Brisbane Markets Limited (BML) played host to four visiting groups over two days in July, with delegations from Protected Cropping Australia, the National Party, Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers and Rural Bank, a division of Bendigo Bank, all visiting the Brisbane Markets.
Visitors were impressed by the quantity, quality and variety of produce on the trading floor, and showed considerable interest in the workings of Market operations. Following the tours, some delegates were welcomed into the Fresh Centre Training Rooms to get a more in depth run down of the operation of the Brisbane Markets and the importance of Central Market system.
The tours proved a great opportunity to educate a range of stakeholders about the Brisbane Markets and the wholesaling sector of the supply chain, with many Wholesalers on the trading floor answering questions and entertaining the guests.
On Thursday, 20 July, BML hosted 45 delegates from the Protected Cropping Australia conference, the majority of whom were growers from around the country. Alongside the conference delegates, BML’s grower partners, the Bundaberg Fruit and Vegetable Growers, attended with an additional group of growers. 10 Nationals MPs and guests from around the country were also treated to an inside look at the Markets.
On Friday, 21 July, 15 agri-business representatives from Rural Bank, a division of Bendigo Bank, undertook a tour of the Central Trading Area and participated in an educational session on the Central Markets and their role in the horticulture supply chain.
Thank you to everyone who made our guests feel welcome!