Global Table conference programme released


Global Table, the largest food business event ever staged in Australia, has released its conference programme, featuring three international keynote speakers: Secretary John F. Kerry, 68th Secretary of State, US; Dr Howard-Yana Shapiro, Chief Agricultural Officer, Mars Incorporated, US; and, Shama Sukul Lee, Founder and CEO, Sunfed, NZ.

More than 5,000 participants will attend, with 200 global thought-leaders and 150 start-ups and innovators presenting solutions to the biggest food challenges being faced. Global Table will be held in Melbourne from 3-6 September 2019.

The four-day conference covers more than 30 topics, including food innovation technologies, fostering incubators/start-ups, medicinal cannabis, and gene editing. A day of hosted site visits to see innovation in action are also available, such as of the Victorian Government’s Centre for AgriBioscience research facility.

AusAg and Foodtech Committee Chair, Professor Paul Wood AO, has led AusBiotech’s involvement in this event and has contributed to the development of the programme, along with Global Table organisers Seeds and Chips, the Victorian Government, and Food + Wine Victoria. Paul will be chairing the session on genomics and gene editing.

As a proud Programme Partner, AusBiotech is delighted to support this event as part of efforts to build a vibrant ag and foodtech sector in Australia. To continuing fostering the sector, they are also pleased to offer a 20 percent discount on registration. Please email AusBiotech to receive a unique booking code, or to be connected with the organisers if interested in exhibiting at the conference.

Global Table is a business event that connects global industry leaders, innovators, corporates and governments who are committed to transforming the food industry through innovation, investment and trade. It includes conference sessions, trade workshops, and opportunities to see the latest export-ready products. Now in its fifth year, Seeds&Chips Milan attracts more than 13,000 international delegates, major food corporates and government decision-makers to discuss issues which impact on the global food system, with past speakers including Barack Obama.

The full programme is available online.