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ABIC 2015
September 7 - 9, Melbourne Australia

Forge new international connections at ABIC 2015 
Connect, learn and share with like-minded professionals at ABIC 2015. With over 25 international speakers and over 60% of registered delegates from overseas, the ABIC 2015 conference is the perfect opportunity to meet with professionals from around the world.

Networking Opportunities Include:  
  • AgriBio Centre Tour: AgriBio is home to 400 scientists who undertake research in gene discoveries in major plant and animal species and accelerated precision breeding technologies, as  well as in diagnosis and control of plant and animal pests and diseases.
  • ABIC 2015 Welcome Reception, supported by Ag-West Bio: Kick off celebrations on Monday evening. It's the first opportunity for exhibitors, delegates and speakers to build networks, in a relaxed cocktail-style event.
  • ABIC 2015 Conference Dinner, supported by Monsanto: The highlight of the conference, join colleagues to celebrate the AgriBiotech industry.
  • ABIC 2015 Partnering: request and schedule 30 minute meetings with other ABIC attendees through the AusPartnering system and meet in a dedicated partnering area.
Plenary: Accelerating AgTech Business 
Michael Raymont is the Founding and Managing Partner of Verdex Capital, a venture capital group focused on Agriculture Technology (Ag Tech) investments. Key areas for investment include technologies which increase yields in plants and animals, as well as other technologies designed to improve the efficiency of farming, biological control agents (pesticides, herbicides from natural sources), reducing product spoilage.
Michael is also the CEO of AVAC Ltd., an investment company with over 16 years of experience in financing early-stage innovative business opportunities and providing both capital and other value-added services to grow commercial business successes.
Michael will join ABIC 2015 as a plenary speaker on Wednesday 9 September from 9.00 -10.00am to discuss how to Accelerate AgTech Business.

View the full program here.

Student Programs
Supported by La Trobe University
Student Poster Award
We invite graduate students to submit an abstract via the online portal. Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel and shortlisted abstracts will be chosen to be included in the poster display at the conference. Please note, although supported by La Trobe University this program is open to all students. For further information and to apply click here.
Student Volunteer Program
Applications are now open for student volunteers to participate at ABIC 2015. For further information
and to apply click here. Applications close on
Friday 17 July 2015.
Click here to visit the ABIC 2015 website
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