Auckland-based event to showcase innovation and key insights from across the sector

Over 500 attendees from 14 countries have already registered for next year’s World Avocado Congress in New Zealand.

Taking place from 2-5 April in Auckland, the congress will showcase New Zealand’s leadership in avocado production, sustainable environmental practice and ethical work treatment.

“The congress is a unique opportunity to connect with the global avocado community and showcase developments to the world, while also being part of a collective approach seeking to increase both supply and demand of avocados,” said Jen Scoular, chief executive of NZ Avocado and president of the World Avocado Congress Committee.

Tomra Food and Maf Roda Agrobotic have signed on as global gold sponsors of the event.

They join Mission Produce, the first platinum global sponsor, and New Zealand sponsors Darling Group, Avoco, Radfords Software and Seeka. Event partners include Plant & Food Research, Auckland Unlimited, Tourism New Zealand and Horticulture New Zealand.

“We’re thrilled to have such globally recognised companies supporting the World Avocado Congress in New Zealand,” said Scoular.

The World Avocado Congress’ scientific and marketing committees have developed programme outlines and are now seeking abstracts from researchers, innovators and industry stakeholders. An online exhibition portal is now open on the World Avocado Congress website.