GGA Annual Forum

The 2016 GGA Annual Forum is a not to be missed event! Join us for an exciting program with guest speakers and grower groups presenting on a huge range of topics, specifically focused on creating value through collaboration for success.

This year’s Annual Forum sees a few changes from recent years such as the new venue, and the introduction of a new format in which tickets are openly available to all those wishing to attend at a cost of $150 per ticket (FREE for GGA grower group members – three tickets per group for staff, committee or grower members).

Also new to the 2016 Annual Forum is the presentation of the inaugural Grower Group Excellence Award. This award will be presented to a Grower Group that has made a significant contribution to the industry and is excelling in achieving their group vision.

The Annual Forum will kick off on Thursday 18 August with a half-day grower group member only workshop to discuss the future strategic direction of the GGA. The full day program will take place on Friday 19 August, concluding with the CBH Group Sundowner. To see the full program click here.

Guest speakers featuring at the Forum will include:

  • Alexandra Gartmann – CEO & Managing Director, Rural Bank
  • Peter Cooke – Director, AgKnowledge
  • Keith Anthonisz – Director New Initiatives, Department of Regional Development
  • Nigel Herring – CEO, AMPS Agribuisness Group (NSW)

As well as breakout and plenary sessions covering topics such as:

  • Funding opportunities and challenges
  • Understanding and measuring impact
  • Collaboration for successful R&D – how to work effectively with partners
  • Extension tools and tricks to effectively engage and influence change
To view the media release for the event click here.
To view a range of accommodation options in Scarborough click here.

For more information visit the GGA website here, or contact the GGA office, T: 6180 5759,