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Future Growing' APEX-BRINKMAN PCA Biennial Conference 2017


  • Adelaide Convention Centre North Terrace Adelaide (map)

Protected Cropping Australia is pleased to invite you to attend the APEX-BRINKMAN PCA Biennial Conference, to be held in Adelaide, South Australia from Sunday 9 July to Tuesday 12 July, 2017 at the newly renovated Adelaide Convention Centre on North Terrace.  

The theme of the conference is ‘Future Growing’ and will include a combination of business, networking and social events as well as a field trip on the final day of the conference.  There will be an impressive industry exhibition, a large variety of presentations to choose from, exciting keynote speakers, workshops and field days, the welcome reception and conference dinner. 

For more details: http://www.aomevents.com/pca2017

The Protected Cropping Industry is the fastest growing food producing sector in Australia, valued at around $1.8 billion at the farm gate per annum. This is equivalent to 20% of the value of total vegetable and cut flower production in Australia (RIRDC report HSA-9A). It is estimated that more than 10,000 people are employed directly in greenhouse horticulture throughout Australia, with the industry expanding at between 4-6% per annum. The average return on investment is between 5% and 10%. The potential return on investment for high technology greenhouse vegetable enterprises is around 20-25% per annum.

Protected Cropping Australia (PCA) is the peak industry body representing commercial hydroponic and greenhouse growers Australia wide. PCA members also include equipment and installation suppliers, specialist consultants and advisors, researchers and educators.