Ridley Australian Prawn Farmers Association 2019 Symposium is here!

The Ridley Australian Prawn Farmers Association 2019 Symposium is here!

Great discount on early bird tickets!

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The Australian Prawn Farmers Association is the leading industry organisation for prawn and shrimp farming in Australia, an industry with a value of circa $80 million. The industry focuses on providing high quality and high value product to the Australian retail sector and is supported by world leading researchers. The annual Symposium is the pre-eminent forum for Australian prawn farmers to gain new knowledge, network and meet with service providers, vendors and scientists.


The 2019 symposium is being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Bank, Brisbane on Monday 29th July – Wednesday 31st July 2019 (with plenary sessions being held 30th and 31st of July).


The 2019 theme is Growing Together – What part will you play?  This theme will explore challenges, approaches, strategies and vision for Australian prawn farming and aquaculture. Presenters are sought from all industry connections including, but not limited to, aquaculture farming, marketing, feed production, research, retail, government agencies, consultants, logistics and suppliers.


Expressions of Interest for PresentersAPFA Symposium 2019 CALL FOR PRESENTER EOIs


Sponsorship and Exhibition Opportunities –  Sponsorship and Exhibitor opportunities Fantastic business opportunities at one of Australia’s most awarded convention centres!


International Keynote Presenters

  Robins McIntosh! Executive Vice President of the Charoen Pokphand Foods Public Company Limited (CPF), the largest integrated producer of aquaculture shrimp in the world! See more about Robins here Keynote Speaker Robins McIntosh flyer

  Yahira Piedrahita! Executive Director of the National Chamber of Aquaculture in Ecuador and 29 years in the shrimp industry including as the General Director of Aquaculture in Ecuador.

  John Weir! A Zootechnical Engineer who has been at the forefront of innovation in operations and biological performance associated with the early stage growth cycle of prawns throughout Latin America.

Many more exciting speakers – don’t miss out!


Call for Award Nominations  Do you know someone who should be recognised in our industry? Nominate them now! 2019 APFA Award Nomination Form  Nominations close 5 July 2019.


Call for Student Posters  We invite students to submit proposals for posters to be displayed at the upcoming symposium at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This is a fantastic opportunity to showcase student work! Proposal deadline 5 July 2019. Call for Student Posters APFA 2019 Symposium


Ridley APFA 2019 Symposium Program – Exciting program being developed now!

Please email apfasymposium@gmail.com with any queries.


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