FANMail September

FANMail September

This post is part of our monthly FANMail newsletter for everything Sunshine Coast Food & Agribusiness.

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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,
Nicole McNaughton
(on behalf of Emma who is taking a much deserved holiday!)

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FAN News

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.

Upcoming Events

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.


Monthly Member Meet-Ups
Our monthly member meet-ups continue to attract good turn-outs and are a great chance for members to connect and catch up. We encourage members to bring a friend and introduce them to FAN’s collaborative, like-minded community. Interested in hosting an upcoming event LET US KNOW

Programs & Projects

Member Opportunities/Resources

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.

2032 Olympics Supplier Registration
Interested in learning more about supplying to the 2032 Brisbane Olympics COMPLETE THIS FORM to receive email updates.

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.

CleanTech Industries Sustainable Development Goals Game Event
Thursday 14th October OR Tuesday 26th October, Sunshine Coast
CleanTech Industries are excited to be hosting the ‘Sustainability in Business-SDGs Game’ event again in October. Facilitated by Delwyn Langdon of Griffith University Eco Centre, the game is a fun way to understand the often serious topic of sustainability and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Attendees will have the chance to collaborate in an online brainstorming session about sustainability in business using their laptop and creating phenomenal ideas!
2021 Growing Queensland Business Roadshow
Thursday 21 October, Morayfield
The Queensland Government are hosting a roadshow series of statewide events for suppliers and government buyers to provide information on Queensland Government procurement and a range of other related programs and opportunities.
Buy Local Sunshine Coast
Have you registered your business on Buy Local Sunshine Coast it’s a great opportunity for businesses to promote services or products to a local, engaged audience. Buy Local Sunshine Coast aims to support local businesses by raising awareness in our community about the importance of buying locally and encouraging consumers to support local first, and will give businesses access to cost-effective promotional opportunities via the website, social media channels and regular newsletters.

For update to date details of opportunities available for FAN Members

New Members

Our Partners

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.

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