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The Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN) is a newly formed membership based not-for-profit company set up by the industry to support the food and agribusiness industry within the Greater Sunshine Coast Region (Sunshine Coast, Noosa, Moreton Bay and Gympie). Major FAN sponsors in its inaugural year include Sunshine Tropical, Gourmet Garden, Wimmers, Coyo, Epicurean Products, Tropico, Buderim Ginger, RADAQUA and Nutworks

FAN Chairman, Andrew Eves-Brown, also the Chief Operating Officer for Gourmet Garden recently awarded the Outstanding Business Person of the year at the Sunshine Coast Business Awards will be hosting a FAN launch event on the 3rd of December from 4pm and local Chef Matt Golinski will be catering.

The FAN launch will be an invitation only networking event exclusively for the food agribusiness industry. It will be held at Gourmet Garden’s herb processing facility in Palmwoods. The launch will include a factory tour, opening address by Mayor Mark Jamieson, a vision for FAN by Andrew Eves-Brown and the Sunshine Coast University will share the key findings extracted from a recently conducted food and agribusiness research paper called ‘Building the Links’.

The launch will be a perfect opportunity to find out more about becoming a Member of FAN and to meet with other Members of the industry, often facing similar business issues. “It’s an excellent opportunity for local food and agricultural businesses to join FAN so that together we can help grow the industry. The Sunshine Coast epitomises the image that the food and agribusiness industry wants to portray. It represents the clean, fresh, sustainability of the area – the true Natural Advantage” said Andrew Eves-Brown, FAN Chairman.


For further information please contact Jacqueline Wilson-Smith, FAN Secretary and also Gourmet Garden, Head of Innovation & Marketing  [email protected] Mobile 0408997437 or direct line 07 54450961




More details about FAN

AGRIBUSINESS was identified as one of the 7 High Value Industries for the Sunshine Coast (Regional Economic Development Strategy – REDS).

FAN endeavours to tap into increased demand for food and agricultural resources – both locally and globally.

FAN core values include:

#FAN is greater than the sum of its parts, we believe as a collective we can achieve more together.

#FAN provides a clear, strong and united voice for the business community by working across the production to consumption value chain to improve the regions business environment.

#FAN is the meeting point where the food and agribusiness industry members are encouraged to meet, share ideas, innovate and collaborate to grow their business, and in so doing, the regional economy.

#FAN is not constrained by geopolitical boundaries – it brings together dynamic businesses from across the Greater Sunshine Coast Region.

#FAN brings together industry, academic research and knowledge to benefit its’ members and to grow the food and agribusiness sectors in the region.

FAN will grow to be the central point of contact for the industry, so by joining FAN there will be many benefits for its members and support for businesses affiliated to the industry. Annual Membership fees are required to enable FAN to continue its core purpose of helping the industry grow


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