PMA Fresh Connections AU/NZ 2016

The first event of the 2016 PMA Fresh Connections AU/NZ was the Woman's Fresh Perspective dinner. Rachel Palumbo from Monsanto was the first speaker. She spoke about the value of a gender balanced team within companies.
The first event of the 2016 PMA Fresh Connections AU/NZ was the Woman's Fresh Perspective dinner. Rachel Palumbo from Monsanto was the first speaker. She spoke about the value of a gender balanced team within companies.
The Hon Leanne Donaldson MP said how we can always do more to represent women within the industry.
The Hon Leanne Donaldson MP said how we can always do more to represent women within the industry.
Alice Gorman - Just Veg brand.
Alice Gorman - Just Veg brand.
Gen Windley from the Just Veg brand and Richard Gorman, CEO of Kalfresh Vegetables.
Gen Windley from the Just Veg brand and Richard Gorman, CEO of Kalfresh Vegetables.
Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, announced that the government would delay enforcing the new rate of backpackers tax for 6 months.
Senator Anne Ruston, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, announced that the government would delay enforcing the new rate of backpackers tax for 6 months.
Michael Jackson (the other one) said we need to look for uniqueness and focus on the road ahead.
Michael Jackson (the other one) said we need to look for uniqueness and focus on the road ahead.
Tom Kierath from Morgan Stanley gave an insight in to how the discounters have influenced the retail sector.
Tom Kierath from Morgan Stanley gave an insight in to how the discounters have influenced the retail sector.
Mark Soccio from the Rabobank.
Mark Soccio from the Rabobank.
Fi Bendall from the Bendalls Group spoke about how to use social media to market products.
Fi Bendall from the Bendalls Group spoke about how to use social media to market products.
Malcolm Keys from Hong Kong Based Dragon Trend gave insight in to the Chinese market.
Malcolm Keys from Hong Kong Based Dragon Trend gave insight in to the Chinese market.
Chris Cowan from Kantar World Panel spoke about discounters in the UK retail market.
Chris Cowan from Kantar World Panel spoke about discounters in the UK retail market.
Andrew Young - Brismark spoke about the Australian wholesale markets.
Andrew Young - Brismark spoke about the Australian wholesale markets.
John Lloyd from Hort Innovation.
John Lloyd from Hort Innovation.
John Dollisson Apple and Pear Australia took off his suit jacket and put on his cap to speak from a grower's point of view.
John Dollisson Apple and Pear Australia took off his suit jacket and put on his cap to speak from a grower's point of view.
Pat Hannan from Growcom spoke about labour issues.
Pat Hannan from Growcom spoke about labour issues.
To close the session Michael Worthington PMA AU/NZ and Bryan Sibermann PMA took to the stage to discuss the State of the Industry.
To close the session Michael Worthington PMA AU/NZ and Bryan Sibermann PMA took to the stage to discuss the State of the Industry.
Michael Worthington was in for a surprise at the end of the conference day when he was brought on stage and honoured for his service to the PMA AU/NZ as he will be retiring shortly.
Michael Worthington was in for a surprise at the end of the conference day when he was brought on stage and honoured for his service to the PMA AU/NZ as he will be retiring shortly.
Tradefair day!
Tradefair day!
A nice truck at the ORORA stand.
A nice truck at the ORORA stand.
Paul Gapes and Mark Ferguson at Pacific Data with the Fresh View systems.
Paul Gapes and Mark Ferguson at Pacific Data with the Fresh View systems.
The guys at ORORA stand - Shane Thousen, Xsense with Wes Bray and Joe Gilligan from ORORA fibre Packaging
The guys at ORORA stand - Shane Thousen, Xsense with Wes Bray and Joe Gilligan from ORORA fibre Packaging
A forklift made from cardboard.
A forklift made from cardboard.
Market cart also from cardboard.
Market cart also from cardboard.
Fantastic tree and a dog, beautiful.
Fantastic tree and a dog, beautiful.
Pick Right, Feel Bright still going strong, it was a campaign launched last at Fresh Connections.
Pick Right, Feel Bright still going strong, it was a campaign launched last at Fresh Connections.
Trent Neville, David Halliday and Nick Payne at Bunzl, distributors of UK company Sirane's packing products.
Trent Neville, David Halliday and Nick Payne at Bunzl, distributors of UK company Sirane's packing products.
Pact Group are the largest ridged plastic manufacturers in Australia. Jane Westney was at the stand.
Pact Group are the largest ridged plastic manufacturers in Australia. Jane Westney was at the stand.
The team at T&G: Damien Gibson, Andrew Keany, Lucy Coward, Tom Cooney, Paul Scheffer, Daniel Green and Annalese Walker.
The team at T&G: Damien Gibson, Andrew Keany, Lucy Coward, Tom Cooney, Paul Scheffer, Daniel Green and Annalese Walker.
Wyma supply machinery for packing vegetables, including the veg polisher: Bruce Wickham from Wickham Farms with Ian Serra and John Roest from Wyma.
Wyma supply machinery for packing vegetables, including the veg polisher: Bruce Wickham from Wickham Farms with Ian Serra and John Roest from Wyma.
Kylie McKnight, Ben franklin, Paul Butterworth and Micheal Engelman at the Costa stand. The tomatoes are from Guyra in northern NSW and are sold under the Blush brand.
Kylie McKnight, Ben franklin, Paul Butterworth and Micheal Engelman at the Costa stand. The tomatoes are from Guyra in northern NSW and are sold under the Blush brand.
The team from Catalytic Generators AU: Greg Akins, Leigh Cummin and Phil Cummin.
The team from Catalytic Generators AU: Greg Akins, Leigh Cummin and Phil Cummin.
Madec sources seasonal workers for the agriculture sector: Robert Hayes from Madec with Anthony Brick from AustSafe.
Madec sources seasonal workers for the agriculture sector: Robert Hayes from Madec with Anthony Brick from AustSafe.
Frances Tolson was at the Rijk Zwaan AU stand with the Sensational Snacking Range.
Frances Tolson was at the Rijk Zwaan AU stand with the Sensational Snacking Range.
Johnson Xia, Wendy Wu and Roger Hu at Shanghai Jinxing Packing, the company manufactures packing materials in China.
Johnson Xia, Wendy Wu and Roger Hu at Shanghai Jinxing Packing, the company manufactures packing materials in China.
The Maf Roda team: Deon Joubert, Joe Papez, Jason Irvin, Matthew Salter, Brooke Pretty and Fabian Bachagherouni.
The Maf Roda team: Deon Joubert, Joe Papez, Jason Irvin, Matthew Salter, Brooke Pretty and Fabian Bachagherouni.
Heath McInerney, Joan MacDougal, Kirill Levitan and Carlo Trimbali at the Your Local Greengrocer stand.
Heath McInerney, Joan MacDougal, Kirill Levitan and Carlo Trimbali at the Your Local Greengrocer stand.
Wayne Prose - Fresh Market Intelligence Consulting.
Wayne Prose - Fresh Market Intelligence Consulting.
Ashleigh Stevens and Oliver Green from Montague, they market all types of fruit and vegetables and are doing more exotic fruit and veg under the SO MO MO brand.
Ashleigh Stevens and Oliver Green from Montague, they market all types of fruit and vegetables and are doing more exotic fruit and veg under the SO MO MO brand.
Carter and Spencer a family company who into the fourth generation and are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year. James Christodoulou, Colette Tayt, Christine Spencer, Craig Spencer and Matt Spencer.
Carter and Spencer a family company who into the fourth generation and are celebrating their 80th anniversary this year. James Christodoulou, Colette Tayt, Christine Spencer, Craig Spencer and Matt Spencer.
The Lynch Group is the bigger floral supplier in Australia, Grey Blue with one the prettiest stands at the tradefair.
The Lynch Group is the bigger floral supplier in Australia, Grey Blue with one the prettiest stands at the tradefair.
Garry Sandercock with Propak, the company supplies pallet wrap which does away with the need for cornering and strapping making the process much cheaper.
Garry Sandercock with Propak, the company supplies pallet wrap which does away with the need for cornering and strapping making the process much cheaper.
Leigh Cuttel at Safe Food.
Leigh Cuttel at Safe Food.
Richard Bennett, Carmel Shanahan and Steven Fujiwara at Fresh Produce Safety Centre.
Richard Bennett, Carmel Shanahan and Steven Fujiwara at Fresh Produce Safety Centre.
Gavin Scurr - Pinata Farms, Astrid Huges - HIA and Rebecca Scurr - Pinata Farms.
Gavin Scurr - Pinata Farms, Astrid Huges - HIA and Rebecca Scurr - Pinata Farms.
Wolf Lorenz, George Piccirillo and Craig Baker at Lindsay Australia. They do transport and Ag chemical supply.
Wolf Lorenz, George Piccirillo and Craig Baker at Lindsay Australia. They do transport and Ag chemical supply.
Erin Hart and Matthew Palise from Red Rich Farms who will launching a new mango brand very soon.
Erin Hart and Matthew Palise from Red Rich Farms who will launching a new mango brand very soon.
Dani Silcock and Mark Baker from Californian Stone Fruit.
Dani Silcock and Mark Baker from Californian Stone Fruit.
Emma brown, Yvonne McDiarmid and Andrew Granger at Plant and Food Research.
Emma brown, Yvonne McDiarmid and Andrew Granger at Plant and Food Research.
Phillip Whitecross at Harris transport.
Phillip Whitecross at Harris transport.
Gerd Uitdewilligen-PakSence, Travis Sherlock-L&B Tas Pac, Rachel Baker and Jeremy Wyer-PacSense.
Gerd Uitdewilligen-PakSence, Travis Sherlock-L&B Tas Pac, Rachel Baker and Jeremy Wyer-PacSense.
Meliet Thomas, Andrew Moore and Thomas Jensen at One Harvest.
Meliet Thomas, Andrew Moore and Thomas Jensen at One Harvest.
Andrew Eves-Brown and Amy Clarke at Food and Agri Business Network (FAN).
Andrew Eves-Brown and Amy Clarke at Food and Agri Business Network (FAN).
Jamie Craig - Seeka AU, Michael Franks - Seeka NZ, Garth Lockyer - Valley Fresh and Anne Marie Lee - Seeka NZ.
Jamie Craig - Seeka AU, Michael Franks - Seeka NZ, Garth Lockyer - Valley Fresh and Anne Marie Lee - Seeka NZ.
Radfords Software, provides software from orchard to sales: Bobby Barnes.
Radfords Software, provides software from orchard to sales: Bobby Barnes.
COREX Plastics - Corflute Packaging for the Australian and export markets: Mark Aliotti, Dominic de Rauch and Ed Bacon.
COREX Plastics - Corflute Packaging for the Australian and export markets: Mark Aliotti, Dominic de Rauch and Ed Bacon.
Tracey Kelly Jenkins and Jason Considine at Muddy Boots software AU.
Tracey Kelly Jenkins and Jason Considine at Muddy Boots software AU.
John Dagg-Visy NZ and Tom McLaughlin- Sinclair.
John Dagg-Visy NZ and Tom McLaughlin- Sinclair.
Rick Scheibe, Nates Robberts and Gordon Sinclair from Chep.
Rick Scheibe, Nates Robberts and Gordon Sinclair from Chep.
Brendon Stone and Gary Wilson from One Toyota.
Brendon Stone and Gary Wilson from One Toyota.
Anna Geddes and Rowena Beveridge from Growcom with Tony Gibb from Gibb Bros Farms and Sylvia Buckman from Growcom.
Anna Geddes and Rowena Beveridge from Growcom with Tony Gibb from Gibb Bros Farms and Sylvia Buckman from Growcom.
Rachel Palumbo and Danielle Butler from Monsanto with anew melon - the Orange Candy, a yellow melon with orange flesh.
Rachel Palumbo and Danielle Butler from Monsanto with anew melon - the Orange Candy, a yellow melon with orange flesh.
Darren Wood also with Monsanto.
Darren Wood also with Monsanto.
Micheal Worthington PMA AU/NZ with Chanel Day from Neilsen.
Micheal Worthington PMA AU/NZ with Chanel Day from Neilsen.
Shane Kensett and Phillip Hawtin from fruit and veg marketer Leavy & Co.
Shane Kensett and Phillip Hawtin from fruit and veg marketer Leavy & Co.
Jamie Woods and Anthony Brick from Ausafe Super.
Jamie Woods and Anthony Brick from Ausafe Super.
Stuart Abbot, Dr Trevor Turnbull and Dick von de Kop from Greefa.
Stuart Abbot, Dr Trevor Turnbull and Dick von de Kop from Greefa.
Paul Gapes and Mark Fergusson at Pacific Data with Dimitrios Loutsaris from MiaTech (middle) with a device for airbourne bacteria and ethylene removal.
Paul Gapes and Mark Fergusson at Pacific Data with Dimitrios Loutsaris from MiaTech (middle) with a device for airbourne bacteria and ethylene removal.
The team from Coles supermarkets: Brendan Hayes, Harriet Pile and Richard Luney.
The team from Coles supermarkets: Brendan Hayes, Harriet Pile and Richard Luney.
Bryan Silbermann PMA.
Bryan Silbermann PMA.
Day three of Fresh Connections AU/NZ was special interest day. Opening the exporting forum was Senator Anne Rusdon, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.
Day three of Fresh Connections AU/NZ was special interest day. Opening the exporting forum was Senator Anne Rusdon, Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources.
There was a panel to discuss the opportunities available to the industry for exporting. Left to right: Anthony Joseph, Peter Robers, Chris Parker, Joe Saina.
There was a panel to discuss the opportunities available to the industry for exporting. Left to right: Anthony Joseph, Peter Robers, Chris Parker, Joe Saina.
Richard Owen, PMA with Lindie Stroeble, PMA South Africa.
Richard Owen, PMA with Lindie Stroeble, PMA South Africa.
Pauline Wyatt, Senior Researcher Scientist, Horticulture and Forestry spoke about hoe R&D projects can enhance exports.
Pauline Wyatt, Senior Researcher Scientist, Horticulture and Forestry spoke about hoe R&D projects can enhance exports.
Brent Findlay, President of the National Farmer's Federation.
Brent Findlay, President of the National Farmer's Federation.
Michelle Christoe, Executive Director, AHEA.
Michelle Christoe, Executive Director, AHEA.

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