Social Programme

Welcome reception - Monday 11th November, 5-7pm - Conference Venue

(Included in Full Registration)

Māori welcome and keynote, followed by canapes and drinks.

Mitai Village Dinner Experience - Tuesday 12th November 

Optional (additional cost)

Enter the world of Mitai, and learn about the history of this area which was once flourished in villages. See our fierce warriors in traditional dress paddle an ancient warrior canoe (waka) down the Wai-o-whiro stream. Highly recommended. More information:

Symposium Field Trip - Wednesday 13th November 

(included in full registration)

A diverse range of options from horticultural, postharvest and commercial providers, and Plant & Food Research’s Te Puke research orchard — a centre of research excellence and home to the company’s highly successful kiwifruit breeding programme.

Hobbiton Movie Set Tour and Dinner (follows Symposium Field Trip) - Wednesday 13th November

(included in full registration)

A tour of Hobbiton Movie set followed by dinner at the Green Dragon Inn.

Post-Symposium Activities

Staying longer in Rotorua?  Then check out our Post-Symposium Activities page for some exciting ideas!


11-15 November 2024
Rotorua Events Centre, New Zealand

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