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AUSTRALIAN FLOWER CONFERENCE IS ON SOON.BE THERE..

FLOWER CONFERENCE TO BE HELD IN AUSTRALIA

Flowers 2011 – “Race to the Top”
Tuesday 12th – Thursday 14th July 2011 with an Industry tour on Friday 15th July 2011
Sebel & Citigate King George Square – Brisbane
Queensland is proud to be the host of Flowers 2011 – The Australian Flower Conference.

The conference is designed for both growers and florists and there will be a strong focus on providing attendees with information that has immediate practical and commercial applications for their business.
The conference will commence on Tuesday afternoon with the opening of the Trade Exhibition. In the evening there will be the Welcome Reception.

INVITATION TO FLOWERS 2011
We invite you to join us at Flowers 2011, the premier event for the Australian flower industry, at the Sebel Hotel in King George Square, Brisbane from the 12th – 15th July 2011 to “Race to the Top” of your industry.
The Conference will be a forum for industry members to interact with international & national guest speakers who will be presenting key note sessions and workshops on the latest issues and trends in the industry. A trade exhibition, conference dinner and field tour will also be part of the conference experience.

Earlybird Registration is now open –

Sponsorship & Trade Exhibition Brochure
Sponsorship & Trade Exhibition Registration Form

Please contact the Conference Committee by email faqi@flowersqueensland.asn.au or phone +61 7 3824 9537 for more information.

Conference Program

Conference highlights:
Planning is well underway for Flowers 2011 to be held in Brisbane, Queensland, July 12-15, 2011. An estimated 200 growers, breeders, propagators, wholesalers, importers, exporters, florists, allied traders and stakeholders from across the country and New Zealand are expected to attend.
Flowers 2011 will focus on providing opportunities to explore new practices, ideas, technology, research and the latest floriculture marketing initiatives.
Keynote & International Speaker Highlights:

We are proud to announce Flowers 2011 visiting international speakers.

* George Staby (President of Perishables Research Organisation, USA)
* Andrea Caldecourt (Freelance consultant in public relations & communications. Recent CEO of Flowers & Plants UK)
* Will Healy (Senior Technical and Research Manager at Ball Horticultural Company, USA)
* Frank Scholten (Chrysal International)
* Jaap van Staaveren (Managing Director, United Flower Organisation bv, The Netherlands)

Topic Highlights Include:

* The Flower Industry Today and Tomorrow
* Industry Promotion
* Promotion & Marketing
* Post Harvest Technology
* Profitable Solutions
* Smart Production
* Research & Development

Expected Delegates:
200-250 delegates are expected to attend from a cross section of the industry i.e. growers, florists, wholesalers, importers, marketers, breeders, exporters, researchers and related industry personnel.

The Date:
Tuesday 12th July 2011 – Welcome Reception & Trade Exhibition Preview
Wednesday 13th July 2011 – Conference plenary sessions
Thursday 14th July 2011 – Conference concurrent sessions
Friday 15th July 2011 – Field Tour and workshops

The Venue:
The Sebel & Citigate Hotel, King George Square, Cnr Ann & Roma Streets, Brisbane Queensland 4000. Ph: +61 7 3229 9111
www.mirvachotels.com/citigate-king-george-square-brisbane

*SPECIALS*

GROUP BOOKINGS OFFER
Register two delegates from the same organisation to attend the conference and receive a generous discount on the second delegate.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A FREE TICKET TO FLOWERS 2011?
There are two competitions currently being sponsored by the Australian Flower Industry magazine. Growers click here for more information and Florists click here for more information

REGISTRATION BEFORE 31ST MARCH FOR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
Full Registration – includes Welcome and Trade Preview, conference proceedings for 2 days, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided both days, Conference Dinner and conference material – $445 (Earlybird registration is available until 31st March 2011) or $495 thereafter.
Full Registration for 2nd Delegate (same company) – includes Welcome and Trade Preview, conference proceedings for 2 days, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided both days, Conference Dinner and conference material – $400 (Early bird registration is available until 31st March 2011) or $445 thereafter.
Day Registration – includes conference proceedings for 1 day, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided and conference material – $230 (Early bird registration is available until 31st March 2011) or $250 thereafter.

How to Register:
Click here to register early for great savings on-line
or contact FAQI on T: +61 7 3824 9537 or +61 7 3824 9516
Em: faqi@flowersqueensland.asn.au

Top 5 Reasons To Attend Flowers 2011:

1. Expand your network
2. Gather new ideas
3. Have your say
4. Improve your management & marketing skills
5. Engage with leading industry suppliers

Trade Exhibition:
With approximately 25 exhibitors on site showcasing their products and services for the floriculture industry, the trade show will be an ideal opportunity for you to keep up to date with the latest developments from key suppliers to the industry – ranging from the latest production technology for growers and design elements for florists to specialist advice and services from experts in the field.
Please contact FAQI if you are interested in exhibiting or other sponsorship opportunities faqi@flowersqueensland.asn.au. There are limited opportunities available so please be quick.

Conference Dinner:
A special conference dinner has been arranged for the Wednesday evening. This is a not to be missed event!

Field Tour:
The field tour will include a farm visit and grower and florist workshops. Transport, morning tea and lunch will be provided.

Accommodation Options:

Sebel (5 star)
Rates starting at $200 per night
Bookings can be made via the on-line conference booking website

Citigate (4½ star)
Rates starting at $180 per night
Bookings can be made via the on-line conference booking website

Ibis Hotel (3½ star)
27-35 Turbot Street, Brisbane.
Phone: (+617)32372312
Rates starting at $149 per night
Bookings can be made on-line at http://www.ibishotel.com

Hotel George Williams (3½ star)
317-325 George Street, Brisbane.
Phone: (+61 7) 33080700
Rates starting at $125 per night for a standard room
Booking can be made on-line at http://www.hgw.com.au
Or visit wotif.com for more options.

….so what are you waiting for? Book your seat at Flowers 2011 and catch the early bird special today!

May 4th, 2011
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