Past conferences

Vibrant energy at Thrive conference 2017

Embedded in kiwifruit country with not a summerfruit orchard in sight or even on the far horizon, the annual gathering of the Summerfruit NZ clans took an unusual geographical twist this year.

Renowned for its temperate climate and reputation for being a lifestyle paradise for young and old, the sunny Bay of Plenty served up a different scene for conference goers.

The world’s self-proclaimed kiwifruit capital allowed conference goers to witness important insights into this epically-successful $1.143 billion industry – being the total fruit and service payment for New Zealand-grown fruit, including the loyalty premium; and the location of New Zealand’s largest and most efficient shipping port, The Port of Tauranga.