12 September, 2016

Horticulture conference partnership a win for industry

Horticulture Innovation Australia (Hort Innovation) today congratulated PMA Australia New Zealand Limited and vegetable industry body AUSVEG on combining their efforts to deliver a joint conference and trade show, saying industry will reap the rewards.

Announced this morning by the two organisations, the national event will take place in May or June of 2017.

Hort Innovation Chief Executive John Lloyd said the agreement reflects continuing growth in demand for support and innovation in the nation’s horticulture sector.

“The Australian horticulture industry has never been so diverse and exciting with value-adding, technology use and trade options opening up like never before,” he said.

“Industry has this real hunger and passion for learning and sharing knowledge, and in this environment, this conference and trade show will thrive.”

Mr Lloyd commended the organisations for their collaboration, and said participants in all stages of the Australian supply chain stand to benefit.

“This new event will bring with it a great opportunity for industry to learn, share and further succeed through the knowledge they will be exposed to, and the networks they will build.”

Media Contact:  Kelly Vorst-Parkes 0447 304 255 or kelly.vorst-parkes@horticulture.com.au