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Global agricultural experts descend on Brisbane

More than 230 delegates from around the world have arrived in Queensland for the 26th Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth (RASC) conference which opens at the Brisbane Showgrounds today.
Hosted by the RNA, the prestigious agricultural conference will be addressed by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal (Princess Anne) this afternoon at the Royal International Convention Centre.

Held in Queensland for the first time, The Princess Royal is attending the conference as President of the RASC, following the RNA winning the rights to host the conference four years ago.  

The conference will focus on three speaker streams - agriculture, strategy and operational - which will look at the sustainability, relevance and adaptability of tomorrow’s agricultural industry and show societies.

The conference has attracted key note international and domestic speakers including experts from the world-famous Calgary Stampede, Iowa State Fair and other major events from the UK, Asia, Africa and the USA.  

RASC speakers will cover topics such as food security and the GM products debate, how to utilise social media, how to attract sponsorship and the secrets behind successful agricultural shows.

Founded in 1957, RASC is made up of over 50 leading national and regional agricultural show societies, agricultural associations and research bodies working in 20 Commonwealth countries. RASC members convene to discuss issues facing agricultural industries and societies.

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