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All conference events are held at ASB Arena

Date Time Activity
Monday 9 September 2013 5:30pm – 7:30pm AVOCO welcome reception
Tuesday 10 September 2013

8:00am - onwards

9:00am – 4:00pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm

4:00pm – 6:00pm

4:00pm – 6:00pm

Speaker support centre and registration opens


Afternoon tea and registration for NZAGA AGM*

NZAGA Annual General Meeting*

Australia growers networking function

Wednesday 11 September 2013

8.00am – onwards

9:00am – 4.30pm


7:00pm – 12:00am

Registration, speaker support centre opens

Sessions and industry exhibition open

Conference close

Freshmax conference gala dinner

Thursday 12 September 2013 09:30am – 4:00pm Field trip around the Bay of Plenty - Meet at ASB Arena

* Please note, the NZAGA AGM is open to all NZAGA members regardless of being a conference delegate.  The AGM starts promptly at 4pm and we ask you arrive from 3:30pm to register for voting and to enjoy some afternoon tea in the conference exhibition hall at ASB Arena.

Conference Field Trip

  •  Date: Thursday 12 September 2013
  •  Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm
  •  Venue: Meet at ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga.
  •  Price: 1x ticket is included in the Full Registration Fee

This will be a fantastic day filled with a visit to two to three avocado orchards and a pack house in operation packing kiwifruit and avocados. Delegates will visit either the Te Puke area or the Katikati area.

Social Programme

AVOCO Welcome Reception

Join colleagues and guests for a warm welcome to the 5th quadrennial New Zealand & Australian Avocado Growers’ Conference. Enjoy a few drinks and delicious canapés while mingling in the exhibition area.

  •  Date: Monday 9 September 2013
  •  Time: 5:30pm - 7.30pm
  •  Venue: ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga
  •  Dress: Smart casual
  •  Cost: 1x ticket is included in the full conference registration

Additional Tickets: Additional tickets may be purchased for guests and by day registrants for $69.00 inclusive GST

Enjoy drinks and canapés in the company of your friends, colleagues and the exhibiting Avocado industry.

Freshmax Conference Gala Dinner

Come and dine with colleagues and friends, celebrating a successful New Zealand & Australian Avocado Growers’ Conference and dance the night away. We also have some excellent and hilarious entertainment lined up for this evening, so for a spectacular and memorable night out make sure to get your tickets.

  •  Date: Wednesday 11 September 2013
  •  Time: 7.00pm - midnight
  •  Venue: ASB Baypark Arena, Tauranga
  •  Dress: Cocktail
  •  Cost: $138.00

Attendance at the Freshmax conference gala dinner is not included in the full conference or day registration.

Tickets for the Conference Dinner may be purchased on the online and manual registration forms.

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