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The official Opening Session of the 42nd ASSCT Conference will be held at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sports & Convention Centre, (BMSCC), 1 Civic Ave, Bundaberg West, Qld on Wednesday 22nd April 2020. All General, Manufacturing and Agricultural sessions will follow at the same site, concluding after the tours on Friday 24th April 2020.

The welcoming function will be held the evening before the official opening, commencing at 5pm (Tuesday 21st April) at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sports & Convention Centre.

Sugar Tuesday will be held on Tuesday (21 April), Happy Hour on Wednesday evening (22 April) and the Conference Dinner and Awards Presentation on Thursday night (23 April). The AGM and Conference Tours will be held on Friday (24 April).

Conference registration is only available online, please visit https://www.assct.com.au/conference-membership to register.

Download the Conference Brochure here.


The annual ASSCT Conference is the premier technical and professional event of the Australian sugar industry, and the 2020 conference in Bundaberg is celebrating the theme of Smart Science and Innovation. I encourage everyone to attend and use this opportunity to collaborate, think outside the square and hopefully by the end of the conference some new ideas and directions will be forged for the industry.

Our Keynote speaker is Mr Richard Heath, Executive director of the Australian Farm Institute, Director of the GRDC and former director Nuffield Australia Farming Scholars. Mr Heath is passionate about advancing the Australian agriculture industry and ensuring it stays profitable, sustainable, and competitive in the new global “smart” agriculture space.

Bundaberg will be the venue for the 2020 Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologists (ASSCT) Conference.  Sugar week (including the ASSCT Conference) will run from Tuesday 21st April to Friday 24th April 2020 at the Bundaberg Multiplex Sports & Convention Centre, Bundaberg, Queensland.