BERRIES Australia is excited to announce that the BerryQuest program has been finalised with four international keynote speakers headlining the conference at Sea World Resort and Conference Centre from July 25 to 28.
Soren Bjorn, president of Driscoll's America and Juan Ignacio Allende Connelly, chief executive officer of HortiFrut South America (presenting via videolink), along with Berries Australia chair, Peter McPherson will kick off day one of BQI22 with a global perspective on the state of the berry industry.
Also presenting on Tuesday, July 26, is Professor David Hughes, a well-known expert on food trends.
Professor Hughes will share his constantly evolving, informed view on global food industry developments.
Day one's afternoon program includes concurrent sessions on pest and disease, optimising production, and an emerging leaders workshop, followed by a detailed assessment of workforce challenges and opportunities.
On Wednesday, July 27, keynote, Eric Snodgrass, principal atmospheric scientist with Nutrien Ag Solutions (via video link from the US) will examine the influence of high-impact weather events on global agriculture productivity.
The morning and afternoon concurrent sessions will cover pollination, 21st century challenges and opportunities, and traceability and food safety, as well as pest and disease, breeding and managing off farm impacts.
Over the two days of plenary sessions, dozens of other local and international experts will share their wealth of knowledge on a range of topics - from labour and export opportunities to technology and breeding developments, and respected agricultural and horticultural journalist Ashley Walmsley, will MC the event.
A comprehensive trade show, featuring more than 30 exhibitors, will provide guests with the opportunity to network and learn about new products and services and daily social events will allow delegates to reconnect with friends and colleagues, after a challenging few years.
Delegates at BQI22 will conclude the conference on Thursday, July 28 with the opportunity to attend one of three fascinating field trips
Registrations for BerryQuest International close on Thursday, June 30, with student, member and group discounts available.
BerryQuest International would not be possible without the support of industry partner, Hort Innovation, platinum sponsor, Mountain Blue, gold plus sponsor, Elite Tunnels and gold sponsors, Haygrove, Australian Growing Solutions, Legro Australia, Perfection Fresh, Driscolls and Organic Crop Protectants.
For additional information, contact a member of the BQI22 Conference Management team:
Further information on registration, accommodation and program, is available at https://berries.net.au/bqi2022/
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