It was our FAN ecosystem at its best – the vibe, the energy, the collaboration, the fun, the passion for what we do – that’s what our guests got to see first hand. All of this couldn’t have happened without…
- our valued members – all 75 who exhibited and the many more who attended to support
- our Major Partners Sunshine Coast Council and Sunshine Coast Airport
- our Sponsors Moreton Bay Regional Council, Noosa Council, AusIndustry, Fishbowl Inventory Asia Pacific, Yourbrandcrew, White’s IGA, Fleming’s Nurseries QLD – Birdwood, TAFE Queensland and Food Innovation Australia Limited
- our very passionate Ambassadors Sunshine Coast Foodie and Roz White for coming on board and shining a spotlight on what our region does so well
- our Board of Directors for their constant support and encouragement
- our many supporters who advocate and amplify what we do.
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Member Meet Ups
Trade and Investment Queensland e-commerce grant – now open. The E-commerce Grant Program (EGP) is designed to provide Queensland exporters with up to AU$10,000 of grant funding to enhance their e-commerce presence in international markets to drive online sales. Small to medium sized enterprises can apply for funding to assist with the eligible project costs of successfully marketing, re-engaging or enhancing a new or existing e-commerce presence in an international market. READ MORE HERE.
The AMGC Commercialisation Fund will provide support for commercialisation projects focused on the six National Manufacturing priorities announced by the Australian Government. Food and Beverage is one of these priorities. Grants between $100,000 and $1M covering up to 50% of eligible project expenditure. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
The Boosting Female Founders Initiative – Round 2 helps female entrepreneurs overcome barriers including access to finance and support to grow their startups. Targeted support will be on a co-contribution basis. Join a free online webinar to learn more about this session on April 1 at 11.00am from Jenny Lawson, Successful Grants. Grants close 22 April. READ MORE HERE.
The Food and Beverage National Manufacturing Priority road map has launched under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative which identifies key areas of opportunity and actions for government and industry to work together to lift manufacturing capability. Businesses with projects focused on food and beverage can apply for grants under the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI) in the Manufacturing Translation stream and the Manufacturing Integration stream. Applications are open until 27 April 2021.
Basil stems: Nov-Feb, 200T
Coriander stems: Jun-Jul/Aug, 150T
Parsley stems: Jul-Sep, 120T
FIND OUT MORE HERE.
Showcase your products to Federal Minister for Agriculture David Littleproud at an upcoming lunch. During the lunch you’ll get the chance to connect, ask him about upcoming grants and industry growth and activities for the region. FIND OUT MORE HERE.
We’ve had a record number of new members in the past couple of months! We warmly welcome all our new members to FAN and encourage you to connect with them as well.
Bask & Co.
Bunya Red Farm
Find Dining Chef
Food Envy Labelling Services
Future Ag Queensland
Gourmet Taste Creations
Imperial Hotel Eumundi
Kin Kin Estate
(Noosa Black Coffee)
Special thanks to FAN’s Partners and Sponsors who provide significant resources towards the ongoing sustainability of FAN and the growth and resilience of our regions’ food and agribusiness industry.