Food SA ENews, March 2014

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WE ARE WHAT WE EAT! FOOD SA SUMMIT ON SALE

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 on Wednesday 30 April at the Adelaide Festival Centre. The 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 the broad SA food industry, to gather and hear from guest speakers and specialists, and network with your peers. Speakers will include Bernard Salt, a leading commentator and trends business adviser and Partner, KPMG; Nicholas Georges, Director Premium Chocolate and Dairy Research and Development Asia Pacific – Mondelēz International and guests from Tasting Australia; Joel Salatin, Director Polyface; Rodney Dunn, Director, The Agrarian Kitchen; Peter Morgan Jones, Food Ambassador/Executive Chef at Hammond Care. There are also four unique panels with themes of; Innovation in the Kitchen, Growing Pains – Getting your business to the Next Level, Getting to your market when the barriers go up and a Digital Marketing and Social Media Showdown. Get a copy of the full program for speaker and topic details. Register now.

ARE YOU EXHIBITING AT THINK FOOD?

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!

GET YOUR AWARDS GAME FACE ON!

Our game plan is already underway for the 2014 South Australian Food Industry Awards program supported by the Government of South Australia, so mark these dates into your diary now:

  • Launch – Wednesday 21 May
  • Finalist Function – Wednesday 15 October
  • Gala Dinner – Friday 21 November

Show your support for the South Australian food industry by sponsoring this iconic program with a proven track record. Contact Chris Crago, Marketing & Events Manager on telephone 8303 9627, mobile 0417 711 816 or email chris@foodsa.com.au

EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES IN SHANGHAI

Food SA and Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) are partnering to deliver a series of events in the Shanghai market in May 2014. The trade events include SIAL China the leading Asian tradeshow anticipates 45,000 visitors, a trade forum delivered in partnership with Shanghai Commission of Commerce and Shanghai SMEs Centre for international Cooperation, a networking event with Shanghai businesses, and a visit to Changxing Island Development a major fishing port. There is still opportunity for SA food companies to exhibit at SIAL China through the Food SA stand. Please complete the Shanghai Trade events EOI by Friday 28 March 2014. You can select all or a few of the events.

NEW GRANT OPEN FOR FOOD MANUFACTURERS

A new Advanced Food Manufacturing Grants Program is now open until Wednesday 2 April 2014 for eligible food manufacturers. The grant is part of the State Government’s Food Hub which seeks to build greater business competitiveness and innovation capabilities in the State’s food manufacturing sector. The grant aims to facilitate projects directed at a more rapid translation, or adaptation, of existing research and technology to commercial outcomes so helping the development of new high value food products and/or encouraging adoption of more advanced manufacturing processes. For further information on this grant, please contact the DFEEST Food Hub on DFEEST.foodhub@sa.gov.au

ARE YOU EATING LIKE A LOCAL?

Have you got the Eat Local SA app? Are you on the Eat Local SA subscription list? There is a lot of exciting activity happening with the Eat Local SA program. We’d love you to get on board and be a part of supporting the Eat Local SA venues using South Australian food. The new Eat Local SA blog and email campaign are launching this month and will take you region by region on a culinary tourism adventure. Eat Local SA is for all passionate foodies, to help you discover and enjoy the best of South Australia’s regional products on the home territory of our regions and venues.

FOOD ON THE POLITICAL AGENDA

The South Australian food industry appears to be on the agenda for the upcoming State Election on 15 March 2014. Both the Liberal and Labor parties have released policies for you to be aware of and consider. The Liberal SA party have released Growing Our Food Exports, and the Agribusiness, Food & Wine Bicentenary Plan, whilst Labor SA has released Agribusiness Accelerator.


MEET OUR MEMBER: GELATO BELLO

Gelato Bello has been a favourite with its loyal and passionate band of customers at its Glynde outlet for the past 18 years. Made right here in SA with the finest Italian ingredients, fresh milk and local fruits, it is now available for wholesale supply to cafes and restaurants, and for supermarkets and convenience stores. Owner Ross Halliday, shres his insight to the greatest challenge, future opportunities for the SA food industry and experience he will never forget.

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