Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium 2019

When | 15 and 16 August 2019

Where | The Edge, State Library, Brisbane


The two-day Plant Biosecurity Research Symposium will showcase current plant biosecurity research supported by the PBRI member organisations and delivered by a large range of research teams in Australia. This includes research on pests, diseases and weeds affecting plant productions systems and surrounding environments.

The program will include keynote speakers, presentations from research teams, and panel discussions on future priorities for RD&E. Importantly it will provide a forum for plant biosecurity networking and collaboration ‘across industries’.

Under a recently signed MOU between PBRI and B3 (Better Border Biosecurity, NZ), this event will include presentations from New Zealand colleagues working on common biosecurity threats with the intention of future collaboration with Australian researchers.

A dedicated session on future biosecurity leaders will include presentations from up-and-coming leaders studying or working in the field of biosecurity.

We invite interested growers, industry representatives, researchers, students and biosecurity staff to save the date for this two-day event.

Registration has now closed. If you have an inquiry regarding the symposium please email [email protected]

If you are a speaker at the symposium please download the speaker information kit below.


Suggested accommodation options

Emporium Hotel South Bank

267 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Approximately $250-300 per night

Visit the Emporium Hotel South Bank website

Rydges South Bank

9 Glenelg St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Approximately $220-280 per night

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Next Hotel Brisbane

72 Queen Street Brisbane City QLD 4000

Approximately $180-200 per night

Visit the Next Hotel Brisbane website

Mercure Hotel

85-87 North Quay Brisbane City QLD 4000

Approximately $150-$180 per night

Visit the Mercure Hotel website