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Chairs Summit [2024]

Supporting connection and exchange among leaders in the GGA network, the Chairs Summit was introduced in 2021 as a high-value networking and operational update event for the GGA ‘voting group’ Chairs & Vice-Chairs. The program includes a social dinner and overnight accommodation, followed by morning operational updates from GGA staff and the formal AGM.

Date and time

5:30 pm Thursday, 19 September 2024 – 1.00 pm Friday, 20 September 2024


The Aloft Hotel 
27 Rowe Ave Bentley, WA 6103

Who can attend

The GGA Chairs Summit is an exclusive event for the ‘voting groups’ of the GGA network.

GGA invites two leadership delegates from each voting member grower group to attend. While the event is primarily aimed at Chairs and Vice Chairs, Treasurers are also welcome to attend as proxies.

Event purpose

The summit aims to:

  • Strengthen connections and encourage conversations among the leaders of the 49 GGA ‘voting member’ grower groups.
  • Offer exclusive insights into GGA’s strategic activities and direction.
  • Provide access to GGA leadership for one-on-one conversations in an intimate setting, including select GGA directors and senior operational staff.
  • Show appreciation for the vital roles that Chairs, Vice Chairs, and Treasurers play within the GGA network.

The Program

Thursday 19 September

Accommodation | 3.00 pm onwards

Each group receives one Aloft King or one Aloft Twin room provided complimentary by GGA (valued at $290 per room, with $35 per person for buffet breakfast).

Groups bringing two delegates who cannot share a room will need to purchase a second single room at the ticketing stage of registration (costing $260 per room).

A full buffet breakfast is included for the Friday morning.

Discounted on-site ‘Wilson’ parking under the hotel is available.

Social Dinner | 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Join us from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm in our privately booked function room for an evening of social drinks followed by a three course sit down dinner.

Dress Code: Semi-formal dress (indoors).

Your Hosts: The Board of Directors and leadership staff of GGA look forward to welcoming you.

Friday 22 September

Breakfast | 7.00 am – 8.15 am

Join us for breakfast and catch up with others.

Please pack your suitcase for the 11 am check-out; luggage can be stored at reception if needed.

Then join us for morning operational updates from the GGA team, along with morning tea and a light lunch following the AGM, (all catering provided, valued at $72 per person).

Update Presentations | 8.30 am – 10.30 am

A series of updates will be presented which will include interactive Q&A time covering:

  1. Network Metrics: Learn about current GGA members and their sectors
  2. Project Portfolio: Explore GGA’s $60million project collaborations, including grower group involvement and benefits from GGA’s project brokering.
  3. Strategic partnerships: What does the future look like with new sponsors and DPIRD?
  4. New GGA Innovation Ecosystem Map : understand its purpose and how to participate.
  5. GGA Capacity Building Program: Who’s learning what, and how does GGA determine its offerings?
  6. Drought Hub: Updates on the Transformational projects, Hub future and what’s next.

Morning Tea Break | 10.30 am – 11.00 am

Meet the team – available GGA staff will be along to the morning sessions to meet Chairs and interact.

Annual General Meeting & Lunch | 11.00 am – 1.00 pm

11.00 am – 12.15 pm – Annual General Meeting

12.15 pm-1.00 pm – informal light social lunch

Details of the AGM including the agenda can be accessed as they are released via https://www.gga.org.au/about-us/agm-2023/


The program is complimentary, with the exception of any additional room requirements beyond the one single or twin share room which is provided per group by GGA.


Discounted on-site, ‘Wilson’ parking is available under hotel.


Select the program elements of your choice when you register.

Need Help?

Stuck registering? confused? have a question?
Contact event coordinator – Carly Watts, Capacity Building and Communications Officer


The GGA Chairs Summit has been brought to life with the assistance of Farmanco, an important new GGA sponsor that will support the delivery of capacity building activities to the GGA Network.

Read more about the new GGA Farmanco sponsorship here.

Farmanco has a 40-year track record providing services in management and agronomy, grain marketing, benchmarking, bookkeeping and research to more than 750 farming businesses nationwide. The organisation is also currently developing a natural capital management team and a precision agronomy team.

Learn more about Farmanco here


Posted on

09 Jul 2024