• It has been two long years since our last Food & Drink Business L!VE and we are more than making up for lost time with a stellar line-up of food and beverage industry leading lights speaking to our 2022 theme, Business NOT as Usual.
    It has been two long years since our last Food & Drink Business L!VE and we are more than making up for lost time with a stellar line-up of food and beverage industry leading lights speaking to our 2022 theme, Business NOT as Usual.
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Food & Drink Business LIVE is just three weeks away.

Buy your tickets here

 

Key information for you 

Date: Thursday, 10 November 

Location: Conversation Quarter, State Library Victoria 

Time: Caffeine starts flowing at 7:30am, talking starts at 8am 

Meet two of our speakers 

Kristy Carr, CEO and founder, Bubs Australia

The US President tweeting about your company helping out a friend with its infant formula shortage is probably about as far from normal as business can get, but that is exactly what went down for Australian infant formula company Bubs Australia, earlier this year.

At this year’s Food & Drink Business LIVE event, founder and CEO of Bubs Australia Kristy Carr will have a one-on-one ‘fireside chat’* with Food & Drink Business editor, Kim Berry to discuss the US adventure.

If that is not enough, Kristy will also share what the preceding handful of years have been like for Bubs, how you create - and remain - nimble in the most regulated industry in food and beverage sector, and her insights on being an Australian company with the majority of its business in export markets.

Jim Fader, CEO and co-founder, Eden Brew

And operating on a whole other tangent for the industry, Jim Fader is going to talk about the future of food and its production, looking at the start-up he is CEO of, Eden Brew, as an example of how you make new food companies fast, and even more importantly, successful.

Jim is one of the most highly regarded individuals in Australia’s food and beverage manufacturing sector. He has more than 20 years experience across multiple sectors and countries, as well as time spent on business turnarounds and restructures.

As someone who has been chasing innovation his whole career, he is renown for building entrepreneurial cultures with an authentic leadership style that focusses on people, pace and collaboration.

He is now applying that to Eden Brew, a precision fermentation start-up that is creating cows milk without the cow. It is going to be beyond interesting.

 

Buy tickets to the event here, tell your colleagues, industry peers, clients, and friends. Even your family if you think it will win you bonus points at Christmas.

We can’t wait to see you there.

 

* full disclosure, there will be no fire, just two chairs, probably slightly angled, on a stage. 

Packaging News

At The Hive Awards in Sydney today, the Best Packaging category was won by Don Smallgoods, part of George Weston Foods, for its resealable flow wrap pack for sandwich fillers and other smallgoods. This innovative packaging is a departure from the conventional thermoformed packs and addresses consumer demands for better functionality, sustainability, and product visibility.

Applications for the 2024 APCO Annual Awards are now open, and are open to all of industry to apply.

APCO has completed its nationwide roadshow engaging industry on its 2030 packaging strategy. Pippa Corry of philo & co attended the Sydney session and summarised the key takeaways for PKN.