What’s different or proposed at LambEx 2020?

Welcome Festival

Melbourne’s reputation for street food and home-grown musicians will be brought to LambEx at the conference’s social opening function. Food vans, local artists and 1000 plus delegates from along the supply chain gathering at the LambEx Welcome Festival –  be part of the 2020 conference excitement with an industry catch up!

Grandslamb Dinner

The LambEx conference dinner will be a true celebration of Australia’s sheep and lamb industry with entertainment and great lamb. This event is the conference’s key social function where delegates let their hair down, offer as a reward to their staff and this year, will be encouraged to invite a metro-based friend to celebrate our industry too. Memorable occasions such as the GrandsLamb Dinner are always remembered long after the conference has ended.

Producer Ag-Vocacy Workshop

At its core, LambEx is a capacity building conference for producers. As such, the 2020 Organising Committee is seeking additional opportunities to equip producers to engage with industry and the consumer. It’s proposed that a producer workshop is held in the day/s prior to LambEx to provide targeted training on value-based communication, key messages, online marketing and responding to differing opinions. LambEx invites your organisation to partner with us to equip producers to share their story about the sheep and lamb industry.

(PS: if you’re a producer and would love this idea to get off the ground, please help us find an organisation who will sponsor it!)

Pre-Dinner Drinks

The pre-dinner drinks to the LambEx GrandsLamb Dinner, will officially get the party started! For the hour immediately prior to the dinner, delegates will gather for a drink in anticipation of the night to come. This year, the drinks will be served in the exhibition area. 

TechTalks

The Organising Committee calls for expressions of interest to participate in LambEx’s first ever TechTalks. Set in the exhibition on Wednesday afternoon, a series of pop up stages will come alive as organisations present their latest innovation in research, service or product in a TechTalk.

Building on the previously held breakfast seminars, each TechTalk will be integrated into the final LambEx program and advertised through LambEx channels to extend the reach beyond the LambEx exhibition. The Organising Committee invites organisations to submit an expression of interest outlining what delegates will take home from the 10 minute TechTalk.

TechTalks are encouraged across the following themes: eID, business development, health / welfare, pasture / grazing, soils, mixed systems, genetics, technology / PA / sensors, wool, product development, agtech / connectivity, handling / equipment, sustainable ag / land management, nutrition.

Young Guns

Building on the success of the previous year’s competition, Young Guns 2020 seeks to find Australia’s next Lamb Leader. The aim of the LambEx 2020 Young Guns competition is to recognise and encourage young and upcoming industry professionals, producers and scientists to consider a future or ongoing career in the Australian lamb industry. This year, the Young Guns competition will provide greater assistance to support the finalists to develop their communication and networking skills and
build industry contacts.

Exhibition

The exhibition is the heart of LambEx! All catering breaks and social networking events commence among the trade area to increase visibility of for businesses and access for delegates.  Further to this, LambEx will now commence earlier on Wednesday to provide additional focused time for delegates to connect with the trade area. In what’s set to be the largest exhibition in LambEx history, we are encouraging all businesses to consider taking a display and delegates to note the earlier arrival time!

Read more about the LambEx 2020 exhibition opportunities here.