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The 2017 EOPAA Symposium and Annual General Meeting will be held on Wednesday 8th November, 2017 from 9am – 4pm.
The venue is Southern Cross University, Gold Coast Campus., Building A room A204.
SCU Gold Coast is located next to the Gold Coast Airport, Coolangatta. Parking is available on campus and will be allocated for attendees outside Building A. We will aim to signpost this location to facilitate parking.

Please note, SCU Gold Coast is in Queensland so all times referenced herein are in QLD time rather than DEST.

Registration is from 9am with the symposium commencing at 9.30 am. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
Please RSVP asap so that we can make arrangements for catering etc. Proposals for agenda items for discussion are encouraged so please send through to

The EOPAA AGM will follow the Symposium. This year we are electing new committee members. Nominations for EOPAA committee and president can be made by email to Elections will be held during the AGM. Voting is eligible to all full members in attendance.


9.00 – 9.30        Arrival and Registration

9.30 – 9.45        Welcome to members
Ashley Dowell – Secretary – EOPAA

9.45 – 10.15      First Speaker – Australian research, development and market opportunities in sandalwood and emerging traditional essential oil crops in the Pacific.
Dr. Kevin Glencross – Research Fellow – Institute for Innovative Agriculture – SCU

10.15 – 10.45    Second speaker – Breeding herbs and shrubs to improving essential quality and yield
Mr. Todd Layt – Founder & Director – Ozbreed Pty Ltd

10.45 – 11.00    Questions and Discussion

11.00 – 11.15    Morning tea

11.15 – 11.45    Third speaker – Snakes and Ladders of Sandalwood
Dr. Dhanushka Hettiarachichi – Research Officer – Wescorp Sandalwood Pty Ltd

11.45 – 12.15    Fourth Speaker – Distillation Kinetics of Essential Oils
Mr. Ashley Dowell – Manager – Analytical Research Laboratory, Southern Cross Plant Science – SCU

12.15 – 12.30    Questions and Discussion

12.30 – 1.30      Lunch

1.30 – 3.30        EOPAA AGM – Opening
Attendance /apologies
Minutes of previous meeting
Matters arising
Presidents address
Secretary/Treasurers report
Agenda Item 1 – EOPAA standards programme
Agenda Item 2 – EOPAA Governance
Agenda Item 3 – Election of EOPAA committee and president
Any other business

3.30 – 4.00        AGM close

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