15-17 June 2020 | Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Additional Events

MONDAY 24 JUNE – WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE

APAL Industry Forum

Before you attend Hort Connections 2019, be part of the jam-packed programme designed especially for the pome-fruit industry.

APAL Industry Forum is your once-a-year opportunity to connect with over 100 growers, packhouse managers, researchers and exporters. Get up to speed on the latest thinking in export readiness, orchard management, business practices, new varieties, R&D and category marketing.

Reasons to attend

  • High-calibre agenda
  • Unparalleled networking
  • News you can use
  • Taste new varieties

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MONDAY 24 JUNE
1200 – 1730

Future of Hort 2019

The Australian Society of Horticultural Science is pleased to invite you to attend The Future of Hort 2019.

The aim of FoH2019 is to promote and enhance Australian horticultural science and industry. FoH2019 will focus on a variety of aspects relating to the future of horticulture in Australia including innovation, precision agriculture and engaging with the next generation.

FoH2019 is being held as a shoulder event to Hort Connections 2019. Delegates of Future of Hort 2019 will receive complimentary passes to the welcome reception at Hort Connections 2019. All delegates registering to attend the Future of Horticulture 2019 event are strongly encouraged to also register to attend Hort Connections by clicking here and selecting AuSHS from the industry drop down menu.

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1330 – 1630

VegKIT: Tools and interventions to increase children’s vegetable intake

Come and participate in this interactive workshop where we will introduce participants to VegKIT – a program of activities providing tools and enhancing initiatives aiming to improve children’s vegetable intake. Drawing from nutrition, dietetic, behavior change, and product development science, participants will have the opportunity to learn about this exciting project and innovative new resources that will be available for use in practice.

Supported by Hort Innovation, the 5-year VegKit project is delivered through a collaboration between CSIRO, Flinders University and Nutrition Australia (Victoria Division), the project will investigate the acceptance of vegetables through behavioural science and produce innovations.

Who should attend?
This workshop will benefit those in the community, child care and education, vegetable supply chain, health and education policy, practice and research working in the areas of improving children’s vegetable intake. For example, growers, retailers, local authority and community workers, Federal and State Health, Environment, Agriculture and Education policy makers, childcare and early learning providers, health and education NGOs, community & public health dietitians, corporate/industry dietitians, private practice dietitians and public health nutrition researchers.

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TUESDAY 25 JUNE
1130 – 1230

New Technology Forum

How will tech change influence your vegetable business?

To connect world leading speakers on automation, machinery and software with an intimate group of growers and industry stakeholders to explore:

  • What are some of the newest global innovations in technology?
  • How will new technology change the vegetable industry?
  • Where are we headed, and what are the possibilities?

Soil Wealth ICP Partnership Network lunch to follow.

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WEDNESDAY 26 JUNE
1330 – 1430

Committee for Greater Shepparton/Shepparton City Council Networking Event

Greater Shepparton A GREAT PLACE TO GROW

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