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PPPE Wins Aussie Government Major Events Grant

by 5m Editor
27 April 2010, at 7:41am

AUSTRALIA - Pan Pacific Pork Expo (PPPE), the Australian pork industry’s major show case event has been awarded an Australian Government grant of $76,000, through the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) - Promoting Australian Produce (Major Events) programme.

PPPE Chairman Dr Robert Van Barneveld said this injection of grant money is a tremendous and welcome boost to the event this year. It will enable the PPPE Committee to sponsor more producers to attend the event, attract a high calibre of speakers, especially from overseas and ensure the high quality of activities scheduled for the event occur.

“PPPE runs every second year and this year it is being held on the 16 and 17 June at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. The major sponsorship partners for the event are Australian Pork Limited (APL) and the Pork Cooperative Research Centre (CRC). This injection of funds will certainly ensure the event runs to its full potential“.

Dr van Barneveld said this year’s PPPE, themed “Next Generation Pork – Finding the Balance“, will provide APL and Pork CRC with a platform to highlight a range of research and development achievements arising out of the excellent work conducted by both organisations on behalf of Australian pork producers. This year, in particular, is critical for rural research and development in Australia with the Productivity Commission Inquiry and the rebid for government funding for continuation of the Pork CRC, all high on the agenda.

“The PPPE Committee would like to take the opportunity of thanking the Australian Government and in particular The Promoting Australian Produce (Major Events) programme for supporting this event“.

All exhibition spaces and sponsorship for this year have sold out and registrations to attend are starting to steadily flow in. If you are a member of APL you can apply for travel and accommodation assistance to this year’s event. The Travel and Accommodation Funding application will be forwarded to APL members once APL has received your PPPE registration.

APL members are entitled to sponsorship of one person per membership. On the east coast this includes accommodation for one night to the value of $220, flights to and from the event and mileage of up to 400 kilometres. Those members travelling from the west are entitled to two nights’ accommodation plus the travel package. Sponsorship spaces are limited so don’t leave registration until the last minute.