AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA-ANZ) announce the launch of “Hort Connections” – combining the National Horticulture Convention and PMA Fresh Connections, the premier events of two of horticulture’s leading organisations. Hort Connections will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre 15-17 May 2017, with the event catering to growers and whole-of-supply-chain companies and organisations alike.
“Hort Connections is a joint initiative between AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ to deliver an industry event that will not only continue the positive legacy from our respective conventions, but provide even more value to our growers and industry members,” said AUSVEG Chairman Geoff Moar. “Hort Connections is already attracting tremendous attention from local and international industry members and is set to become the most significant horticulture event in the Australasian region.”
“We are looking forward to working with PMA-ANZ to deliver this event, which will help build a more unified horticultural industry and attract interest from all across the globe.”
“Hort Connections brings the entire industry together at one world-class event, allowing a wider range of horticulture growers and fresh produce supply chain members to forge strong business networks and gain valuable insights into the entire industry,” according to PMA-ANZ Chairman John Said.
AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ are also in discussions with other industry groups to co-host the event in an effort to further unite the horticulture industry. AUSVEG is the industry body representing Australia’s 9,000 vegetable and potato growers. PMA-ANZ is an affiliate of the Produce Marketing Association (PMA Global), the leading global fresh produce trade association serving member companies around the world and every segment of the fresh fruit, vegetable and floral supply chain.