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.


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 twice a year – the dates for 2024 are:

  • 11 April (Sydney)
  • 5 September (Melbourne)

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 Shands.

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 Shands.