The Largest Horticulture Convention in the Southern Hemisphere – Hort Connections –  saw 3,500 delegates gather at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre between 24-26 June 2019. Hort Connections is a combination of the AUSVEG National Horticulture Convention and PMA Fresh Connections.

There was record numbers of exhibitors, growers, government stakeholders, speakers and industry partners – connecting AUSVEG and PMA A-NZ with 18 other industry associations to truly unite the horticulture industry.

Relive the conference

Relive the buzzing trade show and speaker session highlights by watching the Hort Connections 2019 recap video here.

We’ve put together a recap of the event, including some of the best photos from the three-day celebration of horticulture, that you can view here!



Syngenta Grower of the Year Jason Shields – Plunkett Orchards (APAL)
Corteva Agriscience Young Grower of the Year Daniel Hoffman (SA)
Visy Industry Impact Award Darren & Mark Schreurs – Peter Schreurs & Sons (VIC)
E.E. Muir & Sons Community Stewardship Award Foodbank Australia
Butler Market Gardens Environmental Award Michael Evans – Mulgowie Farming Company (VIC)
Innovation Partner Award Mark Pye – Zerella Fresh (SA)
Bayer Researcher of the Year Cherie Gambley – Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (QLD)
Boomaroo Nurseries Women in Horticulture Award Carmel Ingram – Bonaccord Ingram VIC
Exporter of the Year Harvest Moon (TAS)