Registrations open for 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference

Registrations open for 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference

Registrations are now open for the 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference in Rockhampton from April 20-23.

The three-day event, hosted by CQUniversity and Teys Australia, is open to anyone working or studying in the red meat industry and promises to be one of the industry’s premier professional development and networking opportunities.

ICMJ Northern Conference Committee Chair, Ethan Mooney said the event is specially designed to showcase the unique challenges and opportunities presented by the beef industry in northern Australia.

He said it’s also an excellent opportunity for companies to meet and recruit potential employees through the program’s Trade Expo.

“The Northern Conference is a great event for people already working in the meat and livestock industry to enhance their understanding of factors impacting the end product – beef, as well as for university students seeking knowledge, career advice and the opportunity to compete in meat judging competition,” he said.

“And then, of course, there are the companies who can come along to meet these passionate young people with hopes of recruiting future red meat industry leaders.”

With an exciting program featuring carcase breakdowns, training workshops, keynote speakers, abattoir tours and the Teys Australia meat judging competition, this year’s ICMJ Northern conference will be highly informative as well as entertaining.

Keynote speakers at the event include Hogs Breath Café Corporate Executive Chef John Alexander, 2022 Nuffield Scholar and Agriwebb Senior Key Account Manager, Munro Hardy and Chair of the Australian Beef Sustainability Framework and Keppel Brand Director, Mark Davie.

The social component of the program has also been enhanced, culminating in the NH Foods Gala Dinner to be held at the iconic, heritage-listed Rockhampton Custom’s House on Saturday evening.

Positioned on the banks of the Fitzroy River in the heart of the Beef Capital, the Gala Dinner will be a celebration of the event’s competition winners, the northern Australian beef industry and the red meat industry more broadly.

To kick off the conference, participants will also be treated a special JBS sponsored welcome dinner, featuring brahman hump and Texas-style barbecue beef ribs, slow cooked by the famous Smoking Yak.

The 2022 ICMJ Northern Conference is proudly sponsored by NH Foods Australia, Advance Rockhampton, JBS, Beef Australia and founding partners Teys Australia and CQ University.

The event will be run within the Queensland Government’s COVID Safe requirements to ensure the safety of all attendees.

At just $275pp including GST, registrations for the 4-day event are highly subsidised by industry sponsorship, providing excellent value for money for participants.

The registration cost includes all lunches and dinners on the program including the Saturday evening Gala Dinner.

To register or for more information, click here.

Registrations close Wednesday 30th March.

The Australian ICMJ program exposes students to the fundamentals of meat quality, carcase specifications required in today’s market, the requirements of the modern consumer and the role of new technologies in meeting those needs.

ICMJ’s foundation partners include Meat & Livestock Australia (MLA) and the Australian Meat Processing Corporation (AMPC).

• For more information or to enter as an individual or as a team contact Ethan Mooney at