National Conference

Every two years a national Nursery & Garden Industry Conference is held in an Australian city and over the past 30 years it has attracted an average of 250 delegates – growers, retailers, suppliers and stakeholders. In 2018 the conference heads to Hobart, Tasmania from February 19-21.

The Growing Edge

The Australian nursery and garden industry is a community contributing to Australia and all Australians through the uniqueness and diversity of our product and our people.

We are a community of hardworking organisations and individuals that offer solutions to the challenges of our health and wellbeing and climate mitigation. We are a community that contributes significantly to the Australian economy.

With focused leadership, progressive thinking, community resilience, and strong innovation and R&D, Nursery & Garden Industry professionals are at the growing edge of positive change.

The 2018 National Conference and Exhibition will acknowledge our strengths and reveal the unified pathway to influence and recognition through:

  • Presentations on the latest research, production, and marketing programs which will support the industry into the future
  • The presentation of the Final Report from the Structural Change Advisory Committee.
  • Networking events including a cruise up the Derwent River to the world-famous museum, MONA.
  • An exhibition showcasing suppliers to the industry and leading innovation in industry technology.

Held in the beautiful dockside city of Hobart from February 19-21, you are invited to enjoy the company of your colleagues and friends at the World Heritage listed Wrest Point Casino.

National Conference & Exhibition Committee

Joe Kerin (Chair) Granton Plants, TAS
Mark van der Staay, Westland Nurseries, TAS
Lauren Chandler, Chandlers Nursery, TAS
Sonja Cameron, Cameron's Nursery, NSW
Estelle Cornell, Allora Gardens Nursery, NT
Grant Dalwood, NGISA
Matthew Lunn, NGIWA
Peter Vaughan, NGIA CEO
Kobie Keenan, NGIA Program Manager
Chris O'Connor, NGIA Program Manager

For more information on the conference, please contact Kobie Keenan at NGIA on 1800 252 468 (Toll Free) or via email at conference@ngia.com.au.