Events & Education

Events & Education

The AFGC runs a suite of regular and on demand events during the year to keep you up to date with the latest industry insights and directions, personal and professional skills development and workplace training.

Our open events provide a platform for our members, retailers and industry stakeholders to discuss issues of vital importance to our industry. We also hold exclusive, member only events that help improve business growth and profitability. This includes invitation only events that open dialogue between government, regulators and industry to examine and create alignment on major issues.

Attending just 2-3 events a year gives members a return of over $3,500 on their annual membership investment.


Food and Grocery Australia

Food and Grocery Australia is the premier annual event for the nation’s food and grocery sector. It is the essential destination for successful business leaders and provides an unparalleled opportunity to network with industry leaders. It is where CEOs talk to CEOs. Key issues and challenges facing the industry and the potential solutions are discussed. Intelligence on domestic and global opportunities is provided, including how to be successful in these markets.

Food and Grocery Australia has been rescheduled.  For further information please contact our Member Engagement and Events Manager, Alyssa Handy.


Future Leaders Forum

A one-day program for high potential young leaders and experienced managers who want to build the future of Australia’s fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and supermarket retail industry. Hear insights from thought leaders on strategy and leadership, and create new and long lasting contacts in the industry including collaborative manufacturer-retailer relationships.

The Future Leaders Forum is being held on Thursday, 29 October 2020, as a virtual event.  For further information and to register – click here.

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Supply Chain Seminar

Preparing supply chains to support business success in a dynamic Australian FMCG environment is the focus of the 2020 program. Speakers and delegates will explore supply chain implications relating to our dynamic and ever-changing operational and regulatory environment, heightened customer and shopper requirements, and rapidly emerging new technologies and channels to market, as we investigate how our supply chains might best prepare for the future through innovation, insight and efficiency.

The Supply Chain Seminar 2020 seminar has been rescheduled.  For further information please contact our Member Engagement and Events Manager, Alyssa Handy.

Sustainability Seminar

Sustainable practices are high on the agenda for the community, government and the sector, with many issues being addressed and opportunities to embrace by industry. In 2020 the program will focus on climate change and the development of a circular economy for packaging and food waste; examining  industry risks, trends and opportunities. Learn about how the sector can work with stakeholders to improve sustainability outcomes while working towards a circular economy.

The Sustainability Seminar 2020 has been rescheduled.  For further information please contact our Member Engagement and Events Manager, Alyssa Handy.

Trade Seminar

Australia’s export market is continually expanding, with a host of new free trade agreements opening up new and exciting export opportunities for the food, beverage and grocery industry. Trade Minister, Senator The Honourable Simon Birmingham will give an overview of the Federal Government’s trade policy, including new free trade agreements with Indonesia and Peru. There will also be a focus on post-Brexit exporting to the UK and exporting to Asia.

The Trade Seminar 2020 has been rescheduled. For further information please contact our Member Engagement and Events Manager, Alyssa Handy.

Industry Leaders Forum (Invitation only)

Held at Parliament House, Canberra, the Industry Leaders Forum brings members together with politicians and peers to discuss the future of the food and grocery manufacturing sector. This annual Forum also allows senior industry representatives an opportunity to better understand government policy direction and how business and government can work in partnership.  

SME CEO Forum (members only)

The SME CEO brings together the executives of our smaller member companies to hear from industry leaders, including retail trading partners, garner market insights and network with others in similar positions throughout the Australian food and grocery sector. The Forum meets three times per year in February, July and November.