Albury to host national Lamb expo

Albury has beaten a long list of rival cities to secure the rights to host Australia's premier lamb industry event, LambEx, in August next year.

Albury has beaten a long list of rival cities to secure the rights to host Australia's premier lamb industry event, LambEx, in August next year.

AlburyCity Mayor, Kevin Mack, has welcomed the announcement, describing it as fantastic news for the city.

"I congratulate all involved for their tireless efforts in bringing this national conference to our city."

"It will be the biggest event we've hosted in a number of years and the economic return from having 900 delegates in the city for three days will be enormous."

Cr Mack says he's confident the city will embrace the conference and provide a warm welcome to all delegates and exhibitors. "I can't wait to see us transform into 'Lamb city' and celebrate the importance of the industry not only to our local economy, but Australia wide."

He says Albury's accommodation offer, the Lauren Jackson Sports Centre and Airport were among the many contributing factors in securing the conference.

"We are strongly committed to attracting and securing major business and conference events and LambEx 2016 is a strong endorsement that we have the facilities, infrastructure and support services to be able to cater for events of this size."

"What a wonderful opportunity to showcase our city to a national audience with influence," Cr Mack said.

Member for Albury Greg Aplin congratulated Council and the local community on their strong submission to host LambEx 2016.

"Albury Council has proposed a campaign to highlight lamb brand exposure and celebrate the product as a major part of the NSW economy," Mr Aplin said.

"This will include creating a local 'Celebrate Lamb' week, with all partner restaurants and hotels featuring a lamb special on their menu, as well as cooking demonstrations, local produce tasting tours and sheep farm tours."