Gardening Australia presenter to host biosecurity symposium

Australian biosecurity symposium

Animal Health Australia, the Invasive Species Council (ISC) and the Centre for Invasive Species Solutions have announced that longtime host of ABC’s Gardening Australia, Costa Georgiadis, will be the official MC of the inaugural 2019 Australian Biosecurity Symposium.

The event—the first to bring together all of the different sectors working on biosecurity in Australia—is being held on 12-13 June 2019 at the Crowne Plaza, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast.

“Biosecurity is not an ‘us and them’ mentality. We are all in this together. Be a part of it,” Georgiadis said.

Andrew Cox, ISC CEO, said the Symposium is an important step in addressing the unprecedented pressure facing Australia’s biosecurity system. 

“With the volume of people, mail and cargo entering Australia predicted to double in the 15 years to 2030, we will need to do things differently,” Cox said.

“Our Symposium provides the ideal platform to explore how to transform Australia’s biosecurity systems to better protect our economy, environment and way of life. We encourage anyone interested in biosecurity to come along and get involved in this important conversation.”

Early bird registration is open until 5pm 29 March 2019, and a number of sponsorship, exhibition and promotional opportunities are available. 

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