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Sydney, Australia | PMA A-NZ Produce Development Program

7 - 10 August 2017




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Optimising the impact of mid-level leaders

Brought to you by PMA A-NZ and the Institute for Food & Grocery Management

A journey, not an event, with a mix of practical input, whole group and team activities all linked with a team presentation for practical application back at work. 

The PMA A-NZ Produce Development Program gives the next generation of produce industry leaders in Australia and New Zealand the tools they need to achieve excellence for themselves and their businesses.Participants will learn crucial professional skills including effective communication, commercial acumen and strategic thinking to help drive themselves, their companies and the industry as a whole to the next level. The program uses various practical and applied learning methods with produce industry content chosen in consultation with PMA A-NZ to ensure program relevance and practicality.

Key details

Date:    Sydney, Australia 7 – 10 August 2017 

Sydney Conference & Training Centre

Registration fee:   $5,450 plus GST for non-members
(credit cards incur a 2% surcharge)
PMA A-NZ Member Discount:   PMA members receive an AUD $500 discount per registrant. This will reduce the program fee to $4,950 plus GST for PMA A-NZ members. 


Who Should Attend?

The program is suitable for commercial staff, first level managers and next generation leaders across all business functions and throughout the produce supply chain.

Key Benefits

  • Build and test your strategic thinking skills with practical activities
  • Learn and practice communication and influence skills
  • Build a network of industry peers
  • Meet industry leaders
  • Position yourself or your team members for career progression  

Learning Method

The program is centered around practical, applied learning with produce industry content chosen in consultation with PMA A-NZ to ensure program relevance and practicality.

  • Interactive sessions – delivered by our expert faculty to provide insights and practices to develop management skills
  • Business simulation to practice working through the key challenges of executing strategy in a competitive marketplace
  • Case study – to provide practical, real world industry insights and translate strategic thinking into applicable skills in the produce industry
  • Presentation skills and feedback on a group task with visiting PMA executives
  • Peer learning groups to facilitate knowledge sharing and peer feedback

Exclusive discount for PMA A-NZ members

PMA A-NZ member companies will receive an AUD $500 discount per participant on course fees.

Benefits for your business

  • The program is a tool to help develop and retain your people. The cost of hiring and training a new person can be far in excess of the course fee. A week of development and renewal will increase the loyalty, skill and passion of the key people in your business.
  • There is immense scope for delegates to develop new skills, business opportunities and ideas on the program. With competitors and supply chain participants together in one room for a week, strong relationships and ideas for collaboration are forged. These benefit sponsoring organisations and the industry as a whole well after the final day of the program.

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