2019 Cherry Export Workshop

"Building an Export Culture"

18-19 June 2019

Peninsula Room, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Cres, Acton, Canberra

With new market access, the mainland cherry industry needs to foster an export culture to develop trade and build on the success of the 2018-19 season.  We need to build an energetic, knowledgeable and dynamic culture from the ground up to drive the development of long-term market access solutions for industry.  This involves not only the technical market access know-how of how to get a shipment from A to B, but also relationship building with customers, government and suppliers. Each market has slightly different preferences and requirements. It is the diversity of markets that will become the backbone of our industry and give us flexibility in placing product. 

As an industry, we need to be focused on quality and compliance to be successful.

At the 2019 workshop, participants will hear from experienced cherry growers/exporters, learn from the opportunities and challenges faced by other industries as well as changes to legislation and how to register for export.  All businesses involved in the cherry supply chain are encouraged to attend.

To ensure export readiness and compliance to importing country requirements, attendance at this two day event is mandatory for all mainland cherry growers and packers ahead of registrations for the 2019-20 season.  You must attend the workshop to be export registered. Only one event will be held so please put the date in your diary.

Tuesday night dinner: Parlour, 16 Kendall Lane, Canberra

Accommodation options

Canberra has many good hotels which can be booked independently. However, CGA has organised group deals at:

  • University House  Discount Code: 1906CHERRY.  Group rate inclusion: 6% percent off best available rate (Best available rate is already 4% off the market rate) depending on house availability, this is the room only rate, breakfast is an additional 20% per person/night. The discount applies to additional nights, subject to availability.  Please contact University House reception on 02 6125 1550 or alternatively email them at to make bookings.  Accommodation here is relatively inexpensive for Canberra - about $150-$180 night, depending on availability.
  • Ovolo Nishi Discount code: Cherry  Please follow the booking link and choose a date in-between 16th-20th of June, there’s a box that says promotion, please write Cherry there (case sensitive). This will allow you to see the special rate.  Accommodation here is around $300 per night - it may be cheaper to book with or another hotel search engine.

    • Ovolo freebies (per room)
    • FREE Mini Bar
    • FREE Wi-Fi
    • FREE Loot snack bag
    • FREE Ovolo breakfast (up to two guests)
    • FREE Vino Y Pintxos (social hour)@ Monster Kitchen and Bar; 1730-1830 - 2 x glasses of wine and tapas.
    • And much more!

Both hotels are within walking distance (1.2km) to the National Museum (workshop venue).  Rooms are limited - first in best dressed.


2019 workshop flyer

2019 Workshop agenda