ABTS Inc members are proud to announce that our

18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium

will be held on the following dates

3 - 6 September 2017


Wrest Point Hotel Casino - Hobart Tasmania

The theme of our 18th ABTS in Hobart is:



The Australian Barley Technical Symposium is recognised internationally as a forum that successfully promotes the exchange of information throughout the barley supply chain. The advances in plant genetics through large global consortia (often involving Australian research scientists) have the potential to significantly improve Australian barley industry productivity and are always showcased widely at the ABTS.

A welcome message from the Chair:

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Hobart - Tasmania

On behalf of the organising committee for the 18th Australian Barley Technical Symposium, it is with great pleasure that we announce the dates, the location and the exciting programme we have instore for delegates from Australia and overseas.

Dates: Sunday 3rd September to Wednesday 6th September 2017 

Location: Wrest Point Hotel Casino - Hobart, Australia

We are excited to return to the beautiful city of Hobart, Tasmania, which last hosted the Australian Barley Technical Symposium in 2005.  We intend to showcase the very best Hobart has to offer. Yes .. the very best!


Tasmania is a place of wild and beautiful landscapes, friendly, helpful people with a relaxed lifestyle, incredible wine and food and a haunting history evoked by spectacular convict-era ruins.

So please put the above dates in your diaries, and keep this website link in your favourites, as we intend to update it with the latest information and exciting programme whilst we approach this not to be missed event.


Hope to see you all in September 2017!! 



Chair - 18th ABTS Organising Committee 

Young scientists are actively encouraged to attend the ABTS with many opportunities to learn about the high level of science occuring in the barley industry.

"The barley industry, perhaps more so than most grains industries - due to the quality requirements of the malting and brewing industries - relies heavily on communication throughout the supply chain. Dialogue is essential between research and development, processing, marketing and brewing industries, and in particular - growers, for the industry to be innovative and prosperous. Without dialogue, opportunities for the advancement of all sectors will be limited."

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"Through open discussion, discovery and application of science, agriculture moves forward..."

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"It is important for members of our industry from around the world, to come together for discussion and knowledge sharing to promote and encourage collaboration and innovation, which is essential for the growth and success of the barley industry."