The AMGA Conference 2022 is set to facilitate the exchange of ideas among the global mushroom growing community –Growing the future, together.

The Conference will be held on Thursday 27 and Friday 28 October 2022 at the Crowne Plaza Adelaide, with a pre-conference farm tour scheduled for Wednesday 26 October.

The exhibition on Thursday and Friday is an essential part of the conference and provides a platform for our sponsors and exhibitors to speak face-to-face with decision makers and connect with other companies in the market.

With two exceptional networking functions, the AMGA Conference offers a great opportunity for delegates to re-connect, as it has been four years since our previous industry conference.  

AMGA CONFERENCE 2022 PROGRAM

Farm Tours

Time

Activity

9.00 - 10.30am

Assemble in foyer at 8.30. Bus leaves at 9am sharp. 

Travel by bus from Crowne Plaza to Pure Compost

10.30 - 11.30am

Tour of state-of-the-art compost facility, Pure Compost

11.30 - 12.30pm

Travel by bus from Pure Compost to SA Mushrooms

12.30 - 1.30pm

Lunch at SA Mushrooms and presentation from our tour sponsor, Commonwealth Bank

1.30 - 2.30pm

Tour of SA Mushroom Farm

2.30 - 3.00pm

Travel by bus from SA Mushrooms to Crowne Plaza 

3pm 

Arrive Crowne Plaza 

FUNCTION: 6.00pm - 10.00pm 

Costa Networking Dinner

2KW Restaurant + Bar

International Guest Speakers

Time

Speaker

Presentation

Country

8.30 - 8.35 am

Nick Femia - SA Mushrooms

Welcome from our chairman

Australia 

8.35 - 8.45 am

OFFICIAL OPENING

8.45 - 9.15 am

Roland van Doremaele - Christiaens

Robotics

Netherlands

9.15 - 9.45 am

Jack Lemmen - GTL

Robotics

Netherlands

9.45 - 10.25 am

Ger Hendrix - Sylvan

Compost

10.25 - 10.55 am

MORNING TEA

10.55 - 11.35 am

Folkert Moll - BVB

Casing Sustainability

Netherlands

11.35 - 12.15 pm

Dr. Ralph Nobel - Microbiotech

Casing Alternatives

United Kingdom

12.15 - 1.15 pm

LUNCH

1.15 - 1.55 pm

Bridgett Hendrix - Mushroom Harvesting Consultancy

Harvesting

Netherlands

1.55 - 2.35 pm

Anne-Marie Artsm The AgriChain Centre

Climate Change, Pathogens and Food Safety

New Zealand

2.35 - 3.05 pm

AFTERNOON TEA

3.05 - 3.45 pm

Jorge Calvo - Sylvan

Exotic Mushrooms

Spain

3.45 - 4.25 pm

Maksym Yenchenko

The Ukraine Mushroom Industry

Ukraine

4.25 pm

CLOSE 

FUNCTION:

6.30 - 10.30 pm

Sylvan Gallery Garden Gala 

Adelaide Art Gallery 

Hort Innovation Mushroom Fund – Levy Investment Updates

Time

Speaker

Presentation

8.30 - 8.40 am

Brett Fifield, CEO, Hort Innovation

Hort Innovation update

8.40 - 9.00 am

Mark Spees, Industry Strategic Partner

Hort Innovation investment update

9.00 - 10.00 am

Jane Smith & Kylie Hudson, General Managers of Marketing, Hort Innovation

Australian Mushrooms Marketing Update

10.00 - 10.30 am

Morning Tea

10.30 - 10.55 am

Leah Bramich, Relationship and General Manager, AMGA

AMGA Update 

10.55 - 11.20 am

TBC

Economic Update

11.20 - 11.45 am

Dr. Flavia Fayet-Moore, Nutrition Research Australia

Educating the Food Industry about the Nutritional Benefit of Australian Mushrooms

11.45 - 12.10 am

Dr. Welma Stonehouse, CSIRO

Mushrooms and their Potential Health Benefits in Lowering Blood Cholesterol

12.10 - 1.10 pm

LUNCH

1.10 - 1.35 pm

Dr. Jenny Ekman, Applied Horticultural Research

Food Safety, Quality and Risk Management

1.35 - 2.00 pm

Dr. Michael Kertesz - The University of Sydney

Developing a database of bio-markers for compost quality control to maximise mushroom production yield and, Optimising nitrogen transformations in mushroom production

2.00 - 2.25 pm

Dr. Warwick Gill, University of Tasmania, and Judy Allan

Pest and Disease Management Approach for the Australian Mushroom Industry

2.25 - 2.50 pm

TBC

2.50 - 3 pm

Nick Femia - Conference Chairman, Closing remarks

* Please note that the speakers program is subject to change without notice.

FARM WALK PROGRAM

WEDNESDAY 26 OCTOBER – 9.00am – 4.30pm
Pick up at the Crowne Plaza Hotel foyer, at 8.30am sharp.

Travel to Pure Compost for a tour of the compost facility
Travel to SA Mushrooms for a tour of their mushroom farm.

TRANSFERS AND LUNCH INCLUDED, THANKS TO THE COMMONWEALTH BANK

SOCIAL FUNCTIONS

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER – 6pm – 10pm
Costa Networking Function
2KW Restaurant + Bar, 2 King William Street, Adelaide. 

FRIDAY 28 OCTOBER – 6.30pm – 10.30pm
Sylvan Gallery Garden Gala
Adelaide Art Gallery, North Terrace, Adelaide.