Seeds Business

Seed Business is an annual 3-day industry convention  traditionally held in late August in various locations around Australia.

The Convention is the highlight event for Australian Seed Federation (ASF) members to network with other businesses within the seed and agriculture industry. The Convention is also an opportunity for ASF members to engage on industry issues and policy development

Seed Business 2018

22 – 23 August 2018

Novotel Melbourne St Kilda, Victoria

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Registration Forms

Accommodation Booking Information

  • Accommodation Booking Information and Convention Terms & Conditions – Click here
    • includes ASF Convention cancellation policy and Accommodation cancellation policy

Program – ASF Seed Business 2017 Convention & Training Day

  • Provisional Program – ASF Seed Business 2018 Convention – Click here

Sponsorship Opportunities – Be a Sponsor at Seed Business 2018

  • Convention Sponsorship Prospectus 2018 – Click here

The ASF is pleased to announce Seed Business 2018 is to be held at the Novotel Melbourne St Kilda hotel in Victoria from 21-23 August 2018 (inclusive).

Tuesday 21 August 2018

The ASF Welcome Reception Function will be held from 6.00pm – 8.00pm at the Esplanade Diner Bar, Novotel Melbourne St Kilda.

Wednesday 22 August 2018

Day 1 of Convention. Registration will commence from 8.30am with Convention sessions including the Trade Exhibition. The day will end with a Gala Dinner to be held at the Encore St Kilda opposite the beach with a special guest appearance from Joanne Hamilton-Vale who is sure to provide an entertaining evening.

Thursday 23rd August 2018

Day 2 of Convention with group plenary sessions and the Trade Exhibition ending at 4.30pm.

For any enquiries about the ASF Seed Business 2018 Convention please contact the ASF on 02 6282 6822 or email enquiry@asf.asn.au

Seed Business 2017 Convention

The ASF Seed Business 2017 Convention held from 22-24 August saw a great attendance in having 7 exhibitors and 115 delegates with 70 companies represented. Delegates met in the heart of Adelaide at the Stamford Plaza Hotel for three eventful days that included a training day, speaker sessions, networking, group meetings, social events and recognising a seed member who has contributed vastly to the industry…Full Text – Click here

To view photos from the event please click on the below links

Seed Business 2016 Convention

The stage was set for the seed industry’s biggest event, with delegates making their way to Rydges Melbourne for the ASF Seed Business 2016 Convention and Training Day. The two-to-three day event presented seed members and new entrants the opportunity to discuss industry issues, debate hot topics and raise areas of mutual concern, as well as network and learn from each other.

The ASF Seed Industry Training Day held in conjunction with the Convention, was very popular in having slightly over 50 participants and 13 speakers, once again showing the importance of training and education within the seed industry. Participants took part in various specialised sessions hearing from speakers present on all areas within the seed supply chain…full text – Click here

To view photos from the event please click on the below link:
Seed Business 2016 Convention & Training Day Photos

Seed Business 2015 Convention

The ASF Seed Business 2015 Convention was held at the City Golf Club in Toowoomba, Queensland. Toowoomba provided a great opportunity and location for the Australian seed industry to take stock of the important role that it plays in underpinning Queensland’s primary industries and allowed delegates to explore the agricultural region and its surroundings.

Over the two-days of Convention delegates, partners, sponsors and exhibitors soaked up the region whilst participating on hot topics and hearing discussions about new Biotechnology and Northern Agriculture…

    –   Full article ⇒ Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2015 & Seed Industry Training Day Photos  Click Here (File: 5MB)

Seed Business 2015 Awards

Golf Awards

  • Overall Winner – Blair Jepson
  • Nearest to the pin – Steve Brill
  • Longest Drive – Ken Cunliffe
  • Most Shots of the Day – Steve Rigney

Tenpin Bowling Awards:

  • Winner – Josh Rasheed
  • ‘Not a Tenpin Bowler’ award – Laurie Meyer

Seed Business 2014 Convention

The ASF Seed Business 2014 Convention was held at The SS&A Club Albury, NSW with a strong attendance of 120 delegates. Albury turned on the weather providing lovely sunny days for the week of Convention that saw delegates, partners, sponsors and exhibitors soaking up the sunshine and enjoying the regional area.

A first for the ASF was the introduction of a Seed Industry Training Day as part of the annual Convention which took place on Tuesday and attracted a record attendance of more than 70 participants. It was great to see such a strong attendance to the Training Day and a large number of specialised speakers who provided an informative and overall introduction of the seed industry. This has given the ASF a platform to build on in further educating and providing training in the future to new entrants and to members within the seed and agriculture industry…

    –   Full article ⇒ Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2014 Convention Photos Part 1  Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2014 Convention Photos Part 2  Click Here

Seed Business 2014 Awards

Golf Awards

  • Overall Winner – Peter Brown
  • Nearest to the pin – Robert Colquhoun
  • Longest Drive – Aaron Giason
  • Shot of the Day – Steve Brill

Tenpin Bowling Awards:

  • Winner – Janine Carmichael
  • Runner Up – Alan Gowers
  • Bend over Bowl – Craig Altmann
  • Wooden Spoon – Dean Madsen

Seed Business 2013 Convention

The ASF Seed Business 2013 Convention was held at the trendy QT Gold Coast hotel from 3 – 5 September, giving delegates an experience like no other. Over the two-days of Convention delegates participated in hot topics and discussions on ‘Planning a Bright Future’for the Australian seed and agriculture industry….

    –   Full article ⇒ Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2013 Convention Photos  Click Here

Seed Business 2013 Awards

Golf Awards

  • Overall Winner – Andrew Henderson
  • Nearest to the pin – Peter Brown
  • Longest Drive – Peter Kleinhanss

Lawn Bowls Award:

  • Golden Bowl 2013 – Josh Rasheed

Membership Awards:

  • Life Membership – Jim Stephen