Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) and Brismark represented Brisbane Markets wholesalers at the recent 2023 Hort Connections Trade Show, alongside their Central Market and Chamber colleagues from around Australia.
The trade show was joint sponsored by Fresh Markets Australia (FMA) and the Central Markets Association of Australia (CMAA), under the banner of Australia’s Fresh Produce Markets as a united leading representative body for fresh produce Markets in the country. As a major sponsor of the event, FMA and CMAA highlighted their commitment to supporting the growth and development of the industry.
Held in Adelaide from 5 June to 7 June 2023, each year Hort Connections brings together growers, suppliers, and retailers from the horticulture sector. It serves as a platform for networking, knowledge sharing, and showcasing the latest innovations in the industry. The trade show plays a crucial role in fostering collaborations and driving business opportunities for all stakeholders involved.
By sponsoring the event, FMA and CMAA aim to strengthen the position of Central Markets Wholesalers as key advocates for the Australian horticulture industry, amplify the voices of its members and highlight the importance of these Markets in the fresh produce supply chain as well as promotion of the A better choice! retailer program.
FMA Chair, Shane Schnitzler said, “By establishing a strong presence at the trade show, FMA can connect with growers, suppliers, retailers, and other industry professionals, to forge partnerships that can drive the future growth and prosperity of Australia’s Central Market system.”
The event, which is recognised as the largest horticulture conference and trade show in Australasia, was well attended by around 3,500 delegates from across the industry. With over 200 exhibiting companies involved in the trade show, the entire supply chain was represented in various forms. From ag-chem and fertiliser companies, Australia’s Central Markets, through to machinery and technology services, there was an exhibitor of interest for every delegate.
The trade show offered a range of educational sessions, workshops, and panel discussions that addressed the latest trends, challenges, and innovations in the horticulture industry.