Cherry Export Workshop Agenda 2020

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2020 Cherry Export Workshop

After much deliberation, the export workshop will be delivered via webinar over two half-days this year. Two sessions will be run with some additional opt in content for Korea and China. You must attend both sessions to be export registered for the protocol markets of Korea, China, Thailand and Taiwan from the mainland.

Session 1:

  • Wednesday the 8 July 2020 from 9am–1pm OR
  • Wednesday the 15 July 2020 from 1pm–5pm

Session 2:

  • Thursday 9 July 2020 from 1pm–5pm OR
  • Thursday 16 July 2020 from 9am–1pm.

Growers, please ask your crop monitors to attend session 2.

Please RSVP to Charlotte with your preferred session times and dates at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Agenda – session 1

  • Welcome – Tom Eastlake, CGA
  • Harvest to Home data insights – Gi Lee, Nielsen
  • Crop load management – Matt Whiting, WSU (live on the 8th, pre-recorded on the 16th) and Mike Omeg, Orchard View Cherries. Mike will be live for both sessions.
    • Case study – Northwest cherries
    • Crop load forecasting and management


  • Export strategy – Tom Eastlake, CGA, Hugh Molloy, Antico International
    • Diversification and mitigation of risk in a COVID-19 environment
    • China trade update
    • Other markets


Optional session:

12.30pm–1.00pm (8th July) OR 4.30pm–5.00pm (15th July): COVID-19 Update

Agenda – session 2

  • Welcome – Tom Eastlake, CGA
  • Accredited properties and Protocol markets – David Burns, DAWE
  • Export manual & apps – Charlotte Brunt, CGA
  • New market access – Korea requirements – Lisa Haywood, Cherryhill Orchards


Optional sessions

3.00pm–4.00pm 9th July OR 11am–12pm 16th July

  • Protocol markets in detail
    • Korea
    • China
    • Preparing product for fumigation

4.00pm–5.00pm 9th July OR 12om–1pm 16th July

  • Technical information on preparing product for export inspections – Noel Bradford, Regional Assurance Manager, Authorised Officer Program, Plant Export Operations, DAWE
Please check the CGA Website for guest speaker information and latest updates on the workshop.