29th International Horticultural Congress. 17-22nd August 2014
29th International Horticultural Congress - Brisbane

“Horticulture -
Sustaining lives,
livelihoods and


The Australian Society of Horticultural Science The New Zealand Institute of Agricultural and Science INC

Major Sponsors

Griffith University ZESPRI Queensland Government - Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation Horticulture Australia Limited


The theme of ‘Horticulture - sustaining lives, livelihoods and landscapes’ - will feature the following sub-themes:

  • Tropical fruits and vegetables
  • Horticulture for human health and wellbeing
  • Sustaining landscapes
  • Quality of horticultural products.

We are developing symposia and/or workshops within each sub-theme to explore how innovation in science can benefit commercial and lifestyle enterprises, which are faced with ever-changing environmental influences.

While there will be a number of keynote speakers addressing the main topics, we strongly encourage all conference delegates to take part in the symposia and workshops.
Delegates may also present their current work orally and with posters.

Congress venue

The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre is a world-class venue, purpose-built to provide superb flexibility and versatility under one roof. It is Australia’s most-awarded convention centre and is officially ranked amongst the leading convention centres of the world.

The centre is located in the heart of Brisbane in a unique riverside cultural and entertainment precinct, home to Australia's newest and most celebrated Gallery of Modern Art. Delegates can escape to the beautiful Southbank Parklands for a stroll by the river or a swim at the sandy beach, just a 2-minute walk away.

The conference facility has 24 multi-functional meeting rooms, including the Great Hall which seats up to 4000 people for plenary sessions, a ballroom that can seat 1200 people, and technologically advanced facilities.

For more information on the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, go to www.bcec.com.au