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2016 Ron Collins Memorial Travel Award

The Ron Collins Memorial Travel Award is proudly sponsored and supported by the 2016 Pan Pacific Pork Expo Committee, Australian Pork Limited and the Australian Pork Newspaper.

The Pan Pacific Pork Expo was created as an event that would attract both international and local pig communities to meet and share information and ideas. As well, it provided the Australian pig industry with the ideal forum in which to showcase the local industry.

The first PPPE was held in October in 1998 in Brisbane. The inaugural event was a huge success leading to the continuation of the event biennially. Ron Collins was one of the leaders of a group of industry forward thinkers who brought PPPE into life. He was also the owner, editor and publisher of Australia’s leading pig industry newspaper Australian Pork Newspaper.

APN for saw the light of day in 1997 and is still produced today by Ron’s son Ben Collins. Through his beloved APN Ron continued throughout his life to support every aspect of the Australian pig industry.

Tragically in 2003 Ron passed away after a battle with cancer. In memory of the tireless work and support Ron gave the industry the Ron Collins Memorial – Pan Pacific Pork Expo Travel Award was established.

Purpose of the award

The Ron Collins Memorial – Pan Pacific Pork Expo Travel Award has been designed to assist a person involved in any part of the industry supply chain to travel overseas and further investigate a nominated innovative topic that would be of benefit to Australia’s pork industry.

Award Value

The total award is valued at up to $10,000. Overseas travel limited to $6,000.

Closing Date

All applications must be received by the Committee by close of business, Friday, 6 May, 2016. No late applications will be accepted.

For further information and application forms contact:

Wayne Bradshaw on 0429 301 500 or email

Applications forms here

Send completed applications to:

Ashley Norval
Ron Collins Memorial Travel Award
C/- Australian Pork Limited
PO Box 4746
Kingston ACT 2604

Or email