Hello Industry Colleagues and Friends

As Chair of the IAL Conference Organising Committee it is my privilege and pleasure to invite you and your guests to join us at our National Biennial Conference and Trade Exhibition which is taking place at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre Queensland from 2nd – 6th June 2014. The Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre is located in the sought after sunshine state of Australia in the heart of the Gold Coast next to Jupiter’s Hotel / Casino at Broadbeach.

This major event sees the entire irrigation industry together at the largest event of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. The conference and exhibition will bring irrigators, suppliers, equipment manufacturers, researchers, water supply organisations, advisors, government officials and policy makers from across the rural and urban irrigation industries.

The conference theme “Water for Life, Future for All” will look to the future of irrigation covering such issues as Sustainable Water Resources for Agriculture, Climate and Cloud based Irrigation Scheduling and Control, alternative Sources of Water for Urban irrigation, Micro Irrigation, Water Regulation and Water Management & Efficiency, Industry Standards and Codes of Practice, Training and Certification – analysing the impact of issues on both rural and urban communities.

The Trade Exhibition will complement the conference themes by providing both trade visitors and conference delegates the opportunity to view the latest products, services and technology that the industry has to offer from over 100 domestic and international exhibitors. With such a diverse range of equipment and knowledge on site, the show will deliver great insights and opportunities to further develop the irrigation and water management solution you are looking for.

Conference will consist of paper presentations, poster presentations, Workshops, Public Debates, Q & A sessions and Keynote Speakers. We are also expecting participants from overseas countries such as Brazil, USA and New Zealand.

The IAL together with the Gold Coast Tourist Board will be offering various holiday and accommodation packages to extend to delegates, delegate partners and other visitors including transport services to Gold Coast Destinations such as theme parks. Irrigation Australia will also be hosting a Golf Day at a local golf club and the Gala Dinner on Wednesday 4th June 2013 in the Arena at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. On behalf of Irrigation Australia Limited I extend our invitation to IAL members and all irrigation stakeholders to join us at the Irrigation Australia National Conference and Exhibition at the Gold Coast Convention Centre from 2nd – 6th June 2014.

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Simon Cowland-Cooper
Irrigation Australia Ltd
Conference Chair / Trade Exhibition Chair