2018 National Conference program released

The speaker program for The Growing Edge National Conference is now available. The program features a variety of workshops, sessions and keynote speakers to suit all sectors of the industry.

Innovative management and marketing strategies for nursery and garden businesses; Biosecurity War - 2018's high and medium risks explained; and Demographic shifts for greenlife growers and retailers to capture are just some of the topics being addressed at the conference in Hobart, February next year.

Technical workshops on plant selection and breeding will be conducted by Angus Stewart; and Dr David Monckton and Dr Alistair Gracie from the team behind the Horticulture Masterclass, will hold a workshop on agribusiness skills.

The line-up of speakers continues to grow with Mark McCrindle, Chris Helder, Ben Peacock and Lois Ransom confirming their participation in the conference.

“The list of speakers we have secured for this conference is exceptional. The quality and content of their presentations will provide an opportunity for delegates to have the edge on growing their business and this industry,” said Peter Vaughan, NGIA CEO.

”The variety we offer delegates at this conference is made possible with the support of the industry’s outstanding supporters.”

The Growing Edge conference is supported by Norwood Industries, Arthur J Gallagher, Ball Australia and ICL. Hort Innovation continues their support of the nursery industry through their Principle R&D Partnership.

Outside the conference proper, the social activities and industry tours provide time to catch up with colleagues from interstate and meet newcomers to the industry.

To register , for the program or more information on the 2018 Nursery & Garden Industry National Conference, visit www.ngia.com.au.