Hort Connections 2019 took place in Melbourne last week with a record number of stand holders and delegates.195 companies exhibited at the trade fair and over 3300 delegates attended the event. This is third time the event has been organised jointly between PMA A-NZ and AUSVEG, according to feed back from attendees it is better each year.
James Whitehead CEO of AUSVEG.
A couple of stand holders who have had stands in last few years years said that location seems to have an influence on the type of visitors, the people who visited in Brisbane last were different to the ones this year in Melbourne. This stands to reason as type of produce grown in these two regions are very different.
Jon Owen from BioPac with great bio-degradable packing made from sugar cane.
Stand holders also commented on the fact that it was quiet while the presentations were on, especially on Tuesday the first day. It improved on Wednesday when the sessions were shorter and more varied. All in all the stand holders were really happy by the number and quality of the visitors.
Mark Daunt and Andrew Hatford from Cravo.
There was a great selection of speakers this year, something for everyone, from marketing, growing and farming, present and future technology to just pure inspirational.
FreshPlaza will have articles on some of the speakers in the coming days.