Be recognised as a key supporter of Agronomy

2017 provides your organisation with an opportunity to partner with Agronomy Australia in supporting attendance of, and presentations by, international and national experts at the Australian Agronomy Conference.

Have your company name and staff in front of 300 agronomists from Australia and New Zealand in September 2017 and help shape the future of Australian Agronomy.

Please contact Dr Chris Korte, President or Mrs Linda Bennison, Executive Officer for further details:

Shape the Future of Agronomy

Agronomy Australia is wishing to forge long term relationships with key industry partners and welcomes organisations with a shared vision of improving productivity and sustainability in Australia as partners and sponsors.

Agronomy Australia is the peak body in Australia for Agronomists. Members are from across Australia with 40% working in Universities, 45% in Government and Research organisations and 15% in private industry. Forty percent of members have a doctorate qualification and the gender balance is two thirds male and one third female. There is one membership category available and students are encouraged to join with financial support provided on a competitive basis to assist students attend the national conference.

The Agronomy Australia national conference is the meeting place for Agronomists; it supports research and the community of Agronomists by connecting Agronomy communities across Australia to each other.

Conference Partner $30,000*

Becoming a Conference Partner gives your organisation the opportunity to develop an ongoing relationship with the Conference delegates and Society members. The package is designed to give organisations a strong presence at the Conference and continue the relationship between conferences.

  • Acknowledgment as a Conference Partner in all pre – and during Conference printed material
  • Banners displayed during the Conference: In each session room and the entry foyer (supplied by the sponsor)
  • Sponsored conference session, including a presentation to delegates
  • Session chairing of a sponsored conference session
  • Header and sponsors page in the Conference Proceedings and Field Tour handbook
  • Dedicated company page on the conference website
  • Ten complimentary registrations including social functions
  • Exhibition booth in a preferred, high profile position
  • Logo printed in the Pocket Program
  • Logo displayed on the sponsor’s slide, displayed at the opening and closing of all sessions
  • Logo displayed on the Conference website
  • A hyperlink from the Conference website
  • Access to the delegate list

Silver Sponsor $7,500*

  • Acknowledgment as a Silver Sponsor
  • Two complimentary registration including social functions
  • One Exhibition booth
  • Logo displayed on the sponsor’s slide
  • Logo displayed on the Conference website
  • A hyperlink from the Conference website
  • Sponsors page in the Conference Proceedings
  • Access to the delegate list

Gold Sponsor $15,000*

Gold sponsorship allows you to value-add your exhibition at the Conference by accruing a range of branding and advertising benefits.

  • Acknowledgment as a Gold Sponsor in all pre – and during Conference
    printed material
  • Banners displayed during the Conference: In the sponsored session room and at the conference dinner (supplied by the sponsor)
  • Presentation to delegates at the Conference Dinner (this is available to more than one gold sponsor)
  • Session chairing of a sponsored conference session
  • Sponsors page in the Conference Proceedings
  • Advertising on the sponsors page on the conference website
  • Five complimentary registrations including social functions
  • Exhibition booth in a preferred, prominent position
  • Logo displayed on the sponsor’s slide, displayed at the opening and closing of the sponsored session
  • A hyperlink from the Conference website
  • Access to the delegate list

Field Trip Sponsor $2,500*

  • Acknowledgment as the Field Trip Sponsor
  • Banner displayed in the catering area
  • Logo displayed on the Conference website
  • A hyperlink from the Conference website
  • Sponsors page and Field Trip page in the Conference Proceedings
  • Access to the delegate list

Sponsorship Packages

* Indicates sponsorship packages that are not exclusive.

Exhibition Floor Plan

Agronomy - Mercure Ballarat Floor Plan

Exhibitor $2,500*

  • 3m x 1m booth structure
  • Power
  • Lighting
  • 2 x registrations to the conference, including the Welcome Reception
  • Logo & hyperlink displayed on the conference website
  • Logo displayed on the exhibitors slide
  • Access to the delegate list

Booth Organisation
01 The Australian Agronomist Magazine
02 International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)
03 Grain & Research Development Corporation (GRDC)
04 Omnia Nutriology
05 AW Howard Memorial Trust
06 Agriculture Victoria
07 Valley Seeds
08 Incitec Pivot & Nutrient Advantage Coffee Cart

Terms and Conditions for Sponsors and Exhibitors

Bookings & Payments

Acceptance of Terms and Conditions
Conference Design Pty Ltd, members of the Organising Committee and the Host Organisation are collectively referred to as The Organisers.

The Organisation listed on the sponsorship and exhibition application will be referred to as your Organisation or collectively as sponsors and exhibitors.

By returning a Sponsorship and Exhibition Booking Form you are accepting these terms and conditions.

Acceptance of Applications
Conference Design will issue a Tax Invoice once a Sponsorship and Exhibition application has been accepted.

Any advertising is not an offer capable of acceptance. The Organisers reserve the right to decline any sponsorship and exhibition application.

All costs are inclusive of GST and listed in Australian Dollars.

Payment is required within 14 days of us issuing your Tax Invoice to confirm your application.

Sponsorship and exhibition entitlements, including the allocation of exhibition space, do not commence until payment has been received.

Cancellation of Sponsorship and Exhibition Bookings
Once a sponsorship and exhibition application has been accepted all payments are non-refundable. If you are no longer able to attend the conference please contact Conference Design to discuss your participation.

Cancellation or Postponement of the Conference
The Organisers do not accept any liability for losses incurred if the conference is cancelled or postponed due to an event that renders proceedings with the meeting inadvisable, illegal, impracticable or impossible.

If the conference is cancelled or postponed refunds will not be issued but available funds will be credited towards the rescheduled conference.

An unforeseen event could include, but is not limited to, an infectious disease outbreak; industrial disruptions; service provider failures; governmental restrictions or regulations; war or apparent act of war; terrorism or apparent act of terrorism; disaster; civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension or restriction on transportation; or any other emergency.

General Information

Disclaimer and Changes
Every effort has been made to present all the information accurately, however no liability is accepted for any inaccuracy and the Organisers reserve the right to change any published information.

The Organisers reserve the right to amend, update or delete sponsorship and exhibition packages and the exhibition floor plan.

Exhibition Floor Plan
The exhibition floor plan is subject to change without notice. The floor plan is not to an exact scale, but accurately represents the position and sizes of exhibition spaces.

When booking please appoint a single point of contact within your Organisation. All bookings will be recorded under the one name and all correspondence will be sent to this person.

Allocation of Exhibition Spaces
Conference Design will allocate exhibition spaces after taking into account each organisation’s sponsorship, the date of application, preferences, proximity to competitors and any other matters deemed relevant.

All sponsors and exhibitors must have adequate insurance for the period of the conference, including public and products liability cover and professional indemnity insurance. We may request a certificate of currency.

Your Organisation shall indemnify and hold harmless the Organisers for any loss, damage to property or injury to persons suffered as a result of your participation in the conference, except where the Organisers are found to be negligent.

Supply of Goods and Services
The supply of any goods, services, samples or advice is entirely at your Organisation’s own risk.

During the Conference

Bump in details to be confirmed.

Late and missing deliveries are the main concern for sponsors and exhibitors during the conference.

Please use the specified delivery labels and confirm with your courier the consignment has actually been made.

When you arrive on site have the courier name, the consignment numbers and the delivery date available.

No valuable items should be left unattended at your exhibition at any time and especially not overnight. No responsibility is accepted for any loss or damage to equipment and display materials.

Anyone from your Organisation attending the conference or guests you wish to invite to the conference must register with Conference Design before the conference. An official name badge will be required to access the meeting and exhibition area.

Custom Stands
All custom stands must fit within the purchased exhibition space. Custom stands must not exceed 4.0 metres high. If you have any questions please email us a floor plan and elevations of your proposed stand.

Delegate List
Due to privacy requirements the delegate list will be supplied on the Conference App at the time of the conference and will include name, organisation and state.

Interactive Exhibitions
Whilst we encourage you to develop entertaining and interactive displays to attract delegates, please be mindful not to disturb other exhibitors or delegates.

There is limited storage space on site for exhibition equipment or packaging.

Signage at the Venue
The venue doesn’t allow any signage to be fixed to walls or other surfaces. Your signage should be free standing to allow for easy placement and should be contained with your exhibition space.

Dismantling Displays
Due to safety requirements you will not be able to dismantle your display before the published closing time.

Damage to the Venue
Your Organisation shall indemnify the Organisers from all liability for damage to the venue deemed to have been caused by your staff, contractors, agents or guests. The cost of repairs will be the sole responsibility of your Organisation.


The Australian Society of Agronomy is the professional body for agronomists in Australia. It has approximately 500 active members drawn from government, universities, research organisations and the private sector.

Photo Credits

David Marland Photography Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, Charles Sturt University

Conference Managers

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