The 2018 Australian Cotton Conference Committee, with representation from across industry, met on the Gold Coast in February to further develop the program and make plans for the 2018 event. The Committee received an update on sponsorships and the trade exhibit, and spent much of the time discussing topics, speakers and sessions to ensure a program that meets the needs of a wide range of delegates.
According to Conference Chair Fleur Anderson, the greatest challenge for the 2018 Committee is to create a program that will attract large numbers of delegates like in 2016.
“We certainly have a hard act to follow, and we’re looking for ways to make this Conference stand out with expert speakers, engaging topics and new ways of presenting the information,” Ms Anderson says.
“Aligning with our overall industry strategy of environmental stewardship, we’re also aiming at a more sustainable Cotton Conference this year. That may mean things like water stations and biodegradable coffee cups, reducing food waste and encouraging exhibitors to cut down on plastic give-aways.”
The Committee expects to finalise and publish the program in coming months.