collaborationReady Set WAHUWAHU brings the West Australian horticulture industry the latest in business development and research innovations – get your tickets now. IF you are interested in the latest practical technology in horticulture and the global food production landscape, then don’t miss this year’s WA Horticulture Update (WAHU) – staged October 31 to November 1 at Ascot Racecourse. Join dynamic industry leaders as they share their experiences and knowledge in adapting to changing technology, consumer expectations and operating environments. The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is hosting the two-day industry expo, with support from Hort Innovation, Isolcell, Coles Supermarkets and Ecogrowth to showcase the latest in business development and research innovations. “ ... discussions will capture the different perspectives of leading industry groups on the future of horticulture ... Learn from Leaders DPIRD horticulture and irrigated agriculture director Rohan Prince says the update offers the chance to learn from leaders on how to build capacity and remain competitive through a range of presentations, panel discussions, breakout sessions, trade show exhibits and machinery displays, all with plenty of networking opportunities. A respected global speaker on the future of food, Mike Lee will headline the conference and share his knowledge on artificial intelligence (AI) in food production. Panel discussions will capture the different perspectives of leading industry groups on the future of horticulture and how to maintain quality from farm to consumer. Other presentations cover future trends, irradiation, emerging consumer trends, sustainability and alternatively fueled farm machinery. “The WA hort update is a great opportunity for all those involved in the industry to build capacity, remain competitive and learn more about changing technology and how to address challenges and opportunities facing our industry now and in the future,” Rohan said. Latest Products and Services Meet a range of industry partners and exhibitors at the sundowner and outdoor trade fair, which showcases water management and monitoring solutions, safe working environments and fair work practices, orchard planning and mapping, labelling, packaging and automation, transport and cold chain, netting systems, rural recruitment, digital traceability and machinery. This year’s WAHU promises to be a not-to-miss event with thought-leaders and innovation high on the agenda. Make sure you don’t miss out with early bird tickets available now, see box out (right)for details. See you at the show! Registrations Open Now Sign up now to attend this year’s WA Horticulture Update. It promises to be a bumper! Find the program and registration information on the Eventbrite website, just follow the QR code below. Early bird tickets are $335 (standard price $395). For more information, visit or contact Tina Buckley at tina.buckley@