The Horticulture Conference Week 2023 has ended

Thank you to everyone that joined us this year, we hope to see you again in 2024.

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Haere Mai, Welcome!

Join us for our Conference Week, 31 July to 4 August 2023 at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre.

Three conference programmes – the Horticulture conference, the New Zealand Apples and Pears conference and the Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) conference – will merge into one week of industry-centric presentations, speakers and content. The Horticulture conference programme includes a day of breakout sessions run by vegetable product groups, Vegetables NZ, Process Vegetables NZ, Tomatoes NZ and Onions NZ, as well as sessions run by Strawberries NZ and A Lighter Touch.

The Horticulture Conference Week 2023 will focus on providing a platform for our industry to share its stories, ideas and inspiration. The rationale was to combine the three programmes for more impact. We can’t wait to share more with you soon.

Horticulture Conference Week • 31 July to 4 August 2023

New Zealand Apples & Pears Conference

Mon 31 July - Tues 1 August 2023

Recognised Seasonal Employer (RSE) Conference

Tues 1 August - Wed 2 August 2023

Horticulture Conference

Thurs 3 August - Fri 4 August 2023
Product group breakout sessions Wednesday 2 August

This years' conference will take place at Te Pae Christchurch Convention Centre


Te Pae is New Zealand's first-generation Convention Centre. Sitting in the heart of the city along the banks of the Ōtākaro Avon River - its striking architecture pays homage to the landscape of Canterbury and the history of local Ngāi Tahu iwi.

Key Dates

Take note of these important key dates:

  • Early Registration Deadline:
    Friday 26 May  extended 2 June 2023
  • Conference Week:
    31 July – 4 August
  • New Zealand Apples and Pears Conference:
    31 July – 1 August
  • RSE Conference:
    1 August – 2 August
  • Horticulture Conference:
    3 – 4 August
  • Gala Dinner:
    2 August
  • Product group breakout sessions:
    2 August

We look forward to seeing you at Conference Week, 31 July to 4 August 2023