Michael Franks Chairman of PMA A-NZ, Jaclyn Symmes, Minister of Agriculture and Bill Bulmer Chairman of AUSVEG open Hort Connections 2019.
Beautiful produce display from Ferinda Fresh.
Delegates waiting to register and enter the trade show.
Matt Brand CEO of Hort Connections was the first speaker on Tuesday morning.
James Whitehead CEO of AUSVEG who organise the event with PMA A-NZ.
Darren Keating CEO of PMA A-NZ showed data and spoke of the trends in the sector/
Dr Sando Demaio gave a very thought provoking presentation on the factors influencing food systems, global hunger, poverty the causes and possible solutions.
Nigel Coleman Head of Category at CHEP.
Adm Liaw chef, food columnist and TV presenter.
Samantha Gash - endurance athlete gave a very inspirational talk on pushing boundaries beyond your comfort zone.
A mural was being painted on the Rijk Zwaan stand.
Stephanie Knight - Rijk Zwaan with Theo Jacometti from Boomaroo Nurseries.
Allen Greenhalgh from Tolsma who have been active in Australia for a year and are close to completing 18 cool rooms for Agronico.
Wayne Prowse from Fresh Intelligence Consulting was visiting the trade show as well giving a presentation on Global trends and opportunities for Growing the Fresh Produce Export Trade.
Mark Baker - PMA A-NZ and Danielle Silcock - California Stone Fruit, it is still early in the imported stone fruit season but it is all going well so far.
Jon Owen from BioPack with great bio-degradable packaging made from sugar cane.
Mark Daunt and Andrew Hatford from Cravo.
The team from Coles.
Abhijeet Deshmut from Wedderburn which supplies weighing, labelling and packing solutions.
The team from Emmerson AU-NZ Tim Flinn, Nick Holt and Jose Marques.
Karolyn Thomas and Warren Thomas from Palintest
Scott Morton from Peak Fresh has new compostable bags.
Vegetable display from Gazzola Farms
The international team at DOBMAC Simon Lee - Tong UK, Amanda and Mark Dobson - Dobmac AU, Freerk Jan de Haan - Verbruggen Palitizing NL and Warren Lockett - DOBMAC AU
Cameron Carter from Seeka Australia was visiting the show.
Leigh Cummin and Greg Akins from Catalytic Converters with SP Sing from NSW Department of Primary Industries.
Ray and Howard from Agricultural Appointments.
State of the Industry Panel discussion: Angeline Achariya - Monash University, Ruth - Earnst & Young, Ros Harvey - The Yield, David Marguleas - Sun World Innovations and Darren Keating CEO of PMA A-NZ.
Lauren Scott - PMA spoke about global trends in fresh produce consumption.
Matthew Crouch from FreshMax on how to push your content further.
Sona Padman - FreshMax spoke about marketing campaigns.
Janice Byrnes - Zespri showed some of the company's recent marketing videos.
Lisa Cork - Fresh Produce Marketing spoke about omni channel marketing.
Steven Reeves - ProPak, Karl Gygar and Michelle Moore - Manbulloo and Gary Sandercock ProPak.
Martine Kneebone from FreshLogic.
Leigh Conduit and Scott Smith from Select Equipment who have become the sole distributor for Marco a UK company with weighing solutions.
The team at T&G Global - Michael Pitrone, Mark Bohringer, Daniel Beddome and Hugo MacDonald.
Dwight Woodforth, Sarah McCarthy, Tony Palenco and Damien George from HiveXchange.
Display of fruit from Produce Time.
More lovely fruit from Barker's Fresh Produce.
Andrew Steele from GS1 spoke about data standards and blockchain traceability.
Keaton Okkanen from Black.ai looked at different solutions for smart supermarket technology.
Tim Gentle - Think Digital spoke about immersive technology in horticulture.
Shaun Lindhe and Tyson Cattle from AUSVEG.
Tim Chapman and Luke Brown from Agri Labour.
Andrew Steele, Melanie Wishart and Peter Chambers from GS1.
Dimitrios Loutsaris - MiaTech.
Scott Fletcher from Fresh View.
Terry Carter and Nathan Johnstone at the Eco Trellis stand.
Joe and Charles Grace at SpanLift the compnay builds sheds and produces bins.
Matthew Lutter from Choice Energy helping farmers to get cheaper electricity solutions.
Ken Moras and Ronan McGuire from JRC Packing Solutions with a newly patented bin with a unique locking system.
Ken Moras and Ronan MaGuire with new patented produce bins with a unique locking system.
Joshua Miers-Jones - BBC Technologies, Vincent Warner, Sam Webster, Grant Konias - Compac and James Millar - BBC Technologies.
Greg Calvert and Lester Doecke from Fresh Chain providing an end to end traceability solution.
Russell March and Owen McCarron from Sonic Essentials.
Massey Fergusson had a great display of tractors.
Francesco Branco, Bernadetta Ricci Iamino and Elizabeth Hennessey at the UNITEC stand.
Les Ollington, Julian Shaw and Kate Shaw from Agronico.
Luke Guarino at Staff Safe who audit recruitment companies.
The team at YARA - Michael Waites, Robert Moorfield, Jason Brady and Paul Eitzen.
Phil Alexander at MAF Roda.
Katy Fardell, Shane Hetherington, Jessica Fearnley and Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay from New South Wales Department of Primary Industries.
Rob Godsell and Sophie Templeton at Pro Seal AU.
Michael Worthington and Ben Reillly
Adam Cuming from Radford Solutions and Rebecca Schurr from Pinata Farms.
Dennis Clock - Reemoon, Luke Weisenberger and Hayden Stewart from KW Automation who have just gone into partnership.
Peter Cook, Michael Coates and Yvonne McDiarmid from Plant & Health Research.
Nicholas Bond and Erez Cohen from ICL Speciality Fertilizers.
Nir Szpiniak from Agralia.
Kasey Rudd and Clair North from PowerPac
Mark Bartolo and Gay Matz from Top of the Crop.
Philip Bower from Schur Star Systems.
Nigel Hollis and Simon Musson from DNL.
The team at Perfection Fresh.
Nigel Crawley and David Jackson at Rimfire Resources.
NUFARM brought a new onion herbicide to the show - Matt Gratton, Mark Rantucci, Andrew Germein, Lachan Mickan and Sam Adam.
UPL Open Ag were sporting new branding seen for the first time at Hort Connections - Adam Upton - Upton Agronomy, Sebastian Leith and Ian Cass - UPL Open Ag.
Glenn Cornell and Brian Clark from Redpath Greenhouses.
Amanda Jones and Renee White from Watermark.
Tabea Becker, Warren Inwood and Keith Fallow at Bayer.
The team at One Harvest
David Glen, Don Thorp and Michael De Palma at TracMap.
The team at Tie Up Farming were kept busy with visitors to the stand.
Adam Upton - Upton Agronomy, Jonathan Eccles and Nicky Mann at Protected Cropping Australia.
The team at Seasol.
Greame Jones, Hayden Jones, Karina Robinson, Ivan Casteels and Shane Librandi at Huwa San.
Samoa and Fiji Government delegates were at the event to promote the Pacific Labour Scheme and Seasonal Worker Programme.