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 is held annually in May.

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 international and local thought leaders on strategy and leadership, and create new and long lasting contacts in the industry including collaborative manufacturer-retailer relationships. Held in September each year.

Supply Chain Seminar

For supply chain executives from the Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing community who want to learn about improving business growth and profitability. This annual event considers the ever-evolving business and regulatory environment, challenging customer and shopper requirements, developing channels to market, advancing technologies and the increased need for innovation to deliver supply chain efficiency. Held annually in June.

Sustainability Seminar

With growing community and government interest in the areas of responsible sourcing, food waste and recycling, this seminar offers insight on current industry risks, trends and opportunities from thought leaders and industry peers. Learn about best practice initiatives, the latest innovations in sustainable manufacturing, and the global calls for reducing food waste while increasing recycling to development of a circular economy. Held annually in June.

SME CEO Forum (members only)

Serves the needs of smaller food and grocery manufacturers through networking, industry updates and exploring how emerging issues specifically impact SMEs.  Held in February, May, August and November.

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.