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
The ASF Board and Secretariat is pleased to announce the ASF Seed Business 2018 Convention will be held at the Novotel Melbourne St Kilda from Wednesday 22 August – Thursday 23 August 2018 (inclusive).
Networking Functions – Welcome Drinks & Gala Dinner Events:
- The Welcome Drinks Cocktail Reception will be held on the evening of Tuesday 21 August 2018 from 6.00pm till 8.00pm at the Novotel St Kilda.
- The ASF Gala Dinner event will be held offsite at a venue called Encore St Kilda on Wednesday 22 August 2018 FROM 6.00pm till 10.30pm.
Registration will open late March 2018. A provisional program will be available soon.
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
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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
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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…
Seed Business 2015 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…
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Seed Business 2014 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….
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Seed Business 2013 Awards
- Overall Winner – Andrew Henderson
- Nearest to the pin – Peter Brown
- Longest Drive – Peter Kleinhanss
Lawn Bowls Award:
- Golden Bowl 2013 – Josh Rasheed
- Life Membership – Jim Stephen