Rural Industries Research and Development Corporation and the Queensland Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries sponsored the 7th Australian Native Flower Conference which was held in Brisbane during May 25th-28th at the Bardon Conference Centre, Mt Coot-tha, Brisbane. The conference was organised in partnership between The University of Queensland Centre for Native Floriculture and the Flower Association of Queensland Inc. The Conference was well attended and attracted 137 participants from Australia, Chile, China, Israel, Japan and New Caledonia. Communication is recognised as an essential component of R&D programs and the conference allowed industry members and researchers a valuable networking opportunity. It also provided the opportunity for review and discussion of the current marketing and technical research being conducted, and exposure to international and national keynote speakers.