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PMA A-NZ Science and Technology TECH EVENT

16 November 2017

Technology developments are changing the way the fresh produce industry does business, and you have to be up with these developments because your customers and competitors will be. PMA Australia-New Zealand is excited to hold its second TECH EVENT on 16 November 2017 in Brisbane to explore new business technology.

The morning-only event will show case a number of key developments that leading businesses are adopting to manage production, packing and transactions, providing safer, more transparent and efficient supply chains.


The PMA A-NZ Science & Technology Task Force has identified the need for events tailored to different segments of the PMA A-NZ membership to showcase new science and technologies that will impact on the business environment over the next few years. The focus of this event is on a range of technology case studies for different elements of fresh produce businesses. 


  • Exposure of managers/owners/suppliers to disruptive technologies
  • Member networking and value appreciation

Participant focus

The target audience is management, business owners, QA and technical managers and industry suppliers from throughout the fresh produce supply chain.

Discounts apply to PMA A-NZ members and Fresh Produce Safety Centre sponsors

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8.30am Registration - tea / coffee on arrival
9.00am Welcome and introduction by Darren Keating, PMA A-NZ CEO
9.10am Harnessing the power of data to improve productivity by Ros Harvey, The Yield
9.40am You’ve seen barcodes on stickers – what do they mean? by Melanie Wishart, GS1
10.05am Alternative energy technologies for horticulture by Michael Crook, Evo Energy Technologies
10.30am New water sanitising technology for postharvest produce operations,  Mark Parkinson from Lockyer Agronomics
10.55am Closing comments by Richard Bennett, PMA A-NZ







Event Details

Date: 16 November 2017
Time: 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
Venue: Brisbane Markets Conference Centre, Rocklea
Cost: Members Discount $50.00 plus GST, Non-members $70.00 plus GST



For more information about the TECH EVENT, please contact Richard Bennett, Head of Food Safety & Technology, PMA Australia New Zealand and the Fresh Produce Safety Centre 

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