The Australian Saleyards Conference

We're excited to announce that tickets for the Australian Saleyards Conference, the first-ever co-hosted by the Australian Livestock Markets Association (ALMA) and the Australian Livestock Saleyards Association (ALSA), are now available for purchase.
 
This conference marks a significant collaboration between the two organisation's dedicated to advancing the Australian saleyard industry.

Attendees can anticipate a program featuring keynote speakers, panel discussions, and interactive sessions covering a wide array of topics relevant to the saleyard community. From market trends and technological innovations to regulatory updates and best practices, this conference aims to provide valuable insights and foster meaningful discussions among industry professionals.


 
 
 
 
There are three (3) ticket options to select from for this year's conference. 
 
Option 1 Ticket Includes:
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | Lunch | 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | ALMA AGM (free for all ALMA financial members to attend) | 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | The Future of Saleyards | 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | Afternoon Tea | 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | Saleyards Managers Meeting 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | Meet & Greet Function | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | The Australian Saleyards Conference | 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Thursday 1 August 2024 | ALSA AGM (for ALSA financial members) | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | Annual Saleyards Industry & Awards Dinner | 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Members $550.00. 🎫 Click here to purchase option 1 tickets.
 
 
Option 2 Ticket Includes:
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | Saleyards managers meeting *if applicable* | 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Wednesday 31 July 2024 | Meet & Greet Function | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | The Australian Saleyards Conference | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | ALSA AGM (for ALSA financial members) | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | Annual Saleyards Industry & Awards Dinner| 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Members $450.00 | Non-Members $510.00 🎫Click here to purchase option 2 tickets

 

Option 3 Ticket Includes:

Thursday 1 August 2024 | The Australian Saleyards Conference | 8:30am - 5:00pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | ALSA AGM (for ALSA financial members) | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Thursday 1 August 2024 | Annual Saleyards Industry & Awards Dinner | 6:30pm - 10:30pm
Members $400.00 | Non-Members $460.00. 🎫 Click here to purchase option 3 tickets

We encourage all interested individuals to secure their tickets promptly to ensure their participation in this landmark event. Join us as we come together to celebrate our dedication to the saleyard industry and chart a course for its continued viability and success.

 

If you prefer to pay for your tickets by invoice, click here to access the booking form. 
Once completed, email to Kylie media@australiansaleyards.com.au and an invoice will be generated and emailed. 
All invoices to be settled prior to16 July 2024 or your registration will be cancelled.

 

  WEDNESDAY 31 JULY 2024

Lunch 12:00pm - 12:30pm- Served in the pre function area ☕🍵 🥖🥯🥗


ALMA AGM 12:30pm - 1:30pm
ALMA AGM All ALMA financial members are warmly invited to attend our AGM. This is a free event, so we hope to see you there!

Room: Woodside 1 + 2


The Future of Saleyards

Join us for this strategic vision workshop as we brainstorm the future. All are welcome!

Room: Woodside 1 + 2


Afternoon Tea 🍵☕3:00pm - 3:30pm

Served in the pre function area


Saleyards Managers Meeting 3:30pm - 4:00pm
All managers are welcome to join us at this meeting! 

Room: Woodside 1 + 2


Meet & Greet Event 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us on the terrace for an evening of camaraderie and connection as we kick off the conference! We will have the drinks chilled and delicious canapes to have while mingling with sponsors and conference delegates. 

  THURSDAY 1 AUGUST

Registrations open 8:00am - 8:30am
Come along to the pre function room before 8:30am to check in and find a seat!


Welcome to the 2024 Australian Saleyards Conference.

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 1 | 8:45am - 9:00am

'Don't Keep It Under Your Hat' initiative with Jason Banks, Co-CEO from Trade Mutt

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 1 | 9:00am - 9:30am

The MLA Transport Hub with Sharon Dundon, Project Manager, Animal Wellbeing RD & A & Alina Hawkins CEO of LRTAV

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 1 | 9:30am - 10:00am

Chain of Responsibility & Code of Practice with Jennifer Rotili, Manager - Codes of Practice | Safety and Productivity - NHVR and Sophie Hyde - Policy Advisor | Standards and Advice

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


Morning Tea 10:00am - 10:30am
Mingle with our sponsors on the terrace and Woodside 1 while enjoying your morning tea. 🍵☕


SESSION 2 | 10:30am - 11:30pm

Strategic Social Media in the Saleyards Sector with Heidi Wright, Director of Wright Social

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 2 | 11:30am - 12:00pm

Harnessing your Software for Saleyard Marketing with Amber Guerini, Marketing Manager from Agrinous

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm


ALSA AGM | 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Members (financial) of ALSA are asked to attend the AGM in the Red Desert Dreaming room.  Once the AGM is completed, ALSA members will re-joining the delegates in Woodside 2+3+4. 

Room: Red Desert Dreaming


SESSION 3 | 1:00pm - 1:30pm

ISC Transit Stock - Tracking and Tracing with Martin Lonergan - Program Manager - Product Strategy from Integrity Systems Company

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 3 | 1:30pm - 1:45pm

Corowa's QR System with David Coppolino and Angela Reidy from the Federation Council

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 3 | 1:45pm - 2:00pm

Transit Stock Systems with Ben Fahy, Manager Livestock Traceability, Chief Veterinary Officer Unit, Biosecurity and Agriculture Services - Agriculture Victoria

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 3 | 2:00pm - 2:30pm

Conditions of Entry to Saleyards. Where do I stand legally? With Nathan Cecil, Partner of Holding Redlich Lawyers

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 3 |2:30pm - 3:00pm

The Renewed Animal Welfare Strategy: Update with Dr Carol Sheridan, Assistant Secretary, Animal Welfare Branch, Plant and Live Animal Exports Division - Department of Agriculture and Fisheries

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


Afternoon Tea 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Mingle with sponsors and delegates on the terrace and Woodside 1 while enjoying your afternoon tea. 🍵☕


SESSION 4 | 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Mastering Grant Applications with Dr Tamara Leahy from Grant Write

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 4 | 4:00 - 4:15pm

Sheep RFID Management in Victoria with Ben Fahy, Manager Livestock Traceability, Chief Veterinary Officer Unit, Biosecurity and Agriculture Services - Agriculture Victoria

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 4 | 4:15pm - 4:30pm

Animal Care and Protection Bill with Kris Duthie, Director, Animals and Agriculture Legislation, Agriculture Victoria

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


SESSION 4 | 4:30pm - 5:00pm

Market Predictions with Olivia Agar, Markets Insights Lead from Mecardo

Room: Woodside 2+3+4


End of Day

Annual Saleyards & Awards Dinner | 6:30pm - 10:30pm

Join us for our Annual Saleyards & Awards Dinner, an evening dedicated to good food, great company, and celebration.
 🍴 Three-Course Meal: Indulge in a three-course dining experience featuring a selection of dishes prepared by the Pan Pacific chefs.
🍷 Beverages: Enjoy a selection of beverages, including wines, beers, and soft drinks.

Room: Woodside 2+3+4

** please note that these are approximate times for each session and are subject to change

 

The only 5-star hotel directly connected to the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Pan Pacific Melbourne offers guests 396 sophisticated and spacious rooms featuring floor-to-ceiling windows and unrestricted views of Melbourne city or bay. Situated on the banks of the Yarra River in the iconic South Wharf precinct, the hotel is the perfect base to discover the vibrant city of Melbourne, with premium shopping, dining, and entertainment options all located on the doorstep.

To access the special room rate provided by the Pan Pacific for delegates of the Australian Saleyards Conference, Australian Saleyards Conference Accommodation - Learn about the event and search for hotels (passkey.com) Please be aware that the availability of rooms at this discounted rate is limited.

 


For your convenience, here is a list of alternative accommodation options that may interest delegates. Feel free to explore these options to find the accommodation that best suits your preferences and needs.

Novotel Melbourne South Wharf
7 Convention Centre Place South Wharf | (03) 9058 0444
Novotel South Wharf Hotel | Southbank Hotels | Accorhotels - ALL

Crown Metropol
8 Whiteman Street Southbank | (03) 9292 6211
Crown Metropol Melbourne | Modern Hotel in Southbank (crownhotels.com.au)

Crowne Plaza Melbourne
1-5 Spencer Street Docklands | (03) 9648 2777
Crowne Plaza Melbourne - Melbourne, Australia (ihg.com)

Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank
35-47 City Road Melbourne | 1800 007 697
Holiday Inn Express Melbourne Southbank - Melbourne, (ihg.com)

Oakwood Premier Melbourne
202 Normanby Road Southbank | (03) 9087 3400
Serviced Apartments Melbourne | Oakwood Premier Melbourne (discoverasr.com)

AC Hotel by Marriott Melbourne Southbank
201 Normanby Road SouthBank | (03) 9121 0000
AC Hotel Melbourne Southbank (marriott.com)

Crown Promenade Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street Southbank | (03) 9292 6688
Crown Promenade Melbourne | Stylish Hotel in Melbourne (crownhotels.com.au)

Crown Towers Melbourne
8 Whiteman Street Southbank | (03) 9292 6868
Crown Towers Melbourne | Luxury Hotel in Melbourne (crownhotels.com.au)

Updates will be emailed, posted to our socials and website.  Feel free to reach out to Kylie from ALMA for any queries you may have M| 0428 760 173 or email media@australiansaleyards.com.au

 

A special shout-out to our conference partners whose contributions have played an instrumental role in bringing the Australian Saleyards Conference to fruition. Thank you for your support and dedication to the industry.

 

 

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