The AUSVEG SA State Manager and two leading growers recently accompanied the South Australian Minister for Agriculture, the Hon. Leon Bignell MP and around 70 leading business and government officials to Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand as part of a formal Trade Mission to strengthen trade ties. This is the second year AUSVEG SA has participated as part of a levy-funded project, which is one of the cornerstones of our state export program each year. The Mission was again a fantastic opportunity to strengthen business networks with buyers and trade officials in overseas market and served as an opportunity to raise the profile of horticulture within the South Australian government’s trade priorities. Participating growers were able to explore a number of business opportunities in these key export markets. Two leading growers were funded by Hort Innovation to attend the Mission with the AUSVEG SA State Manager. T Musolino and Co are a leading field broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and lettuce grower who were looking into opportunities to export a number of value-added products in these export markets. HL Hydroponics are a high tech greenhouse producer of capsicums, cucumbers and tomatoes who were participating in the mission as a means to testing the market for these products. Participating growers have reported significant interest in some produce lines following the mission and are currently working towards sending trial shipments for export. AUSVEG SA is now working on follow up and linking the growers to relevant export funding.