What a month to celebrate!
To say that we are beyond proud of our Emma is an understatement. The #SCBWN2021 Outstanding Business Woman of the Year award was testament to Em’s passion, hardwork and dedication. Em is a true leader and visionary for our food and ag industry – and to us an amazing work colleague and dear and valued friend. The award is also a testament to our FAN Community – our members and supporters. It is acknowledgement of the power of working together and lifting each other up, coming together over shared challenges, being open to connections, sharing knowledge, wanting to contribute to something bigger. This is what makes FAN special and is what drives Em and the rest of us.
Also a huge congratulations to our members selected as Finalists in the Sunshine Coast Business Awards (see list below). We also look forward to sharing details of Finalists in the Business Awards Moreton Bay Region – which are to be announced on 1 October.
And finally – the FAN team has been rounded out with the appointment of Mim McWilliam as our FAN Noosa Member Co-ordinator. We look forward to introducing Mim to our community, members and supporters.
Yours in collaboration,
(on behalf of Emma who is taking a much deserved holiday!)
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A big congratulations to 22 of our members nominated across 8 categories in this year’s Sunshine Coast Business Awards. This is testament to your hard work and valued contribution to our region’s local industry. We look forward to celebrating with you in November….we will be the very loud table cheering everyone of you on! Congratulations to Jen Swaine, the Judging Team at #SCBA21 and Sunshine Coast Chamber Alliance on another great awards.
The results of FIAL’s National Food Waste Strategy Feasibility Study are in and yes, it is feasible to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030, but it will require unprecedented action by governments, industry and the community.
In this special FAN Insights and Innovation Seminar, we explore is it feasible to halve Australia’s food waste by 2030? What are the global challenges and what can be done at a local level to reach this target.
Programs & Projects
Japan Trade Briefing
Wednesday 6 October, Sunshine Coast
Sunshine Coast businesses are invited to a special event hosted by Sunshine Coast Council with the President and Executive members of the Queensland Japanese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QJCCI). Mayor Mark Jamieson will introduce speakers from QJCCI including Honourable guest speaker Tak Adachi, Trade & Investment Commissioner for Japan (live streaming from Tokyo) to present on Japanese trading opportunities. In this special event learn about which products the Japanese market is looking for and whether your products are suitable for export and gain insights into IP protection, agreements and systems you need to trade with Japan.
R&D Grant Readiness seminar
Friday 8 October, Northgate
ARM Hub, joined by PwC, is hosting an R&D Grant Readiness seminar Friday 8 October. The event is aimed at SMEs to help them build a greater understanding of available R&D tax incentives; explore grant opportunities available, tips to delivering successful applications and understand how to collaborate on large-scale R&D opportunities.
Understanding Environmental Markets – FAN Lunch and Learn
Tuesday 19 October
Join this webinar hosted by Ethical Fields as an introduction to a Regen Farmers Mutual. Topics covered will include: What are Environmental Markets; Costs and risks associated with Environmental Markets; Where did these Environmental Markets emerge from & Where are they going; How do EG&S relate to farming practices; Avenues to access environmental markets which don’t involve offsets and why you may want to be involved in a Regen Farmers Mutual.
12 NOON SESSION HERE
8PM SESSION HERE
AIFST21 Conference: Food Science – delivering in a changing world
11, 12, 19 & 21 October
Over four days, AIFST21 will feature more than 65 speakers, drawn from diverse backgrounds in food science, food technology and the food industry, as well as allied fields such as agriculture, human nutrition and marketing.
Thursday 14th October OR Tuesday 26th October, Sunshine Coast
Thursday 21 October, Morayfield
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.