World-ranking leaders in agriculture and food technology at 2019 Global Table

Global Table Hero ImageAs academic leaders in agriculture, we're proud to partner with a group of industry innovators.

Global Table's mission reflects our ambitions for our city of the future: to provide a gateway for community participation, innovation in agribioscience, and opportunities to live, learn, work, socialise and stay healthy.  

To celebrate this inaugural event, La Trobe academics will join the three-day summit in discussing solutions to today's food systems worldwide.


Picture of Professor Tony Bacic.Professor Tony Bacic

Director of La Trobe's Institute for Agriculture and Food
Director of ARC Research Hub for Medicinal Agriculture

A professor of plant biology, Professor Bacic (La Trobe Distinguished Alumni Award, 2013) is recognised internationally for his work in plant biotechnology.

His research focuses on cereal biology, food quality and crop productivity, food security and the management and protection of Australia's core crops of wheat and barley.


Picture of Professor Jim Whelan.Professor Jim Whelan

Research Director at La Trobe's Institute for Agriculture and Food

With more than 7,000 citations for published articles on plant energy metabolism, Professor Whelan has established himself as one of the most influential authors by the American Society of Plant Biology.

His outstanding contributions to plant biology has earned him a position with the Australian Academy of Science.


Radek SaliRadek Sali

La Trobe alumnus

Radek Sali will be showcasing two of his businesses at the inaugural Global Table.

Light Warrior, his purpose-driven investment group, will join a panel on Riding the Tide of Ethical Investment, focused on encouraging investment in businesses that contribute positively to society.

Made By Cow, Sali's cold-pressed raw milk company, will showcase its products and cold-press technology in both the Trade Zone and Innovation Expo.

Elsewhere, Radek will welcome attendees in his capacity as Chair of Food + Wine Victoria, the organisation delivering Global Table.


Global Table LogoEvent details

Global Table
3-6 September
Melbourne Showgrounds

La Trobe Staff and Students, please refer to the intranet for details on how to obtain access to exclusive ticket offers.

Our alumni can also obtain access to exclusive Global Table discount ticket offers in the August 2019 edition of Alumni News.