Growers Conference 2024

Connect directly with industry leaders, policy shapers, and fellow irrigators at our annual Growers’ Conference.

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Join Us at the Lower Murray Water Growers’ Conference!

Connect directly with industry leaders, policy shapers, and fellow irrigators at our annual Growers’ Conference. This is more than just a conference; it’s your opportunity to stay ahead of the curve in the water industry.

Why Attend?

  • Get answers: Have your concerns addressed; our panel of experts is here to address your most pressing issues.
  • Network: Build valuable connections that can influence change and drive your business forward.
  • Learn: Discover the latest innovations and strategies that are reshaping our industry.

Tickets are limited – Act Now! Don’t miss out on the chance to elevate your operations and influence the future of water management. Register today and secure your place among the leaders and innovators of the water community.

This years conference will be held in the Brian Grogan Auditorium at La Trobe University’s Mildura Campus on Wednesday 1 May 2024 from 8.30am. This event is catered and dietary requirements can be provided at the time of booking.

Featured conference speakers

Ben Williams
Principle, AITHER

Ben is an experienced advisor with 10 years’ experience in water markets and more than 20 years working with irrigated agriculture and industry.

With Ben’s intimate knowledge of water markets, he provides unique perspective on complex water market issues along with strategies to support critical water management decisions.

Ben’s broader experience includes extensive business management, development and international trade.

Dr Mark Bailey
Northern Victoria Resource Manager

Dr Mark Bailey is Manager Water Resources with Goulburn-Murray Water. A civil engineer with 30 years of experience, Mark leads the Goulburn-Murray Water teams managing northern Victoria’s surface water and groundwater resources. Mark is the delegated Resource Manager for Goulburn-Murray Water and oversees bulk water availability across northern Victoria.

Tyson Milne
Director River Murray Operations, MDBA

Tyson is a fourth generation Sunraysia local with a background in farm management both locally and across the country. He was previously a member of various LMW customer committees, including deputy chair of the Strategic Advisory Committee.

Tyson spent time at LMW in an extension role working with Rural Customers before joining the MDBA where he is currently the Director of River Murray Operations.

Robert Ross
Assoc. Professor – Engineering, La Trobe University

Robert is a design engineer who led pioneering work in game-based learning using Educational Escape Rooms and designed some of the key STEM outreach programs used within the Engineering Department including LaserTag, LaserBot and BristleBot.

Robert’s R&D heavily tends towards creating functional prototypes and employs his considerable background in embedded systems and robotics to actually make things work – rather than just modelling them.

Robert is also the director of the RAMPS R&D group which is a research group aiming to solve real world problems related to Robotics, Automation, Mechatronics and Sensing by creating functional Prototypes. One recent project that Robert has been involved in was the development of a robotic pruning solution in collaboration with Dried Fruits Australia.

See the official conference program below: