch up properly after such an extended absence.

Nathan Hancock, Citrus Australia CEO

2021 has clearly been a very challenging year – mentally, physically and financially – for those throughout the industry, but particularly growers.

We are excited to share updates on new R&D and technology with our delegates, particularly after an extended break between Forums, but also really pleased to provide this opportunity to bring the industry together.

AGM and Citrus Australia members’ event

The 2022 Annual General Meeting, will be held at the same venue as the Tech Forum, on the Monday evening, March 7, 2022. This will be followed by a special event exclusive to Citrus Australia members.

The event will be free to Citrus Australia members, who can RSVP through the Citrus Australia website or calling the Citrus Australia office on (03) 5023 6333.

The Citrus Australia Board and management value member input highly, as it helps chart the direction of your peak body. We hope to see as many members at the AGM and VIP event as possible.

Have questions?

Do I have to be a Member to attend the Forum?

No. Citrus Australia grower members receive a discount but the Forum is open to everybody.

What is the dress code?

Smart casual for the Forum and the Forum Dinner.

How do I book accommodation?

For discount rates at the Novotel Twin Waters – the location of the Forum - complete this booking form and return to citrusforum2022@bkaevents.com.au

For group bookings, please contact Brooke Adams on (03) 9117 0245

Whilst the Novotel Sunshine Coast Resort have offered a special rate and can accommodate all attendees onsite, there are alternative properties in the vicinity.

Can I extend my accommodation?

Providing there is availability this won't be an issue. Please contact our accommodation Reservation Manager at citrusforum2022@bkaevents.com.au

What if I can no longer attend. Can I transfer my registration?

Yes. Please contact Jess Carr at  jess.carr@citrusaustralia.com.au or (03) 5023 6333

How do I get to the Conference venue?

Click here to view the various options to  access the venue.

Ticket Cancellations

Cancellations up until COB Thursday, February 3 will receive a 30% refund. Cancellations made after Friday, February 4 cannot be refunded. In the case that the event is cancelled due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, or border restrictions prevent interstate delegates from attending, Citrus Australia is unable to issue a refund after February 4.

Ticket Transfer Policy

Cancellations up until COB Thursday, February 3 will receive a 30% refund. Cancellations made after Friday, February 4 cannot be refunded.

In the cast that the event has to be postponed due to restrictions caused by COVID-19, all tickets will be fully transferable to the new date.

Taking a membership with Citrus Australia provides funds to invest in our team and programs, including government liaison, which will become more critical as we provide grower representation in the areas of labour, water, biosecurity, market access, agrichemicals, infrastructure, energy, research and development.