Events and conferences

Industry conferences

Australian Farm Institute Digital Disruption in Agriculture 2016 Conference
2 June 2016
Sydney, NSW

The Australian Farm Institute’s Digital Disruption in Agriculture Conference will be held on Thursday 2 June and Friday 3 June 2016.

Read more information at the website.

ATSE National Technology Challenges Dialogue – Agribusiness 2030
15 June 2016
Sydney, NSW

The 2016 ATSE National Technology Challenges Dialogue: Agribusiness 2030 will bring together Australia’s top agriculture and agribusiness leaders and innovators from research, industry and government to explore the opportunities and challenges for agribusiness in the digital age.

Read more information at the website.

Fruit Growers Tasmania Conference
16 June 2016
Huon Valley, Tas

With APAL’s Future Orchards program on 16 June in the Huon Valley, additional sessions have been added to provide a full day for pome producers, including a presentation on the national apple and pear marketing strategy by Lisa Troy of Hort Innovation and an orchard walk with Marcel Veens and Steve Spark from AgFirst.

The afternoon will host two breakout workshops for cherries and berries with a look at bayberry production, being ready for spotted wing drosophlia, predicting weather based risk for botrytis and monilinia and cherry soil health. Presenters are from across Australia as well as the Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture.

Further information can be obtained by emailing Fruit Growers Tasmania or by phoning 03 6231 1944.

Global Innovations in Horticulture Seminar
23 June 2016
Gold Coast, Qld

AUSVEG in conjunction with Hort Innovation will hold a seminar to discuss global innovations in horticulture to demonstrate the very latest in innovative technology from around the world.

With a focus on new innovations in horticulture from world renowned experts in the field, the seminar will showcase a variety of ideas that are at the leading edge of agricultural innovation. Growers will also get an insight into technologies that will allow them to become more efficient, more productive and ultimately more profitable.

49th Annual AIFST Convention
27 June 2016
Brisbane, Qld

The Pulse of the Industry

49th Annual AIFST Convention co-located with Foodtech Queensland

Read more information at the AIFST website.

Levy Payer Workshops


Hort Innovation held Levy Payer Workshops to assist with the development of the company’s inaugural Strategic Plan, setting the strategy to 2018.

The workshops were held to consult with levy payers, the Australian Government and other horticulture stakeholders to shape the company’s strategy.

Read more information by reading Levy Payer Consultation on Hort Innovation Strategic Plan (this will open in a new window).

Download a PDF of the workshop presentation: Levy Payer Workshop presentation (this will open in a new window).

Workshop outcomes