World Avocado Congress to Address Post-pandemic, Logistical and Climate Change Challenges

  • Oct 31, 2022

The 10th World Avocado Congress will take place April 2 – 5, 2023 in Auckland, New Zealand. The global event will provide industry members the opportunity to discuss the current challenges facing avocado growers including post-pandemic recovery, logistical issues, climate change and the uncertainties created by the war in Ukraine.

The World Avocado Congress is expected to attract international growers, researchers, marketers, retailers, tech innovators and investors from approximately 20 countries. The event will include optional field day sessions (April 1 – 2), as well as in-person academic sessions (April 3 – 5). Those sessions will cover the following topics:

  • Sustainability
  • Production and productivity
  • Breeding and genomics
  • Pests
  • Diseases
  • Grower education programs
  • Processing
  • Food safety
  • Agritech
  • Post-harvest and post-harvest supply chain
  • Nutrition for human health (marketing)
  • Market and/or country reports (marketing)
  • Consumers (marketing)
  • Social sustainability (marketing)

A list of current speakers is available on the World Avocado Congress website. Abstracts are currently being reviewed. For more information about the diversity of possible abstract subjects (within the larger subject areas listed above), please view the abstracts page.

Online registration for the event is now available. Early bird registration is available through November 30, 2022.

The online exhibition portal is now open for those interested in exhibiting at the event. For those who choose to attend the World Avocado Congress, the website provides helpful information about the region, venue, travel details and more.

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