7-9 June 2021 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Additional Events

Meet the Experts

MONDAY 7 JUNE
0830 – 1230

Avocado Tissue Culture: Industry Update

The University of Queensland Professor Neena Mitter and her research team at the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation in partnership with the University of Southern Queensland and Central Queensland University, would like to invite the avocado community to an industry stakeholder’s information day.
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1230 – 1630

Avo Connections: Avocado Industry Update

All the latest supply chain, retail quality and Australian Avocados marketing information will be presented at a special Avocados Australia shoulder event at Hort Connections.

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TUESDAY 8 JUNE
0900 – 1130

Growing exports

Supply chain innovation—app dashboards and predictive model tools
Andrew Macnish, Noel Ainsworth, John Agnew, Neil White

Market access
Penny Measham, Nick Macleod

Innovative food technology
Ben Baldwin, Colin Leung, Kerridyn Hooker

1130 – 1400

Farms of the future

Precision agriculture and smart farms
Julie O’Halloran, Ian Layden

Protected cropping
Elio Jovicich

Breeding for the future
David Innes

Transforming mango futures
Geoff Dickinson, Dale Bennett

1400 – 1700

Transforming plant protection

Area-wide management of diseases, fall armyworm, serpentine leafminer, citrus and avocado IPM
Cherie Gambley, Siva Subramaniam, John Duff, Ian Newton, Ebony Faichney

1730 – 1900

Queensland Horticulture Export Congress

Queensland horticulture growers are invited to join Growcom on Tuesday 8 June as we present the Queensland Horticulture Export Congress. Join experts from AUSVEG, TIQ, and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as they provide an update on current fresh produce export trends, key challenges facing the sector, and upcoming opportunities. You will also hear directly from exporting growers and supply chain operators about their experiences in keeping trade going in the disrupted trading environment caused by COVID-19.

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1900 – 2345

Queensland Horticulture Export Dinner

Join Growcom following the Export Congress as we celebrate the Queensland horticulture industry’s export achievements at the Queensland Horticulture Export Dinner.

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WEDNESDAY 9 JUNE
1230 – 1400

Transforming plant protection

Area-wide management of diseases, fall armyworm, serpentine leafminer, citrus and avocado IPM
Cherie Gambley, Siva Subramaniam, John Duff, Ian Newton, Ebony Faichney

1400 – 1530

Growing exports

Supply chain innovation—app dashboards and predictive model tools
Andrew Macnish, Noel Ainsworth, John Agnew, Neil White

Market access
Penny Measham, Nick Macleod

Vegetable exports
Jodie Campbell

1530 – 1700

Farms of the future

Precision agriculture and smart farms
Julie O’Halloran, Ian Layden

Protected cropping
Elio Jovicich

Breeding for the future
David Innes

Transforming mango futures
Geoff Dickinson, Dale Bennett

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