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Dairy Industry Association of Australia (DIAA) State Conference

The annual DIAA QLD Dairy Products Awards is an excellent opportunity for members to recognise excellence in our industry and to network with colleagues. The awards will celebrate the winners of the 2017 DIAA QLD Dairy Product Competition in a formal yet relaxed social atmosphere. The awards will be held as part of the conference lunch and dinner, on 7 July at the RACV Royal Pines Resort.

Venue: RACV Royal Pines Resort Gold Coast, Ross Street, Benowa
Phone: 1800 886 880

Registration Fees
DIAA Member:
Full registration* - $270
Lunch only - $95
Dinner only - $160

Full registration* - $360
Lunch only - $110
Dinner only - $195

*Full registration includes conference session, conference lunch and dinner

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Your conference registration will be acknowledged by e-mail immediately upon receipt of payment with a tax invoice. When you arrive at the conference venue, you will receive your name badge, the final program and a conference satchel.

Cancellations requests must be made in writing to the DIAA. Cancellations received before 30 June 2017 will incur a $100 cancellation fee. There will be no refunds after 30 June 2017, but alternate delegates are welcome.

8:15 am: Registration desk opens
8:45 am: Welcome − DIAA National President, Bill Calder and DIAA QLD President, Allan Box
9:00 am: Dairy Situation and Outlook − Norman Repacholi, Dairy Australia
9:30 am: A Farmer’s Perspective on the Northern Dairy Industry – Eric Danzi, Queesnland Dairfarmers’ Organisation
10:00 am: Dairy Break

10:30 am: Issues with Export to Asia − Paul Lorimer, Parmalat
11:00 am: Toowoomba Development − Steve Laracy, Larpro
11:45 am: DIAA Queensland AGM
12:15 pm: DIAA QLD Dairy Product Awards

1:30 pm: How Safe is Your Data? − Daniel Weis, Penetration Tester and Cyber
Security Expert, Kiandra IT
2:30 pm: Industry 4.0 − Mark Dingley, Matthews Australia
3:00 pm: Dairy Break

3:30 pm: Robotics − Peter Bradbury, ABB Australia
4:00 pm: Innovative Products − Phil Rybinski, Parmalat
4:30 pm: Conference close and happy hour
6 pm: DIAA QLD Dairy Product Awards Dinner

Keynote Speaker - Daniel Weis, Kiandra IT
Daniel is the Lead Penetration Tester and Security Specialist at Kiandra IT. He has more than 17 years of experience in a range of different industries and was one of the first ten people in the world to obtain the Certified Ethical Hacker Version 7 (CEH v7) Certification.