Wednesday July 11, 2018
Ian McLachlan Room, Adelaide Oval
The 2018 Food South Australia Summit is your chance to get to grips with The Next Big Things sweeping through our industry at the global and local level. Find out what’s happening and how you can make the most of it for your business.
Join us on 11 July for a one-day update that will range from a world perspective to practical advice from experienced local industry professionals.
The Food South Australia Summit is the food and beverage industry’s premier annual education event in South Australia, designed to provide insights, information and inspiration you can use.
Presenters include: Phil Ruthven (IBISWorld), Professor Tom Reardon (Michigan State University), Shaun Westcott (HMPS), Andrew Kneebone (Visy), Tania Carey (FPE), Sarah Leo (Openbook Howden), Professor Andy Lowe (University of Adelaide), Tim Sargent (Moore Stephens SA), Ulli Spranz (B.-d Farm Paris Creek), Dr David Kannar (Nutrition Innovation), Tim Jackson (AlmondCo), Nick Makris (Costa Exchange), Ed Vercoe (Oleapak Olive Oil), Chantale Millard (Maggie Beer Products and Justin Nel (Mintel).
And we’ll also welcome one of South Australia’s great achievers to the couch for a chat – Glenn Cooper AM.
Download the full program here.
Register now and take advantage of the 10% discount on additional tickets for group bookings.
The Food South Australia Summit is presented by Food South Australia with funding support from the Government of South Australia.
2017 Food South Australia Summit Report: New Directions
Held on Wednesday 5 April at the inspiring Ian McLachlan Room at Adelaide Oval, the 2017 Food South Australia Summit program took the theme of ‘new directions’ to examine innovations in food, consumer trends, and business models. The seventh Summit was a day for learning and networking as the industry came together to explore emerging challenges and opportunities to meet the demands of future eating habits and choices.
Innovation is the word of the moment, but what does it really mean, and how do you do it? At the Summit, we heard from Food Innovation Partners’ Director Russel Rankin, Angeline Achariya, CEO of the Food Innovation Centre at Monash University, and Deloitte Digital Adelaide’s Managing Partner Andrew Culley on a range of aspects of successful innovation, including how to de-risk the process, how to commercialise through networking and the role your digital strategy can play.
The presentations included a wrap on food trends taking consumers by storm internationally from Mintel’s Australia and New Zealand Account Director Justin Nel, to down to earth practical advice for food and beverage businesses starting out on retail distribution on how to work with buyers from ChessMate Consulting’s MD Jean-Yves Heude.
Participants heard from experts including Bickford Group’s Angelo Kotses and Woodside Cheese Wright’s Kris Lloyd about the essential business skills that have helped them achieve sales, growth and garner a swag of awards. Keynote speaker and leading business commentator Peter Switzer challenged everyone to make the essential time in your day to work on strategies for growth and greatness, while Moore Stephens South Australia’s Director Tim Sargent unpacked the finance puzzle of where those elusive profits are hiding and Associate Professor Sevetlana Bogomolova from the Ehrenberg-Bass Institute for Marketing Science blew away a few myths about the value truly loyal consumers really deliver.
Visy’s Simon Gray showcased packaging developments and Sundrop Farms’ Managing Director Steve Marafiote told us a tale of sun, sand, seawater that has led to a groundbreaking 10 year exclusive contract with Coles.
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