The joint industry conference and trade show in 2017 will mark a historic partnership between two of horticulture’s leading organisations.
The event will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre at a date to be confirmed in May or June. The memorandum of understanding between AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ will effectively combine two of the industry’s biggest conventions to provide growers and whole-of-supply-chain companies and organisations with the most significant horticulture event in the Australasian region.
“We are confident this partnership will ensure attendees can benefit from listening to a wider range of superb presenters, visit the industry’s leading agribusinesses at an expansive trade show and network with each other,” AUSVEG Chairman Geoff Moar said.
PMA-ANZ Chairman John Said added, “The union between AUSVEG and PMA-ANZ is certain to strengthen the future of horticulture and fresh produce in our region. We are excited to join AUSVEG in hosting this event in 2017 and making it a truly first-rate event that brings together the full supply chain and the wide range of fruit, vegetable and floral producers.”
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 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.