EVENT TWO

(Preliminary and Subject to Change)

(Preliminary and Subject to Change)

18 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

Opening - Minister Hon Rebecca Vassarotti, Minister for Environment

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

SCENE SETTER

Presentation - Penny Scott – The Bush Goddess - 'The Food System is Broken' 

REGENERATIVE FARMING

Panel - Facilitator – Maxine Cooper, Chair Landcare ACT 

COFFEE BREAK

FOOD BUILDING AND DESIGN 

Presentation - Riverview Group, The Sustainable Suburb

INVESTOR VIEWS – FOOD SYSTEMS AND AGTECH 

Presentation - David Eyre – Future Food Systems CRC

SCENE SETTER

Presentation - Robert Pekin, Food Connect, Brisbane

FOOD WASTE

Panel - Facilitator – Olympia Yarger, GoTerra

LUNCH - HOSTED BY TELSTRA

AFTERNOON SESSION : STREAM 1

FOOD SUCCESS STORIES

Panel - Facilitator – Barry McGookin, FIAL

CONVERSATION: CHEF'S VIEW & FOOD SERVICE

Featuring - Mel Nathan – Founder, Executive Chef's Club 

AFTERNOON SESSION : STREAM 2 FACILITATED BY CBRIN

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.

AFTERNOON SESSION : STREAM 3 

WORKFORCE & SKILLS

Presentation - Professor Priti Krishna, Western Sydney University 

PROFIT FOR PURPOSE - MASTER CLASS

Presentation - Will Schmitt, Co-Founder and Principal, Open2Innovate

Day 2 - Technical Food Tours

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

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