Events & Education


The AFGC runs a suite of regular and in-demand, benefit-driven events during the year to keep industry professionals 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 two-to-three events a year offers members a return of over $3,500 on their annual membership investment.


International Women's Day

Each year, the AFGC celebrates International Women’s Day, sharing the achievements of women in our industry, insights on future-proofing through female-inspired business innovations, and mark the call to action for accelerating inclusivity- and equality-building.

The AFGC is proud to continue as one of International Women’s Day community of partners, supporters and collaborators, and playing a part in helping build an equitable world.

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For further information please contact Josephine Trudinger.

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 March, July and November.

For further information please contact Samantha Blake.

Food and Grocery Australia

Food and Grocery Australia (FGA) 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.

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For further information, please contact Alyssa Handy.

AFGC Symposium

The Australian Food and Grocery Council’s Symposium is a one-day, multi-stream, online event designed to give our members relevant, real-world insights into the challenges, changes and opportunities that exist for our vitally important sector.

Industry experts from around Australia and the world will discuss the big picture for the food and grocery sector. Delegates can tailor their choices to a presentation stream that is most relevant to their role and interests, with specialised channels covering Supply Chain, Sustainability, Commercial (Sales/Marketing), Nutrition and Regulation, and Trade. The streams include a mix of keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, and panel Q&A’s and they offer a chance to explore how our sector is meeting industry-wide challenges, developing new capabilities and enhancing connection with stakeholders.

The Symposium is targeted for maximum relevance to industry practitioners, and is priced to allow member companies to optimise attendance across functions. This is an event run by industry, for industry and is one not to be missed!

For further information and to register please contact 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.

For further information, please contact Alyssa Handy.