Sponsors and Exhibitors Speakers Programme Details

Thank you to all those who joined us for the 5th quadrennial New Zealand and Australian Avocado Growers’ Conference, 9-12 September 2013, in Tauranga, New Zealand. We look forward to seeing you next time.

Hosted in the Bay of Plenty, the heart of the avocado industry in New Zealand, this conference offers you the opportunity to network and share knowledge with a wide range of national and international representatives from across the avocado industry.

Nutritional Values, the conference theme, represents an exciting opportunity for us to increase our awareness and knowledge of the amazing health and nutritional properties of the avocado and explore opportunities to leverage the nutritional benefits of this fruit.

Consumers and the media are placing increasing importance and value on “functional” and “super” foods; avocado fits effortlessly into this category but what does this mean for our growers, our marketing and our returns? What are the specific health properties of avocado? How do we increase the visibility of these attributes? And how does what we do in our orchards and throughout the value chain impact on the final product we deliver to consumers?

The Nutritional Values conference will explore these questions and more, while providing you with an opportunity to reconnect, make new connections and discuss your ideas with peers and experts.

The programme of international speakers including those from Australasia will present the latest knowledge and understanding of issues important to maximising value for the New Zealand and Australian avocado industries. Attendees will also spend time visiting a number of successful orchards and postharvest facilities in the Bay of Plenty.

The conference organisers are pleased to have the support of AVOCO™ as Principal Conference Partner. AVOCO™ is a significant new company formed by the two leading exporters of avocados from New Zealand, Southern Produce Ltd and Primor Produce Ltd.

Last held in New Zealand in 2005, this is an industry event not to be missed.

We look forward to seeing you in Tauranga in September.

Mr Ashby Whitehead
Chairman of NZ Avocado Growers’ Association Inc.
Mr Jim Kochi
Chairman of Avocados Australia Limited
Ms Jen Scoular
CEO, New Zealand Avocado
Mr John Tyas
CEO, Avocados Australia Limited





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