Breakthroughs in Australian sugarcane research announced in 1 week

22 April 2014

Over 300 sugarcane researchers, growers and millers will attend at the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists’ (ASSCT) conference at Jupiter’s Gold Coast from 29 April to hear about the latest breakthroughs in sugarcane research.
Experts will share new found knowledge, skills and technology related to the sugarcane industry with 50 scientific research papers and 17 posters presented during the conference from Tuesday 29 April to Thursday 1 May 2014.

Dr Geoff Kent, President of the ASSCT, said our exciting program of guest speakers and the talented pool of researchers from around the world presenting papers has been a great draw card to attract delegates.

Inventor, writer and media broadcaster Mark Pesce, will deliver his keynote address focussed on how sugarcane technologists can use new techniques to promote research outcomes back to industry.

Other speakers include Dr Roslyn Prinsley from the Office of the Chief Scientist and Neil Fisher CEO of Sugar Research Australia who will discuss the plans for RD&E over the next five years.

“During the conference, we aim to define ASSCT’s place in the Australian and global sugar industry and to reflect on the benefits that sharing research innovation can bring,” Dr Kent said.

“Now in its 36th year, ASSCT is one of the few annual occasions when industry members and researchers come together to discuss emerging issues and provide feedback.

“We will feature technical sessions, a partners’ program, field trips and social activities in and around the Gold Coast,” Dr Kent said

Over 20 sponsors are supporting the conference and around 25 exhibitors will showcase their products and services in the state of the art Pavilion Convention Centre at Jupiter’s Gold Coast.

The ASSCT conference is an opportunity for participants from around the world to network whilst immersing themselves in the latest research developments and innovations.

Delegates are encouraged to register before the conference, however full conference passes will be accepted on the day or one day tickets can be purchased at the registration desk. To register visit the ASSCT website www.assct.com.au or call 07 4954 3956.

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