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The Australian Cotton Conference would simply not exist without the generous support of the following corporate partners, whose help enables us to deliver world class speakers in a state-of-the-art facility, at a very reasonable cost.  Please support the organisations and businesses that support us.

Foundation Sponsors

Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd

Cotton Seed Distributors Ltd (CSD) has been supplying quality cotton planting seed to the Australian cotton industry since 1967. CSD was formed through the vision of Australia’s foundation cotton growers and remains committed to the success of today’s industry.

CSD is a major investor in cotton breeding, research and development, having developed a long and successful partnership with the CSIRO Cotton Breeding Program. CSD’s objective is to deliver elite varieties that are specifically bred and adapted to suit local growing conditions by delivering yield and quality outcomes to keep the Australian cotton industry at the premium end of the global fibre market.

On behalf of the industry, CSD takes an active role in the development and licensing of best in class biotechnology traits that add value to the overall performance of CSD varieties and to Australian growers.

CSD also conducts large scale replicated trials focused on new varieties, technologies and techniques to assess performance across diverse environmental conditions; and provides industry wide extension services focused on cotton production and agronomy via the CSD Extension and Development Agronomy team and CottonInfo joint venture, in partnership with CRDC and Cotton Australia.

CSD is proud to be a Foundation Sponsor of the Cotton Conference, and again looks forward to welcoming delegates from all sectors of the Australian cotton industry.


Cotton Research & Development Corporation

The Cotton Research and Development Corporation (CRDC) is proud to be a foundation sponsor for the 20th Australian Cotton Conference.

CRDC delivers outcomes in research, development and extension (RD&E) for the Australian cotton industry. Our purpose is to support the performance of the cotton industry: helping to increase both the productivity and profitability of our growers.

The cotton industry has always placed great emphasis on the value of its RD&E and the results speak for themselves. Cotton is an industry taking responsibility for itself by changing practices to meet its own expectations and those of contemporary society. Australia’s best cotton producers now achieve more than two bales of cotton per megalitre of water – almost double the industry average of just a decade ago. The industry is at the forefront of environmental management systems, climate change preparedness and climate change adaptation.

It’s an extraordinary story of achievement, thanks primarily to the continued support of the industry and the Australian Government for RD&E. Of course such gains are not RD&E’s alone. They simply would not be possible without collaboration – be it with growers, researchers, industry bodies, the Government or the wider sector – and we are pleased to be one of many partners involved in collaborating on the Australian Cotton Conference.

We look forward to showcasing the latest findings and outcomes from the world of cotton RD&E to you in 2020.


Gold Sponsors


ANZ has provided banking solutions to business in food, beverage and agribusiness since 1865, and has been consistently recognised as the lead bank to the corporate sector across Australia and New Zealand (Peter Lee Associates surveys 1,2).

Our strengths lie in our:

  • Experience of crafting solutions that meet specific client needs
  • Focus on working together with clients to achieve successful outcomes
  • Comprehensive network of connections across Asia Pacific.

ANZ at a glance:

  • Top 5 listed company on the ASX
  • Number one lead bank in Australia for now 4 years running (Peter Lee Associates 2016-20191)
  • Number one lead bank in New Zealand for now 10 years running (Peter Lee Associates 2010-20192)
  • Top 5 corporate bank in Asia for now 8 years running  (Greenwich Associates 2011-193)
  • AA band credit rating Operates in 33 key markets globally in geographies which represent over 75% of global trade flows (Details current at 3 February 2020)


  1. Peter Lee Associates Large Corporate & Institutional Relationship Banking surveys, Australia
  2. Peter Lee Associates Large Corporate & Institutional Relationship Banking surveys, New Zealand
  3. Greenwich Associates Large Corporate Banking Studies, Asia 2011-19



At Bayer, we work to shape agriculture through breakthrough innovation for the benefit of farmers, consumers and our planet.

Bayer has been investing in Australian agriculture for almost 100 years, supplying leading brands backed by expert advice in the areas of seeds and plant biotechnology, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control.

Bayer has been partnering with the Australian cotton industry for over 20 years to bring innovative products to growers, including trait and herbicide products that are designed to help growers achieve higher yields, while conserving resources.

Our spirit of innovation and curiosity means we are always looking to develop more advanced solutions to environmental and commercial challenges to shape Australian agriculture.

On and off the farm, we work closely with our customers, our business and research partners and the wider community to improve the security of our food and fibre supplies and our overall quality of life. This great tradition is also our commitment to the future – entirely in line with our mission: science for a better life.


Case IH

Drawing on over 175 years of heritage and experience in the agriculture industry, Case IH provides a powerful range of tractors, combines and balers supported by a global network of highly professional dealers dedicated to providing our customers with the superior support required to be productive in the 21st century.


Incitec Pivot Fertilisers

Incitec Pivot Fertilisers (IPF) has a proud and long heritage serving Australian agriculture over the last 100 years. As a return sponsor of the 2020 Australian Cotton Conference, our team is committed to supplying cotton and summer crop growers with the right fertilisers and advice for optimum crop nutrition, growth and profit.

Our dedicated team works closely with a network of local IPF Dealers and Agents based in Queensland and New South Wales, to support cotton and summer crop growers all year around. Our experienced team who specialise in servicing the agricultural market, as well as our NATA-accredited Nutrient Advantage Laboratory, can provide all the advice and tools to assist in realising the potential of your soil.



Silver Sponsors


At Rabobank our focus is on food and agribusiness – pure and simple.

Our strength is built on the commitment of our people.  We believe in personal service and have a deep knowledge of agribusiness across the value chain.  And with the majority of our rural managers being from the land they don’t just understand farming, they live and breathe it.

At this year’s Cotton Conference we are bringing our RaboTruck, a mobile experience and multipurpose space we have created for sharing our knowledge and our farmers amazing stories in both rural and urban areas.

As a long time sponsor of the Australian Cotton Conference we look forward to seeing you at the RaboTruck in 2020.

If you want to know more please call your local branch 1300 30 30 33 or visit www.rabobank.com.au


Syngenta – Bringing plant potential to life

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. We are committed to rescuing land from degradation, enhancing biodiversity and revitalising rural communities.

In Australia, we are strongly focused on leveraging the best of our research and development (R&D) and agricultural technologies from around the world to deliver growers integrated solutions. This allows them to realise new levels of performance, productivity and quality on Australian farms.

With a committed team across Australia, including crop experts in key growing regions, we are working with growers on a daily basis to more deeply understand their needs, and consider how our technologies can help them capture new opportunities and overcome the challenges of modern farming.


Partner Sponsors

Cotton Compass

Cotton Compass is a subscription based weekly market wire specifically tailored for the Australian cotton industry and its markets in Asia – providing real time information relevant to your business. We outline and analyse both the ICE futures markets and physical cash markets on both an FOT ginyard and CIF Asian basis. Cotton Compass runs regular surveys of subscribers and industry to get first hand independent input into production, marketing and logistics issues affecting the Australian industry.


Samuel Jackson, Incorporated

Samuel Jackson is family-owned and operated company based on the high plains of Texas, USA. While manufacturing in the US, Sam Jackson representatives travel in and out of Australia as needed and maintain an office and small parts storage in Moree, NSW.

Moisture management technologies are a critical part of the modern ginning process for production optimisation and energy efficiency. Sam Jackson is the only company in the world specialising in drying, moisture restoration, moisture measurement and fire prevention for cotton gins.

For more information, please visit www.samjackson.com

Toyoshima & Co, Ltd

Founded in 1841, Toyoshima & Co, Ltd traded raw materials such as cotton and wool in addition to yarns, fabrics and garments. As a vertical textile trading company, Toyoshima continues to expand and grow together with their partners around the world.

Toyoshima has been involved in the Australian cotton industry for more than 30 years and is delighted to be part of the 2020 Australian Cotton Conference.


Wakefield Inspections Services

Wakefield Inspection Services, a world leader in the cotton controlling industry, has established the standard for reliability and quality in global cotton inspection. The foundation of our service is simple: to ensure our clients consistently receive an accurate, objective and timely inspection. Our worldwide network of independent Wakefield and correspondents offices serve all major shipping and receiving points. SITC/HVI and Classing services are also available in our own laboratories located in most of the major cotton production and consuming regions.


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