Australia’s largest vegetable event features organic

vegThe largest event in Australian horticulture is approaching fast. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to join the industry’s most prominent and influential members worldwide who will converge on the Cairns Convention Centre in Tropical North Queensland, 19–21 June.

In its fifth year, the 2014 AUSVEG National Convention, Trade Show and Awards for Excellence is expected to attract an unprecedented lineup of international and Australian horticulture experts who will share their knowledge and experiences.

Keynote speakers include Anthony Pratt, executive chairman of Visy, one of Australia’s largest privately owned companies, as well as the Minister for Agriculture, The Hon. Barnaby Joyce MP.

Australian Organic will have a stand at the Trade Show. From farmers who have converted their properties into organic enterprises to export buyers, there will be plenty of people available at the stand to discuss ideas and provide tips relevant to your business. As the demand from international buyers for certified organic products grows, it will be a good opportunity for you to learn and understand more about potential overseas markets. There is also increasing interest to create organic certification systems within conventional practices. We want to use the event to build conversation around parallel production systems and how conventional and organic applications can coincide.

More than 1000 delegates are expected to participate in the three-day event. If you’d like to get involved contact Joanne Barber or call 07 3350 5716.