2-5 Sep 2024
MCEC Melbourne

AFAB's State of Play Report Launch Breakfast

Get ready to experience the future of Australia's foodservice industry at our highly anticipated AFAB's State of Play Report 2023 Launch Breakfast co-hosted with Fine Food Australia.

12 September
Level 3 - Meeting Rooms
7:30 AM - 9:30AM

Make sure you’re across the biggest trends and insights for your business by attending AFAB’s 2023 State of Play Report Breakfast, co-hosted by Fine Food Australia.

We’re bringing together a panel of Foodservice’s finest to launch this year’s State of Play Report and discuss the 5 key areas to come out of the report.

You’ll hear from agriculture and sustainability expert Sam Oakden from Stop Food Waste Australia to underline the sustainability challenges we’re currently facing and urgency with which we need to act.

World Food Champion John McFadden will help unveil our hospitality workforce findings, and discuss the points brought up in the report about how we can make real progress in addressing the skills shortage.

Our discoveries around new and developing technology that’s enabling new levels of scalability and efficiency will be discussed by Food Industry Foresight’s own Rod Fowler.

With the increase to minimum here, it’s now more important than ever before that we learn as much about reducing the cost of doing business, and the honour of divulging our findings around that goes to AFAB’s  Wes Lambert.

And lastly, we’ll be hearing from Primo Danieletto of the SCLAA who will lead the discussions around the complexities of the supply chain, the hurdles we’ve faced over the last year and how we can solve them moving forward.

Don’t miss the chance to learn about the latest insights & trends of Australia’s foodservice industry!

When & Where:
Tuesday, September 12
ICC Exhibition Centre, Meeting Room 3.1
7:30am – 9:30am

Tickets: $135+GST. Tickets are limited, so be quick.

Tony Green, CEO - Australian Foodservice Advocacy Board (AFAB)

Tony has been in the foodservice industry for over 30+ years, first as a chef/end-user, then in a number of sales & marketing roles within food manufacturing, foodservice distribution and now utilising all of that experience to lead the newly formed Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body.

Sam Oakden, Head of the Australian Food Pact - Stop Food Waste Australia

Sam is an experienced program manager with a demonstrated history in the agri and food sectors. Currently applying my skills to the food industry to reduce food loss and waste from the paddock to your bin and everywhere in-between. Passionate, pragmatic, optimistic and excited about people, planet, and profit.

John McFadden, World Food Champion & GM - Squizify

John is a remarkable leader not only he is continuing to stun the world with his mastery of cooking (previously as an executive chef at Pan Pacific Hotels, Pittwater RSL, The Sydney Collective, Trippas White Group and more), but also taking more ethical causes on as the General Manager at Squizify - a platform aiding food businesses in safe food practices.

Rod Fowler, Director & Principal - Food Industry Foresight

Rod is a senior executive with an international career having lived and worked in Australia, Norway, Sweden, Malaysia and the UK. He has a 30 year career in management, marketing, sales, and project management in several industries including banking, IT, manufacturing and services.

Wes Lambert, Deputy Chair, Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body (AFAB)

Wes Lambert is the Deputy Chair for the Australian Foodservice Advocacy Body (AFAB). He is the Former CEO of the 2020 Association of the Year Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&CA) and a winner of the AuSAE 2020 Influencer Award. He was praised by the Board for his "tireless" advocacy efforts on behalf of the industry.

Primo Danieletto, Senior Manager - Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia

Primo loves to design solutions to help businesses execute, from Sales, Supply Chain and IT to Marketing. He often finds himself empowering people to do more with technology and one of his pocket skills is illustrating to organisations how to measure things to not meet goals, but really achieve their mission.

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