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The Conference Dinner will be held at the iconic Melbourne Luna Park. 

Thursday December 12 at 6:30 p.m. in the Luna Palace.

Overlooking the famous Port Phillip Bay, this historic park has been a destination for Melbourne families for the past century. With 2012 celebrating 100 years of fun-filled adventures, Luna Park continues to surge forward with a generous mix of heritage listed attractions and brand-new thrill rides to satisfy all thrill seekers.

The most famous of the Park’s attractions is its Roller Coaster – The Great Scenic Railway - a large wooden coaster that projects its passengers, at high speed, around the outside of the entire Park. It boasts the title of being the oldest continually operating wooden roller coaster in the world and the only one of its kind with a standing brakeman in control aboard its moving carriages. This world-famous roller coaster will not only provide you with heart-stopping dips and turns, but also the most stunning views of Port Phillip Bay St. Kilda has to offer.

Delegates will be admitted entry through the Moor Doors on Cavell Street, St Kilda at 6:30 p.m. and will be escorted to the Luna Palace where canapes and drinks await!

The Conference Awards Dinner will celebrate and highlight outstanding achievements and service to the industry and the association.


The Awards that will be presented include:

Ortel Nadenbaum Distinguished Service Award

This prestigious award is designed to provide recognition to Appita members who have made substantial non-technical contributions, in a voluntary capacity, to Appita over a number of years. The nominee should have been an active financial member for at least ten years.  

LR Benjamin Medal

The Appita L R Benjamin Medal is Appita’s highest award, given for outstanding contribution to the scientific and/or technological development of the Australia and New Zealand pulp and paper industry. The contribution must be largely personal, and could be in research, development, engineering or management.  

Ken Maddern Award

The Ken Maddern award is given to the best peer reviewed paper published in Appita Journal in the year. It is in memory of the late Dr Ken Maddern, Peer review Editor of Appita Journal from 2000 – 2006. Dr Maddern was a highly regarded researcher who diligently applied himself to the onerous task of coordinating the peer reviewed papers appearing in the Journal. His contribution is recognized in the high status of Appita Journal as measured by a number of institutions against its peers.  

The Brice Charles Landman Memorial Award

The Brice Charles Landman Memorial Award for the Young Professional of the Year will recognise an individual or individuals who are pursuing excellence in their careers and have made a valuable contribution to their organisation and/or the pulp and paper industry, by demonstrating an outstanding level of professionalism, integrity and leadership in their position either at a local or international level.

Established in 2019, the Brice Charles Landman Memorial Award for the Young Professional of the Year honours the late Brice Charles Landman, a strong supporter of Appita and a dedicated and well-respected leader in the pulp and paper industry who recognised the value of fostering and mentoring young talent.