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.

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.

For further information please contact our Member Engagement and Events Manager, Alyssa Handy.

 

 

AFGC Symposium

Supply Chain Stream – The Supply Chain stream provides an excellent opportunity each year for supply chain executives of Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing community to discuss topical issues within our industry. Gain insight from thought leaders, anticipate and discuss future trends, share practical experiences and network with industry peers.

Sustainability Stream – With growing community and government interest in the areas of responsible sourcing, food waste and recycling, this stream will offer insight on current industry risks, trends and opportunities from thought leaders and industry peers. You’ll hear from food and grocery companies on best practice initiatives, industry service providers on the latest innovations in sustainable manufacturing, and waste industry professionals on the global calls for reducing food waste while increasing recycling to development of a circular economy.

Trade Stream – The Trade stream provides an excellent opportunity each year for international trade executives of Australian food, beverage and grocery manufacturing community to discuss topical issues within our industry. With many Free Trade Agreements in place, this is an essential seminar for those interested in export.

For further information please contact our Member Engagement and Events Manager, Alyssa Handy.

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 our Associate Director, Industry Affairs – Commercial Suzanne Davies.