Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2024

When | 8 and 9 May 2024

Where | Cairns Convention Centre

The two-day symposium, sponsored by the PBRI members will include presentations focused on six key focus areas: preparedness, diagnostics, surveillance, sustainable pest management, capability building and industry resilience.

Industries featured in the program and supported by PBRI are – horticulture, forest plantations, grains, wine, sugarcane, cotton, and new and emerging plant industries.

The program will also reflect PBRI’s valued partnerships with Plant Health Australia, Better Border Biosecurity (B3) New Zealand, Euphresco, ACIAR and the Australian Plant Health Committee.

There will be a dedicated session on future plant biosecurity leaders which includes presentations and posters from up-and-coming leaders studying or working in the field of biosecurity.

Past events

The 4th International Congress on Biological Invasions (ICBI2023) and B3 Conference

When | 1-4 May 2023

Where| Christchurch (Ōtautahi), New Zealand (Aotearoa)

The ICBI congress will provide a forum to explore, share and develop responses to the global challenges and threats that Invasive Alien Species (IAS) present to biodiversity, ecological systems and food production and safety in terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems.

Theme and focus for 2023: Innovation. Collaboration. Partnership.

Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2022

When | 11 and 12 May 2022

Where | National Wine Centre, Adelaide

The two-day symposium, sponsored by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, featured a program of plant biosecurity research presentations from industry members, PBRI partner organisations and members of the Biosecurity Extension Community.

Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2019

When | 15 and 16 August 2019

Where | The Edge, State Library, Brisbane

The two-day symposium showcased plant biosecurity research supported by the PBRI member organisations and delivered by a large range of research teams in Australia. This included research on pests, diseases and weeds affecting plant productions systems and surrounding environments.