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Food and Grocery Australia Conference Program

This program is subject to change

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Grosvenor Room

UBS/AFGC Supplier Survey Breakfast - Full Members Only

Ben will present the results  of the 6th UBS/AFGC supplier survey, providing an update on supplier and retail performance and where UBS see opportunities in the market.

This session is for AFGC Full Members Only.

This session is optional. A discounted rate of $60 applies for this session when purchasing a full conference ticket. Full members not attending the conference can purchase tickets for the breakfast at a cost of $100.

Ben Gilbert

Ben leads the Australian Consumer team at UBS. His job is to understand and predict industry... More

Duration: 1 hour
Cost: $60.00
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Conference Registration

Duration: 1.5 hours
10:00 AM - 10:15 AM
Savoy Ballroom

Food and Grocery Australia Conference Opening

Clive Stiff

Duration: 15 mins
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
Savoy Ballroom

International Keynote

Duration: 45 mins
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Savoy Ballroom

International Keynote: The Future Store 2030

David Marcotte

David Marcotte is the SVP for Cross-Industry, Cross-Border, and Technology Insights for Kantar,... More

Duration: 45 mins
11:45 AM - 12:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom

FMCG Future Outlook 2030

Professor Warren Hogan

With over 20 years’ leadership experience in banking and financial markets at NSW... More

Duration: 30 mins
12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Mayfair Ballroom

Lunch

Duration: 1 hour
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM
Savoy Ballroom

Understanding and engaging with the ever-changing consumer

Ashley Fell

Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Team Leader of Communications at the... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Savoy Ballroom

Shaping a smarter, faster, greener market

The pace of online food shopping adoption is accelerating. The cross-channel and niche shopper needs are exploding. And it’s critical that you understand your greener, more enviro-conscious consumer.

 

We’ve examined the opportunity and will share with you an exclusive view of Nielsen and Uno Group’s new purchase receipt measurement solution; It’ll help manufacturers and retailers understand the behaviour of the digitally-engaged food shoppers across the omni-channel environment.

 

We’ll share with you why brand and product innovations need to work harder and faster to capitalise on rapidly emerging consumer trends.Trust and transparency will be the currency of tomorrow’s shopper - they will be more discerning with packaging, ingredients, and sustainability.

 

Also, in 2019 we revealed how the Australian grocery sector saved over $1 billion by reducing promotional waste - the first reduction in a decade! In this session we will revisit this conversation and discuss how Australian manufacturers can work smarter to address trade spend inefficiencies and drive mutually positive outcomes for their business and that of their retailer partners.

Bernard (Bernie) Hughes

Bernie Hughes was appointed to lead Nielsen’s Connect business across Pacific in May 2019.... More

Duration: 30 mins
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom

International Keynote: Global brands in a digital age

Dr Jan-Benedict Steenkamp

Jan-Benedict Steenkamp is the Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the University of... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
Mayfair Ballroom

Afternoon Tea

Duration: 30 mins
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
Savoy Ballroom

The future of work

Shara Evans

Shara Evans shows organisations how to take advantage of the opportunities underpinned by... More

Duration: 45 mins
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom

Industry CEO Panel: The future of work

Esme Borgelt

Kurt Hegvold

Danny Celoni

Danny has over 24 years of experience in senior sales, commercial and strategy roles, leading... More

Andrew Leakey

Andrew Leakey joined Mars Wrigley in 2008 and since then has held a variety of senior leadership... More

Duration: 45 mins
5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
Savoy Ballroom

Day 1 Close

Anders Sorman Nilsson

As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson (LLB MBA) has become a... More

Duration: 5 mins
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
The Residence

Food and Grocery Australia Evening Gala

Join us for an evening reception to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council. 

Duration: 4 hours
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
Savoy Ballroom

Brands as a force for good

Duration: 45 mins
9:45 AM - 10:30 AM
Savoy Ballroom

Industry CEO Panel: Brands as a force for good

Sandra Martinez

Clive Stiff

Vivek Gupta

Adrian Cullen

Duration: 45 mins
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mayfair Ballroom

Morning tea

Duration: 30 mins
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom 2

Concurrent Session 1: Hyperpersonalisation - Health and Wellness

Duration: 1.25 hours
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom 1

Concurrent Session 2: The Circular Economy

Duration: 1.25 hours
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom 3

Concurrent Session 3: How data drives growth

Alistair Leathwood

Alistair is IRI’s Chief Commercial Officer for the Asia Pacific region, covering... More

Tony Keusgen

Duration: 1.25 hours
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
Savoy Ballroom

International Keynote: The Innovation Gap

Sterling Hawkins

Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible for... More

Duration: 45 mins
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM
Savoy Ballroom

Industry CEO Panel: Adopting the spirit of a start-up

Jarrod Milani

Troy Douglas

Nigel Parsons

Brad Cook

Brad is a passionate people focused thought leader committed to driving business growth through... More

Duration: 45 mins
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Retailer Keynote: Coles

Deeper supplier relationships are a central part of Coles’ strategy to win together in our second century through smarter selling.

Greg will discuss how Coles is using strategic partnerships with suppliers to create competitive advantage, develop joint business plans and collaborate on innovation to inspire customers.

Greg Davis

With more than 25 years of management experience in the retail industry, Greg is an experienced... More

Duration: 30 mins
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM
Savoy Ballroom

Food and Grocery Australia Close

Anders Sorman Nilsson

As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson (LLB MBA) has become a... More

Tanya Barden

Tanya Barden is the Chief Executive Officer at the Australian Food and Grocery Council. She... More

Duration: 20 mins