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The South Australian Grower – July 2013
THE PMA Fresh Connections
conference and trade show on
June 11-13 in Sydney gave
businesses the tools to unlock a
More than 800 industry profes-
sionals from across the supply
chain in Australia and New
Zealand had the opportunity to
build their business connections at
a range of networking events,
experience new products and
innovations at the trade show and
access the latest research and infor-
mation from expert speakers.
A large international contingent
made the trip from as far as the
United Kingdom, United States,
China and Russia.
“While we did not reach our
record number of last year, this
year more than made up for that
by the strength of the conference
program and the real buzz of the
Zealand chief executive officer
Michael Worthington said.
In the annual State of the
Industry address, president and
chief executive officer of the
Produce Marketing Association
in the US Bryan Silbermann chal-
lenged delegates to consider the
future of global trade in fresh
He said five main factors were
driving the increase in fresh pro-
duce trade worldwide – the
growing middle class in emerging
markets increasingly demanding
healthy and convenient food;
improving efficiencies to the ben-
efit of fresh food technology,
especially relating to communica-
tion and transportation, lowering
transaction costs; more products
getting closer to hitting that con-
sumer ‘sweet spot’ of taste, con-
venience and nutrition; new trade
agreements; and World Trade
Organisation trade barriers com-
Exhibitors showcased their
Nicole Fernandes, Market City, Western
Australia, with Julian Carbone,
marketing and business manager,
Adelaide Produce Markets.
Representing Monsanto are Scott Humphries and Rebecca
Dan De Lucas,
Wes Bray, Amcor, with Darren McPhan, South Pacific Seeds.
Charlie Natale, managing director, Alfresco Fruits, Melbourne Markets.
Cameron McInness, Jenkins Group, New Zealand, with Kelly Kirschner, Sinclair International, Stuart
Abbott, J-Tech Systems, and Marco Siboni, Sorma Group.
Emily Lamberton, Career Path Student, with Emma Townsend, Fibre King.
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