Delegate registrations are now open for Hort Connections 2020, the biggest business and networking destination for the Australian horticulture industry, which will be held at the Brisbane Convention Centre from 15-17 June 2020.

This not-to-be-missed event will explore the theme of “Sustaining the Future of Fresh”, bringing together thousands of attendees from the local and international horticulture supply chain to discuss on-farm and supply chain practices, review consumer behaviour and consumption trends, and focus on the future of sustainable fresh food production.

Hort Connections is a joint initiative between AUSVEG and the Produce Marketing Association Australia-New Zealand (PMA A-NZ). These annual events have rapidly become a central fixture in the Australian and New Zealand horticulture calendar, with over 3,500 delegates expected to walk through the doors of the 2020 conference. Hort Connections 2020 is being supported by the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, which has come on-board as a state sponsor of the event.

The Hort Connections 2020 conference will incorporate unparalleled networking opportunities for everyone in the horticulture supply chain, a trade show showcasing leading local and global businesses, and world-class speakers.

As part of the registration launch, AUSVEG and PMA A-NZ are excited to announce businesswoman and best-selling author Janine Allis as the first confirmed speaker. Janine is the Founder of Boost Juice, Executive Director of Retail Zoo and has appeared on Channel Ten’s Shark Tank and Australian Survivor 2019.

“We’re proud that Hort Connections has become such a huge event for the horticulture industry, thanks to support from growers and other delegates who are returning year after year to take advantage of the opportunities on offer,” said AUSVEG National Marketing Manager Nathan McIntyre.

“It is fantastic to see such strong support for the event from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries now that the event returns to the Sunshine State, given that the horticulture industry is such a significant contributor to the state’s economy.

“Next year’s Hort Connections conference in Brisbane is being designed to deliver as much value as possible for growers and everyone else in the horticulture supply chain, from presenting world-leading research to offering a huge range of business opportunities on the trade show floor.

“We’ve already seen around a third of the trade show floor snapped up by exhibitors and we’re more than seven months out from the event, so we’re excited to offer what’s turning into a massive business and networking space.

“Anyone thinking about attending Hort Connections 2020 should take advantage of the early bird rates on offer and register for what’s shaping up to be an industry-leading event.”

Delegates can find out more information about the event and register online at

Hort Connections 2019 was an industry-shaping event for Australian horticulture, and included:

  • 40 industry partners to help deliver the event.
  • Around 3,500 delegates from domestic and international horticulture, with visitors from over 30 countries.
  • Over 1,300 attendees at the Hort Connections Gala Dinner.
  • A massive trade show showcasing over 300 local and global supply chain companies.
  • Over 60 world-class speaker sessions, research presentations and panel discussions.

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