Growers and members of the vegetable, fruit, nut, and floral industries are encouraged to register early for Hort Connections 2023, the biggest business and networking destination for the Australian and New Zealand horticulture industry, to take advantage of special early-bird rates for a limited time.
This not-to-be-missed event which will be held at the Adelaide Convention Centre from 5-7 June 2023, will explore the theme of 'Knowledge for Growth' to ensure the industry is primed to take advantage of the next generation of research, technology, and business innovation to grow the production and value of the horticulture industry.
Hort Connections is a joint initiative between AUSVEG and the International Fresh Produce Association Australia New Zealand (IFPA A-NZ).
These annual events have rapidly become a central fixture in the Australian and New Zealand horticulture calendar, with over 3,000 delegates from all sectors of the horticulture industry attending Hort Connections 2022 and more than 200 commercial and not-for-profit businesses, government departments, and industry organizations partnering in the event.
So far, Hort Connections 2023 is being supported by Hort Innovation – Principal Convention Partner – as well as Business Events Adelaide, Coles, Syngenta, Nutrien Ag Solutions, Corteva Agriscience, the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, which have come on board as sponsors of the event.
"The Hort Connections 2023 conference will incorporate unparalleled networking opportunities for everyone in the horticulture supply chain, a trade show showcasing leading local and global businesses, and world-class speakers," said AUSVEG National Marketing Manager Nathan McIntyre.
"We're proud that Hort Connections has continued to become such a huge event for the horticulture industry, thanks to support from growers and other delegates who are returning year after year to take advantage of the opportunities on offer."
"The Hort Connections team has worked hard behind the scenes to improve the experience for those who want to attend the event by refreshing the conference website to make the experience of registering for the event as seamless as possible and making it easier to find information about the event's program and speakers when they become available shortly."
"Delegates at Hort Connections 2022 saw the return of networking opportunities that were impacted by COVID-19, including the Welcome Reception, a revamped Trade Show that will allow for greater networking, and the return of the popular Diversity and Inclusion Session and Women in Horticulture Session, sponsored by Boomaroo Nurseries. These were well-received by all delegates and will return bigger and better in 2023."
"It is fantastic to see such strong support for the event from all our sponsors, exhibitors, and attendees to date. We already have 90 percent of the trade show floor snapped up by exhibitors, which is the strongest demand we've seen for the trade show this early in the year. It's set to be the largest horticulture business and networking space we've ever had in the region. Anyone thinking about attending should take advantage of the early bird rates on offer and register for what's shaping up to be an industry-leading event."
The Hort Connections team is continually working with people on the ground at the Adelaide Convention Centre and in the wider Adelaide community to ensure the experience for delegates is safe and enjoyable. To register for the event, visit www.hortconnections.com.au.
For more information:
Tel.: 03 9882 0277