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En route to Perth, Western Australia - Honey Gold growers and Pinata Farms crew - for our Honey Gold Mango Conference 2014.

Honey Gold Conference 2014 attendees touch down in Perth for the first day of our Honey Gold Mango Conference at the Crown Casino. 

Joining the Pinata team are our Honey Gold mango growers, wholesalers and retailers for three days of everything Honey Gold. 

More updates coming - conference runs until Friday.

Honey Gold Mango Conference 2014 Day 1-2

Updated 9 hours ago

We've already covered a lot of ground at the Honey Gold Mango Conference in Perth ... 40 delegates and three days to talk Honey Gold. 

So far we've visited the Gibson and Sullivan farms at Carnarvon, listened to some great sessions and are visiting some Perth retailers this afternoon. 

On the agenda tomorrow - an early start at Perth's central produce markets, followed by more sessions.


Pinata Farms' key account manager, Rebecca Scurr, left, catches up with north Queensland growers Jan Williams and Dale Williams at the Sullivan family's farm, Carnarvon, Western Australia.

Carnarvon, Western Australia, grower Gary Gibson, left, with Sandy Williams and Sam Collins during a visit to the Sullivan family farm on the conference's first day.

Images courtesy of Pinata Farms Facebook Page.

Early Friday Morning (May 09, 2014) at the Perth, Australia Wholesale Produce Market:

Honey Gold Mango Conference Day 3: 

Up bright and early for our visit to wholesale company, Etherington at Perth's central produce markets at Canning Vale this morning. 

Conference wraps up this afternoon and we all head home again.

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