To be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre, 8-10 May 2019, it brings together a host of well-regarded speakers, local and international members and affiliated businesses to build on the integrity of the Wagyu breed, genetics, brands and reputation. The breadth of presentations covers tools for breeding, feedlot know-how, maximising the production systems and, in acknowledgement of the Association’s 30-year history we hear from industry leaders of their experiences from the early days to now.
To cap off the event, the Welcome Dinner, Gala Dinner and Elite Wagyu Sale represent opportunities to network with peers and industry, be part of the Branded Beef Competition winner announcement and potentially secure the highest level of Wagyu genetics.
The optional Conference Tour ( 11-12 May 2019) of Wagyu properties in South Australia and Victoria will give the opportunity to see first-hand the unique production systems that operate in temperate climates. Mayura Station, (South Australia) and Sher Wagyu (Victoria) both operate fullblood vertically integrated systems and brands that have both had award-winning recognition in Australia and abroad.
The full conference package includes:
Member registration – $880
Non-member registration – $990
A $110 early bird discount applies to registrations received and paid by Friday 22 March 2019, reducing the registration fee to:
Member registration – $770
Non-member registration – $890
A $110 discount applies if you register three or more delegates from the same organisation
Group registration discount (applies to all members of the group) – $770 per delegate
Please note: the group rate applies right up until the conference and does not increase after early bird close.
Day registrations will be accepted for either the Wednesday, Thursday or Friday of the conference. This charge does not include evening functions however these may be purchased at the nominated rates.
Day registration includes:
Member registration – $400/day
Non member registration – $475/day
The tour price includes coach transport for the 2 days, overnight accommodation in Mount Gambier region on Saturday night, breakfast Sunday, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea each day and dinner and drinks on Saturday night.
Tullamarine Airport Melbourne on Sunday evening at approximately 6pm. You must arrange your own travel and or accommodation on Sunday evening. Frequent (every 15 minutes) public coach shuttle runs from Tullamarine to Melbourne CBD for approximately $15.
$500 per person – double/twin accommodation (2 people in a room)
$550 per person – single accommodation (1 person in a room)
$600 per person – double/twin accommodation (2 people in a room)
$650 per person – single accommodation (1 person in a room)
For partners, guests OR day registrants
Welcome Function Dinner
Wednesday 8 May 2019, 6.30pm to 10pm to be held at the Adelaide Oval.
The function includes a BBQ dinner and drinks (is considered to be a casual stand up dinner). Dress for the Welcome Function is smart casual.
One Welcome Function dinner ticket is included in a full conference registration. Additional tickets may be purchased for accompanying guests:
Members – $120/person
Non-members – $170/person
Conference Gala Dinner
Thursday 9 May 2019, 7.30pm – 11.30pm to be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre
The dinner includes a three-course dinner, drinks and entertainment. Dress for the Conference Dinner is semi-formal.
One Conference Gala Dinner ticket is included in a full conference registration. Additional tickets may be purchased for accompanying guests:
Members – $165/person
Non-members – $220/person
To register for this event, please select the ‘Create a new user account‘. This login is unique to the 2019 Wagyu Edge Conference & Tour – the password you select can be the same as your AWA password but please note, if you have not registered for this event as yet, you must first create a new account to proceed with your booking.
You can manage your registration, update your details or check your booking at any time by logging in with your email and new password. Click here if you need any further help with your booking.
To enable the Member discounted registration rate, you will need to enter your Member Ident at the time of completing the registration form.
A full refund, less a $150 cancellation fee, will be made on any cancellations received by Monday 1 April 2019. No refunds will be issued for any registration cancellations made after April 1, although substitutions of delegates will be accepted. All cancellations must be made in writing to the conference coordinator.
Every effort is made to ensure that the contents of this registration brochure are correct. The organisers retain the right to make changes where necessary. The Australian Wagyu Association and the conference coordinators, Countrywide Conference and Event Management, will not accept liability for any damages of any nature sustained by participants or their accompanying persons or loss or damage to their personal property for the duration of the conference and tour.
Condition of Entry
It is a condition of entry that no delegate may disrupt the order of events or intent of the program. Anyone considered to be disturbing the program intent will be asked to leave. Only pamphlets and brochures approved by the event organisers may be distributed.