18-19 May 2021
The complex interactions in the food supply chain means policy makers need to think at a system-wide level to plan effectively. There are major business opportunities to be garnered, both in the city and in the surrounding regions, provided ‘last mile’ transport and logistics issues are solved. People demand to know where their food comes from and they want less negative environment and more positive social impact. The massive increase in investment flows in ‘Urban Agtech’ and innovative urban and sustainable farm production tell their own story.
The message is clear: prepare now for more climate change, pandemic and other threats to our food supply chain.
8:30 AM PLENARY
Introduction - Mr Ross MacDiarmid – Chair, Regional Development Australia ACT
Opening - Minister Hon Rebecca Vassarotti, Minister for Environment
Keynote Speaker - Dr Rachel Carey – Food Policy Research Group, University of Melbourne
Presentation - Pennie Scott – The Bush Goddess - 'The Food System is Broken'
10:00 AM REGENERATIVE FARMING
Presentation - Greg Bender / Norman Marshall, Australian Soil Management
11:00 AM COFFEE BREAK
Julie Armstrong, Act For Bees
11:30 AM FOOD BUILDING AND DESIGN
Presentation - Riverview Group, The Sustainable Suburb
Skye Blackburn, Edible Bugs
12:15 AM PROFIT FOR PURPOSE - MASTER CLASS
Presentation - Will Schmitt, Co-Founder and Principal, Open2Innovate
12:45 AM FOOD WASTE
Panel - Facilitator – Olympia Yarger, GoTerra
1:15 PM LUNCH - HOSTED BY CIT
(including a presentation by the Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation)
1:45 PM PRESENTATION
BY HER EXCELLENCY MS FRANCESCA TARDIOLI, AMBASSADOR OF ITALY
2:15 PM AFTERNOON SESSION : STREAM 1
Ryan Lungu, Canberra Environment Centre
2:15 PM FOOD SUCCESS STORIES
Panel - Facilitator – Barry McGookin, FIAL
Najib Lawand, Export Connect
Robert Holgate, Tradestart
3:15 PM INVESTOR VIEWS – FOOD SYSTEMS AND AGTECH
Presentation - David Eyre – Future Food Systems CRC
2:15 PM AFTERNOON SESSION : STREAM 2
2:15 PM REGIONAL FOOD TRANSPORT, PROCESSING & LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS
Presentation - Dr Hermione Parsons, Industry Professor and Director, Centre for Supply Chain and
Logistics, Deakin University. FIAL Board member.
7:15 PM VIP DINNER - HOSTED BY THE CHIEF MINISTER
Featuring a focus on the French model of local food with special guest the Honourable Jean-Pierre Thebault, Ambassador of France. The event will be held in multi award winning Buvette at the Realm Hotel. Limited tickets available contact event manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Day 2 - Technical Food Tours
Please note the event organisers reserve the right to make any adjustments or changes to the program.