Major Sponsors



Horticulture Innovation Australia is a grower-owned, not-for-profit company that delivers more than $100 million in research, development and marketing activities across the horticulture industry each year with funding from the Australian Government, grower levies and other sources.



CHEP is a global provider of supply chain solutions serving the consumer goods, fresh food, beverage, manufacturing and retail sectors in more than 60 countries. CHEP offers a wide range of logistics and operational platforms and support services that are designed to increase performance and lower risk while improving environmental sustainability. CHEP’s 12,500 employees and approximately 300 million pallets and containers deliver comprehensive coverage and exceptional value, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group. For more information, visit or



Bayer is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds and innovative crop protection solutions, as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. With a large international research and development team, Bayer constantly delivers new and innovative products to the Australian horticulture industry.



With more choices than ever before, more Australians still pick Woolies for their food shopping. Woolworths is Australia’s largest supermarket chain and more than 14 million customers shop with us every week. We operate 981 stores across Australia, and have more than 111,000 team members in stores, distribution centres and support offices to provide our customers with superior service, range, value and convenience. Woolworths prides itself on working closely with Australian growers and farmers to ensure the best products are available. We source 96% of all fresh fruit and vegetables and 100% of fresh meat from Australian farmers and growers.



Syngenta aims to bring plant potential to life through the development of advanced plant treatments. With over 5,000 global research and development staff, innovation is a key driver in Syngenta’s ability to deliver natural and man-made treatments which protect crops from pests and enhance the harvest of growers. Syngenta also develops high performing seeds for commercial growing operations.



PIRSA is a key economic development agency in the Government of South Australia, with responsibility for the prosperity of the state’s primary industries and regions. It leads the delivery of the State Government’s Premium Food and Wine Produced in our Clean Environment and Exported to the World economic priority.This economic priority aims to secure South Australia’s position as a producer of premium food and wine. PIRSA seeks to capitalise on the growing global demand for premium products, including realising opportunities in South Australia’s horticulture industry, which generated $3.2 billion in revenue in 2015–16.



DuPont is a global leader in science based innovation. Within the Australian horticulture industry, DuPont offers many products which protect and nourish crops in order to maximise yields for growing operations. With a large global research and development team, DuPont is consistently developing and delivering innovative products for the Australian horticultural industry, keeping local growers at the forefront of agricultural progress.


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Hort Connections 2017 will expand your networks and the profile of your brand to some of the country’s most influential decision makers. Becoming a sponsor puts you one step ahead of your competition, provides a national brand presence and offers direct access to the key movers and shakers of the Australasian fresh fruit, vegetable and floral industry and those of the future.


See and be seen!

  • Increase your company’s exposure and visibility
  • Reach your target audience in a cost-effective way
  • Reinforce your brand’s message
  • Position your company as an industry leader


Benefits for sponsors

  • Separate sponsorships available for the trade show, special interest group days, and conference, to maximise visibility for your brand
  • Sponsorship opportunities truly aligned with your target audience
  • Reach a large audience in a cost-effective way
  • Reinforce branding messages
  • Position your company as an industry leader
  • Greater flexibility to customise your sponsorship


For more information on sponsorship opportunities please contact:

PMA Australia New Zealand

Darren Keating  – +61 3 8844 5536


Nathan McIntyre – (03) 9882 0277