The Annual Vegetable Industry Seminar 2019 (AVIS) provided funding for 250 vegetable growers from horticultural regions across Australia to attend the seminar. A contingent of eight international (one team of two) and local research specialists delivered presentations at the seminar covering a range of topics that aligned directly with the Vegetable Strategic Investment Plan. The content flexibility of this project ensured that topical issues were discussed that will have immediate and ongoing benefit for growers. The seminar also highlighted new opportunities for industry R&D investment and export opportunities, and facilitated closer networking between the research community and Australian vegetable growers.