EVENT TWO

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

                       SCENE SETTER

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

                      SCENE SETTER

Julie Armstrong, Act For Bees

11:30 AM     FOOD BUILDING AND DESIGN 

Presentation - Riverview Group, The Sustainable Suburb

                      SCENE SETTER

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

                     SCENE SETTER 

Ryan Lungu, Canberra Environment Centre

2:15 PM    FOOD SUCCESS STORIES

Panel - Facilitator – Barry McGookin, FIAL

                     SCENE SETTER

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 suzanne.gearing@rdaact.org.au

Day 2 - Technical Food Tours

Please note the event organisers reserve the right to make any adjustments or changes to the program.

0409 804 686

Level 1, Endeavour House, 1 Franklin Street, Manuka ACT 2603

©2020 by Food in the Capital, Regional Development Australia ACT.