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					         KINGSMAN INAUGURAL
     AUSTRALIAN SUGAR CONFERENCE
     22, 23 & 24                                       SURFERS PARADISE
                                                MARRIOTT RESORT AND SPA
     APRIL 2007                                 GOLD COAST, QUEENSLAND




                                    conference website:
WWW.KINGSMAN.COM/CONFERENCES
                               www.kingsman.com/conferences
KINGSMAN INAUGURAL
AUSTRALIAN SUGAR CONFERENCE
The fortunes of sugar producers changed so rapidly                                                  WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
in the past year that it is fitting to ask –                                                         • Sugar milling companies
Is this A Brave New World?
                                                                                                    • Producers
The first commercially focussed sugar conference to be
held in Australia targets a number of converging trends:                                            • Refiners
• Rapidly changing world commodity markets                                                          • International traders
• Increasingly sophisticated risk products available                                                • Government
• Debate over regulation and innovation
                                                                                                    • Manufacturers
• Increasing commercial focus for participants
• Growing usage and trade in ethanol                                                                • Service providers
• Massive Fund buying of commodities and biofuels.
                                                                                                    WHY YOU SHOULD ATTEND?
The innovative conference format focus is:
                                                                                                    • Specialist speakers
• Dialogue, interaction and networking
• Relevant and timely session topics                                                                • Short presentation lengths to inspire
• Meaningful discussion                                                                               longer discussions
• Expert panel discussions for open debate and sharing                                              • Great opportunities for debate,
• Maximum 200 delegates to enhance discussion                                                         questions and answers
Topics include:                                                                                     • Interaction with industry experts
• Challenges facing the sugar sector                                                                  and delegates
• How competitors adapt to changing markets
                                                                                                    • Networking - meet informed
• Innovation’s role in diversifying income and risk
• What refiners want from raw sugar producers
                                                                                                      colleagues from around the world
• The management of sugar and currency risk                                                         • Find real world solutions to
                                                                                                      complex industry issues
                                                                                                    • Gain insights into future trends
WHY A BRAVE NEW WORLD?                                                                              • A great return on time invested
Globally, the sugar industry is facing rapid change, and all signs point to an increasing pace of
change in the future
It’s A Brave New World as sugar producers and processors grapple with the forces of reduced
regulation, higher market volatility and increasingly sophisticated risk management options, all
within a context of continued strong cost pressures.
It’s A Brave New World when the world price of refined sugar will be determined, for the first
time in more than 20 years, on commercial processing costs rather than EU subsidy levels, and
regional trade flows are altering dramatically as a result.
It’s A Brave New World when commodity prices soar, influenced by years of underinvestment
and slow growth; and when commodities such as sugar become an “asset class” for investment,
similar to bonds or real estate.
                                                                                                    EARLY BIRD
Should sugar’s Brave New World be viewed with suspicion and trepidation or will delegates be        REGISTRATION
able to look ahead positively, embracing the future because they understand the dynamics?
The answer is clear – not only should the new order be welcomed; it needs to be actively sought,
                                                                                                    Early bird registration
and only then might these emerging trends be harnessed for future prosperity.                       closes 7 March 2007.
PROGRAMME
SUNDAY 22 APRIL 2007                                            Tuesday 8.30am-9.00am
Mackay Sugar/QSL sponsored Golf Afternoon                       Minister for Primary Industries & Fisheries
Leave Marriott Resort at 10.30am                                  Hon. Tim Mulherin, MP
Registration at Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa        - A Brave New World for Queensland sugar and ethanol
4pm – 7pm
Kingsman Cocktails Welcome Reception                            SESSION 1: THE FACILITATORS
5.00pm – 7pm                                                    9.00am-10.40pm
                                                                Do traders always win?
DAY ONE - MONDAY 23 APRIL 2007                                  Why access matters to the trade
Breakfast                                                       EU demise offers new opportunities
6.30am onwards
                                                                Molasses – alive, but sickly
Lagoon Restaurant, Marriott Resort
                                                                Continued volatility in freight markets
Conference Session
Elston Room, Marriott Resort                                    Discussion
8.45am – 10.00am                                                Morning break, Ballroom Gallery
Keynote Speakers
Conference Opening : Jonathan Kingsman, Kingsman SA             SESSION 2: THE RISK TAKERS
                                                                11.00am-1.00pm
Senior Industry Representative
- What’s changed, and what’s on the agenda for change?          Sugar Risk – Keep it or swap it
                                                                Commodity Financing – Staying liquid, financing growth
SESSION 1: THE COMPETITORS                                      Currency – Adding volatility to sugar prices
10.20am - 12.15pm                                               Cotton Cousins – some cotton pickin’ lessons
Brazil – Must Brazil do all the heavy lifting?                  Discussion
Thailand – Can Thailand meet the market?                        Bundaberg Sugar Lunch on the Garden Terrace
S.Africa – Refining and local markets beat raws hands down
India - The global operations, regional supply model            SESSION 3: THE CLIENTELE
                                                                1.45pm-3.45pm
Australia – Core raws and added value
                                                                China – low stocks, fierce competition
Discussion
                                                                Japan or Korea – Onwards up the pol scale?
CSR sponsored lunch on the Garden Terrace
                                                                Middle East – Maximising scale in the refining sector
SESSION 2: THE ANALYSTS                                         Indonesia – Raws supply in a cutthroat market
1.30pm - 3.05pm                                                 Australian refiner – All that matters is the end use
Commodities owe it to the funds                                 Food Products – where does sugar rank in life choices?
Has the world moved to a minimal stocks model?                  The Dietician’s Perspective
The emerging trade in lower quality white sugar                 - Sugar – fat chance!
Why oil matters – the ethanol link                              Morning break, Ballroom Gallery
Climate – The climate it is a changin’                          Discussion
Discussion                                                      Closure
Afternoon break - Ballroom Gallery
                                                                The sequence of programme sessions may vary in the coming weeks as
                                                                our impressive line up of speakers confirm their schedules. Check the
SESSION 3: THE INNOVATORS
                                                                conference website at www.kingsman.com/conferences for regular
3.30pm - 5.00 pm
                                                                updates.
Ethanol – can Australia export ethanol to Asia competitively?
Furfural – seeking higher value from niche products
Cogeneration – putting cogeneration on the slow-burner
New Products – what’s next on the new products horizon?
Research Model – is Australia’s sugar research model working?
Discussion


UBS Gala Dinner, Marriott Resort
Hors d’Oeuvres from 7.00pm seated at 7.30pm


DAY TWO – TUESDAY 24 APRIL 2007
Breakfast
Lagoon Restaurant, Marriott Resort
6.30am onwards
Conference Session
Elston Room, Marriott Resort
REGISTRATION



Registration is limited to the first 200 people to book. This is to ensure a more personal,
valuable and interactive experience. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Methods of Registration
• Visit www.kingsman.com/conferences to register online or to download                                                     Registration fees
  this form. Visa, Mastercard, American Express and Diners Club accepted.                                                  Type                      Paid before                 Amount                 Tick choice
                                                                                                                           Earlybird                 7 March 2007                $AUD 1295
• Complete this form and mail with your cheque in Australian dollars to
                                                                                                                           Kingsman clients          16 April 2007               $AUD 1375
  Jann George, Conference Manager, P.O. Box 1435, Kenmore, Qld,
                                                                                                                           Standard                  16 April 2007               $AUD 1495
  Australia 4069.
                                                                                                                           Golf Afternoon**          30 March 2007               $AUD65
Registrations will not be confirmed until payment in full is received. Prices include GST. If you do not receive a letter   UBS Gala Dinner                                       Included in
of confirmation before the conference, please contact us to confirm that a place has been reserved for
you. Should you find yourself unable to attend, a substitute delegate is always welcome at no extra charge.                 (delegate)                                            registration
Alternatively, a full refund, less $220 (inc GST) service charge, will be made for cancellations received in writing       UBS Gala Dinner                                       $AUD100
(letter, fax, email) prior to 30 March 2007. Regrettably, no refunds can be made after that date. Cancellation of
accommodation bookings should be made directly with the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa and are subject
                                                                                                                           (partner)
to that venue’s cancellation policy.

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Special requirements
(dietary, disabled person access etc)

Please advise details:

The Privacy Act 2001 provides that delegates must consent to their name, organisation and city/country details being published for distribution to conference delegates. If
you DO NOT wish for your details to appear in the Conference Delegate List, please indicate this on the registration form. Additionally delegate details may be provided to
the principal sponsor for marketing purposes. If you DO NOT wish for your details to be disclosed to sponsors, please indicate this below.
         I do not wish to have my name, organisation and city/country details appear on the delegate list.
         I do not wish to have my details disclosed to sponsors.


Kingsman Inaugural Australian Sugar Conference 2007 includes:
•   Welcome reception on Sunday evening, 22 April
•   Full day conference sessions on Monday 23 & Tuesday 24 April
•   Lunches and refreshment breaks on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 April
•   Gala Dinner and drinks on Monday 23 April

All registration fees are GST inclusive
** The Mackay Sugar/QSL golf afternoon at Hope Island Golf Course has been organised for Sunday 22 April. Limited to 50 players. Cost: $AUD65 including light lunch, electric cart and transport to and from Marriott Resort.
Equipment hire is player’s responsibility. Only soft cleats are allowed. Depart Marriott Resort at 10.30 am and tee off at 11.15am
ABOUT OUR SPONSORS


Kingsman appreciates the excellent support from our sponsors                               Mackay Sugar
whose involvement has significantly enhanced this conference.

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR:



                                                                                           Mackay Sugar was formed in 1988 as a grower owned co-operative
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                                                                                           company with 1,200 cane grower members. It produces more than 20%
UBS is the world’s largest wealth manager , a top-tier investment bank, a leading
                                                                                           of Australia’s raw sugar at its four mills in the Mackay District. Through
global asset manager, and the market leader in Swiss retail and commercial banking.
                                                                                           a 25% interest in Sugar Australia Pty Ltd and the New Zealand Sugar
UBS is present in all major financial centers worldwide. It employs around 72,000           Company, it is also a major participant in sugar refining and marketing
people and operates in over 50 countries. Its shares are listed on the SWX Swiss           in Australia and New Zealand.
Stock Exchange, the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and the Tokyo Stock Exchange
(TSE).                                                                                     Sugar Research & Development Corporation

UBS’s leading investment banking and securities business, serves a wide range of
clients including corporates, governments, hedge funds, financial sponsors, private
equity firms, banks, brokers and asset managers worldwide.
With top-tier capabilities across investment banking, equities, fixed income and
foreign exchange, it offers clients expert advice, superb execution, product innovation    The Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) works in
and comprehensive access to the world’s capital markets.                                   partnership with the Australian sugarcane industry and the Australian
UBS has a large and fast growing commodities business, serving producer, user and          Government to foster an innovative and sustainable sugarcane industry,
investor clients globally, and offering a broad range of energy, metals and agricultural   through targeted investment in research and development.
products and financial solutions.
www.ubs.com                                                                                Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries
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Scorpio Partnership 2006



SPONSORS:

Bundaberg Sugar                                                                            The Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries assists Queensland food
                                                                                           and fibre industries to increase productivity, sustainability, market growth and
                                                                                           adaptability. DPI&F delivers world-class research and development, provides
                                                                                           policy leadership, protects industries against pests and diseases and
                                                                                           maintains animal welfare standards. Initiatives include a significant focus on
                                                                                           the sugar industry through R&D and best practice farming system principles
                                                                                           to support future growth.
Since 1882 Bundaberg Sugar has been a grower, miller and refiner of cane sugar.
Australia’s largest grower, Bundaberg also operates 4 sugar mills and a refinery. In
addition to selling refined sugar in Australia, Bundaberg Foundry Engineers sells           Queensland Sugar Limited
equipment to sugar mills worldwide. Bundaberg Molasses is a major supplier to the
animal feed sector.
CSR
                                                                                           Queensland Sugar Limited is the voluntary marketing company which exports
                                                                                           most of Queensland’s raw sugar. QSL currently sells raw sugar and organises
                                                                                           logistics, shipping operations and price risk management for its client mills.
                                                                                           It also advances funds to client mills and operates the Bulk Sugar Terminals,
                                                                                           which have a capacity in excess of 2.5 million tonnes. Its offices are in
                                                                                           Brisbane Australia.
CSR, Australia’s largest sugar company, manufactures about 40% of the nation’s raw
sugar output. The group’s raw sugar mills produce about 4% of the internationally
traded raw sugar. Today, the company is one of the world’s lowest cost raw sugar
producers, operating seven mills in north Queensland. As well, the company has
a 75% interest in refined sugar joint ventures which are the leading suppliers in
Australia and New Zealand. Other sugar related activities include distilling and
marketing ethanol, solvents and specialty chemicals and electricity co-generation.


Maximum 200 delegates
Limited availability of special room rate
Book now
 ACCOMMODATION


SURFERS PARADISE MARRIOTT                   Conference venue, the five-star Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa, combines casual Queensland
RESORT AND SPA                              charm with international style to create an unrivalled Gold Coast experience.
                                            We have reserved a block of rooms at the venue and recommend you take advantage of our special rate.

                                            • $AUD220 (including GST) per room per night
                                            • Includes breakfast for one person. These rates are for occupancy on a single, twin or double basis.

                                            We chose the venue for its ideal location, excellent facilities, quality accommodation and award-winning service.
                                            • Easy access to all conference sessions and associated events
                                            • Full use of the venue’s gymnasium and other facilities
                                            • Undercover parking

                                            Pending availability, you can stay for up to three days prior to and three days after the actual conference dates
                                            at the same special rate. A great opportunity to extend your stay and enjoy the ANZAC Day public holiday on 25
                                            April.
                                            Accommodation at this special conference rate is limited so we recommend you
                                            book at soon as possible. Delegate numbers are set at a maximum of 200 people.

                                            HOW TO BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATION
                                            Three easy ways to book your accommodation:
                                            1. Go to the Kingsman Conference website, www.kingsman.com/conferences. Click on Accommodation, click on
                                               the Reservation link and complete your details on line direct with the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa.
                                            2. Enter this address below into the browser. It will link directly with the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa
                                               http://marriott.com/property/propertypage/oolsp?groupCode=BGCBGCA&app=resvlink
                                            3. Phone the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa on Free Call 1800 809 090 and quote Group Number
                                               BGCBGCA, Kingsman Conferences, to organise your accommodation
                                               You will need to provide your credit card number to guarantee your room.


                                            ABOUT THE LOCATION
                                            The Gold Coast is a holiday destination of contrasts - from the sophistication of Main Beach, the glamour of
                                            Surfers Paradise, action-packed theme parks and wildlife sanctuaries to championship golf courses, fabulous
                                            shopping and rainforest wonderlands right at the back door.
                                            Acknowledged as Australia’s favourite regional tourism destination, the Gold Coast boasts more than 300 days
                                            of sunshine each year and offers an eclectic mix of natural and themed attractions.


                                            TEE OFF AT HOPE ISLAND GOLF CLUB
                                            A golf afternoon sponsored by Mackay Sugar and Queensland Sugar Limited has been organised at Hope Island
                                            Golf Club on Sunday 22 April 2007.
                                            Designed by five times British Open champion Peter Thomson and his partner Mike Wolveridge, The Links offers
                                            undulating fairways winding through natural wetlands, tussock fringed roughs and bunkers that seem to be shaped
                                            by natural forces.
                                            Each hole offers the player a different perspective of the course, incorporating both natural and designed hazards.
                                            Limited to 50 players, the golf afternoon costs just $AUD65 including light lunch on cart, electric cart with colour
                                            GPS and transfer to and from the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort and Spa.
                                            Equipment hire is the responsibility of each player.
                                            To book for the golf afternoon, please tick the appropriate box on the registration form.



 FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE CONFERENCE OR TO
 RESOLVE ANY CONFERENCE ISSUES PLEASE CONTACT:
 Jann George          Telephone              61 7 3878 6439
 Conference Manager   Fax:                   61 7 3878 6352
                      Mobile:                0417 780 670
 PO Box 1435          Email:                 conferences@kingsman.com
 Kenmore Qld 4069     Conference Website:    www.kingsman.com/conferences

				
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