Keynote speakers from the World Avocado Congress will address the changing world of supply and demand

A list of keynote speakers has been announced for the 10th World Avocado Congress, to be held in Auckland, New Zealand, April 2-5, 2023.

“The World Avocado Congress represents a unique opportunity for members of the avocado community from around the world to come together under one roof and collectively ask questions about the risks and opportunities the industry is currently facing. confronted. To answer some of these questions, we are delighted to announce our keynote speakers for the congress,” said Jen Scoular, CEO of NZ Avocado and Chair of the World Avocado Congress Committee.

The list of keynote speakers includes the following esteemed individuals. Learn more about these speakers on the World Avocado Congress website.

  • Cathy Burns, CEO of the America-based International Fresh Produce Association
  • Professor Andrew Robson, Director of the Center for Applied Agricultural Remote Sensing at the University of New England in Australia
  • Brent Clothier, Senior Scientist at Plant & Food Research NZ and President of the Royal Society in New Zealand
  • Florence Van Dyke, Sustainability Manager at NZ Trade and Enterprise, New Zealand
  • Francisco Mena Völker, partner at GAMA in Chile
  • Lain Jager, former CEO of Zespri International and co-chair of Te Puna Whakaaronui – a food and fiber think tank, New Zealand
  • Professor Sarah McLaren, Massey University, Director of the New Zealand Life Cycle Management Centre, New Zealand
  • Jen Scoular, CEO of NZ Avocado and President of the World Avocado Congress, New Zealand.

“Speakers will address a wide range of relevant and thought-provoking topics vital to the changing world of avocado production and the sustainable growth of the global avocado industry,” Ms. Scoular said.

The theme of the 10th World Avocado Congress is Respectful: respect for people, respect for the environment and respect for our future. Learn more about the theme and watch the video here.

“Adverse challenges have forced some uncomfortable questions, but simultaneously created and encouraged a future full of opportunities. Productivity, fruit quality, post-harvest system, global supply chains and supply and demand fueled conversations around the world and raised the question of how sustainable is global industry across the environment, people and economy?We need to think collaboratively about the people in our industry, to the environment in which we grow, transport and sell avocados and how respecting them enables a sustainable future.

As a member of World Avocado Congress NZ 2023topics will include the future of food, sustainability, climate change, food trends, food security, water and carbon lifecycles for avocado production, research and application practice of orchard research to achieve high yield, agro-tech innovation, global supply chains, grower feedback, and the constant challenges of food supply, to name a few.

“When we reflect on the environment in which we operate, the landscape is very different from that of the last World Avocado Congress community meeting in Medellin, Colombia in 2019. Global , we continue to navigate a post-pandemic world, ongoing logistical challenges, the impact of climate change and the relentless uncertainty of war in Ukraine. Collectively, we have all witnessed and experienced enormous changes – both opportunities and challenges – within our own industry.

“Despite the challenges that exist, we persevere in finding opportunities to make a difference for our global community of lawyers and we encourage you all to take part in this conversation about the future of our industry. Register for the World Lawyer Congress today!.

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