Since 1990 PCA has been hosting biennial conferences which include a trade exhibition and hydroponic greenhouse farm tours.

This popular event fills a desire in the industry for technical how-to grow skills, making contacts, networking and site visits.

The upcoming ‘Future Growing’ Apex Brinkman PCA Conference 2017 is being held at the Adelaide Convention Centre and will be the 14th biennial conference convened by PCA.

For new or intending producers or suppliers, it is a valuable chance to meet people at the forefront of high – tech horticultural production.

It is a rare invitation to tour a series of working hydroponic greenhouse farms and hear other growers’ comments, questions and answers. Those who attend swap stories and learn both what to do and what not to do, and why, and they compare growing systems, prices and packages.

For greenhouse industry participants, whether you’re a grower or supplier, you can get together with your peers who are walking the same path and are just as interested in the future of intensive food production.

You can rendezvous informally or formally for business meetings, purchases and catch-ups.

Taking part, whilst away from the day to day operations of your farm or business, is the best way to gain insight into the future and provide a fresh perspective on technology and market developments.

Senator the Honorable Anne Ruston Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, will officially open the event followed by a host of keynote speakers and high level technical presentations during the Monday plenary sessions.

Topics covered will include LED and plant lighting, robotics in intensive agriculture, vertical farms, medical marijuana and more.

On Tuesday we will conduct five streams of concurrent sessions focusing on specific crops;

  • Berries
  • Aquaponics
  • F&V Vine Crops
  • Leafy Greens
  • Floriculture

The 60+ trade booths will showcase ‘state of the art’ equipment and consumables to the fastest growing sector of horticulture and future food production in Australia.

Do not miss this opportunity to learn and participate in the excitement of this biennial event.


Saskia Blanch, PCA Ph 0414 333 996

Emma Wall, All Occasions Management Ph 08 8125 2225