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Program

The Hort Connections 2024 Program will continue to be updated as we draw closer to the event

The Hort Connections team is beginning to put together an exciting and informative program for 2024. We are eager to show you all what is in store. To be notified of Program announcements, please ensure you are subscribed to our mailing list.


Farm and Retail Tours

5:45-16:00 Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre
SPEAKER SESSION BUS TOURS
BUS TOURS

Farm Tours, and Retail Tour are not included within the All-Access Pass and is to be booked separately.

Retail Tour: Timing TBC
Werribee Farm Tour: 6:45 - 16:00
Epping Market & Yarra Valley Farm Tour: Timing TBC
Mornington Peninsula Farm Tour: Timing TBC

Welcome Reception

15:00-19:00 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Perfection Fresh Breakfast

08:00-09:00 Melbourne Room
SPEAKER SESSIONS

08:00 - 08:10:
Welcome to Country


08:20 - 09:00:
Keynote Speaker: Doing Business Differently: Lucy Bloom - Former Chief Executive Officer, Sunrise Cambodia and Hamlin Fistula Ethiopia


Trade Show Open

09:00-09:30 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Trade Show Speaker Sessions
LEFT

09:30-14:30 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW MULTIPLE SESSIONS
MULTIPLE SESSIONS

09:30 - 09:50:
Session 1: TBC


09:50 - 10:10:
Session 2: The Future of Agriculture: Microbiomes as Drivers of Soil and Plant Health Dr Neil Wilson - Director of Research, Metagen Pty Ltd


10:10 - 10:30:
Session 3: TBC


10:30 - 10:50:
Session 4: TBC



10:50 - 11:10:
Session 5: TBC


11:10 - 11:30:
Session 6: TBC


11:30 - 11:50:
Session 7: TBC


11:50 - 12:10:
Session 8: TBC


12:10 - 12:30:
Session 9: World Vegetable Map 2024 - Global trends and vegetable trade flows : Pia Piggott - RaboResearch Associate Analyst, Rabobank


13:30 - 13:50:
Session 10: Levelling up vegetable and onion business performance: Paul Omodei - Consutlant, Planfarm


13:50 - 14:10:
Session 11: TBC


14:10 - 14:30:
Session 12: TBC

Trade Show Speaker Sessions
RIGHT

09:30-14:30 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW MULTIPLE SESSIONS
MULTIPLE SESSIONS

09:30 - 09:50:
Session 1: TBC


09:50 - 10:10:
Session 2: TBC


10:10 - 10:30:
Session 3: TBC


10:30 - 10:50:
Session 4: TBC


10:50 - 11:10:
Session 5: TBC


11:10 - 11:30:
Session 6: TBC


11:30 - 11:50:
Session 7: TBC


11:50 - 12:10:
Session 8: TBC


12:10 - 12:30:
Session 9: TBC


13:30 - 13:50:
Session 10: TBC


13:50 - 14:10:
Session 11: TBC


14:10 - 14:30:
Session 12: TBC



Diversity & Inclusion / Women in Horticulture Speaker Sessions

12:00-14:20 Meeting Room 219
MULTIPLE SESSIONS
MULTIPLE SESSIONS

12:00 - 12:30:
Diversity & Inclusion: TBC


12:30 - 13:10: Lunch


13:10 - 14:20:
Women in Horticulture: TBC

Lunch

12:30-13:30 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Trade Show Happy Hour

17:00-18:00 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Trade Show Open

08:00-09:00 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Plenary Sessions

08:30-13:40 Plenary 2
SPEAKER SESSIONS MULTIPLE SESSIONS
MULTIPLE SESSIONS

08:30 - 08:45:
Brett Fifield - CEO, Hort Innovation


08:45 - 09:00:
TBC


09:00 - 09:30:
Session 1: Su McCluskey - Special Representative for Australian Agriculture, Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


09:30 - 10:00:
Session 2: TBC


10:30 - 11:00:
Session 3: TBC



11:00 - 11:20:
Plenary Session Awards


11:20 - 11:50:
Session 4: TBC


12:40 - 13:10:
Session 5: TBC


13:10 - 13:40:
Session 6: TBC


Morning Tea

10:00-10:30 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Supply Chain and Consumers Stream

12:40-14:30 Expo Halls 14-20
SPEAKER SESSION MULTIPLE SESSIONS
MULTIPLE SESSIONS

12:40 - 13:00:
TBC


13:10 - 13:30:
TBC


13:40 - 14:00:
TBC


14:10 - 14:30:
TBC


Growing and Farming Stream

12:40-14:30 Expo Halls 14-20
SPEAKER SESSION MULTIPLE SESSIONS
MULTIPLE SESSIONS

12:40 - 13:00:
TBC


13:10 - 13:30:
TBC


13:40 - 14:00:
TBC


14:10 - 14:30:
TBC


Lunch

12:00-12:40 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Trade Show Close

15:30 Expo Halls 14-20
TRADE SHOW

Gala Pre Dinner Event

18:30-19:00 Melbourne Room Foyer

Hort Connections Gala Dinner

19:00-23:00 Melbourne Room

Gala Dinner After Party

23:00-Late TBC

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