Food South Australia Summit 2019: Change. Challenge. Opportunity
Embrace the change, rise to the challenge and grasp the opportunities.
Join us at the 2019 Food South Australia, at the Ian McLachlan Room at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday 29 May.
Hosted by Food South Australia, the program for the annual Food South Australia Summit is carefully crafted to provide food and beverage manufacturers, producers, buyers and policy makers with essential updates and practical input from industry experts. This one-day event is designed to update you on issues and trends at the global and local level that are impacting your business and our industry.
Our theme in 2019 embraces the need to stay up to date with the challenges and opportunities posed by the seemingly ever-increasing rate of change across all aspects of our sector. Our MC for the day is once again food and wine journalist David Sly.
Download the full program here.
Never waste an opportunity!
Dr Richard Swannell of WRAP Global (Waste and Resources Action Programme) led the team that created the Courtald Commitment – the first agreement of its kind to commit supermarket retailers to an ambitious and collaborative approach working with food manufacturers to reduce food and packaging waste. The Courtald Commitment, plus the internationally renowned ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ campaign has reduced packaging and food waste by more than three million tonnes so far and Richard will share the lessons learnt and the secrets behind their success. This session is sponsored by the Fight Food Waste CRC.
Social change, social opportunity: Understanding how global demographic and social change will impact the food and beverage industry
Hear from one of the world’s top influencers in data science, Simon Kuestenmacher. Simon is Director of Research with The Demographics Group and a rising star in data animation and interpretation.
Change, challenge, opportunity: Global food and drink trends 2019
Shelley McMillan, Head of Consulting at Mintel, will set the scene with the latest news on global consumer trends in food and drink driving innovation around the world.
Global trend connections: How to get consumers to LOVE your brand!
Speaker, author and Founding Director of Food & Nutrition Australia Sharon Natoli knows how to develop your tribe of loyal followers and connect consumers to your brand in ways that will drive growth.
Changing up your packaging to create an opportunity
Richard Macchiesi is Visy’s General Manager Insights Innovations. He will share those insights, gathered over 20 years developing products for FMCG, with us, and explore the opportunities recent packaging innovations offer especially for the food and beverage industry.
The social media challenge: Improve your reach and grab some attention
Adelady’s Lauren De Cesare, Robern Menz Marketing Manager Polly Love and Brand Coordinator for MOJO Beverages Jessie Morris-Tooms know how to harness the power of social media. They will share their top tips and tell you how to avoid the traps of this beguiling communication channel.
Leaders debate: The hot topics, industry challenges and future opportunities for food and beverage
Three South Australian industry leaders with global vision and local commitment will tackle these topics and see where the conversation takes them and facilitator Catherine Sayer, Food South Australia CEO.
Technology trailblazers: An emerging opportunity
Two local companies embracing emerging technology are seeing results in business growth, reduced costs and increased efficiency. Nick Sterenberg, Operations Manager with Coopers Brewery, and Elyse Mitani, Continuous Improvement Manager with Mitani Group will tell you what they did, how they did it, and why.
Challenge how you look at barcodes and your business
Terry Papadis, Manager Training Solutions with GS1 Australia will provide practical strategies and advice on leveraging the power of barcodes to transform your business efficiency.
The Food South Australia Summit is recognised by industry leaders and decision makers as the peak conference for the sector in South Australia. Companies bringing their team along can purchase second and additional tickets at a discount.
Food South Australia is supported by the State Government of South Australia in an industry and Government collaboration designed to assist industry growth. The Food South Australia Summit is an initiative of Food South Australia supported through this collaboration.
Please note, the final program and speakers may be subject to change.
Food South Australia Summit 2018: The Next BIG Thing
The theme for 2018 was ‘The Next BIG Thing’ and the day’s program led delegates from a global perspective of macro trends affecting the industry through to local initiatives and learnings with immediate practical application in any size of food or beverage manufacturing business.
Presenters included: Phil Ruthven (IBISWorld), Professor Tom Reardon (Michigan State University), Shaun Westcott (HMPS), Andrew Kneebone (Visy), Tania Carey (FPE), Stuart Hincksman (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), Brenton Woolston (AlmondCo), Nick Makris (Costa Exchange), Ed Vercoe (Oleapak Olive Oil), Chantale Millard (Maggie Beer Products and Justin Nel (Mintel), and our guest for the On The Couch interview was Glenn Cooper AM. The day was facilitated by our MC and passionate food journalist, David Sly.
Read the 2018 wrap up here.
Download the 2018 program here.
The 2018 Summit was also proudly sponsored by Moore Stephens South Australia, Statewide Super and Openbook Howden.
2017 Food South Australia Summit: New Directions
Held on 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.