About this year’s AGM
The Hort Innovation Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Friday, 27 November 2020. Due to the ever-changing nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, further details on the format and location of the event will be made available as soon as possible, and shared with members in the official 2020 Notice of Meeting, to be distributed in October.
At this year’s AGM, Hort Innovation members will use their voting entitlements to elect one or more Directors to the Board, and vote on other matters affecting the company.
Act now to secure your voting entitlements
Each year, Hort Innovation invests more than $120 million into R&D, extension, marketing and trade initiatives on behalf of Aussie growers and others involved in horticulture. And each year, levy-paying members have the opportunity to secure voting rights to have a say on the leadership of the company, and the rules that govern it.
All Hort Innovation members that pay a statutory or voluntary horticulture levy have the right to apply for voting entitlements for this year’s AGM, and for any other general meeting of members held between 1 October 2020 and 30 September 2021. This is done by submitting an Annual Levy Return form.
If your business is a current member of Hort Innovation
18bet体育In early August, all members will receive a letter and email regarding the Annual Levy Return process from Link Market Services, the independent provider managing the process on behalf of Hort Innovation.
This information directs members to either complete the Annual Levy Return form online at http://events.miraqle.com/HortInnovation/ (to do so you will need the member number and member PIN provided to you in Link Market Services’ correspondence) OR complete a hard copy Annual Levy Return form, which will be included along with a reply paid envelope with the letter your company receives.
All completed Annual Levy Return forms must be received by Monday 14 September 2020.
If your business is a current member and has not received correspondence regarding the Annual Levy Returns process by mid-August, or if you have misplaced the information provided to you, please contact Link Market Services on 1800 660 083 (free call within Australia).
If your business is NOT a current member of Hort Innovation
18bet体育Paying a levy doesn’t automatically make your business a member of Hort Innovation.
18bet体育If you would like to apply for membership in time to lodge an Annual Levy Return and secure any voting entitlements for the AGM and year ahead, don’t delay. You must lodge your membership application as soon as possible, and no later than Monday 31 August 2020. You can apply for Hort Innovation membership at whygetup.com/sign-up.
If your membership application is approved, you will then be sent Annual Levy Return information from Link Market Services. Your completed Annual Levy Return form must be received by Monday 14 September 2020.
Before submitting a membership application for the purposes of applying for voting entitlements, check that:
- You pay one or more of horticulture’s statutory levies listed on the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment’s website at
- And/or you pay a voluntary levy (‘producer contribution’) to a Collective Industry Fund for the almond, blueberry, pistachio, pyrethrum or processing tomato industries.
Questions about the Annual Levy Return process?
Please refer to our list of frequently asked questions and their answers here.
If you have further questions, you can contact Link Market Services on 1800 660 083 (free call within Australia). All members who submit an Annual Levy Return form will be advised of their voting entitlements in October.