Australian Food & Grocery Council

SME CEO Forum Sydney

Wednesday 9 August 2017

1.30 – 5.00pm

Australian Food and Grocery Council offers CEO’s from our SME member base an opportunity to meet and discuss topical issues within the industry. Our aim is to make a real difference by providing a voice on the key issues that matter to business.

A peer to peer group focused on exploring and discussing emerging issues the forum provides an opportunity to:

  • Apprise members on the latest AFGC activities and priorities;
  • Hear directly from guest speakers; and
  • Opportunity to network with peers.

This Forum is for AFGC members only. There is no cost to attend the Forum but members must register.

Guest Speakers:

Peter McNamara

Head of Grocery

Peter will be addressing the group on Woolworths progress against its strategy and business priorities, including how to deliver innovation and value to shoppers whilst maintaining business growth; the role of ‘supplier connect’ as it relates to SME businesses; SME engagement opportunities: and much much more!

Pia Lee
Chief Executive Officer
LIW Global

In the fast paced world we live and work in, traditional management just doesn’t cut it. To be successful, organisations must be agile and courageous through implementing leadership at all levels, and that’s what LIW are all about. LIW is a global leadership consultancy committed to delivering immediate and sustainable business impact through aligned leadership, rather than individual leaders.

Michael Walton
Head of Faculty
Real World Marketing

The AFGC is pleased to announce that Michael Walton, Head of Faculty, Real World Marketing will be joining the SME CEO Forum to provide delegates with first-hand information on the Australian Grocery Academy (AGA).

The AGA is an initiative of the AFGC that delivers the tools and capabilities required to fully equip the next generation of sales and commercial leaders, supporting commercial success for their businesses.

Michael comes to the program with over 30 years of retail and research experience in the grocery and liquor industries in Australia and New Zealand.  He has worked on projects directly with Coles, Woolworths, Metcash, Foodstuffs and over 40 suppliers. He is a sought after corporate facilitator and presenter. You will also find him lecturing for the Master’s Program in Information Technology at the University of Technology Sydney.


The next meeting will be held on Wednesday 9th August 2017. A final agenda will be available shortly, meeting details are:

Date: Wednesday 9 August 2017
Time: 1.00 – 1.30pm light lunch with the AFGC Board
1.30 – 5.00pm meeting
Location: Primus Hotel Sydney, 339 Pitt Street, Sydney








Samantha Blake, Director Industry Affairs