Organising Committee

Local Organising Committee

Roger Meder, Chair                                Glen Fox, Co-chair

Daniel Cozzolino                                     Brad Swarbrick

Sophie Degner                                        Kerry Walsh

Jill Fernandes                                          Brett Wedding

Maggy Lord                                             Ian Wesley 


Event Management

Kate Murphy,
Director, YRD Event Management

Scientific Committee

Anders Larsen Denmark   Kyle Devey New Zealand
Ania Sandak Slovenia   Liz Carter Australia
Aoife Gowen Ireland   Lola Perez-Marin Spain
Bill Foley Australia   Longhai Guo China
Bo Stenberg Sweden   Monica Casale Italy
Brad Swarbrick Australia   Paola Ricciardi UK
Celio Pasquini Brazil   Paola Taroni Italy
Christian Huck Austria   Paolo Berzaghi Italy
Cristina Malegori Italy   Paul Williams South Africa
Daniel Cozzolino Australia   Rainer Kunnemeyer New Zealand
Erick Ramanaidou Australia   Raphael Viscarra-Rossel Australia
Federico Marini Italy   Roumiana Tsenkova Japan
Frans van den Berg Denmark   Satoru Tsuchikawa Japan
Harpreet Kaur New Zealand   Sophie Degner Australia
Heinz Siesler Germany   Soren Balling Engelsen Denmark
Hongfu Yuan China   Steve Holroyd New Zealand
Jakub Sandak Slovenia   Sumaporn Kasemsumran Thailand
Jessie Au UK   Sylvie Roussel France
Jim de Hasseth USA   Tom Fearn UK
José Alexandre Melo Demattê Brazil   Wesley Naidoo South Africa
José Manuel Amigo Denmark   Woody Barton USA
Kara Youngetob Australia   Ying Zhu Singapore
Kerry Walsh Australia   Zoltan Kovacs Hungary
Kim Esbensen Denmark      


Exhibitor Liaison

David Marston (Bruker)


Support for NIR2019

Dr Christine Williams

I am delighted to hear that Australia is to host the 19th meeting of the International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre in September 2019.
I understand ICNIRS take all the necessary steps to promote advance and safeguard professional and scientific interests involved in the science and technology of near infrared spectroscopy and related fields along with organising educational and training activities in this area.
Hosting this meeting at the Gold Coast would provide the exciting opportunity to showcase Queensland science and technology in research and industry. Queensland has a strong record of supporting science and technology. Since 1998, the Queensland Government has invested more than $5 billion on science infrastructure, projects, and world-leading researchers. Building on that investment it is important to support Queensland science and build future industries.
I wish to record my support for the 19th Meeting of the International Council for Infrared Spectroscopy.
I look forward to hearing of the success of this event.

Dr Christine Williams
A/Queensland Chief Scientist

Tom Tate, Gold Coast City Mayor

As the Mayor of the City of Gold Coast, it gives me great pleasure to encourage you to visit the Gold Coast and participate in the 19th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR 2019).
The Gold Coast is Australia’s premier tourist destination attracting over 13 million visitors last year. We are Australia’s largest regional city with a unique combination of exceptional conference facilities, breathtaking natural attractions and an enviable lifestyle.
High calibre conferences such as 19th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR 2019) are an important contributor to our economic and social fabric. Nowhere else are you able to integrate a conference with 57 kilometres of famous beaches, 100,000 hectares of world heritage-listed rainforest, more theme parks than anywhere else in the southern hemisphere, 800 accommodation venues and more than 600 restaurants and cafes which are easily accessible via the modern and fast G:link light rail system. Together with our exciting leisure attractions and sub-tropical climate, we offer the perfect ingredients for a successful conference.
Wherever you are coming from, we are confident that the experience, resources and commitment of the Gold Coast community will make the 19th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR 2019) not only an outstanding success, but one to remember.
Our city is very pleased to be hosting the 19th International Conference on Near Infrared Spectroscopy (NIR 2019) and I am confident that you will have a rewarding conference experience. I look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast.

Yours sincerely

Tom Tate
Gold Coast City Mayor