AUSVEG is excited at the return of the National Convention to the Gold Coast, where the extremely successful inaugural event was held in 2010. As the single largest gathering of growers, researchers and supply-chain representatives from across the industry, a vast array of exhibitions will be on display, offering information and updates on all areas of the horticulture industry. The Convention will culminate with the National Awards for Excellence Gala Dinner on Saturday 1 June. This illustrious event recognises the achievements and dedication of those within the industry, in what has quickly become the most coveted awards in horticulture. We look forward to welcoming the returning and first-time delegates and exhibitors, and would encourage all to attend what promises to be a vibrant, informative and entertaining event.