AFGC Supported Forums
AFGC’s structure allows for member companies within industry sectors to establish sector-specific forums. These forums provide companies with the opportunity to:
- address specific issues affecting their sector, consistent with AFGC’s policies and principles
- promote their sector interests to ensure they are considered as part of AFGC’s policy and strategy development
- network with peers
Through the forums, members can advance their sector or company interests and have greater leverage in influencing policy.
Should you be interested in joining any of these forums, please contact the AFGC
The Quick Service Restaurant (QSR) Forum provides a platform for coordinated action on issues pertaining to quick service restaurants and similar businesses operating as food service chains, such as coffee shops.
The Australian Breakfast Cereal Manufacturers Forum (ABCMF) provides practical, evidence-based information about the value of eating breakfast and the benefits of breakfast cereal for both the Australian public and professionals.
The ABCMF was established by the AFGC in 2011.
Trading Partner Forum
The Trading Partner Forum (TPF) is the meeting place for FMCG suppliers and supermarket retailers focusing on delivering end-to-end value chain efficiency.
A recommitment from the Australian Food and Grocery Council, New Zealand Food and Grocery Council and leading supermarket retailers: Coles, Foodstuffs, Metcash, Progressive and Woolworths establishes the platform for a broad-reaching, strong, and cohesive industry body as is required to deliver efficiency and improved availability across the shared end-to-end value chain, and which will ultimately provide great outcomes for our shared customer – the shopper.
The Allergen Forum
Established in 2004 to investigate issues related to allergen management, develop industry guidelines and resources and assist with the promotion and training of standardised industry approaches to labelling.
The Non-Food Forum
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 relevant Council activities, including advocacy, regulatory consultations and industry best practice models.
The Legal Forum
The Forum provides AFGC Member in-house counsel, together with associate members in legal and related professions, with the opportunity to hear and discuss legal issues facing the FMCG industry, usually in a way that qualifies for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education credits for practising certificate renewals. The Legal Forum further provides a mechanism for AFGC member consultations and discussions on legal issues facing the AFGC and its members in areas ranging from competition and consumer law through to voluntary advertising standards compliance.
AFGC has established an SME Forum to serve the needs of smaller food and grocery manufacturers and to explore emerging issues impacting SMEs. Forum members are able to network and learn about the issues and trends shaping the industry.
Samantha Blake, Director, Industry Affairs