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APAL attends Hort Connections 2024


The largest horticulture conference and trade show in Australasia opened its doors in Melbourne this week. Hort Connections 2024, held from June 3 to 5 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre (MCEC), expected to draw over 4,000 delegates from across Australia and overseas, all converging to partake in a myriad of plenary sessions, industry meetings, and an extensive trade show.

Hort Connections 2024 continued to showcase exciting new products, services, and technologies that are shaping the Australian and New Zealand horticulture industry. The agenda included presentations on agricultural technology, finance, labour, energy, and environmental sustainability, addressing the current challenges and opportunities within the industry.

Among the numerous industry representatives attending this year was the APAL team, keen to engage with the broader horticulture community. The APAL delegation immersed itself in the diverse array of activities and sessions offered at Hort Connections 2024.

The APAL team explored sustainable packaging solutions, advancements in product labelling, compliance and data capture and market insights.

The remaining events at Hort Connections 2024 include the prestigious Horticulture Awards for Excellence and the Gala Dinner on Wednesday evening. These events will recognise exceptional individual and business achievements and provide a fitting conclusion to the conference.

Justin Smith of APAL emphasised the value of such events, stating, “Hort Connections is a great event for many industry participants, particularly for growers looking to discover the latest innovations and technologies that can enhance their businesses’ productivity and profitability.”

As Hort Connections 2024 concluded its sessions and activities, it remained a pivotal event for knowledge exchange, networking, and the exploration of cutting-edge advancements in the horticulture industry. The APAL team was enthusiastic about their participation and the potential for impactful industry growth and success.



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