Hort Connections is back! AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) will once again deliver the premier event in the fresh produce industry. This year’s conference and trade show will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 7-9 June, and we cannot wait to welcome delegates to Hort Connections 2021.

AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) are pleased to announce that the premier event for Australian horticulture, Hort Connections, is returning to Brisbane in 2021.

This year’s theme is Celebrating the international year of fruits and vegetables, which will recognise the horticulture industry and the important role fruits, vegetables and floral industries play in human nutrition, health and wellbeing as well as global food security.

There are also a number of exciting additions and updates to the Hort Connections program. AUSVEG is currently working with a number of Queensland-based grower groups to provide components to the event that have never been seen before. Follow the AUSVEG and Hort Connections social media channels or keep an eye on the AUSVEG Weekly Update for further details.

Trade show: A must for delegates

The event will see the return of the expansive Hort Connections Trade Show. The Trade Show is always a hive of activity, and is a necessity for companies to exhibit their cutting-edge products, supply chain solutions, technological innovations and horticultural support for growers and industry stakeholders.

With over 70 per cent of trade show booths sold, we recommend getting in quickly to book your spot. Booth registration details can be found online by clicking here. For more information, please contact AUSVEG.

Pandemic response

As readers would be aware, the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many changes to the way in how we live, travel and interact.

Hort Connections 2021 organisers acknowledge that this is an ongoing situation, one which they will continue to monitor as the event draws closer. Federal and State Government advice will be heeded and there are contingencies that have been developed should issues arise in the lead-up to Hort Connections 2021.

Awards for Excellence: Register your nominations now!

The 2021 National Awards for Excellence will be presented at the Hort Connections 2021 Gala Dinner on Wednesday 9 June. The Awards for Excellence are a fantastic way to acknowledge and recognise the outstanding contributions of individuals and businesses to the horticulture industry.

Once again, there are 11 awards categories that include the highly coveted Syngenta Grower of the Year, Corteva Young Grower of the Year and Boomaroo Nurseries Women in Horticulture award.

The award nomination form can be found here.


AUSVEG and PMA A-NZ would like to take the opportunity to thank the event’s major partners – Hort Innovation, the Queensland Government, Coles and Syngenta – in helping to bring together the industry through their support of Hort Connections.

Also, thank you to Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) for signing up to sponsor the Trade Show once again. We would also like to thank all of our sponsors who have jumped on-board in 2021 to ensure this event makes a triumphant return.

Find out more

Please visit hortconnections.com.au. For further enquiries, please email info@hortconnections.com.au or phone 03 9882 0277.