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Photo Comp

Photo Comp

Cotton Australia is running its famous photography competition – Click 2.0 – alongside the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference.

With over $8,000 worth of prizes up for grabs, professional and keen amateur photographers are encouraged to enter in three categories aimed at capturing the essence of Australian cotton during the 2017-18 season.

  1. Aussie cotton people
  2. Aussie cotton landscapes
  3. The moving image

Closing date is 8 June 2018.

Finalists and winners will be exhibited at the 2018 Australian Cotton Conference. For competition details and entry forms, please click here.

John Deere Cotton Club

John Deere Cotton Club

Tuesday, 7 August open until 8 pm
Wednesday, 8 August open until 8 pm
Thursday, 9 August open until 6 pm
An ideal location to network in the Trade Hall

First Timers Welcome

First Timers Welcome

Tuesday, 7 August
5.30 pm
Foyer E (upstairs)

Hosted by Wincott, first-time Conference attendees will be welcomed at an intimate gathering, providing general information and an introduction to key industry organisations If it’s your first time to Conference, please join us for a drink and an opportunity to meet fellow delegates

IPF Welcome Reception

IPF Welcome Reception

Tuesday, 7 August
6 – 8 pm
Trade Hall

Double Denim Day

Double Denim Day

Wednesday, 8 August

To celebrate all things cotton – and particularly denim, Day 2 is Double Denim Day. Wear your favourite denim clothing – we don’t mind if its stone-washed, acid-washed, rhinestoned, distressed, patchwork, embroidered or just plain old fashioned denim.

Next Gen : Farming in the Age of Twitter

Next Gen : Farming in the Age of Twitter

Wednesday, 8 August
7 am
Foyer E (upstairs)

An early breakfast workshop on telling your social media agricultural story. Good coffee, Berocca and bacon & egg muffins will have you ready to roll for the day. Further details to be announced.Enquiries to secretariat@australiancottonconference.com.au.

Australian Cotton Shippers Association Fashion Parade

Australian Cotton Shippers Association Fashion Parade

Wednesday, 8 August
1.30 pm
Trade Hall

Share the love with OzHarvest

Share the love with OzHarvest

The Conference nominated charity this year is OzHarvest with $2 from every registration going to this great cause that rescues food to nourish people across Australia. Exhibitors and delegates are invited to get on board, donning the charity’s colours and raise additional funds.  Every $1 donated helps OzHarvest deliver two meals to those in need. To learn more about OzHarvest go to www.ozharvest.org.

Women in Cotton Annual General Meeting

Women in Cotton Annual General Meeting

Thursday, 9 August
10.30 am
Foyer E (upstairs)

Women in Cotton Industry Networking Lunch

Women in Cotton Industry Networking Lunch

Thursday, 9 August
12.30 pm
Foyer E (upstairs)

Enquiries to Sally Dickinson 0407 992 495 sally.dickinson@cottoninfo.net.au

Australian Cotton Industry Awards Night

Australian Cotton Industry Awards Night

Thursday, 9 August
6.30 pm til late
Halls 3/4

Dress : Suit up or dress up
“Circus Carnivale”
Dinner, dance & drinks

Tickets $160 (earlybird $150)

To purchase Industry Awards Night tickets to go BUY TICKETS.

Paid ticket holders will be invited to select tables/seating in late June 2018.

Australian Cotton Shippers Association Golf Event

Australian Cotton Shippers Association Golf Event

Monday, 6 August – 10 am tee-off
Emerald Lakes Golf Club
Enquiries to Tracey secretariat@austcottonshippers.com.au

Click Here to Download Player Nomination Form

Heart of Australia

Heart of Australia

HOW IS YOUR HEART HEALTH?

Heart of Australia is coming to Conference! For $150 you will be provided with a physical examination to profile your health and risks across a number of interrelated physical and social components and be provided with a personalised report detailing your key health risks. No GP referral required and what’s even better is that your $150 fee will go directly to funding planned mobile clinics visits to rural NSW.

Our thanks to the Gold Coast Convention & Exhibition Centre for their generosity and support of this endeavour – providing complimentary floor space, facilities and logistics to Heart of Australia.

 

myBMP Express

myBMP Express

Don’t know where to start with myBMP? Want to get three modules completed in 1 1/2 hours? Then jump on the myBMP Express at Conference.

Workshop 1  Tuesday, 7 August 8 – 9.30 am

Workshop 2 Wednesday, 8 August 12.30 – 2 pm

Workshop 3 Thursday, 9 August 9 – 11 am

Click here for to find out how to participate in a myBMP Express workshop

Better Health in Ag

Better Health in Ag

Small changes we can all make, together.

Many know Shanna Whan by her maiden name Shanna Rowlands. She’s an ex cotton-corporate industry woman who now divides her time between her freelance photography business and her health coaching qualifications, speaking, and rural ambassador work which saw her recently nominated as a NSW/ACT AgriFutures Rural Woman of the Year finalist.

After nearly losing her own life four years ago she has taken what she calls ‘the worst experience of all’ and turned it into her life’s work to help her fellow industry peers and professionals achieve a better work/health balance.

She now has a national media profile through her volunteer work and commitment to bring to light out ongoing unhealthy relationships with alcohol in the rural sector.  Her own brutally honest, candid, and often humorous recovery story from high-functioning alcoholism is the basis from which she speaks.

Join Shanna for a down-to-earth honest, fun, interactive workshop and a discussion which is gathering big momentum. Get back to the basics on health and what we can do better in simple, manageable, affordable ways.

Workshop 1  Tuesday, 7 2.00 – 3.30 pm

Workshop 2 Wednesday 8 4.15 – 5.30 pm

 

Get Physical with Shanna

Get Physical with Shanna

Your own personal health coach at Conference! Shanna Whan will be hosting group fitness sessions on Wednesday at 6.30 am and Thursday at 6.30 am.

Everyone welcome and all fitness levels will be catered for. Meeting point is at the top of the Broadbeach Mall (Oasis Shopping Centre) which is directly opposite Pratten Park. Don’t forget your towel and a water bottle.

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