Food and Grocery Australia Conference Program
This program is subject to change
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 leads the Australian Consumer team at UBS. His job is to understand and predict industry... More
Food and Grocery Australia Conference Opening
International Keynote: The Future Store 2030
David Marcotte is the SVP for Cross-Industry, Cross-Border, and Technology Insights for Kantar,... More
FMCG Future Outlook 2030
With over 20 years’ leadership experience in banking and financial markets at NSW... More
Understanding and engaging with the ever-changing consumer
Ashley Fell is a social researcher, TEDx speaker and Team Leader of Communications at the... More
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.
Bernie Hughes was appointed to lead Nielsen’s Connect business across Pacific in May 2019.... More
International Keynote: Global brands in a digital age
Jan-Benedict Steenkamp is the Massey Distinguished Professor of Marketing at the University of... More
The future of work
Shara Evans shows organisations how to take advantage of the opportunities underpinned by... More
Industry CEO Panel: The future of work
Danny has over 24 years of experience in senior sales, commercial and strategy roles, leading... More
Andrew Leakey joined Mars Wrigley in 2008 and since then has held a variety of senior leadership... More
Day 1 Close
As the Swedish-Australian founder of Thinque, Anders Sorman-Nilsson (LLB MBA) has become a... More
Food and Grocery Australia Evening Gala
Join us for an evening reception to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Australian Food and Grocery Council.
Brands as a force for good
Industry CEO Panel: Brands as a force for good
Concurrent Session 1: Hyperpersonalisation - Health and Wellness
Concurrent Session 2: The Circular Economy
Concurrent Session 3: How data drives growth
Alistair is IRI’s Chief Commercial Officer for the Asia Pacific region, covering... More
International Keynote: The Innovation Gap
Sterling Hawkins is out to break the status quo to create what’s actually possible for... More
Industry CEO Panel: Adopting the spirit of a start-up
Brad is a passionate people focused thought leader committed to driving business growth through... More
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.
With more than 25 years of management experience in the retail industry, Greg is an experienced... More