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Betty Liu and Nicole Schmitz, Perfection Fresh.
Gordon Sinclair, Chep Australia, with Gordon McKerlie, Goldline
Onions, Murray Bridge.
hottest products and ser vices,
and continued their tradition of
donating all produce at the end
of the trade show to Foodbank
NSW. More than 5380 kilograms
of fresh fruit and vegetables were
donated, providing 7173 meals
to less-fortunate Australians.
The second annual PMA-
Produce Plus Marketer of the Year
Award was awarded to New
Zealand’s Lisa Cork of Fresh
Produce Marketing for her work
on the Delta Produce ‘Love!
Kumara’ rebranding project
while the Australian Chamber’s
Meritorious Service Award and
the Col Johnson Young Achiever
Award went to Joe Antico, and
Charlie Natale, Alfresco Fruits,
Educational programming and
live panel discussions provided
insights into how businesses
needed to adapt to the rapidly
The informative and entertain-
ing ‘Big Debate’ went a long way
towards showing that once quar-
antine barriers to imports had
been overcome, there were some
great opportunities for local pro-
ducers to expand their business-
Undergraduate and postgradu-
ate students from seven universi-
ties across Australia and New
Zealand attended, under PMA A-
NZ’s Career Pathways Program
which provides scholarships for
students to attend the event and
explore career opportunities in
the fresh produce industry.
The Food Safety Hub incorpo-
rating eight food safety organisa-
tions spread the fresh produce
safety message at the trade show.
For the first time, next year’s
Conference and Trade Show will
be held at Auckland in New
Zealand from June 24-26.
Andrew Moon, Onions Australia, with Steve Monaghan, Fresh
Potatoes South Australia CEO Robbie Davis with
Malcolm Otto, Elders, Adelaide.
Fiona MacIntyre and Billy Chalk Jnr, managing
director, LED & Solar Solutions.
Roger Turner with Gavin Scurr, Pinata Farms, Queensland.
Representing J-Tech Systems are Ben Nicoll, Michael Williams, and Rohan Ovens.
John Webster, Foodbank, with
Shane Schnitzler, president of the
Australian Chamber of Fruit and
Erin Hart, PMA communications manager, with
Emma Townsend, Fibre King.
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