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Australia’s Fresh Produce Markets returns as Hort Connections trade show sponsor

Hort Connections is proud to announce the return of Australia's Fresh Produce Markets, a collaboration between Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and the Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA), as a major partner and the exclusive sponsor of the Hort Connections 2024 trade show.

Australia's Fresh Produce Markets (AFPM) is a long-time supporter of Hort Connections, and this year, it was joined by Affiliate Partner Toyota Material Handling Australia.

Hort Connections 2024 will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from June 3-5. It will attract 3,500 horticulture industry professionals who will experience the latest offerings from global exhibitors and hear from expert speakers about fruit, vegetable, and flower industry trends and research.

"We are very pleased to have Australia's Fresh Produce Markets returning to support Hort Connections and see them increase their support by coming on board as a major event partner. AFPM has been a critical component to the success of Hort Connections, and we are thrilled to have them once again as the exclusive trade show sponsor, including affiliate partner Toyota Material Handling Australia," said AUSVEG National Manager – Events and Partnerships Nathan McIntyre.

"The support of FMA and CMAA has been an important element of Hort Connections for many years now. The event brings together stakeholders from the full breadth of the Australian horticulture supply chain, and the wholesale markets are a large and integral part of that."

"Their support has allowed us to grow the size and scope of the event, and this year, Hort Connections boasts the largest ever trade show footprint."

Fresh Markets Australia Chair Shane Schnitzler said Hort Connections was a vital opportunity for the industry to meet with friends and colleagues to share ideas, do business, and make connections.

AFPM will be hosting a conference session during the trade show, which will include price transparency initiatives and their increasing importance to the Australian horticulture industry.

Trade show delegates will also be able to attend a pre-event tour of the Melbourne Wholesale Fruit & Vegetable Markets. Located on a 67-hectare site in Epping in Melbourne's north, Melbourne Market is used as a base for approximately 2,750 businesses to buy and sell fresh fruit, vegetable,s and cut flowers.

The tour is a great opportunity to see behind the scenes in one of Australia's largest wholesale markets, a location normally closed to the public.

For more information about Hort Connections, including key convention partners, and to register for the event, please visit

For more information:
Andrew MacDonald
Tel.: +61 03 9882 0227
Mob.: +61 0406 836 330
Email: [email protected]

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