Seeds&Chips Is Pleased To Announce The Australia Edition In Collaboration With The State of Victoria
Launching in Melbourne, September 2019 to lead the international discussion about the future of food
Milano/Melbourne, (September 14th, 2018) - Seeds&Chips,
The Global Food Innovation Summit the leading event on Ag and Food innovation worldwide partners with The Victorian Government and Food + Wine Victoria, the non-profit organisation whose mission is to promote the development of the Australian food & beverage sector also through their well-established event the Melbourne Food & Wine Festival (MFWF).
Global Table will be the new internationally-food and agriculture focused business event and part of the Taste Victoria strategy, launched by the Victorian Government to bolster the State’s presence in the food chain globally. The Summit will be hosted in Melbourne on September 2019.
The partnership between Seeds&Chips and Food + Wine Victoria aims to position Australia as the destination for investors and traders to connect with business leaders from across the Asia-Pacific by bringing the Global Food Innovation Summit to life with its signature content driven programming including its world-renowned speakers, the conference, exhibition, pitch competitions, Give Me 5 and much more.
Together with the Specialty Food Association and its Fancy Food Shows in New York and San Francisco, as well as the opening of their new San Francisco offices, Seeds&Chips will proudly represent Italy also in Australia and will continue to bring forth not only the humble experience gained within the past four years, but also the legacy of the Expo Milano 2015. Together with the United States, Australia represents a key partner for the continuous advancement of the global food system and a more sustainable future for all.
Possible other international communications will follow concerning strategic countries such as China and Africa.
Founder & Chairman of Seeds&Chips Marco Gualtieri said, “We are so pleased to announce our presence in Australia next year. Food, technology, innovation, young people, sustainability, food security: these are just some of the themes that we’ll be working on throughout the Summit. We hope to champion these issues on a continent full of opportunity with an acute awareness of environmental issues and a strong innovation infrastructure. As such, I am particularly grateful to the Victorian Government, Food + Wine Victoria, Melbourne and Australia for their foresight and willingness to gather all that we have learned over the years as well as their recognition of the importance of the themes that we are advancing and the enormous economic opportunity that they represent.
Over the years, Seeds&Chips has grown with the aim and the conviction to continue building upon the legacy of Expo 2015 by emphasizing both the importance of these subjects and the potential for economic development associated with them”.
Food + Wine Victoria Chairman, Radek Sali said, "We are thrilled to partner with Seeds&Chips as part of Global Table, Asia-Pacific's new agri-food and beverage business event to be launched in Melbourne in September 2019. Seeds&Chips has quickly built a reputation for leading the global discussion around the future of food and at Global Table, we will be harnessing that power across the full food supply chain. From Milan to Melbourne and the world over, we face many of the same challenges and it is only by bringing together entrepreneurs, farmers, investors, food scientists, government and so many more key players that we can create and share useful solutions”.
Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, concluded: “The Victorian Government is excited that Seeds&Chips will be joining us here in Melbourne in 2019 for Global Table. Their unique focus on themes like food, technology and innovation will be key in helping us achieve our ambitious target to grow our food and Fibre Exports to $20 billion by 2030”.
Seeds&Chips - The Global Food Innovation Summit is the world's leading event in the field of Food Innovation. An exceptional showcase entirely dedicated to the promotion of technological solutions and talents from all over the world, the Summit brings an exhibition hall and conference sessions to Milan to present and discuss themes, models and innovations that are changing the way food is produced, transformed, distributed, consumed and experienced.
At the third edition of Seeds & Chips - The Global Food Innovation Summit, President Barack H. Obama made his first post presidency appearance as a Keynote Speaker, and the event welcomed over 300 international speakers; over 240 exhibitors; 15,800 visitors and recorded 131 million social impressions in 4 days. The fourth edition of Seeds & Chips, The Global Food Innovation Summit, was held at MiCo, Milano Congressi, from 7 to 10 May 2018 and included Keynote Addresses from John Kerry, former Secretary of the United States of America, and Howard Schultz, Executive Chairman of Starbucks. The 5th edition will take place in Milan, from 6 to 9 May 2019.