LBS/NORTHLink Innovation in Food and Agribusiness Forum

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Collage photo of a drone, petri dish, herd of cows, and farm machinery. Learn what it takes to build innovative and sustainable food production systems and agribusiness in Australia.

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Thursday 15 November 2018 02:30 pm until Friday 16 November 2018 06:00 pm (Add to calendar)
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La Trobe Business School
Type of Event:
Conference; Forum/symposium; Seminar/Workshop/Training
Earlybird (valid to 29 October) $170 | General $200

Grasping opportunities to innovate your food business

Are you in food production or agribusiness? Are you looking for innovative ways to grow your business?

In 20171, as a nation the food and agribusiness sector contributed $253 billion of revenue, employed more than 520,000 people through 177,000 businesses trading in the sector. Are you one of these firms and part of the next Agtech revolution?

At the LBS/NORTHLink Innovation in Food and Agribusiness Forum, you will learn what it takes to build innovative and sustainable global food production systems and agribusiness. Responding to disruption faces every part of the Australian economy and requires deep collaboration to drive breakthroughs in innovation.

Science and Agtech are integral parts of food production and agribusiness direction in the future. Whether through soil or plant science, the use of apps, sensors, data analytics, AI, robotics, GPS tracking devices, or drones unlocking value-added opportunities though innovation is the key to sustained growth.

The Forum will explore:

  • changing consumer demands in the food-related industries
  • emerging markets and the power of data analytics
  • how science research impacts on food production and agribusiness models
  • how advanced technology impacts food manufacturing
  • the future of robotics and AI in food production systems
  • digitisation of supply chains and the effect of the IoT on Australia’s food and agribusiness
  • how new business tools and models (lean canvas, platform economics and blockchain etc.) can be applied to Australia’s food and agribusiness value chains.

More than a range of presentations, the sessions promote a two-way knowledge transfer and dialogue, interactive panels, case studies, opportunities for networking, master classes, and direct access to cutting edge science and technology. It also provides a better understanding as to how La Trobe University can contribute to help your business innovate.

The forum is made possible thanks to our partners and sponsors.

1CSIRO (2017) Food and Agribusiness: A roadmap for unlicking value-added growth opportunities for Australia,, July.

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