APAL’s involvement in the 2016 National Horticulture Convention was successful, with more than 200 attendees from the apple and pear industry.
APAL CEO Phil Turnbull invites apple and pear growers to #HortCon18.
Feedback showed that 84 per cent of APAL delegates ranked apple and pear industry activities as very good to excellent, with 98 per cent saying they would attend a similar event in the future and 80 per cent showing a preference for the combined industry format.
“To ensure the best possible experience and value for money for apple and pear industry members, we have created an additional special program prior to the official Hort Connections event, on Monday, 18 June,” says APAL CEO Phil Turnbull.
“To kick off the event, I would like to invite you to attend an informal dinner, Sunday, 17 June followed by a day of activities and presentations on Monday, 18 June.”
Delegates who register for Hort Connections receive complimentary access to these additional sessions, those who only wish to attend the APAL sessions can purchase their ticket on the APAL website.
“Whilst we are optimistic about the long-term future, our industry is facing some significant commercial challenges. Our ability to keep abreast of international best practice growing and creating additional markets for our fruit is key to our future success. I strongly encourage growers to attend this conference,” says Phil.
“I know that people who work in our industry are busy, but this is a great opportunity to step away from the business and help grow yourselves. You never know what you might learn or take away from a conference such as this, from both the local and international guest presenters and through networking with your peers.
“I look forward to seeing you in Brisbane.”