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GGA Annual Forum 2021

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Aloft Perth

27 Rowe Avenue

Rivervale, WA 6103

Australia

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Event description
A not to be missed experience, GGA’s 18th Annual Forum on 22/23 July 2021 is where todays ag leaders will connect with tomorrows.

About this event

The Grower Group Alliance Annual Forum is our flagship event. It brings together the WA Grower Group network with the wider ag industry for an inspiring program of information sessions and valuable networking that builds stronger links within the industry.

In 2021, we return to a face to face format at the Aloft Hotel, Rivervale. The event is a must attend for all grower groups and in 2021 the wider agriculture industry is again invited to join us.

The technical content will be worth travelling for, but Forum 2021 will focus on developing relationships, expanding your sphere of influence and forging cross sector ag industry links. Our vision is it will be where todays ag industry leaders connect with tomorrows.

See you there!


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The Program

Download GGA Forum21 Program

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Thursday 22 July

*Get connected, meet some people!

Oat Processing Plant tag-a-long Tour | 1.00pm - 4.00pm

Exclusive to Grower Groups, CBH have gained access for 12 delegates on a self drive tag-a-long tour to the Blue Lake Milling oat processing plant (Forrestfield). The oat adventure continues over at Kensington in the AEGIC (Australian Export Grains Innovation Centre) labs with an oat noodle tasting session and insights on the WA Oat breeding program.

Cost Free

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Gala Cocktail Party | 6.00pm - 10.00pm

The opening event and social highlight of Forum 2021, our inaugural Gala Cocktail Party is not to be missed. This won’t be any ordinary Cocktail Party, there will be networking with a twist featuring very creative ways to get guests mingling around the room!

You don't need to be attending the full Forum 21 conference to join us at the Cocktail Party, its a stand alone social networking event. We've engaged the pro's, event managers Known Associates to deliver what we hope will become the “must-attend” ag industry event of the year.

*If you need a business case to justify investing in building professional relationships within a network - just watch this TED talk and learn about Fika!

Aloft Rooftop Ballroom | Food, beverage & entertainment provided | Stand up walk around event within the rooftop ballroom & adjoining open air city views terrace| Limited seating available.

Ticket Cost $120 pp (+GST) | Cocktail party semi-formal dress (winter weather).


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Friday 23 July

*Down to work!

Breakfasts | 7.15am – 8.15am

The Networking Breakfasts are exclusive to invited Grower Group delegates

  • Chairs & Vice Chairs Breakfast - host GGA Chair Peter Roberts
  • Staff & Secretaries Breakfast - host GGA CEO Niki Curtis

Ticket Cost - Free to invited Grower Group Delegates

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Registration / Arrivals | 8.00am - 8.30am

Arrive, park the car, find the conference rooms, grab name tag, delegate pack then find your seat.

Continuous tea/coffee station

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Morning Sessions | 8.30am - 12.15pm

Ticket Cost $100pp (+GST) includes all 4 sessions and continuous tea/coffee station

Official Opening - 8.30am - 8.55am - Peter Roberts, Chairperson GGA | Oral McGuire, Welcome to Country | Hon. Alannah MacTiernan MLC - Minister for Regional Development; Agriculture and Food; Hydrogen Industry | Member for South West Region

Emcee Introduction - 8.55am - 9.00am

Session 1 – 9.00am - 9.30am – The future - can you handle it?| What forces are shaping the future of ag, and how can you respond? | Paul Higgins | Emergent Futures

Break

Session 2 – 9.40am - 10.55am – Major players, roadmaps to success | Grains, meats and a look at what we can learn from dairy on social licence |Panel of 3 Speakers | Peter Carberry GRDC, Jason Strong MLA, Sarah Bolton, Dairy Australia| 45min content, 30 min Q&A

Break

Sponsor Address - 11.05am -11.10am | Rural Bank

Session 3 – 11.10am – 11.40pm – Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Program | New DPIRD program | Tristy Fairfield DPIRD

Session 4 – 11.45am – 12.15pm – Business growth demystified | 30 min| There are just four pathways to grow turnover for your enterprise! We unpack the "Ansoff's Growth Matrix". Armed with this matrix, the options in your own context are simplified | Sanjit K. Roy, University of Western Australia


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Luncheon | 12.20pm – 1.20pm

Grower Group Showcase & Networking | Are you keeping up to date with the Grower Group scene? Three dynamic Grower Groups showcase what they're up to and how they're servicing stakeholders | 5 min Sponsor Address, 30 min content, 25 min networking time

Speakers - Nicole Batten - Yuna Farm Improvement Group | Nathan Dovey - Stirlings to Coast Farmers | Debbie Dowden - Southern Rangelands Pastoral Alliance.

Ticket Cost $50pp (+GST)| Food & Beverage included | Alcohol free event

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Afternoon Sessions | 1.30pm - 4.30pm

Ticket Cost $100pp (+GST) includes all 6 sessions and continuous tea/coffee station

Session 5– 1.30pm – 2.00pm – Running modern events |30 min| Must have key elements to pull off any successful event from a sundowner in a shed to a gala ball | Tamara Cook, Known Associates Events

Session 6– 2.00pm – 2.30pm – Servicing a membership |30 min| What's shifting around membership management? How to get members, how to keep them | Belinda Moore, Strategic Membership Solutions

Break

Session 7– 2.40pm– 3.10pm – Treading carefully on climate change conversations |30 min | Working with WA farmers on impacts and adaptation to climate change has shown Michael this can be a difficult topic to broach. He shares observations and suggestions how to tackle this sometimes contentious topic| Michael Robertson CSIRO

Session 8– 3.10pm – 3.40pm – Water Smart Farms project |30 min | Future H2O solutions. Farm scale desalination, ground water, dam design, polymer technology | Richard George, DPIRD

Break

Session 9– 3.50pm – 4.10pm – |20 min | Business as a force for positive change | 20 min | Wide Open Agriculture & their Dirty Clean Food brand are pioneering the path to build a new food and farming system for a healthier world. Sit back and be inspired by their vision | Elizabeth Brennan, Wide Open Agriculture

Session 10 – 4.10am – 4.30pm – "Feel good" finale |20 min | Never fear, Beanstalk are here! The progressive team from Beanstalk will leave you uplifted, feeling the future is bright and filled with innovative solutions. Insights & examples from their Challenge Led Innovation process | Grant Gilmour, Beanstalk


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Closing Sundowner | 4.30pm – 6.00pm

Don't leave yet! Join us in a soft landing amongst good company basking in the afterglow of information overload.

Aloft Poolside WXYZ Bar| Sundowner drinks - buy your own | Complimentary canapes served.

Guest Speakers

Prepare to be inspired and informed. Speakers are coming from around Australia as well as some of our local WA gems. Speaker Bio's coming soon.


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Pricing for Individual Elements

  • Gala Cocktail Party ticket $120pp (+GST)
  • Morning Sessions x 4 $100pp (+GST)
  • Luncheon $50pp (+GST)
  • Afternoon Sessions x 6 $100pp (+GST)
  • Individual Sessions $25 (+GST)
  • Tag-a-long-tour (free)
  • Grower Group Breakfast (free)
  • Closing Sundowner (free)

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Mates Rates

Grower Group $150 Ticket (+GST)($220 Subsidy)

Up to two delegates from each Grower Group in the GGA Network are offered a GGA subsidised price of $150pp (+GST) for a bundled package of:

  • Gala Cocktail Party ticket
  • Morning Sessions
  • Luncheon
  • Afternoon Sessions

Optional extras to add at checkout if you can make it :

  • Tag-a-long-tour (free)
  • Grower Group Breakfast (free)
  • Closing Sundowner (free)

*Please note $150 ticket offer limited to Grower Groups only.

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Industry $300 Ticket (+GST)($70 discount)

We're offering a discounted package at $300 (+GST) for a bundled package of:

  • Gala Cocktail Party ticket
  • Morning Sessions
  • Luncheon
  • Afternoon Sessions

Optional extras to add at checkout if you can make it :

  • Closing Sundowner (free)

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$180 Accommodation Offer

Stay onsite and take the hassle out of the logistics. Aloft is offering a special price of $180 bed & breakfast for an Aloft King (king bed) room or an Aloft Double Double (two double beds!) room.

If you have 2 people in the room there is no extra accom charge, just a 2nd person breakfast fee of $29 (Total $209 B&B for 2 pax). Bargain! Also, if you book for one now and a partner joins you last minute, you can pay the $29 at checkin or checkout.

3rd person in a King room (on a rollaway bed) is $70 pp including accom & breakfast

Hurry, a limited number of rooms are available at this rate. Click through and book directly with Aloft Hotel via: Book GGA Forum accommodation | Enquiries - Aloft (08) 6147 2468

*Last Day to Book: Jul 8, 2021

Registration

Click the Tickets button to register for program elements of your choice.

Payments

Payments can be made via credit card using the Eventbrite ticketing platform (small fee added), or you can opt to be invoiced by GGA (14 days)

Parking

Available under the hotel in Wilson Parking $25 /day, or nearby road / open lot areas.

Gala Cocktail Party Trailer


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GGA Forum21 has been brought to life with the assistance of event sponsors Rural Bank and our long time supporter the CBH Group.


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At Rural Bank, we’re passionate about supporting Australian agribusinesses to grow and farming communities to thrive.

Our agricultural specialisation means that we understand the challenges and opportunities farmers are facing, from changing seasonal and environmental conditions to new technologies and ways of working. We’re looking to tomorrow to plan for the long term to continue supporting the success of Australian agriculture.

Rural Bank’s products and services are available at more than 400 locations nationally via the networks of our partners and our own agribusiness lending specialists based in rural and regional centres across the country.


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CBH is a co-operative owned by 3,700 WA grain growing businesses. Established in 1933, our core purpose is to sustainably create and return value to current and future WA grain growers.

More about the CBH Community


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Helpline

Stuck registering, confused on what's included or need a different registration package combo?

Call event co-ordinator - Kallista Bolton, GGA Stakeholder & Communications Manager T: 0421 623 406 | E: kbolton@gga.org.au


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COVID Plan B

There is no plan B. In the event of a snap COVID lockdown, we will not be pivoting to digital because a main focus of Forum21 is getting people together in person. We will postpone the event and reschedule addressing any refunds if and when this situation arises. Fingers crossed WA!

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Aloft Perth

27 Rowe Avenue

Rivervale, WA 6103

Australia

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Refund policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

Organiser Grower Group Alliance

Organiser of GGA Annual Forum 2021

Our purpose is to support grower groups to succeed, and collaborate on relevant research and innovation to maximise outcomes for the benefit of grower groups and their members

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