Thursday, May 7, 2015

A Big Week of Beef

This week has been a big one for the University with our sponsorship of Beef Australia 2015. This is a major international event held in Rockhampton every three years and while it might be held in central Queensland it reaches much further afield. In fact this week we’ve met people from places like New Caledonia, Mongolia, Argentina and Uruguay.

While we have been affiliated with Beef Week in past years, 2015 has been the year that we have had our biggest involvement as a supporting partner. This has been great as it’s meant we have been involved in a series of major program events, as well as having a major presence with prominent expo display. The networking has been great and we have also had a huge number of program enquiries. I’ve also eaten my weight in steak.

Highlights of the week for me would have to be the CQUniversity Beef Industry Symposium on Monday and yesterday’s breakfast to launch our new Bachelor of Agriculture program. Yesterday’s launch attracted more than 80 industry leaders, teachers and students and the feedback received afterwards was fantastic.

Tomorrow is the last official day of the Beef program and we will be hosting a group of South American industry leaders and researchers at CQIRP – such a great opportunity for engagement.

I hope everyone who’s been has enjoyed their week. Looking forward to the next event in three years!

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