The Australian and Visy partner up for the Global Food Forum 2023

The Australian - Global Food Forum

“The Global Food Forum has become a critical contributor to the big issues shaping our nation”

The Australian and Visy have partnered for the 2023 Global Food Forum for the 11th consecutive year to debate and discuss the key challenges facing Australian agribusiness today.

Attracting a world-class line up of business leaders, the in-person event being held in at the Melbourne Crown today, will delve into the crucial issues that will enable Australia to develop a $150 billion agribusiness sector.

Michelle Gunn, The Australian’s editor-in-chief, said the Global Food Forum had become a key fixture on the nation’s corporate calendar.

“This year agricultural output will hit $90 billion, with an incredible $75 billion in exports. It is an extraordinary effort but there are challenges ahead,” Gunn said.

“That’s why forums like the Global Food Forum are so important and are such a tremendous opportunity for the industry to share knowledge, experiences and strategies to help this sector thrive.

The Australian’s leading coverage of the agribusiness sector sparks important national debates and, with our partner The Weekly Times, the Global Food Forum has become a critical contributor to the big issues shaping our nation.”

Anthony Pratt, Visy executive chairman, said: “I’m proud that since we first started the Global Food Forum in partnership with The Australian there have been 1500 new food factories built and food exports have more than doubled.”

Now in its 11th year, the Forum will look at the ongoing struggle to manage yield in the face of skyrocketing land prices, as well as the emerging technologies and the need for sustainable agricultural practices. Persistent supply chain and logistics pressures that threaten to hold back this vital industry will be explored, along with the opportunities that are opening up thanks to the recent reopening of trade with China.

This year’s full-day Global Food Forum 2023 will feature more than 30 local and international speakers and panellists including Minister for Industry and Science, Ed Husic; Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Murray Watt; Visy Executive Chairman, Anthony Pratt; Chairman and Founder, Terra Firma Capital, Guy Hands; Chief Executive, Team Global Express, Christine Holgate; General Manager New Zealand & Australia, Alibaba, Pier Smulders; Founder, Chemist Warehouse, Jack Gance; General Manager, Mars Wrigley, Andrew Leakey; Managing Director, APAC and Africa, Nuveen Natural Capital, Kristina Hermanson; Managing Director, goFARM Australia, Liam Lenaghan; Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, GrainCorp, Robert Spurway; and Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tenacious Ventures, Sarah Nolet

The Forum will also feature some of the publication’s most senior editorial staff including, Glenda KorporaalJohn StensholtEric JohnstonEli GreenblatDamon KitneyAmber Plum and Charlie Peel, along with The Weekly Times’ James WagstaffCamille Smith and Sue Neales.

The Australian’s Global Food Forum is in partnership with Visy and supported by The Wall Street Journal.

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