Hort Con­nec­tions com­ing up

The Western Star - - RURALWEEKL­Y - Grow­com CEO DAVID THOMSON

IN LESS than three weeks Hort Con­nec­tions 2018 will bring to­gether the hor­ti­cul­ture in­dus­try’s most in­flu­en­tial play­ers and ex­pert thought lead­ers for an ex­pan­sive three-day trade show and con­fer­ence.

Grow­com is once again proud to take part as a co-host for this year’s con­fer­ence, in as­so­ci­a­tion with AUSVEG and PMA Aus­tralia-New Zealand, at the Bris­bane Con­ven­tion Cen­tre from June 18–20.

Fol­low­ing on from last year’s event in Ade­laide, Hort Con­nec­tions 2018 prom­ises to be the most in­flu­en­tial space for net­work­ing, ed­u­ca­tion and busi­ness for the en­tire fresh pro­duce sup­ply chain.

Grow­com will have its own booth at the trade show where in­dus­try mem­bers can catch up with our in­no­va­tion coach, ex­port fa­cil­i­ta­tor, agri­cul­tural work­force co-or­di­na­tor and Hort360 field staff. There will also be a Fair Farms hub where grow­ers can find out about Fair Work com­pli­ance and em­ploy­ment pro­ce­dures.

The Fair Farms team will demon­strate the Hort360 work­place re­la­tions mod­ule, ex­plain how the Fair Farms cer­ti­fi­ca­tion process works, and dis­cuss any is­sues or con­cerns grow­ers might have.

An in­dus­try up­date re­gard­ing progress to­wards the Fair Farms cer­ti­fi­ca­tion scheme will also be held on June 20 in the trade show hall. This is an op­por­tu­nity for all in­dus­try mem­bers to hear about plans for the scheme and how it will be pi­loted dur­ing 2018 into the fu­ture.

Our very own chief ad­vo­cate, Rachel Macken­zie, has also been nom­i­nated for a Women in Hor­ti­cul­ture award. The award cel­e­brates fe­male in­dus­try mem­bers who have demon­strated out­stand­ing abil­ity and suc­cess in their cho­sen field. We con­grat­u­late Rachel on her nom­i­na­tion and en­cour­age our grow­ers not to miss the awards cer­e­mony at the Hort Con­nec­tions Gala Din­ner on June 20.

For a one-stop-shop on all things hor­ti­cul­ture, Hort Con­nec­tions 2018 is the place to be.

PHOTO: FILE

NOMINEE: Grow­com’s Rachel Macken­zie.

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