Global Food Forum 2018
“Back when we started, food seemed to be just a poor second cousin to iron ore. Then, food’s $27 billion of exports were less than half the value of iron ore’s $60 billion. Today it’s a different story. Iron ore is still at $60 billion, but food’s grown to $44 billion.That 60 per cent increase in just 5 short years, is an amazing achievement by Australia.“– Anthony Pratt, Executive Chairman at Visy
Now in its 7th year, The Global Food Forum is the nation’s leading agribusiness event, attracting hundreds of producers, suppliers, retailers and investors every year. The event showcases the importance of Australia’s $150bn agribusiness industry and its critical role in driving Australia’s economic prosperity.
The previous six events have attracted more than 2,500 delegates comprising business leaders, food producers, manufacturers, retailers and politicians.
Over the past 6 years delegates have listened to some of Australia and the world’s most influential food and agribusiness leaders including Gina Rinehart, Visy Executive Chairman Anthony Pratt, Olam Group CEO, Sunny Verghese, ACCC Chair Rod Sims, Woolworths CEO Brad Banducci,, Minister for the Environment and Energy Josh Frydenberg, Minister for Trade Steven Ciobo, former Minister for Agriculture Barnaby Joyce, Shadow Minister for Trade Penny Wong, former Trade Minister Andrew Robb, Ingham’s CEO Mick McMahon, former Blackmore’s CEO Christine Holgate, Bega Cheese Executive Chairman Barry Irvin, Fonterra MD Rene Dedoncker, Cargill Chair and CEO David MacLennan and Goodman Fielder former CEO and MD Chris Delaney.
2017 was our biggest and best event yet, with 7% increase in delegates and 29 key speakers in the room up from 21 in 2017, covering a wide range of topics including: Foreign investment in Australian agriculture and global trading opportunities; why agriculture companies are rushing to float on the ASX; inside the Chinese daigou phenomenon; the future of food: GMOs, organics, almond milk and fake meat; and can the food processing and manufacturing sector survive?
In 2017 and 2018 attendees were given the opportunity to take part in intimate and exclusive conversations by joining speakers at one of our 17 exclusive roundtable discussions over lunch.
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