Hundreds of members of the New South Wales vegetable, potato, apple and pear industries are making their way to Jupiters Gold Coast for the 2015 National Horticulture Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence – the biggest event in the Australian horticulture calendar.

The state’s representatives will join the expected 1,400 local and international industry members set to attend the 2015 Convention, now incorporating AUSVEG and Apple and Pear Australia Limited (APAL), which will be held from 25-27 June.

“It is impressive to see such a strong show of support from members of the New South Wales horticulture industry who have registered to attend the not-to-be missed event on the Gold Coast,” said AUSVEG Manager – Events and Marketing Lauren Winterbottom.

AUSVEG is the leading horticulture body representing more than 9,000 Australian vegetable and potato growers. APAL is the industry body representing Australia’s more than 600 commercial apple and pear growers.

The Convention will also host a number of prestigious presenters from horticulture and other walks of life, including keynote speaker and President & CEO of the United States Potato Board, Blair Richardson, the Assistant Minister for Health, Senator the Hon. Fiona Nash, and leading representatives from Australia’s largest horticulture companies.

“The Convention is the perfect place for New South Wales’ vegetable, potato, apple and pear growers to expand their business knowledge through informative speaker sessions, and grow their professional contact base through the many networking events on offer,” said Ms Winterbottom.

“With a range of exciting events planned, including the Great Debate, proudly sponsored by Haifa, the Panel Forum, proudly sponsored by Kalfresh, and the coveted National Awards for Excellence, the 2015 Convention promises to be the biggest and most successful yet.”

“It is also an excellent opportunity for growers and key industry stakeholders to see the exciting new technologies being developed both in Australia and abroad, and to hear about advancements that could potentially change the face of horticulture.”

“Through the strong support from the men and women in the New South Wales horticulture industry, AUSVEG is able to advocate to government on Federal issues important to New South Wales’ growers, and ensure that the industry is well-placed to face any challenges that may arise.”

Those wishing to register can download the delegate brochure or register online. For more information please contact AUSVEG on (03) 9882 0277,, or visit

  Andrew MacDonald, AUSVEG Manager – Communications

Phone: (03) 9882 0277, Mobile: 0406 836 330, Email: