Registrations are now open for the National Fruit Fly Symposium, taking place from 20 – 21 July 2023 at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide, South Australia.
This is the first face-to-face symposium since the fruit fly system community last gathered in 2018. The Symposium theme is: ‘The view over the horizon’, and it will take stock of progress against the National Fruit Fly Strategy to-date and build a collective view of future opportunities.
The two-day symposium will provide an opportunity to listen, engage and contribute to our collective fruit fly future.
Day one will explore the fruit fly system and the all-important trade implications and opportunities.
Day two will comprise a series of workshops around issues including Area Wide Management and SIT, systems-based approaches, as well as extension and engagement, including social research. The workshops are designed to provide an update on past and current work, draw on successful and practical approaches, look at case studies both locally and internationally, and explore future opportunities and priorities to enable us to chart a path and identify the role of each component within the system.
The NFFC is also delighted to announce the key participants presenting at the Symposium: John Webster, NFFC Chair; Dr Lloyd Klumpp, Inspector General of Biosecurity; Prof David Hughes, Emeritus Professor of Food Marketing at the Imperial College of London; Dr Claire Naughtin, CSIRO; Dr Penny Measham, Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries; Dr Rieks van Klinken, CSIRO; Kevin Bodnaruk, AKC Consulting. The sessions will be facilitated by Rebecca Lang who specialises in designing and delivering engagement initiatives with people from the community, industry and government.
Hort Innovation is the Platinum Sponsor of the National Fruit Fly Symposium.