PLENARY AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Opening - Federal Minister (TBA).
Introduction - Michael Claessens & Carisa Wells – Regional Development Australia ACT and Southern Inland.
Keynote Speaker - Dr Rachel Carey – Food Policy Research Group, University of Melbourne.
Melbourne knows the challenges and opportunities of an expanding City and adjoining food bowls. Taking advantage of its natural and built advantages, the ACT has an unprecedented opportunity to ride a technological and design-based wave sweeping the world. City Urban food strategies are accommodating community-based and regional farming, food business incubation through to striking vertical farms, high-tech green houses, aquaculture, food waste and biogas integration.