24–26 June 2019 | Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre

Major Partners

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


 

The Agriculture portfolio is supported by the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR). The purpose of DEDJTR is to create the conditions to sustainably develop the Victorian economy and grow employment.A strong, competitive and sustainable economy is vital for Victoria’s future. It will provide the confidence, investment and job opportunities that will enable a better quality of life for all Victorians, both for current and future generations.The Victorian Government has identified the food and fibre sector as one of a number of growth sectors vital to the future economic prosperity of Victoria.

Agrictulture Victoria

Agriculture Victoria has been created to give greater visibility to the agriculture activities of the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources (DEDJTR), giving a clear identity to agricultural services and initiatives with the department.

The Agriculture Victoria brand and logo emphasise the clean, green nature of Victoria’s farming produce and will be used to promote the state’s agriculture industry and its world-class farmers.

Agriculture Victoria Services is the commercial interface between DEDJTR and private industry. It protects, manages and commercialises new technologies generated by the agriculture research and development divisions of DEDJTR.


CHEP helps move more goods to more people, in more places than any other organisation on earth. Its pallets, crates and containers form the invisible backbone of the global supply chain and the world’s biggest brands trust us to help them transport their goods more efficiently, sustainably and safely. As pioneers of the sharing economy, CHEP created one of the world’s most sustainable logistics businesses through the share and reuse of its platforms under a model known as ‘pooling’. CHEP primarily serves the fast-moving consumer goods (e.g. dry food, grocery, and health and personal care), fresh produce, beverage, retail and general manufacturing industries. CHEP employs approximately 12,000 people and owns approximately 350 million pallets, crates and containers through a network of more than 850 service centres, supporting more than 500,000 customer touch-points for global brands such as Procter & Gamble, Sysco, Kellogg’s and Nestlé. CHEP is part of the Brambles Group and operates in more than 60 countries with its largest operations in North America and Western Europe. For more information on CHEP, visit www.chep.com. For information on the Brambles Group, visit www.brambles.com.


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.


 

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources.

As the world’s population grows we need to find new ways of growing more food on less land, with less water, while preserving biodiversity and the natural environment. New technology will play an essential role in underpinning sustainable and profitable farming for the future.

Investing over $1.4 billion in research and development annually, Syngenta is strongly focused on leveraging the best of our global technology portfolio to deliver Australian growers unrivalled crop solutions.

Integrated solutions, which combine leading seed varieties, seed care and crop protection technology, with agronomic insights and support, will enable Australian growers to achieve new levels of productivity and performance.

Syngenta looks forward to continuing to work closely with Australian growers to deliver the innovative solutions they will require to succeed in growing more from less.