MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA — The Australian Grains Industry Conference (AGIC) will host a virtual conference on July 30 focused on “Resilience and Reinvention.”

The conference is being held by the Grain Trade Australia, Pulse Australia and the Australian Oilseeds Federation.

Due to the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, many milling and grain industry events were canceled or postponed. The AGIC decided to move forward and implement a virtual show format.

“With travel restrictions in place across the country and globe, this year instead of coming to us for the Australian Grains Industry Conference, we’re coming directly to you,” said Pat O’Shannassy, chief executive officer of Grain Trade Australia. “Like others, we carefully considered whether we should be canceling or postponing but, ultimately, decided that the way AGIC brings together our industry and its people was just too important to miss right now.”

The AGIC program will show how businesses around the world are responding to current COVID-19 challenges, climate change, brought new advances in technology, sustainability, and trade relations. It will include keynote presentations, panel discussions and curated workshops from local and international experts.

“One of the advantages of this year’s AGIC being online is that it will be even more accessible for multiple members of the same company to attend and get involved,” O’Shannassy said. “Delegates can also come and go as they please throughout the day, attending speakers sessions that interest them in the auditorium, dropping by the exhibitor hall to chat with reps real-time and striking up conversations in the network hub, weaving it all in around their work day as needed and of course still access the content for 30 days afterward.”

Early bird registration is now open for the AGIC 2020 live virtual conference, which includes access for 30 days after the event. Re-watch speaker sessions, watch sessions attendees may have missed, download resources and more.

To register or for more information visit the conference website.

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