DAY ONE

1 April 2020

PLENARY AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Introduction - Mr Ross MacDiarmid, Chair RDA ACT. 
Opening - The Hon Nola Marino MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories. Minister the Hon Shane Rattenbury MLC.

Keynote Speaker - Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture, New York USA.

SUSTAINABLE URBAN FARMING

Presentation - Marc Noyce, CEO Biofilta

FOOD INNOVATION

Presentation - Sharon Natoli, Founding Director, Food & Nutrition Australia

VERTICAL FARMING

Presentation - Ben Lee, Invertigro

FOOD SUCCESS STORIES

Presentation - Roman Buckow, CSIRO

Presentation - Food Connect, Brisbane

FARMING FOR THE CITY

Presentation - Charlie Prell, Farmers for Climate Action

INVESTOR VIEWS - FOOD SYSTEMS

Presentation - David Eyre, Future Food Systems CRC

WORKFORCE AND SKILLS

Presentation - Skills for Future Foods, FIAL

EVENT ONE

17 November 2020

This combination, online and face to face event examines what the future of food will look like in Canberra and the surrounding region. Selling more local food in Canberra and other markets will be explored – and what needs to be done to make it easier. Why is farming in a city any different from farming further afield? There are new business opportunities and new skills will be needed, new technologies and new business models. Understanding the interaction of Clean Energy, Food, Water and Soils is critical for creating a resilient food system. 

The message is clear: we have a right to reliable, cheaper, more plentiful and fresher food employing more people.

PLENARY AND KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Introduction - Mr Ross MacDiarmid, Chair Regional Development Australia ACT. 
Opening - The Hon Nola Marino MP Assistant Minister for Regional Development and Territories. 

Keynote Speaker - Henry Gordon-Smith, Agritecture, New York USA.

SUSTAINABLE URBAN FARMING

Panel - Facilitator – Graeme Smith, Graeme Smith Consulting

COFFEE BREAK

PresentationGeert Hendrix, Farmwall and James Pateras, Modular Farms Australia

WORKFORCE AND SKILLS

PresentationMirjana Prica, CEO Food Innovation Australia and  Warren Aitken, The Sustainable Gardener

FOOD INNOVATION - FOOD AGTECH

Presentation - Russel Rankin, Food Innovation Partners

VERTICAL FARMING

Presentation - Ben Lee – InvertiGro

FOOD INNOVATION

Panel - Facilitator – Barry McGookin, FIAL

SOCIAL VENTURE

Presentation - Dr Alana Mann, Sydney University – Sydney City Council’s FoodLab project

CANBERRA FOOD FARM TOURS

Hosted by Icon Water and Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources.

EVENT TWO

16 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.

PLENARY

Introduction - Mr Ross MacDiarmid – Chair, Regional Development Australia ACT

Keynote Speaker - Dr Rachel Carey – Food Policy Research Group, University of Melbourne

INVESTOR VIEWS – FOOD SYSTEMS AND AGTECH 

Presentation - David Eyre – Future Food Systems CRC

COFFEE BREAK

Presentation - Najib Lawand, Export Connect

OUR WATER SYSTEM - EFFICIENT, RESILIENT AND PREPARED

Presentation - The 2020 Bridge Hub Water Challenge &  Centre of Excellence in Water (U

BUILDING BETTER SOILS

Presentation - Greg Bender / Norman Marshall, Australian Soil Management

FOOD WASTE

Panel - Facilitator – Olympia Yarger, GoTerra

CANBERRA FOOD TOURS 

Hosted by Icon Water. Details TBA

FOOD SUCCESS STORIES

Panel - Facilitator – Barry McGookin, FIAL

REGIONAL FOOD TRANSPORT FORUM

TRANSPORT, PROCESSING AND LOGISTICS SOLUTIONS

Presentation - Dr Hermione Parsons, Industry Professor and Director, Centre for Supply Chain and

Logistics, Deakin University. FIAL Board member.

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

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