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As of 28 June 2022


Program

9:30 AM - 9:35 AM

Symposium Welcome and Release of the State of the Industry

Tanya Barden OAM

Tanya Barden is the CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, the leading national... More

Duration: 5 mins
9:35 AM - 9:55 AM

The Australian Economy

Craig James

Craig James is the Chief Economist, CommSec, interpreting ‘big picture’ economic and... More

Duration: 20 mins
9:55 AM - 10:15 AM

Consumer Insights

Megan Treston

Megan Treston has worked over two decades of working in FMCG research predominantly with... More

Duration: 20 mins
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM

International Retail

This session will offer insight into the opportunities for the grocery industry as it pivots to meet expectations and obligations to serve People and Planet, whilst acknowledging the challenges of the here and now. ​

The presentation will explore​

  • the roles of sustainability and health​
  • shopper sentiment and the need for change​
  • key retailer priorities and case studies to watch
Laura Jacobson

Laura delivers a variety of research outputs for IGD’s RA service; using reporting,... More

Duration: 30 mins
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Break

Duration: 1.25 hours
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Future-proof global trade and supply chains

Exploring expert insights and innovations for developing future-proof strategies to transform global trade and supply chains.

Linda Venables

Prior to Pwc Linda was the Chie Logistics officer at Metcash in October 2013 to manage the... More

David Gowans

David Gowans is a Kearney Operations Partner based in Melbourne and leads the firm’s... More

Kate Hart

Kate has been with Kearney for 9 years and has worked with leading Australian consumer products... More

Cedric Lemetter

Cedric has over 15 years of experience working in multinational organisations in supply chain... More

Duration: 1.25 hours
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1: The bumpy road of the Food System, policies and the industry: Is there a path forward?

Paths to realistic policy settings and practical food industry actions as key elements of a food systems approach to securing a safe, nutritious and sustainable food supply for Australians. 

Professor Gary Sacks

Associate Professor Gary Sacks is Director of the Global Obesity Centre at Deakin University.... More

Robert Hunt

Robert is a highly experienced CEO with significant health industry management experience with... More

Professor Linda C Tapsell PhD MHPEd FDAA FNSA AM

Linda Tapsell is an Emeritus Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of... More

Duration: 1.25 hours
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Profitability and Growth

To weather the storm of the past two years, companies have needed to take a hard look at the trade landscape and rely on deep financial analysis to forge forward.

Tom Kierath

Tom is a leading consumer analyst who joined Barrenjoey Capital Partners in July 2021 and has... More

Mark Strazdins

Mark’s key strength lies in building collaborative relationships between suppliers and... More

Duration: 1.25 hours
12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

Concurrent Session 1: Climate Change

In recent years, Australia has experienced severe drought, bushfires and floods which have had a serious impact on the sector’s up- and down-stream supply chain. How could the climate outlook affect our sector, and how are manufacturers and retailers responding?

Mark Howden

Professor Mark Howden is Director of the Institute for Climate, Energy & Disaster Solutions... More

Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis, from Brisbane, is a Certified Practising Agriculturist (CPAg) with experience in... More

Margaret Stuart

Margaret is Head of Corporate Affairs and Sustainability at Nestlé Oceania, where... More

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

Break

Duration: 1.25 hours
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Sustainable Packaging in a Circular Economy

This is a dynamically evolving space: learn about the latest activity, along with what the AFGC is doing to support members. Also, hear from AFGC members and key packaging supply chain stakeholders about current initiatives addressing the National Packaging Targets.

Barry Cosier

Barry has extensive experience from both the grocery industry and the resource recovery... More

Tanya Barden OAM

Tanya Barden is the CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, the leading national... More

Paris Golden

An inclusive and execution focused leader with a track record of success in senior strategic,... More

Bill Heague

Richard Smith

Richard Smith FAIP is currently the Director Safety, Quality and Sustainability for Amcor... More

David Francis

David Francis is a member of the Qenos Leadership Team with accountability for polyethylene and... More

Suzanne Toumbourou

Suzanne Toumbourou is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Council of Recycling... More

Duration: 1.25 hours
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Game Changing Retail

The online, omni, marketplace: How is retail changing and what are the implications for the sector?

Ben Gilbert

Ben leads Jarden’s Australian research team and consumer sector coverage, developing... More

Robyn Sykes Hill

Duration: 1.25 hours
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Digitisation and Transformation of Supply Chains

Insights and guidance on the acquisition of technology when rebuilding supply chains in an uncertain world.

Michael Davis

With more than Thirty years of experience in Executive Management positions across the Retail,... More

Duration: 1.25 hours
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM

Concurrent Session 2: Trade and Export Futures

Focussed business discussions on supply chain risks will inevitably be broad, ranging across impacting political tensions, commercial/sourcing difficulties, and expanding regulatory and compliance issues. These impacts are also evolving, creating further risks that could catch businesses off-guard. The session will focus on some of the top current and developing heightened risk issues for supply chains, with a particular focus on compliance.

Anne Petterd

Anne is a partner at Baker McKenzie in Sydney. She is currently APAC Chair of the... More

Shelley McMillan

Shelley heads up the consultancy business in South APAC.  She joined Mintel in 2017 after a... More

Krystal Wang

Graduating from De Montfort University, Krystal worked within Massive Health and Food industry... More

Duration: 1.25 hours
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM

Symposium response and Farewell

Tanya Barden OAM

Tanya Barden is the CEO of the Australian Food and Grocery Council, the leading national... More

Duration: 15 mins