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Events

The below Affiliated Events are not included in the official Hort Connections program. The Affiliated Events are produced by key Hort Connections Industry Partners and are open for all Hort Connections 2022 attendees to register for.

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09:00
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11:00
Shed Talk 2022

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Meeting Room M4 Events in Australia over the past two years have taken their toll on many people’s mental health. Looking after each other and yourself is vitally important. This June, join Growcom for an inspirational morning as we present Shed Talk 2022. Hear from three world class speakers as they share stories of leadership, courage, resilience, employer branding and much more.

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09:00
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11:00
Working together to reduce food loss & waste in horticulture

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Plaza Level, Room 1 Australia is a standout producer of high-quality fruit and vegetables that the work wants, yet 22% of food grown never makes it from paddock to plate.
Join an industry discussion on food waste solutions in horticulture.
Guest Speakers:
Justine Coates (Managing Director, Fruit & Vegetable Consortium)
Mark Barthel (COO, Stop Food Waste Australia)
Francesca Goodman-Smith (TRANSFORM Program Lead, Fight Food Waste CRC)
Lucinda Hancock (CEO, Nutrition Australia Vic Division)
Jacqui Payne (GM Business, Foodbank Australia)
Andrew Redman (Chief Technical Officer, Perfection Fresh)
David Whitchelo (COO, Melbourne Market Authority).

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12:00
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16:15
Annual Vegetable Industry Seminar

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Meeting Room M4 The Annual Vegetable Industry Seminar is a Hort Innovation Vegetable Levy Funded R&D Seminar held each year to showcase emerging products and innovations in horticulture, as well as focussing on key areas for business and personal development of vegetable industry members.

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12:15
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16:30
Avo Connections

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Meeting Room M2 Avo Connections - A forum you shouldn't miss
Hosted by Avocados Australia, this event promises to provide a broad range of speakers presenting on the latest developments related to the domestic market, export markets, food service and marketing of Australian avocados. Attendees will also gain insights into the current quality performance of Australian avocados. Avo Connections is a forum where key supply chain stakeholders of the Australian avocado industry come together to hear the latest news from key speakers involved with the Australian avocado industry. Avo Connections provides a great opportunity to network with the industry’s key stakeholders and promotes collaboration and innovation across the supply chain.
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15:00
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17:00
Maximising Fresh Produce Quality and Consistency in Domestic and Export Supply Chains

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S1 Room, Sky Level This workshop organised by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries will launch the new Serviced Supply Chains II project (AM21000), facilitate a Q&A session with project collaborators from industry, open the floor for group discussion to enhance the new project outcomes and provide ideas for future supply chain projects. To register, please email andrew.macnish@daf.qld.gov.au (numbers are limited).

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15:30
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17:30
International and domestic horticulture market access phytosanitary research de-mystified

Meeting Room M1 Please RSVP to kempsy.ledger@daf.qld.gov.au by 6 June.

Have you ever wondered why gaining market access for our fresh fruits and vegetables is so hard? We grow great product so why does market access take so long? Why does it cost so much? What on earth are those scientists doing with their time? and our money?

Well, this is your chance to find out.

Find out what happens in a market access trial, and why we need so many of them. Why is Qfly such a headache? (Surely it’s not that different from the hundreds of other fruit flies around the world?) Technical experts from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Queensland research team have all your questions answered.

This workshop will unravel the actual research process, the data packages, the international standards and guidelines, what happens to the research once it’s complete, how it’s used in negotiations that lead to market access protocols, and explain why our flies are such a big deal around the world anyway.

Learn the process from the laboratory to the protocols, have your photo taken with a Queensland fruit fly and pat a larva! Try your hand at the Quiz!

Stuart Burgess, (National Fruit Fly Council), Anthony Baker (Hort Innovation) and the Department of Water and the Environment (DAWE) will join forces with the DAF team to de-mystify the whole process.

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