Food in the Capital will focus on the critical role food production, consumption and new technology must play in helping Canberra become a fully sustainable city. It will underscore the advantages of leveraging Canberra’s natural and built advantages and adjoining farming regions.
The conference will bring together business, thought leaders, researchers and government from the ACT and southern NSW and new city/region food initiatives from across Australia. It will challenge, showcase technology and educate on what is required to establish a system-wide urban food model. A model to grow tourism, birth new food businesses, serve local, national and export markets along with greater liveability, nutrition and inclusion outcomes. This may well become a test-case for other cities around Australia.
All of chain: Convening the entire Capital Region food value chain for the first-time including farmers, food manufacturers, distributors, retailers, providers, transport/storage and restauranteurs.
Sustainability: Recognising food as the missing piece of the puzzle for creating a fully sustainable city underpinned by addressing food waste, renewable energy, water, transport and liveability objectives.
A future food system: Developing a system which best serves the needs of Canberra and the Capital region to help generate more abundant, more nutritious local food with less emissions, food miles, water and waste.
Business & Exports: Aiding the establishment and growth of food businesses in local, regional and national markets as well as tourism and exports.
Trade Display and Conference Program: Featuring striking technological developments in the field of vertical farming, the circular economy and advanced food manufacturing.
The event sets out to connect people from across the industry including farmers, food businesses and manufacturers, community groups, thought leaders and policy makers.
For more information please go to the following link: Regional Development Australia