Events and conferences

Industry events

Australian and Dutch businesses – Matchmaking event
3 November 2016
Cockatoo Island, Sydney, New South Wales

Australian businesses are invited to meet directly with businesses from the Netherlands travelling as part of a trade delegation to Australia. The Dutch businesses include:

  • Contronics Engineering – dry misting technology for greenhouse, refrigeration storage, transport and supermarket displays to increase shelf life
  • Giocom – specialist provider in the development of computer controlled climate systems for mushroom cultivation
  • Certhon – greenhouse installation and design
  • Hoogendoorn Growth Management – process automation systems for greenhouses
  • Task handling systems – manufacturer of harvest logistic solutions for greenhouses

A full list of all Dutch businesses attending is attached in the Mission Handbook. There are also two presentations attached for specific information the hort and agrifood companies visiting Australia as part of this delegation.

To get involved, Australian hort businesses are invited to a “matchmaking event” which is being held as part of the Farm2Fork Summit in Sydney on Thursday 3 November.

Businesses interested in this opportunity must register their interest using the attached Reply Form. The completed form must be sent to Joost van Damm via email at  OR 0481 130740

QUT Robotic Vision Centre agriculture workshop
10 November 2016
Toowoomba, New South Wales

Please find an invitation to a QUT Robotic Vision Centre agriculture workshop, being held in Toowoomba on 10th November.

All the detail on the conference can be found hereand registrations can be madehere

Farm Biosecurity 2016
8 November 2016
Lilydale, VIC

Restore Regenerate Revegetate Conference
5 February 2017
Armidale, NSW

A Conference on Restoring Ecological Processes: Ecosystems and Landscapes in a Changing World

February 5–9, 2017

University of New England, Armidale NSW Australia

For full conference details visit the conference website

2017 Australian Nut Conference
27 March 2017
Melbourne, VIC

The Australian Nut Conference brings together people with an interest in the Australian tree nut industry and associated supply chains to learn about production forecasts, new initiatives and emerging domestic and international growth trends. It provides an ideal opportunity to gain direct contact with key nut industry stakeholders.

The 2017 program:

Monday March 27
6pm: Welcome cocktail function

Tuesday March 28
9am to 4.30pm: Day 1 Conference
6.30pm: Conference dinner

Wednesday March 29
9am to 4pm: Day 2 Conference

Levy Payer Workshops


Hort Innovation held Levy Payer Workshops to assist with the development of the company’s inaugural Strategic Plan, setting the strategy to 2018.

The workshops were held to consult with levy payers, the Australian Government and other horticulture stakeholders to shape the company’s strategy.

Read more information by reading Levy Payer Consultation on Hort Innovation Strategic Plan (this will open in a new window).

Download a PDF of the workshop presentation: Levy Payer Workshop presentation (this will open in a new window).

Workshop outcomes