Attendance at the Welcome Reception is included in Full Registrations. Tickets to the Conference Dinner and Brave Breakfast are available for purchase.

Thursday registrations include attendance at the Wednesday evening Welcome Reception.

Welcome Reception

Date: Wednesday 28 November

Time: 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Venue: The Cidery Bar & Kitchen, Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney  

The Conference will kick-start with the Welcome Reception, to be held at The Cidery Bar & Kitchen, Rydges World Square. The CIdery Bar & Kitchen is a contemporary, urban-style craft bar, in Sydney’s popular World Square precinct. Delegates will have the opportunity to start their networking over drinks and finger food.


Conference Dinner

Date: Thursday 29 November

Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Venue: Pumphouse Bar, 17 Little Pier Street, Darling Harbour

Cost: $105 per person

Pumphouse Bar in Darling Harbour, Sydney will host the inaugural Ag Institute Australia Conference Dinner. Inspired by its history as one of Sydney’s first microbreweries located in the heart of Darling Harbour, the Pumphouse stocks an evolving and diverse beer selection tailored to quench the thirst of beer lovers and novices alike.

As the name suggests, Pumphouse was originally designed and built as a pumping station in 1890 for the Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company, before electricity provided most of our power needs. Gradually, once the use of electric power took over, the historic building was saved from demolition by the Heritage Council of NSW and in 1975 was restored to become the Pumphouse Brewery and Tavern.

Conference delegates will enjoy extending their networking opportunities over some fine food and beverages. Just a ten minute walk from the Rydges World Square, delegates can make their way home from the venue at their leisure.


A Brave Breakfast

Date: Friday 30 November

Time: 7:15am – 8:30am

Venue: Rydges World Square, 389 Pitt Street, Sydney

Cost: $95 per person


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