Conference & Awards 2021

An Invitation To You From Costa Georgiadis MAIH RH

When: Friday 29 October 2021
Where: The Ivy Sunroom, George Street, Sydney

Schedule of Events:

  • Horticulture In A Changing World Conference 10.30am – 3.30pm
  • AIH Annual General Meeting – 4.00pm – 4.30pm
  • Annual Awards Ceremony – 6.00pm to 9.00pm


Our speakers offer a diverse range of thought-provoking perspectives across the horticultural industry and will inspire you to think further about the emerging opportunities for horticultural practice.

Conference Opening Speech: Matt Kean MP Minister for Energy and Environment, Member for Hornsby

In 2011, Matt became the youngest member of the NSW Legislative Assembly when he was elected Member for Hornsby. Within a year, he was elected to chair the NSW Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on the Office of the Valuer General. Under his stewardship, the committee recommended radical changes to the system of land valuation in NSW to make it fairer for home owners.

On January 30, 2017 Matt was elevated to the NSW Cabinet as the Minister for Innovation and Better Regulation. 

As a keen promoter of innovative technology and its power to improve the economy, Matt is committed to highlighting the ways innovative technology and thinking can improve quality of life, as well as the NSW economy.

Costa Georgiadis MAIH RH

Master Of Ceremonies

Costa Georgiadis is a landscape architect who gardens with his hands and his heart and in 2019 won the Australian Logies award for the Most Popular Presenter. Costa has an all-consuming passion for plants and people – he knows how to bring out the best in both of them, and takes great pleasure in bringing them together.

Julian Cribb

Futurist and Australian of the Year Honour Roll

Julian Cribb is a distinguished science writer with more than thirty awards for journalism. He was a newspaper editor, founder of the influential ScienceAlert website and author of eight books, including The Coming Famine.

Dr Tim Nevard

Dr Tim Nevard

Director at Atherton Tablelands Foundation

Tim has committed his working life to sustainable business and nature conservation, for which he was awarded the Order of Australia and Prime Minister’s Centenary of Federation Medals.

Dr Fraser Torpy

Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, UTS

Dr Torpy’s expertise extends across many fields, including air quality, horticultural biotechnology, indoor environmental quality, atmospheric microbiology, experimental design and data analysis, microbial ecology and biochemistry. His primary research focus is the bioremediation of air pollution through both plant and microbially-mediated processes.

David Tetstall MAIH RH

Head Gardener, Merivale

Head gardener at Merivale Group, Tetstall manages a team of four gardeners that installs, waters, tends to, repairs and whispers kind encouragement to the greenery that fills the majority of Merivale’s stable of 50 restaurants, bars and event spaces.

Linda Romanovska

Policy Expert on Adaptation to Climate Change

Climate change policies, adaptation planning and implementation, vulnerability assessments, resilience building, urban resilience, sustainable finance for climate change adaptation and mitigation, critical infrastructure, socially just adaptation, social capital, sustainability, social responsibility, scientific knowledge-base, systematic reviews, co-creation, science communication. 


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