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Message from the CEO

Registrations are now open for our major event Food in the Capital taking place in Canberra on 1-2 April 2020. Sponsorship packages are available along with a limited number of booths in an accompanying trade-display. We expect strong demand for attendance at this event – the first of its kind to be held in Canberra – so I suggest you register early. Take advantage of our early bird discount.

Food Business, Farmer, Manufacturer

  • Get the latest insights from experts on food markets and consumer trends
  • Sell more of your product for a good return in Canberra and other cities
  • New technologies to generate more revenue and new markets
  • Connect with restaurants, supermarkets, service providers and the food service industry

Policy maker, Community Group, Thought leader, Foodie

  • How to make systemwide urban farming a reality in Canberra and other cities of Australia
  • Building food as the vehicle for reducing emissions, utilising food waste, greater social inclusion, food security and nutrition
  • Creating a reputation for fresh, clean and green local produce driving tourism and exports
  • Food as a driver of economic diversification

Many things can be said about Food in the Capital – one thing is that it’s a play on words. It embraces the Nations Capital, it includes the entire Capital Region and regions beyond and it’s also about finding the Human and Financial Capital to build a new food industry, a unique City-Region Cooperative that could be replicated across the nation. All of this against the backdrop of an unprecedented drought hammering farmers, water scarcity and the perennial challenges of social disadvantage, waste, health and nutrition.  

We are gathering some of Australia and world’s leading food experts and local and regional food success stories, airing the challenges, mixed in with practical demonstrations of transformative technologies for business; more local, affordable and nutritious food at your doorstep and a sustainable food-ecosystem that builds a community.

Register here

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