NY98039 - 1998 WA State Conference

The theme for Western Australia’s first nursery industry state Conference was Focus on the Future which, in a nutshell, covered communication, information and the transfer of technology. These were the key areas addressed in an effort to advance the level of professionalism in an industry which traditionally has been an apathetic one. The annual programme covered a wide range of business topics in the form of seminars, workshops, short courses and field days. The role of the conference is in many cases to provide an introduction to topics which may not be well understood at present, but will introduce delegates to areas of importance and, in the future, be part of the annual programme. It also provides additional exposure to topics covered at basic levels and to be carried on to higher levels for example via interstate speakers.