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Bio Innovation Week

Bio Innovation Week

10 – 15 November 2019 | Brisbane, Australia

A series of coordinated events held across Queensland to showcase the role of innovation derived from life sciences R&D and the contribution that it makes to the wellbeing of our state.

Key themes of the week include bioenergy, agricultural innovation, public policy, biotechnology, international collaboration, funding and investment.

The week will bring together key international industry stakeholders including fuel and energy companies, agricultural companies, investors and funding agencies, bioenergy researchers, program directors, and policy makers, among others, to explore the bioeconomy across a world class program.

Click here to view the schedule of events activities.

Sunday 10 – Monday 11 November

Site visit of Moreton Bay and Sunshine Coast (contact LSQ)

10.30am bus to Moreton Bay Region for a site tour and lunch
2.30pm bus to Sunshine Coast
Dinner and stay overnight in Sunshine Coast*
8.00am Site Visits
10.00am bus back to Brisbane

Monday 11 – Tuesday 12 November

Option 1: Gladstone Option 2: Toowoomba
3.00pm Qantas flight
Brisbane to Gladstone
4.10pm arrive Gladstone
Dinner and stay overnight*Tuesday:
7.00am GEA Breakfast
9.30am Site visit of Northern Oil
12.30pm Lunch with
2.15pm Qantas flight from
Gladstone to Brisbane
3.25pm arrive Brisbane
11.30pm bus to Toowoomba
1.30pm Site visit Pyrocal
2.45pm Site visit Oakey Beef Exports
3.30pm Highlights drive tour of Baille Henderson Health Precinct
4.30pm Depart Toowoomba

*accommodation recommendations to follow

If you are interested in joining the regional visits please contact LSQ.

Monday 11 – Wednesday 13 November

TropAg 2019 will focus on ‘Shaping the science of tomorrow’ and include five program these across field crops, horticulture, livestock, nutritious food and an AgFutures stream focused on technology and investment.

Tuesday 12 – Friday 15 November

BioEnergy STRONG 2019 aims to empower, share knowledge, and connect Australian bioenergy producers, investors, researchers, and users to make Australia’s bioeconomy world-class.

Friday 15 November

The Asia-Pacific Bioeconomy Policy Summit will bring together key international industry stakeholders to provide a platform to ensure that the bioeconomy is recognised as a key opportunity and influence on economic and social development.

GENE Awards 2019 will bring together key Life Sciences Leaders from around the world, for an evening of networking and entertainment and the award presentation of the McCullough Robertson LSQ Industry Excellence Award, the Life Sciences Women of Influence Award, the LSQ Public Official Award and the Rose-Anne Kelso Commemorative Award.

Region Information

Sunshine Coast
Private development and region-shaping projects worth more than $12.5 billion continue to be delivered on the Sunshine Coast, including the $5 billion Sunshine Coast Health Precinct – Australia’s largest health precinct currently being developed, as well as the only greenfield CBD in Australia sitting on a smart city management platform which will incorporate the first underground pneumatic waste system and optimise the fastest internet speed to Asia via the International Broadband Submarine Cable Network located in the Sunshine Coast.

Situated on one of Australia’s largest and safest natural deep water harbours, Gladstone is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Heron Island.

The region’s status as an engine room of the Queensland economy is rightly justified, with world class industrial cluster including 3 LNG export facilities, aluminium smelter, 2 alumina refineries and many major industrial proponents in the region looking to expand their energy portfolios.

The region is supported by innovative and world class support industries operating with the highest environmental standards.

The region boasts major economic enabling infrastructure including 770,000ML capacity water resource, 4 major power stations within 100KM radius as well as major, road and rail networks connecting to the rich hinterland that provides for efficient supply chains.

Renowned for employment opportunities and skilled workforce, Gladstone is well position as a renewable energy hub for Queensland and is continuously seeking efficient ways to power us into the future.

The Gladstone Region – Building a Sustainable Future.

The Toowoomba region’s rich agricultural heritage continues to evolve as a feature and mainstay of the economy. The region’s fourth largest industry by value, in 2015/16 Agriculture was worth $640 million or 8% of the region’s industry value added. Key agricultural outputs include grain, poultry, cotton, beef, pork and dairy products.

Over its rich history, the Toowoomba region has transformed its agricultural base into a diverse andstrong economy, offering a range of business, investment and employment opportunities. As a long-established service centre for South West Queensland and North West New South Wales, the Toowoomba region has developed specialisations and strengths based on its resource endowments and its strategic location.

The Toowoomba region’s role as an agricultural hub, a pivotal freight and logistics centre, an evolving knowledge region and the capital of the Darling Downs provides enormous

strengths and competitive advantages. This role will be critical in the region positioning itself to catch the next wave of economic, employment and investment opportunities.

Moreton Bay
There’s never been a more exciting time to invest in the Moreton Bay Region.

Located in South East Queensland’s northern growth corridor, just north of the Brisbane CBD, Moreton Bay Region is the third largest local government in Australia by population.

The region is expected to grow to approximately 690,000, more than a 50% increase in just 25 years.  By this time its population will be larger than that of the Australian state of Tasmania.

Moreton Bay is one of the fastest-growing populations, and the strongest-growing economies in the country.  It provides the perfect balance between business and lifestyle.

The region has easy access to Brisbane City as well as major transport and export infrastructure, including international airports, Port of Brisbane, national highways and heavy-rail lines.

It has a diverse economy with hubs of innovation and industry including leading manufacturers in construction, machinery and agribusiness.  Major regional infrastructure projects such as The Mill at Moreton Bay and the $1 billion Redcliffe Peninsula Rail Line are underpinning new, exciting opportunities for continued economic development, employment growth and business confidence into the future.