The Conference theme is ‘Going Global’. The Australian sugar industry has been a world price exposed industry for many years, so has been ‘global’ in that context. The global boom in mining has impacted the skill resources in the sugar industry. Opportunities are emerging in terms of international ownership, global information sharing, overseas skills and products. Going Global for the Australian Sugar industry is more about responding to what is happening around us rather than a direction that we, the sugar industry, is actively pursuing. The aim of this conference is to attract technical papers with an underlying theme of Going Global. The format for this Conference is a three day event.
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