Lamb Ex 2020 announced for Melbourne

LambEx 2020 announced for Melbourne

Published May 5, 2019

The Melbourne location will bring the sheep production industry to one of Australia’s largest metropolitan consumer bases.

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Preparations are in full swing for LambEx 2020 with the Melbourne Showgrounds announced as the host venue for the July 1-3, 2020, event.

LambEx 2020 will be the first time that Australia’s premier sheep and wool conference will be held in the Victorian capital.

It will be hosted at the Melbourne Showgrounds’ new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar conference facility – and will be one of the first livestock events held in the new space. The exhibition area offers a huge 10,000 square metres of display space.

LambEx 2020 Conference Chair Georgina Gubbins says she is looking forward to showcasing the best of Victoria’s sheep and wool industry, alongside the latest technology and innovations.

She says the Melbourne location will bring the sheep production industry to one of Australia’s largest metropolitan consumer bases.

“Victoria is one of the largest lamb producing states in Australia and we have many specialist, progressive lamb producers. In 2017-18 Victoria achieved 49.6 percent of lamb production in Australia, the highest of all the states,” she said.

“LambEx is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved in the supply chain, from producers to researchers, processors, consultants, agribusiness professionals, food service providers and more, to network and be at the forefront of industry.

“LambEx encourages producers to operate best practice businesses that will grow supply while achieving consumer quality expectations, driving the future profitability and sustainability of the industry.

“While it’s still early in the planning stages we are planning on building on the success of recent years, and will be targeting a new LambEx record of more than 1200 local, national and international delegates.

“I encourage everyone to make sure they ‘Save the date’ and come to LambEx 2020 on July 1-3!”

LambEx major event partners are Agriculture VictoriaJBS Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia.

Members of the 2020 Organising Committee include Chair Georgina Gubbins, Mark Inglis (JBS – Major Sponsor), Kate Linden (Agriculture Victoria – Major Sponsor), Fiona Looker (MLA – Major Sponsor), Andrew Edgar (Producer), Ginnie Hope-Johnstone (VC Events), John Keiller (Producer), Lyndon Kubeil (Agriculture Victoria BestWool/BestLamb), Tim Leeming (Producer), Daker Pern (Rabobank – Gold Sponsor), Liz Rymill (Producer), Nathan Scott (Achieve Ag), Anna Toland (Producer), Jason Trompf (LambEx Executive Committee representative), Ben Verral (Australian Lamb Co). Conference Organiser AgCommunicators.

New Melbourne Showgrounds facility to host Lamb Ex 2020

VICTORIAN capital city Melbourne will host Australia’s premier lamb industry conference Lambex for the first time next year.

The Melbourne Showgrounds in the state’s capital city has been confirmed as the venue for LambEx 2020 on 1-3 July.

Organisers said Lambex 2020 will be one of the first livestock events held in the showgrounds’ new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar conference facility, which has 10,000 square metres of display space.

Lambex 2020 chair Georgina Gubbins.

LambEx 2020 conference chair Georgina Gubbins said she is looking forward to showcasing the best of Victoria’s sheep and wool industry, alongside the latest technology and innovations.

She said the Melbourne location will bring the sheep production industry to one of Australia’s largest metropolitan consumer bases.

“Victoria is one of the largest lamb producing states in Australia and we have many specialist, progressive lamb producers.

“In 2017-18 Victoria achieved 49.6 percent of lamb production in Australia, the highest of all the states,” she said.

“LambEx is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved in the supply chain, from producers to researchers, processors, consultants, agribusiness professionals, food service providers and more, to network and be at the forefront of industry.

“LambEx encourages producers to operate best practice businesses that will grow supply while achieving consumer quality expectations, driving the future profitability and sustainability of the industry,’ Ms Gubbins said.

“While it’s still early in the planning stages we are planning on building on the success of recent years, and will be targeting a new LambEx record of more than 1200 local, national and international delegates.

“I encourage everyone to make sure they ‘Save the date’ and come to LambEx 2020 on July 1-3!”

LambEx’s major event partners are Agriculture Victoria, JBS Australia and Meat & Livestock Australia.

Members of the 2020 organising committee include chair Georgina Gubbins, Mark Inglis, JBS; Kate Linden, Agriculture Victoria; Fiona Looker, MLA; Andrew Edgar, producer; Ginnie Hope-Johnstone, VC Events; John Keiller, producer; Lyndon Kubeil, Agriculture Victoria and BestWool/BestLamb; Tim Leeming, producer; Daker Pern, Rabobank, gold sponsor; Liz Rymill, producer; Nathan Scott, AchieveAg; Anna Toland, producer; Jason Trompf, LambEx executive committee representative; Ben Verral, Australian Lamb Co, and conference organiser AgCommunicators.

Details: Visit www.lambex.com.au  to sign up for updates.

Liquid, Life & Leisure Magazine

Birdsville Races 2018

The iconic Birdsville Races, known as the ‘Melbourne Cup of Outback Racing’ is one not to be missed.  Taking place on the first weekend of September each year, it is the perfect excuse for a road trip through the heart of Australia.  Director of VC Events Co Australia Ginnie Hope-Johnstone and her crew took a trip flying into Adelaide and driving up the Birdsville Track. After an overnight stopover in Parachilna where the ‘Feral Feast’ of Emu, Kangaroo, Camel and Goat is a must do at the famous Prairie Hotel, they continued on through Mungerannie and finally Birdsville.

Upon crossing the QLD border to Birdsville, you will find thousands of friendly race-goers camping along the road between the race track and town centre, with the population swelling to around 9,000. You’ll find the famous Birdsville Hotel, Birdsville Airport spotted with hundreds of pilots camped under their planes, the Birdsville Bakery famous for their camel pies and the not to be missed Fred Brophy’s Boxing Troupe – the last in the world, all in close proximity to each other around the town.

The week is filled with fun activities for punters in conjunction with the Birdsville Race Club, including a fun run, comedy night, cocktail party, race days on both Friday and Saturday, Fashions on the Field, Trackside Marquees and plenty of live entertainment, all helping to raise much needed funding for The Royal Flying Doctor Service.

The perfect recovery from the races is to venture 20 minutes out of town to visit the impressive sand dune known as ‘Big Red’, where you can either walk or 4WD up the dunes themselves.

An event not to be missed; Birdsville Races 6th & 7th September 2019 – where the dust never settles.

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