Nearly 100 members of the Tasmanian vegetable and potato industry will join national and international delegates at the Cairns Convention Centre from 19-21 June for the highly anticipated 2014 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence.

The AUSVEG National Convention is the biggest event on the Australian horticultural calendar, and will attract over 1,000 delegates from across Australia and the globe to the tropical north Queensland city.

“Tasmanians are amongst the nation’s most innovative and efficient vegetable producers, so it is great to see such a strong show of support for this week’s not-to-be-missed event in Cairns,” said AUSVEG spokesperson, Michael Bodnarcuk.

AUSVEG is the leading horticultural body representing Australia’s 9,000 vegetable and potato growers.

“The Convention is the perfect place for Tasmania’s vegetable growers to build upon their business knowledge and grow their professional networks at the Convention.”

“AUSVEG is only able to advocate to government on issues most important to Tasmania’s growers, such as the future of the vegetable industry, with the support of those who attend
our annual Convention,” said Mr Bodnarcuk.

With export a lucrative opportunity for Tasmania’s vegetable producers, delegates representing retailers, importers and wholesalers from Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia and Taiwan will also participate in the industry’s second Reverse Trade Mission, held in conjunction with the AUSVEG Convention.

“The Reverse Trade Mission is a unique opportunity for Tasmanian growers to foster new business opportunities with Asia’s biggest buyers,” said Mr Bodnarcuk.

To register for the AUSVEG National Convention, visit or contact AUSVEG on (03) 9882 0277.

MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Bodnarcuk, AUSVEG. Phone: (03) 9882 0277, Mobile: 0400 114 266, E-mail: