One month to go until Hort Connections 2018

‘Halving waste and doubling productivity by 2030’

There is only one month to go before Hort Connections 2018, the biggest event in Australian horticulture, kicks off at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, over 3,000 local and international delegates are expected to tackle the ways to achieve the conference’s ambitious goal of halving waste and doubling productivity by 2030.

A joint initiative between AUSVEG and the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ), Hort Connections 2018 is the premiere event for the horticulture industry, encompassing the vegetable, fruit, nut, cut floral and nursery sectors.

The event, which runs from 18-20 June, caters to all members of the horticulture industry, from primary producers to retailers and the entire supply chain. It is an opportunity for growers and industry members to come together in one central location to build their knowledge and networks, and find out new ways to improve the productivity and profitability of their farms and secure the future of the industry.

Key events include:
• The most comprehensive Trade Show in the Australian horticulture industry, with over 300 booths from all sectors of the supply chain;
• Unrivalled networking opportunities for industry members, including a celebration of the contribution of the industry’s female growers and industry members at the PMA A-NZ Fresh Perspectives and Women in Horticulture event and networking session;
• The Annual Gala Dinner, which is expected to attract over 1,300 horticulture industry members to celebrate the contributions of the industry’s leading figures; and
• A variety of informative, engaging and thought-provoking presentations and expert panels to inspire and educate delegates on all manner of topics, including keynote addresses from leading local and global agricultural thought leaders, including National Farmers’ Federation President Fiona Simson, global futurist Chris Riddell and leading international food industry leader Drew Yancey.

“Delegates will learn from the industry’s leaders during a range of plenary and industry-focused speaker sessions, as well as visit the sector’s leading agribusinesses at more than 300 booths at the Trade Show, which is already at full capacity,” said Hort Connections spokesperson Nathan McIntyre.

“This is a not-to-be-missed opportunity for delegates and exhibitors to network with their peers from all areas of horticulture, and to work together to address the biggest issues that our industry is facing, including halving waste and doubling productivity by 2030.

“Hort Connections 2018 is set to build on the success of last year’s collaborative event to bring even more value to the horticulture industry. If you haven’t already registered, have a look at the event program at and see for yourself the many opportunities on offer for growers and industry members to attend and improve their knowledge.”

Registrations are still open and those who are interested in attending any of the three days can also register in person at the event. For more information or to register, please visit

For more information:
Shaun Lindhe
Phone: 0061 3 9882 0277
Mobile: 0061 405 977 789

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