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

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Seed Business 2017 Convention

22 – 24 August 2017 at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide, South Australia

Registration Forms

  • Delegate Registration Form – Click here
  • Trade Exhibitor Registration Form – Click here
  • Registration Information Pack – Fees, Accommodation, and Social Functions – Click here
  • ASA Seed Samplers Course Registration Form – Click here

Program – ASF Seed Business 2017 Convention & Training Day

  • Program – ASF Seed Business 2017 Convention & Training Day – Click here (updated 17/08/17)

Sponsorship Opportunities – Be a Sponsor at Seed Business 2017

  • Convention Sponsorship Prospectus 2017 – Click here (updated 10/07/17)

The ASF is pleased to announce Seed Business 2017 is to be held at the Stamford Plaza Adelaide, South Australia from 22-24 August 2017 (inclusive).

Monday 21 August 2017

The ASF will be holding a Seed Testing, Sampling & Certification workshop on Monday 21st August held offsite at Seed Services Australia. There will be a lunch from 12.30pm with the workshop running from 1.00pm – 4.00pm ending with a seed laboratory tour.

The workshop will be more interactive and hands-on in providing in-depth training on seed testing, sampling and certification including how different tests are performed and how the results relate to actual seed analysis certificates. Delegates who register for this workshop will need to make their own way to the venue in time for the workshop to begin. Note: These topics will not be covered in the Seed Industry Training Day.

Tuesday 22 August 2017

The ASF will be running a Seed Industry Training Day on Tuesday 22nd August including a Trade Exhibition. Registration will open from 8.30am with the day running until 2.30pm. There will be Ten Pin Bowling afterwards for those that wish to take part in this fun activity and mingle with other members and colleagues; followed by the Welcome Drinks Function held at the Stamford Plaza – La Boca Restaurant from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

ASA Seed Samplers Course run by Seed Services Australia

In-addition to the ASF Seed Industry Training Day, Seed Services Australia will be running the Australian Seeds Authority (ASA) Seed Sampler Course for members wanting to obtain a qualification in seed sampling. This course will be run from 9.30am – 4.30pm (attendees to arrive at 9.15am) and will include theory and practical exams. Maximum number of attendees = 20. Price per person = $275 including GST which includes catering, all training materials and a Certificate of Authorisation (if successful in passing). Payment will be made direct to Seed Services Australia. Delegates who wish to take part in this course need to register separately by the attached ASA Seed Sampler Course Registration Form and send to Aaron Keane by email to Aaron.Keane@sa.gov.au or phone on 08 8303 9637. Registrations close on Tuesday 1st August 2017.

Wednesday 23 & Thursday 24 August 2017

Convention Registration will commence on Wednesday 23rd August from 8.30am with Convention sessions including the Trade Exhibition. The day will end with a Gala Dinner to be held at the iconic Adelaide Oval with a special guest appearance from David Parkin OAM who is sure to provide an entertaining evening. The dinner this year is AFL themed so please dress in your best AFL colours or team who you support.

Thursday 24th August will see the last day of Convention with group plenary sessions and the Trade Exhibition ending at 4.30pm. The Partners Program this year will be an exquisite Adelaide High Tea experience at the Stamford Plaza hotel.

Information about the Social Functions are included in the ‘Registration Information Document’ along with the Partners Program and Friday McLaren Vale Wine Tour. 

For any enquiries about the ASF Seed Business 2017 Convention, Training Day, Seed Testing and Certification Workshop or ASA Seed Samplers Course please contact the ASF on 02 6282 6822 or email enquiry@asf.asn.au

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

Seed Business 2012 Convention

The 2012 Seed Business Convention attracted a record attendance of more than 135 delegates, partners, and sponsors to the InterContinental Adelaide, South Australia. It was great to see such a strong attendance to this year’s Convention where delegates participated in hot topics and discussions on ‘Shaping Tomorrow’s Future Today’ for the Australia seed and agricultural industry.

    –   Full article ⇒ Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2012 Convention & Welcome Drinks Photos  Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2012 Convention Dinner Photos  Click Here

    –   Seed Business 2012 Barefoot Social Bowls Photos  coming soon