It’s a double gold for the World Avocado Congress New Zealand 2023 with TOMRA Foods and Maf Roda Agrobotic joining as global gold sponsors.
“We’re thrilled to have such globally recognised companies supporting the World Avocado Congress in New Zealand,” says Jen Scoular, CEO of NZ Avocado and President of the World Avocado Congress Committee.
Taking place from 2-5 April 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand, the World Avocado Congress will showcase New Zealand’s leadership in avocado growing, sustainable environmental practice, beautiful orchards, ethical work treatment and great tasting avocados.
“The congress is a unique opportunity to connect with the global avocado community and showcase developments to the world, while also being part of a collective approach seeking to increase both supply and demand of avocados,” says Scoular.
TOMRA Foods and Maf Roda Agrobotic join Mission Produce, the first platinum global sponsor, and New Zealand sponsors including Darling Group, Avoco, Radfords Software and Seeka. Event partners include Plant & Food Research, Auckland Unlimited, Tourism New Zealand and Horticulture New Zealand.
TOMRA Food designs and manufactures sensor-based sorting machines and integrated post-harvest solutions transforming global food production to maximize food safety and minimize food loss. TOMRA Food is a division of TOMRA Group, founded in 1972.
Maf Roda Agrobotic is a multinational engineering company which has specialised in the development and production of turnkey conveyor lines for automation, grading, electronically sorting and packaging fresh fruits and vegetables for more than 50 years.
Interest in the World Avocado Congress continues to grow with more than 500 attendees registered from 14 countries to date. The scientific and marketing committees have developed programme outlines and are now seeking abstracts from researchers, innovators and movers and shakers. The online exhibition portal is now open on the World Avocado Congress website.
“We’re also delighted to announce marketing guru Tania Bui as the second independent director onto the board of World Avocado Congress NZ Ltd,” says Scoular.
Tania Bui is the Marketing Transformation Lead (Asia Pacific) at Suntory Beverage & Food, and joins Bjoern Spreitzer, General Manager New Zealand & Business Events at Tourism NZ, and Dave Flett and Jen Scoular from NZ Avocado on the World Avocado Congress board.
“The wealth of experience Tania and Bjoern bring is invaluable as we aim to deliver an incredible World Avocado Congress. This is one of the first global trade events since New Zealand opened its borders, so it provides an amazing opportunity to sell not just the avocado industry but New Zealand.”