MLA’s annual flagship event

Don't miss this update on how our investments are creating a positive impact for the red meat industry.

Join us in Bendigo, Victoria for MLA Updates 2023.  


This year's theme:
Sustainability from paddock to plate
Solutions and technology that embrace sustainability and set you up for success

This will be a day of presentations, displays and demonstrations bringing levy payers up to speed on MLA and ISC investments and progress against our 2025 Strategic Plan. 

With Board Director of Woolworths (Sustainability Chair), Fonterra and ANZ Holly Kramer as this year’s Keynote Speaker, you will hear her insights on ‘sustainability from paddock to plate’.

In the following panel session, join Lambpro General Manager Tom Bull, Western Plains Beef producer Iain Bruce, MLA Adoption and Commercial Services Group Manager Sarah Strachan, and MLA Board Director Jack Holden for a discussion on solutions and technology that will embrace sustainability and set you up for success.

Event details



Date:   Thursday 23 November 2023

Venue:   Fosterville Gold Exhibition Centre at the Bendigo Showgrounds, 42 – 72 Holmes Road, Bendigo, Victoria

Time:   9am-6:30pm, with the plenary session starting at 10am

The MLA Annual General Meeting will also take place at this event from 3:30pm

Cost: This event is free to attend, but registration is necessary.

Meet our speakers

mla-updates-2022-jason-strong-presenting.jpgMLA Updates is your chance to hear from key people across the industry. Sessions include:

  • a plenary session update from MLA Managing Director Jason Strong, highlighting key research and development investments MLA is delivering to drive new gains to levy payers and the wider red meat industry across its strategic priorities
  • our Keynote Speaker, Holly Kramer, Board Director of Woolworths (Sustainability Chair), Fonterra and ANZ
  • a panel session, followed by a Q&A session.




View our range of presenters showcasing the industry’s latest achievements, trends, sustainability initiatives, research and development projects, and learn how to master the newest technology.

Event showcase


View our range of displays and hubs showcasing MLA’s latest in research and development initiatives, livestock productivity improving tools, support for the next generation, education, and much more.

About Bendigo

Bendigo-Visitor-Centre-.jpgBendigo Tourism has created a dedicated landing page for MLA Updates 2023, with information on accommodation options, as well as food and drink information and things to do in the area.


MLA Updates 2022 in review


mla-updates-2022-technology.jpgMLUpdates 2022 was a day of range of interactive displays, presentations and demonstrations of MLA research and development investments.

View the key event highlights, presentations, exciting on-farm demonstrations and image gallery.



Remember to register

beef-food.jpgWhilst this event is free to attend, registration is necessary.

We would like each attendee to complete their own registration, so we have the correct information for seating allocations and catering purposes on the day.