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The Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) Symposium heads to Cairns

Publication date: 17 January 2024

Registrations have opened for the Plant Biosecurity Research Initiative (PBRI) Symposium, a showcase of Research, Development, and Extension (RD&E) supported by the PBRI member organisations and partners.

The Symposium will be held in sunny Cairns, at the world class Cairns Convention Centre on May 8 and 9, 2024. Register here.

An extensive range of presenters from Australia and New Zealand will provide their insights and latest research on protecting our plant production systems and surrounding environment from biosecurity threats.

This biannual Symposium continues to highlight the importance of collaborating across industries to achieve improved biosecurity, through better coordination of research investment. The PBRI extends this approach by working with MOU partners such as BetterBorderBiosecurity NZ, Euphresco, ACIAR, Plant Health Committee and Plant Health Australia, who will also feature in the program.

The PBRI members and partners have coordinated and co-invested in $64 million of cross-industry RD&E protecting Australia’s plant industries worth $43.8 billion.

Celebrating the International Day of Plant Health, the Symposium program will include industry keynotes, First Nation biosecurity engagement, plant industry panels, presentations from the biosecurity research community and more.

This year we will hold a Plant Health Student Network networking event, a poster session and exhibition booths will be available.

Further details on registration, accommodation and poster abstract submission can be found here.

We look forward to seeing you in Cairns. 

Do not miss out on registering, as we have limited tickets available.