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The Produce Executive Program is Moving ...

The Produce Executive Program is Moving to Sydney

After 16 years in Melbourne the PMA A-NZ Produce Executive Program is moving to the Sydney Conference and Training Centre from 2018.

The Mt Eliza campus of the Melbourne Business school is going into retirement – sold last year to retirement living provider Ryman Healthcare. The Institute of Food & Grocery Management has delivered programs at this historic property on the Mornington Peninsula since 1998 and was one of the last organisations to use the Mt Eliza site before it closed at the end of October 2017.

IFGM Managing Director, Melinda Muth said “The Mount Eliza campus has been an integral part of our programs over the past twenty years. We have loved using the facility because the environment was so beneficial in terms of getting participants heads out of their day to day activity and into the high energy and practical learning elements of our programs.

Our programs are directed towards leadership, innovation and the future, so just as we encourage participants to look forward, we are doing the same. We wanted to find somewhere that provides a similar ‘out of the usual’ environment along with excellent accommodation quarters, modern learning facilities and exceptional quality food and recreational activity. Our participants work hard on our program but also need to be able to find opportunities to unwind and really get to know the other participants and faculty.

The Sydney Conference and Training Centre is located in the Sydney suburb of Ingleside, 27 kilometres North of the Sydney CBD. It is a modern, purpose built facility. The centre is located on 9 acres of landscaped native gardens, providing a quiet and peaceful retreat-style setting while still central and accessible to the city. Nearby are major commercial centres and the beautiful Northern beaches. Pictures of the centre can be found here.

We are confident that our program participants will come to love this learning environment as much as the old Mt Eliza campus.”

Darren Keating, CEO of PMA Australia New Zealand said “Our partnership with the Institute of Food & Grocery Management to develop the next generation of senior managers and executives is based upon a combination of excellent content, activity based learning, exceptional faculty and a unique and enjoyable environment that is conducive to enabling learning to take place. We welcome having the PMA A-NZ program based in Sydney in 2018 and we look forward to seeing our members embracing the programs that our partnership provides.”