COVID, COVID, COVID!
It’s interfered with almost every aspect of our lives, both professionally and personally, and it is with heavy hearts that we have taken the pragmatic decision to postpone BerryQuest from 2021 to 2022.
We understand that other associations have moved to virtual conferences. While video conferencing is an effective tool, we appreciate that most of us are a little sick of sitting in front of a computer and communicating via Zoom and Teams. Furthermore, presentations are not the sole benefit of a conference.
Conferences are for networking. They are an opportunity for socialising, for forming new alliances, and for getting a break from the everyday. These benefits are even more important for horticulture workers, who are often isolated from their peers.
Berries Australia’s aim is to excel, and without access to a range of speakers, and without the ability to provide important social events, we just don’t feel a conference will be what it should. That is why we have made the decision to delay BerryQuest until we can run the event as it should be run.
We look forward to seeing you on the Gold Coast in 2022.
Tickets will go on sale 1 December 2021. Early-bird and discounted packages* will be available as well as a wide number of sponsorship and trade opportunities.
*To qualify for the discounted member rate you must be a current (2021/2022) financial member of either Strawberries Australia and/or its affiliate State associations, Australian Blueberry Growers’ Association or Raspberries & Blackberries Australia.