AAQ 2017 Conference

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2017 Industry one day conference and dinner

Sponsored by BIG Nutrition

Bringing the worlds best nutrition to Australia & New Zealand aquaculture.


Saturday 12th August 2017

The venue is
Hill Of Promise Winery, 8 Mango Hill Drive, Childers QLD. 4660.
This is a lovely little working winery.
We will be guests of Mary and Terry Byrne. We will have our usual format meeting style
during the day with a return to the winery for an evening meal with a Sicilian flavour and wine tasting.
The area is not heated so make sure you have something warm for this time of year.
A competition will be run for best recipe or dish of jade or silver perch.
The first prize donated by BIG Nutrition www.bignutrition.com.au
$1,000.00 CASH goes to the winner. Plus a trophy and a Hill Of Promise wine prize, donated by Bruce Sambell.
The competition is open to anyone. Entry is free for full members. Entry fee for associate members is $25.00. Non members, $100.00
Registration fees
Full member $95.00 per person
Associate member $140.00 per person
Dinner only (For the partner) $72.00 per person
PLEASE NOTE, a $45.00 late fee must be charged for registrations made after the 4th of August.
Registration essential for catering purposes. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for registration details.
For venue information: www.mangohillcottages.com

 Agenda under construction - subject to changes !!

8.00am – 9.00 am              Registration – coffee/ tea and Hill of Promise  biscuits 


Session 1

9.00 – 9.30             Dr Michael Hutchison Jungle Perch up-date


9.30 -10.00             Erik Poole Sydney Fish Markets, Supply & Business Development Manager

                               Also attending will be the Sydney Fish Markets Sales Development Executive, Andrew Skelly who will be available during breaks.


10.00 - 10.45                 MORNING TEA  break Coffee/tea     2 X choices of Hill Of Promise cake 



10.45                       Mark Oliver  Aquaculture Support Services

                  Mark Oliver representing Condabilla and LMC training has been confirmed and will entertain us with information and advise on “Connecting with Asia”.                   Mark will share some of his own experiences dealing in the Asian market and also the pitfalls to avoid.


11.15                       Rod Cheetham  Hatchery Accreditation audits and other services




12 – 1.30                         LUNCH    Chicken Cacciatore + Salad   


 SESSION 3    

 1.30                    Up-date from Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

2.00                     Scott Bell  Solair Group


 2.30                    15 min ‘Stretch the legs’ break



2.45                       General meeting and AGM Chaired by Bruce Sambell


3.15 – 3.45                     AFTERNOON TEA break Coffee/tea  + Savoury offering Cheese platter

3.45                     Marcell Boaventura from Ridley Aquafeed will up-date us on nutrition advances

CLOSE at about 4.15 until dinner at 6 pm.


6.00 pm     Annual dinner 

Main – Lasagne + vege

Dessert –Sicilian TBA

Punch/ soft drink available for guests not drinking alcohol.

Wine: Sparkling on arrival, wine served to table for main course, liqueur with dessert + Hill Of Promise wine


After dinner presentation by Andrew Bray

From Big Nutrition Australasian Distributors for “EWOS” and “Cargill’ Aqua Feeds. 

Bringing the worlds best nutrition to Australia & New Zealand aquaculture.


AAQ 2017 Inaugural Recipe Competition

$1,000.00 cash prize sponsored by Big Nutrition

Trophy and "BOOZE" donated by Bruce Sambell