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FOODCON 2018

Monday November 26

Coffs Harbour Showground
8am to 3pm (coffee from 7.30am)

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FoodCon is designed for our region’s foodies to create collaboration, make connections, share ideas, showcase local food, and be inspired.

If you’re a farmer, fisherman, grower, manufacturer, distributor, chef, retailer, restaurateur, student, business or organisation that supports food businesses… this is the event for you!

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YOUR FREE ENTRY INCLUDES: Kick-start coffee/tea, a full day of expert talks and networking sessions, morning tea/coffee and snacks, producer expo and tastings, delicious harvest lunch with local beverages.  

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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE DAY INCLUDE:

  • A great balance of informative, inspiring talks and time to connect with all parts of the industry
  • Special guest speakers: Chef turned farmer, Paul West from SBS’s River Cottage Australia; regional food and tourism strategist Rose Wright; and Airlie Trescowthick, founder of web platform, Farm Table

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  • Activities focusing on creating collaboration including the Harvest Hook-Up ‘speed dating’, and thought storming ideas for working together effectively
  • The Producers’ Expo and Local Food Lunch showcasing the best of our region
  • FREE ENTRY for those involved in any part of the agri-food industry. Please note: this is a ‘trade only’ event.

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BE PART OF THE PRODUCERS’ EXPO

Showcase your produce, products, food and business success story in the Expo.

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Special Guests

Be inspired and informed by a fantastic line up of guest speakers at FoodCon 2018 including:

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Broadcaster, chef, author and advocate for real food, sustainable agriculture and community and regional living

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A young farmer and innovator committed to making a difference to Australian agriculture

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A thought leader in Australian agri and culinary tourism and regional food systems

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Digital story telling – why the story behind the product is so important.

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Meet passionate producers and farmers. Share ideas and experiences.

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Produce, products, services – show the region’s best to chefs and food retailers.

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Learn how you can create collaborations to grow your business.

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Taste the flavours of our region with a variety of food stations in a relaxed lunch.

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Share a gem of knowledge with the next generation of farmers, chefs and foodies.

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GET INVOLVED AT FOODCON!

Showcase your produce, products, food and business success story in the Expo.

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Why Attend?

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By networking and forming partnerships with expert local growers and producers, I am looking to be better informed and inspired about our menu planning and ingredient selection.

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Producers, this is an opportunity you simply can’t afford to miss. Present your best produce directly to local chefs, meet other local producers, and witness the special variety of our region.

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FoodCon will be a unique opportunity to get the key players in one room over one day to make positive connections and inspire the future direction for our region’s food journey.

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This event is a great way to develop awareness of new producers and manufacturers in the marketplace in our local area and to discover challenges and solutions from our peers.

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