The ICAC 78th Plenary Meeting is proudly sponsored by:

Brisbane Marketing, the city’s economic development board, has a vital role in creating jobs and enhancing the lifestyle of those who call the Brisbane region home.  Brisbane Marketing is responsible for shaping the future of Australia’s new world city and producing sustainable economic outcomes by capitalising on Brisbane’s competitive strengths. Raising awareness of Queensland’s capital, creating demand for the region, attracting visitors, students and investment and developing industries are part of its portfolio. Brisbane Marketing, backed by Brisbane City Council, celebrates and promotes Brisbane’s unique advantages, positions the city on the world stage and connects local enterprise with opportunities for success.

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ProClass is Australia’s leading cotton classing operation. Fully independent, ProClass operates two modern cotton classing facilities servicing Australian cotton growers and merchants. The first is located at head office in Goondiwindi, Queensland, right in the heart of Australia’s traditional cotton belt. The second is situated at Griffith, NSW, the hub of the rapidly expanding cotton growing region in southern NSW. At present, ProClass classes approximately 65 per cent of the cotton produced in Australia.

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Wakefield Inspection Services Ltd can trace its history back to 1906 when Edward T Robertson & Son was formed. Since WIS acquired the assets of part of that business in 1993, more than 35 Group Companies have been established globally, supported by 20 correspondent offices. Today WIS offers independent inspection services to the Cotton industry in pre-shipment take-up, post landed weighing, sampling, classing and HVI testing. In addition WIS offers warehouse inspections, stock control and Collateral Management of cotton and other commodities in warehouse.

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The ability to optimise every drop of precious water is one of the greatest challenges facing global agriculture. With a focus on irrigated agriculture (particularly cotton) Goanna Ag is meeting that challenge head on by building scalable, cost effective solutions that integrate novel in field sensor data, peer reviewed algorithms and analytics to deliver actionable decision support to provide precise irrigation scheduling, Water Use Efficiency (WUE) benchmarking and farm wide monitoring. Goanna Ag creates value for the grower, the environment and supply chain. With the new cotton season approaching, planting decisions and allocating precious water resources are critical. Goanna Ag can fundamentally change the way cotton growers use field specific information to improve irrigation scheduling.

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