Food SA ENews, February 2014

CEO CONNECT WITH CATHERINE BARNETT

BREAKFAST WITH THE ICONIC HALL OF FAMERS – NEXT WEEK!

The popular Hall of Fame breakfast is on again on Friday 14 February 2014 at the Adelaide Convention Centre, providing a unique opportunity to meet and talk with the leaders of businesses inducted into the SA Food Industry Awards Hall of Fame. Take a seat with; Maurice Crotti of San Remo, Angelo Kotses of Bickford’s Australia, Michael Angelakis of Angelakis Bros., Anthony Paech of Beerenberg Farm, Alister Haigh of Haigh’s Chocolates, Phil Sims of Robern Menz and representatives from Coopers Brewery, Drake Supermarkets and Thomas Foods International. Guests will be seated at tables with two rotating leaders for 30 minutes each, so you can ask questions, be inspired, and network in an intimate setting. Don’t miss out, book today!

LEARN WITH LEADING INNOVATORS

Food SA together with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods) are providing a unique opportunity to bring together small and medium South Australian food companies to immerse in a two day workshop on innovation, collaboration and exporting to Asia. Mondelez International is home to iconic local and international brands such as Vegemite, Cadbury Dairy Milk, Kraft, Ritz Crackers, The Natural Confectionery Company, Oreo and Philadelphia – to name just a handful! Attendees to this three day workshop will learn about innovation best practice, consumer-centric design and collaborative innovation. The attendees will also tour the Food Innovation Centre facilities. The workshop is ideal for decision makers leading innovation and new product development in companies wanting to export or that are currently exporting. Food SA is seeking expressions of interest from the SA food industry and service providers by Friday 14 February. Places are limited.

ARE YOU THINKING OF NEW DISTRIBUTORS THIS YEAR?

Think Food, South Australia’s only dedicated tradeshow is on again Tuesday 29 April 2014 at the Adelaide Festival Centre. In its fifth year, Think Food is a proven cost effective event to help businesses increase distribution and sales in new and existing markets. Local, interstate and international buyers attending will include; retailers, distributors, purchasing managers, chefs, caterers, tourism operators, media and more. This year Think Food has partnered with Tasting Australia to ensure visits from national and international chefs, as well as the Industry Capability Network (ICN SA) (Government of SA department buyers) who will invite major resource companies, defence procurers and selected state government agencies to learn about what local food suppliers can supply. Book today to exhibit or attend as a buyer!

WE ARE WHAT WE EAT! FOOD SA SUMMIT IN APRIL

So what are we eating today? With our busy lifestyles, and work and families changing so fast, so too are our eating habits, and our choices of what we eat. The fourth annual Food SA Summit is specifically created for the SA food industry to help enhance current thinking and knowledge on sustaining and developing food businesses and products. It is a must attend event for food growers, producers and eaters, who gather to hear guest speakers and specialists from the food industry, and network with their peers. Speakers will include Bernard Salt, a leading commentator and trends business adviser and Partner, KPMG; Joel Salatin, Director Polyface; Rodney Dunn, Director, The Agrarian Kitchen; Peter Morgan Jones, Food Ambassador/Executive Chef at Hammond Care; Nicholas Georges, Director Premium Chocolate and Dairy Research and Development Asia Pacific – Mondelēz International; and Professor Goran Roos, world leader in business model innovation in manufacturing. Save the date! The Food SA Summit is on Wednesday 30 April on 9.00am to 6.00pm at the Banquet Room, Adelaide Festival Centre.

KANGAROO ISLAND FEASTIVAL LAUNCH

Food SA is again supporting the annual Kangaroo Island Feastival with the launch on Friday 21 February at the Adelaide Central Market from 4-7pm. Rosa Matto, Tony Nolan and Kate Sumner will be cooking up recipes, bringing the best of KI to your plate with products including Southrock lamb, Island Pure cheeses, KI Source relish, Kangaroo Island Olive Oil and local ligurian honey. Visit for a taste and recipe card! The KI Feastival is on from 24 to 28 April and includes celebrity chefs Matt Moran and Margaret Fulton as part of the five day degustation of over 15 dining events.

BLOG TO FEED INDUSTRY CONNECTIONS

Food SA has started a blog: Feeding Connections which will help connect the dots between the challenges that you, our industry members face and the many creative solutions that are already available to you on the market. Blog topics will include new product development, packaging, process innovation, ICT in food manufacturing, food business practices, sustainability and capabilities and skill development. We hope the Feeding Connections blog becomes a two-way communication channel for businesses working in the food industry or providing innovative services to the food industry. Get involved and read our introductory blog post, and our newest post on new product development in the Australian food industry. Please share your articles, post comments and get in touch with Silvia if you have questions or ideas.

WHAT’S IN THE NEWSLETTER?

Food SA’s latest newsletter features our Chair Anthony Paech focusing on food nationally and locally; connect with Food SA sponsors Toll, Auscold Logistics, Brecknock Insurance Brokers, Hayes Knight, Medvet, NAB Agribusiness, and Norman Waterhouse; we highlight how to get the value out of your Food SA membership with Goolwa Pipi Harvesters Association and Macro Meats Gourmet Game; plus the latest from Food SA including our Award winning food stars, creating energy efficient manufacturers, enhancing our foodies digital tools, and the latest events and social images.

EVENTS GALORE!

It is a very busy and exciting start to 2014 for the SA food industry! There are a lot of other events and activities Food SA is partnering or supporting. These include; Coles meet the buyer, FSAA Adelaide: Meet Tim Gregg from The Lion Hotel, Technology Industry Association: Technology and the food industry, Confucius Institute Business in China Series: Food Safety in China, Canadian Food Summit 2014 featuring Food SA, Westfield West Lakes pop up food experience opportunity, SARDI Waite Seminar Series 2014, Transforming South Australia’s Manufacturing Sector workshops and the Australia ASEAN Business Forum – to name just a few. Please investigate each of these that are of interest and book yourself in.


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This entry was posted in ENews, Food South Australia News on Thursday, February 6th, 2014

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