April 2-5 2023, Auckland, New Zealand

The World Avocado Congress is the premium event for the global avocado community. The Congress is only held every four years and represents an extraordinary opportunity for the avocado industry to come together, to share, to collaborate and to collectively influence positive growth of the whole sector.


Fielddays (Sold out)

Field days will include New Zealand's top growers - acheving yields of over 50 tonnes a hectare, new intensive planting from greenfield dairy farms, and packhouse visits. Wider topics will cover agritec, supply chain, managing different crops and more. 

Where: Meet on Mayoral Drive opposite the Millennium Hotel

Please bring your boarding pass that was emailed to you 28 March 2023.

Breakfast, morning tea, a packed lunch and water will be provided.

Please bring covered shoes, a rain jacket and a hat.


  • Saturday 1st April 6.30am to 5pm (times set out on your boarding pass)
  • Sunday 2nd April 6.30am to 3pm (times set out on your boarding pass)

Where: See page for more details


Registrations open

The registration desk at the Aotea Centre will be open the following hours:

  • Sunday 2nd April                3.00pm to 8pm
  • Monday 3rd April               7.30am to 5pm
  • Tuesday 4th April               8.00am to 5pm
  • Wednesday 5th April        8.00am to 4.30pm


Sunday 2nd April 5pm-7.30pm - Opening Ceremony

Opening Ceremony: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre, Aotea Square, Auckland CBD

The 10th World Avocado Congress will be formally opened by Ngati Whatua, the indigenous people of Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland and the President of the World Congress Committee and CEO of NZ Avocado. Following the formal opening, NZ wines, beers and canapes will be offered.

For entry, please show your QR code on the Congress app if you have not yet registered

When:  Sunday 2 April 2023, 5pm to 7:30pm

Where: Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre .

             Aotea Centre, Auckland.


Name badges

Delegates are required to register and wear their name badge through out the Congress.


Academic Programme

Under the congress theme, respectful, presenters will be encouraged to share any sustainability aspects of their presentation, as we collectively work to towards our shared goals of a resilient and sustainable industry.  

Monday 3rd April 9am to 6pm

Academic programme:

Key note speakers 9.10 to lunch

Breakout sessions for two afternoon sessions

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided along with water stations

Tuesday 4th April 9am to 5.15pm

Academic programme day 2

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided along with water stations

Wednesday 5th April 8.55am to 3.05pm

Academic programme day 3

Closing ceremony to 3.10pm to 4pm

Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided along with water stations

Where: Aotea Centre, Auckland


Wednesday 5th April 6.30pm to 11pm - Gala dinner (Sold out)

The grand finale to the 10th World Avocado Congress will be a fantastic gala dinner. This is the best way to end the congress and farewell our old and new friends. It will be the final opportunity to connect and celebrate with the global avocado community under one roof until the next congress in 2027.

Please bring your name badge for entry.

A table plan will be set up at the venue.

When: 6.30pm Wednesday 5 April 2023

Where: Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland 1010

Dress code: Look as good as you can, and bring your dancing shoes.


Sponsor events

Delegates of the World Avocado Congress New Zealand 2023 are invited to events hosted by our sponsors.

Click link to learn more.