Following the success of the 2017 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar, Australian levy-paying vegetable growers once again have the chance to listen to presentations from the world’s leading innovation experts at the 2018 Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar.

This year’s seminar will take place during Hort Connections 2018, to be held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre on 20 June, and will feature nine expert speakers from around the world on topics ranging from robotics in agriculture to traceability of produce throughout the supply chain. As we get closer to the event we’ll be providing more updates on the speaker list, so keep an eye out!

This seminar is a strategic levy investment by Hort Innovation as a way of bringing growers into closer contact with the latest research and development shaping our industry, and we’re able to offer fully-funded positions (including flights and accommodation) for growers who pay the vegetable levy.

This is a great opportunity to take in new perspectives about horticultural production and see the technology that will be playing a major role in our industry in years to come, but places are sure to fill up fast, so register soon and avoid missing the opportunity to benefit from the expertise of the leading thinkers in global horticulture!

Growers who are interested in attending or looking for further details can contact AUSVEG by phone on 03 9882 0277, fax on 03 9882 6722 or e-mail at with expressions of interest.

Previous seminars have been very well received by growers attending the events, and the knowledge and tech on display provide great insights into how horticulture in Australia and overseas is evolving to adopt new technology and processes. If you’re interested in taking a look at previous presentations covering crucial topics like postharvest technology and the commercialisation and adoption of cutting-edge research, you can view a recap of the 2017 seminar on our website.

This post appeared in the AUSVEG Weekly Update published 3 April 2018, 27 March 2018 and 13 March 2018.