Promotional Opportunities

Banks & Solander 2020 Conference

Invite to Promote your Gardens in Brisbane, May 2020

Conference Convenor / FBBGSA Rep Brisbane:

The AAFBG extend a warm welcome to everyone visiting Brisbane during the Conference.

The FBBGSA is hosting the 2020 Conference at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Mt Coot-tha.

Interested members of AAFBG are encouraged to promote their Botanic gardens & activities through a number of options:

      • Association Member Displays
      • Poster display
      • Promotional material saved on the conference USB
      • Presenting a short talk on behalf of your Friends
      • Providing questions for the QnA forum


      • Will maximise the exposure and opportunities to promote your Botanic Gardens and activities.
      • Provide a unique opportunity to meet other Association members through a valuable networking opportunity.
      • Delegates from across Australia will represent thousands of potential visitors.
      • An opportunity to show your support to the AAFBG and its aims.
      • Gain experience in promotional activities and speaking skills


A. Association Member Displays

AAFBG invites you to provide support by participating as an exhibitor and/or seller of your products at the Conference.

Member Friends will be provided with a 1.8m area with a backing display panel for photo and poster displays and a 1.8 metre table on which to market your products.

Cost: Free to current AAFBG members as of April 1st 2020 -includes 1.8m table and grey backing display panel, black lycra stretch table cloth.

Not included: access to electricity is not possible.

Bookings Close April 15th 2020Register Below

B. Poster Display

Display of an A1 poster representing your gardens – artwork to be sent to FBBGSA for printing at MBE Milton QLD. FBBGSA rep will manage pickup from printers on your behalf

Cost: $40.00 for laminated printing. Submission of printable file by COB April 30th

C. Inclusion of promotional material on Conference USB

All Brochures, slide shows, pictures and other promo material etc are to be uploaded to the Conference USB included in all delegate’s Conference potting bag. To be submitted as a .pdf no larger than 20MB.

Cost: Free

Bookings Close April 30th  – all digital copies in .pdf format must be received by April 30th

D. Sunday Short Talks and Forum Session

i.       The programme will include short presentations Sunday 24th. ‘Friends’ are encouraged to present a short talk. EOI by April 15th 2020. Apply on-line below

ii.       Submit questions for the Sunday Forum QnA for consideration. Apply on-line below



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Proudly Supported by Brisbane City Council


The conference theme is based upon the exploration, discovery and distribution of Australian and South Pacific species arising from Banks and Solander’s work.

Concepts such as: but not limited to:

    • The importance of botanic gardens to represent historical use of plants in the region;
    • What species are in your gardens that were identified by BnS;  Species that BnS left behind;
    • The value of plant hunting; Your local plant hunters; Will there be future plant hunters

We encourage topics and questions that are aligned with the conference theme but will consider other interesting ‘Friends’ related topics.

Please don’t hesitate to contact Conference Convenor to discuss 

PLEASE NOTE: Conference USB – War on Paper Use

The conference organisers have made a commitment to reduce paper usage by all parties at the conference and in doing so reduce waste. 

To support this principle ALL promotional materials and lectures will be provided to the delegates in digital format on USBs. Printed material is to be limited to minimal copies of brochures on the dedicated AAFBG Friends member’s display only. 


      • Thursday 2:30 to 7:30pm OR
      • Friday afternoon May 22nd 12:30 to 4:30 pm.

It is essential that all booked displays are confirmed by April 15th so that display space can be designed and allocated.


Alternatively display material may be sent to the Brisbane team no later than May 10th to be set up as per your instructions – to be included. Suggestion – take a photo of your set up and send with the instructions.

Delivery/Shipping will be at your cost

Delivery of all materials with clear instructions to be sent to the Brisbane team – postage at own cost – and we will set up for you.

Address to be confirmed.

We look forward to meeting you in sub-Tropical Brisbane during the beautiful month of May,

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Sir Joseph Banks Society