5 April 2022

Australia’s Fresh Produce Markets, the collaboration between Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA), has been announced as official Hort Connections 2022 Trade Show sponsor.

Australia’s Fresh Produce Markets has continued their long-term support as the Trade Show naming rights sponsor and Industry Partner of Hort Connections, which this year will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 6-8 June.

The annual event will bring members from all sectors of the horticulture industry together, including growers, supply chain members, government stakeholders and industry service providers, to showcase the latest research, technologies and innovations to offer new perspectives on how the industry can grow together.

AUSVEG National Marketing Manager Nathan McIntyre said that having the industry body for fresh produce markets re-sign as the Hort Connections Trade Show sponsor will provide further opportunities for the event to reach a wider number of industry members.

“We are thrilled that the FMA and CMAA collaboration has continued its support of Hort Connections as the naming rights sponsor for the Trade Show. The Trade Show sponsorship and major presence within the trade show has been a focal point for many years and the organisation represents a large and critical sector of the horticulture industry,” said Mr McIntyre.

“The support has allowed us to progress with a suite of improvements for this year’s conference, with considerable development and investment in the market area within the Trade Show.”

Mr McIntyre said there will be a strong emphasis on enabling networking opportunities for all delegates at this year’s event.

“Aside from improved check-in and registration systems, delegates can make the most of more dedicated Trade Show time, a revamped Trade Show floor plan to allow for greater networking and delegate interaction, as well as a Diversity and Inclusion Session and Women in Horticulture Sessions for the 2022 program,” Mr McIntyre said.

“The long-term commitment of Australia’s Fresh Produce Markets at Hort Connections will ensure that the event remains the largest in Australian horticulture.”

Fresh Markets Australia Chairman Shane Schnitzler said that it was important for the broader industry to take the opportunity to meet with friends and colleagues from across the sector and forge new connections to strengthen their business networks.

“Following a successful conference last year in Brisbane despite the disruptions from the pandemic, Hort Connections 2022 will be a true celebration for what the industry has achieved and how growers, central markets and the broader supply chain have banded together to ensure continuous supply of fruits and vegetables in the face of unprecedented challenges,” Mr Schnitzler said.

“We are proud to continue supporting the industry through the sponsorship of the Hort Connections Trade Show and encourage as many people from across the supply chain to attend to learn about the latest innovations and technologies in the industry, and to connect over the challenges everyone has faced, which in many respects have made the industry even more resilient.”

The Hort Connections team is working with people on-the-ground at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre and in the wider Brisbane community to ensure the experience for delegates is safe and enjoyable.

For more information or to register for the event, please visit hortconnections.com.au.



MEDIA CONTACT: Shaun Lindhe, AUSVEG National Manager – Communications

Phone: 03 9882 0277, Mobile: 0405 977 789, Email: shaun.lindhe@ausveg.com.au