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Protected Cropping Australia’s 15th biennial conference since 1990

Jan Davis

July 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – July 10, 2019 @ 5:00 pm
The Star (Jupiters) Gold Coast, Queensland
1 Casino Dr
Broadbeach QLD 4218
Conference Admin
+61 8 8125 2200

PCA Conference 2019 ‘Seduction by Technology’ is coming to the Gold Coast!

Welcome to Costa PCA Conference 2019 – ‘Seduction by Technology’.

Protected Cropping Australia is pleased to invite you to attend the 2019 National Conference, Protected Cropping Australia’s 15th biennial conference since 1990, to be held on the Gold Coast, Queensland from Sunday 7 July to Wednesday 10 July, 2019 at the Star Gold Coast.

Online Registration Now Open

Register now and reward yourself with $150 early bird discounts for a mid-winter, tax-deductible retreat to the sunny Gold Coast in Queensland from July 7 – 10.


* Work on your future business and growing techniques.
* Be inspired by international guests, other growers, researchers and suppliers like you, who are all devoted to commercial hydroponics and greenhouses.

On offer is a pop-up shopping centre, technical how-to-grow information and social activities for like-minded growers interested in the future of intensive food production.

It is the perfect place to meet with our industry peers, reinforce relationships and make new connections.

The Costa PCA Conference 2019 will be our 15th biennial conference and trade show since 1990.

Seduction By Technology

Knowledge Exchange for Greenhouse Growers.

Like you, PCA is honing our skills and listening to members. Our next conference will feature in-depth speakers and panel sessions, including;

  • Pollination
  • Medical Cannabis
  • Training and education
  • Lighting
  • Hi-tech how-to-grow
  • Low-tech how-to-grow
  • How-to capitalise on new trends in consumer shopping such as Uber Eats and Hello Fresh
  • Vertical Farming
  • Fresh Produce Contamination
  • Berries
  • Growing Strategies Using Data From Climate Control Systems
  • Robotics
  • Nutrition
  • Climate Control
  • Irrigation
  • Labour Management Solutions

Hydroponic Greenhouse Farm Tours

Touring several different commercial farms with fellow delegates is one of the best networking and learning opportunities of the conference.

On Wednesday, July 10th 2019 we will offer a choice of two bus tours either going north (and returning via Brisbane airport) or in a westerly direction from the Gold Coast.

Among others, we will visit the brand new Nora Valley snacking tomato greenhouse on the Sunshine Coast and the nearby Vertical Farm System operation.

We promise a range of crops and levels of technology where you can meet the grower managers and hear their story. The questions and answers amongst the group are always enlightening.

Join Other Growers Who Learn From the Best


PCA Saskia Blanch Ph 0414 333 996

All Occasions Group Ph 08 8125 2200