15 June, 2022
While wet weather may have hampered picking across many of the cotton valleys, high prices and good water security has organisers expecting a record number of delegates at this year’s Cotton Conference. To be held on the Gold Coast from 16-18 August over three days, this event is set to bring the industry together like never before after almost three years of disruptions due to the pandemic.
Program sessions and presenters are now being finalised and delegates can look forward to a very wide variety of topics and experts covering on-farm agronomy issues like weeds, diseases and water, sustainability, economics, the market, branding of Australian cotton and sustainability.
There will be three parallel sessions run throughout the three day Conference, with plenaries and inspiring keynote speakers included to open and close. Presenters have been drawn from all corners of the globe including the CEO of Better Cotton Alan McClay, Rabobank Strategist Michael Every from Singapore and Head of the Cotton Platform for Louis Dreyfus Company Joe Nicosia from the United States.
Participants will also hear from a range of industry experts including leading cotton farmers, researchers, agronomists, bankers, extension staff and industry organisations like Cotton Australia and ACSA.
Themes for Conference are organised around People, Planet and Paddock to reflect the industry’s Sustainability Framework and targets, with sessions including Future Farming, Emerging Cotton Diseases, Innovators, The Circular Economy of Cotton, Telling Our Story, Staying Safe and Global Trends in Sustainability.