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Almonds are now Australia’s largest horticultural export industry, and have surpassed Spain to become the second largest global producer of almonds, behind the United States. The 16th Annual Australian Almond Conference (AAC), from 28th to 30th October 2014 was held at the Stamford Grand Hotel in Glenelg, with the Gala Dinner held at the Morphettville Racecourse.
This Conference included presentations by respected researchers and experts focusing on the entire supply chain from both a domestic and an international perspective. Speakers addressed issues of industry interest; from pollination to promotion and product quality to price prediction.
The congress is the one event attended by everyone in our industry – from the growers who do the hard yards on our farms to the many industry partners who continue to help us maintain our position as Australia’s number one horticulture export industry. It is also a time when we hear from, as an industry, with leaders and decision makers from Government and across the broader agriculture sector.
Growers and delegates go away with, not only a thorough understanding of the industry’s research activities but also the wide ranging efforts to further develop our industry; from production through to processing and onto the marketing of our largest ever almond crop. A ‘must attend’ event on the industry calendar, this Conference is the largest gathering of almond industry representatives in Australia. It brings together over 300 Australian and international delegates, with participants including growers, processors, marketers, researchers, industry suppliers and other interested persons.
The Australian almond industry has come a long way in a short period of time. With a forecast record crop of 78,600 in 2014, almonds are Australia’s fastest growing horticultural industry, servicing an expanding domestic market and major export markets in India, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand and the Middle East.