7-9 June 2021 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Speaker Presentation Footage 2019

Tuesday 25 June 2019

Plenary Sessions – Sponsored by Hort Innovation

Matt Brand, Hort Innovation
Introduces the to Tuesday Plenary Sessions

Darren Keating, PMA A-NZ
Welcomes attendees to Hort Connections 2019

James Whiteside, AUSVEG
Welcomes attendees to Hort Connections 2019

Sandro Demaio
Growing a healthier food future for a 10 billion world: challenges, opportunities and pathways

Adam Liaw
Australia’s Vegetable Frontier – How Australia’s multicultural table and changing attitudes to eating vegetables

Wednesday 25 June 2019

Growing & Farming

Bill Grant
Working with Earthworms – using vermiculture to boost soil health and productivity

Chris Russell
Survival of the Fittest – Feeding the World in 50 years

Owen Gwilliam & Chris McLoghlin
Converting to Organic farming practices and important things to know about certified organic

Rob Stevens
Precision irrigation… why the world’s best vegetable growers wouldn’t risk growing their irrigated crop without a soil moisture probe

Martin Kneebone
What is driving growth today in Fresh Vegetables – A view from Freshlogic Analytics

Supply Chain & Consumers

Chow-Ming Lee
Sensory & Consumer Sciences: Getting to know your senses

Elisa King, Hort Innovation (Moderator)
Olivia Grey, Hort Innovation
Melanie Norris, Nielsen
Cori Hodge, Fifty Five Five
Jemma O’Hanlon, Hort Innovation
What Consumers Want Panel

CHEP Panel
Sustainably ‘Growing our Food Future’ and the role of sustainable packaging in the horticulture industry in achieving Australia’s objectives towards Reusable, Recyclable or Compostable Packaging by 2025

Elin Tilsley, Hello Fresh
Consumer trends and preferences

David Cox, CSIRO Health and Biosecurity
Growing Future Demand: Tools and interventions for increasing Children’s Vegetable Intake. Astrid Poleman – CSIRO Agriculture and Food talks: Development and validation of an education resource for Australian primary schools to increase vegetable acceptance in children.

Over the Horizon

Richard Macchiesi, Visy
Sustainability and Surviving the New Supply Chains

Gary Loh, DiMuto
Creating Trust through Trade Blockchain Solutions – Applying DiMuto’s 4T Model in Global Agri Supply Chain

Tim Gentle, Think Digital
Immersive Technologies in Horticulture

Keaton Okkanen, Black.ai
Building Smarter Supermarkets with AI

Andrew Steele, GS1 Australia
No common data standards; no blockchain traceability solution!

Women in Horticulture (available in the HC19 App)


Steve Winter, Boomaroo Nurseries
Introduction to the AUSVEG Stream

Thomas Hertel, Fair Farms
Fair Farms and labour issues in the Horticulture industry

Julian Horsley, A&D Australasia
Needle in a Haystack? Reality of Detecting Metal (or other contaminants) in Fresh Produce

Charles Luo, pitt&sherry
Understanding energy’s role in the Horticulture industry – maximising energy productivity and efficiency from farm to plate

Elizabeth Hernandez, Corteva Agriscience
Climate Positive Agriculture: Empowering Producers to Sustainably Meet Consumer Demand

Dianne Phan, Hort Innovation (Moderator)
Michael Coote, AUSVEG
Sherry Lin, Foodie and Travel Blogger
Kelly Lim, Tesco
Trent DePaoli, AustChilli
Daniel Cabral, Kibsons International
Climate Positive Agriculture: Empowering Producers to Sustainably Meet Consumer Demand

Brad Gorman, Coles (Facilitator)
Robert Cerchiaro, Red Gem
Robert Thompson, Masalki
Tony Ceravolo, Ceravolo Orchards
Sandra Ceravolo, Ceravolo Orchards
Farm Innovation and Consumer Trends Panel

Andrew Bulmer, Bulmer Farms and Co-chair of Food & Fibre Gippsland
Fabian Carniel, Mulgowie Farming Co
Ryan McLeod, Dicky Bill Australia
Gippsland Grover’s Panel – A Unique Region For Growth Opportunities

PMA A-NZ Stream

Lauren Scott, PMA
Matthew Crouch, Freshmax
Janice Byrnes, Zespri
Lisa Cork, Fresh Produce Marketing
Panel Discussion

Lisa Cork, Fresh Produce Marketing
Omni-channel marketing

Matthew Crouch, Freshmax
Sona Padman, Freshmax
Pushing your content further

Lauren Scott, PMA
Global Consumption Trends in Fresh Produce

Darren Keating, Moderator
Angeline Achariya, Food Innovation Centre, Monash University
Ros Harvey, The Yield
David Marguleas, Sun World Innovations
Tuesday Export Life Cycle – Global Leaps from Local Bounds

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