Preparations are in full swing for LambEx 2020 with the Melbourne Showgrounds announced today as the host venue for the July 1-3, 2020, event.
LambEx 2020 will be the first time that Australia's premier sheep and wool conference will be held in the Victorian capital.
It will be hosted at the Melbourne Showgrounds' new, state-of-the-art, multi-million dollar conference facility - and will be one of the first livestock events held in the new space. The exhibition area offers a huge 10,000 square metres of display space.
LambEx 2020 Conference Chair Georgina Gubbins says she is looking forward to showcasing the best of Victoria's sheep and wool industry, alongside the latest technology and innovations.
She says the Melbourne location will bring the sheep production industry to one of Australia's largest metropolitan consumer bases.
"Victoria is one of the largest lamb producing states in Australia and we have many specialist, progressive lamb producers. In 2017-18 Victoria achieved 49.6 percent of lamb production in Australia, the highest of all the states," Ms Gubbins said.
"LambEx is an exciting opportunity for everyone involved in the supply chain, from producers to researchers, processors, consultants, agribusiness professionals, food service providers and more, to network and be at the forefront of industry.
"LambEx encourages producers to operate best practice businesses that will grow supply while achieving consumer quality expectations, driving the future profitability and sustainability of the industry.
"While it's still early in the planning stages we are planning on building on the success of recent years, and will be targeting a new LambEx record of more than 1200 local, national and international delegates.
"I encourage everyone to make sure they 'Save the date' and come to LambEx 2020 on July 1-3!"