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Pan Pacific Pork Expo successful

Pan Pacific Pork Expo 2008, incorporating Uptake, held on the Gold Coast, Queensland 18-19 June was considered a huge success, drawing plenty of interest from close to 400 delegates.

Due to the current tough climate the Australian pig industry is operating in, this was the first year two major key industry events were brought together - PPPE and Uptake.

Both events are biennial and this year marked 10 years for PPPE (fifth event). Chairman of the PPPE 2008 (incorporating Uptake) Committee, Dr Rob van Barneveld, said the event would not have been possible without the support of the committed exhibitors and sponsors.

Dr van Barneveld said. “Events such as these are crucial to the survival of the Australian pork industry. They provide an opportunity for producers to listen to the experts, ask questions and gain a greater understanding of where their industry is heading.

Healthy future
“The industry has been through some tough times, however by gaining a better understating of where we are heading, and getting high quality research and information from across the world into the wider audience, the Australian pork industry can look forward to a healthy future".

Based on the success of the 2008 event, Dr van Barneveld believes that APL and the Pork CRC will consider using a similar platform in 2010 for the delivery of key research outcomes, with June 16-17, 2010 currently suggested as dates at a venue to be advised.

Related Websites
• Pork CRC

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