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Advanced Manufacturing

Future Food Initiative

The Future Food Initiative offers entrepreneurs and established food and beverage companies the opportunity to accelerate growth, enter international markets, and attract investment.

The Initiative delivers a series of intensive programs, workshops, and market interface opportunities designed in collaboration with the industry’s key agencies and experts to build capability, improve readiness, and create connection pathways to new markets, customers, and investors – both locally and globally.

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Global Accelerator

The Global Accelerator program is a tailored experience for local food and beverage manufacturing businesses interested in transforming to navigate challenges or scale to meet new market opportunities. It is designed to help a company pursue funding and explore the potential for domestic expansion and entry into international markets.

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Future Food Summit

Future Food Summit is an annual forum for Brisbane and South East Queensland’s food and beverage companies featuring industry thought leaders and trailblazers. This event will serve up a diverse menu of discussions led by industry leaders and experts covering recent shifts in consumer behaviour and future trends, strategies for navigating lockdowns, restrictions and building resilience, and first-hand success stories from local and national food companies. 

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Exporting for scale

Future Food Initiatives’ Exporting for Scale powered by the expertise of Export Connect is an intensive virtual program syllabus to provide the capability building, market intelligence, and buyer connections pathways for food, agribusinesses, and health and wellness companies to successfully enter and grow in export markets.

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Meet the Buyer seminars & interviews

Understand directly from specific global and domestic buyers what is making their shopping list, the insights and trends that are influencing future procurement strategies, and the desirability of products winning shelf space. Business-matching interviews will be provided to successful companies to showcase products.