National Food Waste Summit

The countdown is on for the highly anticipated 2024 National Food Waste Summit in Melbourne on 24-25 July. Promising to be a pivotal event in the fight against food waste, this year's summit boasts an impressive lineup of international speakers and Australian experts, all united in their dedication to addressing one of the most critical environmental challenges of our time.

The National Food Waste Summit is hosted by End Food Waste Australia, Australia's leading organisation dedicated to ending food waste and insecurity for a more sustainable Australian food industry. It will be held from Wednesday 24 July 8am-6pm to Thursday 25 July 8am-4pm. The theme of this year's Summit is 'ending food waste starts with all of us'.

Sessions will discuss topics including;

  • Can we really end food waste? And why we can’t afford not to
  • Measured & Managed: How food waste reporting can inform impactful action for businesses
  • Food waste challenges of tomorrow and what you need to consider today
  • Sign in, Sign up: Technology accelerating food waste action
  • Start-up solutions to food waste challenges
  • Inaugural Leading Change Food Waste Action awards
  • Reimagined: Food waste free cities of the future
  • Saving Australia’s fruit and vegetables – opportunities from farm to fork
  • Engaging consumers: behaviours that stick and changes with impact
  • Food waste proof your products: unlock the possibilities of packaging and consumer touch points

The event will also be hosting Foodbank Australia's inaugural Leading Change Food Waste Action Awards on day one.

End Food Waste Australia (formally Fight Food Waste Cooperative Research Centre and Stop Food Waste Australia) is proud to host Australia's biggest gathering, dedicated to ending food waste.

Network and participate in candid discussions and debates with leading industry, government and research experts to help inspire solutions that will deliver economic, social, and environmental benefits for all Australians. Attendance is recommended for changemakers, and anyone interested in helping to solve Australia's food waste challenge.

Register here to attend – don't miss out!

The National Food Waste Summit and Tradeshow is an integral and industry leading event in Australia's journey to halving food waste by 2030. Food & Drink Business is the official media sponsor of the 2024 summit.

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July

Foodlegal is running an online workshop in response to Australia's changing sustainability regulatory framework, addressing the laws, policies and compliance requirements that do or will apply.

The Good Food & Wine Show is back, the ultimate food and wine adventure.

CeMAT Australia, a leading tradeshow for intralogistics, robotics and automation, warehousing, supply chain management and materials handling, will take place on 23-25 July 2024 at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.

August

The inaugural Dark Side of Wine celebrates and reveals the dark arts of Rutherglen in North East Victoria, with a series of immersive experiences taking place throughout the world-famous wine region.

The theme for AIFST24, Food Science: Navigating Our Future, speaks to the challenges and exciting opportunities ahead for the agri-food industry and the important role food science and technology will play. 

The Regional Australia Institute is hosting the Regions Rising National Summit 2024 – The New Frontier, where local, national, and international leaders will discuss the changes shaping Regional Australia at the National Convention Centre - Canberra, in August.

Food Expo PRO is Asia's key trade event for food and drink business, offering an international food festival, and seminars and forums discussing the latest developments and market opportunities in the food industry.

September

As the only vending industry show in South-East Asia, Vend ASEAN is an indispensable platform for expanding into the South-East Asian Market.

The Global FoodBanking Network (GFN), in partnership with Foodbank Australia, will host the inaugural GFN Global Summit 2024 in Sydney, Australia, 9-12 September. The Summit will be a dynamic, international conference that shapes solutions to the challenges of hunger, food security, and sustainability.

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