AFGC Forums

How members add value

Our members contribute their insights and influence industry outcomes by participating in a range of Australian Food and Grocery Council (AFGC) working groups. There are committees that drive industry advocacy, forums that solve sector-specific issues, working groups that complete projects/tasks and advisory groups that assess industry trends and inform our position on emerging issues.

Some of our groups are limited in the number of members to enable the achievement of specific outcomes. Members are welcome to attend as an observer. We are always open to creating new groups to address an area that members are passionate about collaborating on with others. If you want to contribute to the growth of your industry and a specific sector, enquire about becoming a member.

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We understand that in addition to working with our members on industry-wide issues, you need sector-specific forums. These forums address the unique needs of a group of member companies in a sector. Members also benefit from the opportunity to promote their sector, network with peers and influence policies that impact the sector.

The current AFGC supported forums are:


The Allergen Forum is made up of member company representatives that are experienced in allergen management. It also works closely with the Allergen Bureau. This group investigates issues related to allergen management, develops industry guidelines and resources and assists with the promotion and training of standardised industry approaches to labelling.

Please send a message to Anne-Marie Mackintosh for more information.


The Non-Food Forum provides a means for grocery manufacturers and brand owners (including cosmetics, personal care, household goods and therapeutic goods and devices) to participate in a range of activities. This group advocates for its category, conducts regulatory consultations and develops industry best practice models.

Please send a message to Anne-Marie Mackintosh for more information.

SME CEO FORUM (members only)

The SME CEO Forum serves the needs of Small-to-Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are food and grocery suppliers. Forum members are Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) and meet up to explore emerging issues impacting SMEs. Forum members are able to network and learn about the issues and trends shaping the industry.

Please send a message to Suzanne Davies for more information.


The Trading Partner Forum (TPF) is the meeting place for fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) suppliers and supermarket retailers focusing on delivering end-to-end supply chain efficiency though collaborative efforts to reduce cost and complexity for suppliers and their retailer trading partners.

With commitment and oversight from AFGC and leading FMCG suppliers along with supermarket retailers, the forum provides the platform for a broad-reaching, strong, and cohesive industry body. The TPF focusses on delivering efficiency and improving availability across the shared end-to-end supply chain which will ultimately provide great outcomes for our shared customer – the shopper.

More information.


Members can also nominate a representative to join our working groups, advisory groups or committees to offer input into:

  • Corporate Affairs
  • Health, Nutrition and Scientific Affairs
  • International and Trade matters
  • Supply Chain issues
  • Sustainable Practices.