17 September 2018 | News
The organisation behind the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival, Food + Wine Victoria, has been selected to deliver new internationally-focused agriculture, food and beverage business event Global Table.
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The largest food business event ever staged in Australia, Global Table is part of the Taste Victoria strategy launched this month by the Victorian Government, with the first event to be held in Melbourne in September 2019.
Global Table will involve a series of business events, aligned to position Australia as the destination for investors and traders to connect with business leaders from around the world. Global Table will partner with the global food innovation event, Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit.
“Food + Wine Victoria is thrilled to be delivering Global Table – a unique platform to showcase Victoria’s agriculture, food and beverage capability to the region’s top investors and traders,” said Food + Wine Victoria chairman Radek Sali. “As an organisation, we are passionate about encouraging and enabling industry to unlock the enormous growth opportunities available.
“Melbourne is the ideal destination for this globally important event. From our farms, wineries, breweries and laboratories to our cafes, markets, restaurants and bars, I’ve got no doubt international visitors will be impressed by what they experience during Global Table.”
Marco Gualtieri, chairman and founder of Seeds&Chips, said they were pleased to announce their presence in Australia next year. “Food, technology, innovation, young people, sustainability, food security, these are just some of the themes that we’ll be working on throughout the Summit,” he said.
“We hope to champion these issues on a continent full of opportunity with an acute awareness of environmental issues and a strong innovation infrastructure."
“As such, I am particularly grateful to the Victorian Government, Food + Wine Victoria, Melbourne and Australia for their foresight and willingness to gather all that we have learned over the years as well as their recognition of the importance of the themes that we are advancing and the enormous economic opportunity that they represent.”