Hort Connections attracted thousands to Brisbane Convention Centre

AUSVEG and the International Fresh Produce Association Australia & New Zealand united to deliver the joint industry conference and Trade Show, Hort Connections 2022 this week. The event catered to buyers and sellers from every segment of the fresh produce and floral supply chain including seed companies, growers, packers, processors, shippers, importers and exporters, wholesalers and retailers, foodservice, associated suppliers to the industry, and more. The event organisers are keen for this event to become the most influential space for networking, education and business for the entire fresh produce industry. The turn out this week was very positive and shows that the various industries involved are keen to be well represented.

Above are, Bill Bulmer Aus Veg Chair and Ben Hoodless IFA ANZ Chair who opened the event.

There was a diverse range of different sessions on offer at the conference this year with session topics such as “Diversity & Inclusion/Women In Horticulture”, as well as the usual streams for “Supply Chain and Consumers”, and “Growing and Farming”.

The Avocados Australia team was busy networking at the conference with growers and Industry. The conference is a great opportunity to connect with new and current technologies and services and the Awards of Excellence aim to recognise the achievements of best practice. Avocados Australia was proud to see a number of avocado industry members making the finalists’ list. Our heart felt congratulations go to Annaleise and Lachlan Donovan for winning the Syngenta Grower of the Year Award. This was well deserved.

This article was provided for the Guacamole of 10 June 2022.

Author: Avocados Australia
Date Published: 08/06/2022