Forum to help Burdekin growers progress to being export ready

An export forum to be held in Ayr this May 4 aims to get Burdekin growers thinking about opportunities to export their produce into lucrative international markets.

Following Burdekin Shire Council’s participation in last year’s Singapore Insights delegation, led by Townsville Enterprise Limited (TEL), the 2018 Burdekin Export Forum will provide growers with the latest information on emerging markets, international opportunities and supply chains.

Burdekin Shire Council Mayor Lyn McLaughlin said mango producer Manbulloo and Achacha Fruit Plantation were two Burdekin businesses already exporting their products into markets around the world.

“We’ll be hearing from Marie Piccone from Manbulloo and Bruce and Helen Hill from Achacha Fruit Plantation, who will share the stories of their journeys to export with the audience,” Cr McLaughlin said.

“We’ll also have speakers represented from across government, transport, business and agriculture.

“Council is very keen to work with local growers to explore exporting opportunities to support diversification of the local agriculture and horticulture industries. The forum will provide growers with the information needed to progress to being export ready.”

Cr McLaughlin said case studies from local and Queensland businesses would be presented to provide growers with practical insights into doing business internationally.

“The forum is also an opportunity to network, interact and learn from each other and from trade and investment service providers,” Cr McLaughlin said.

The forum will be held at Burdekin Theatre from 8.30am to 4.30pm on Friday 4 May. Cost is $40 per person.

To register or for more information please ‘click here’ .

Contact Eliza Lovell or Lucy Poppi at Council for further details by calling (07) 4783 9800 or email.

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