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What is Global Table?

Global Table brings together leading international and Australian agrifood events under one umbrella to join the conversation on solving our biggest food challenges and creating tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

Join us to connect, collaborate and transform the food system towards a more sustainable future.

When: Tuesday 8 September – Wednesday 9 September 2020

Where: Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf, Victoria

What’s on the program?

A three-day global agribusiness and food conference, innovation exhibition and trade show plus awards, pitches, hackathons and more. Global Table features Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit, coming to Australia for the first time.

On Friday 6 September, there are site visits to Victorian businesses and research centres to see innovation in action.

Speakers include:

  • Secretary John F. Kerry (keynote)
  • Shama Sukul Lee (keynote)
  • Dr Howard-Yana Shapiro (keynote)
  • Dr Angeline Achariya
  • Professor Andrew Lowe
  • Olympia Yarger
  • Gerardo Mazzeo
  • Virginia Birrell
  • plus 200 others

Topics include:

  • The future of hemp
  • Next gen protein: cell to fork, plant to plate
  • AI and Big Data in food innovation
  • Disrupting climate change
  • Water solutions across the value chain
  • plus 50 more

Who will be there?

Global Table will amass a highly engaged global audience through partnerships with government, industry bodies and international partner events. Delegates come from Australia, New Zealand, Asia-Pacific, United States, Europe and the Middle East, from all parts of the agrifood system.

  • C-level and senior executives
  • Investors
  • Innovators
  • Decision-makers
  • Global industry leaders
  • Policy-makers
  • Institutions
  • Government leaders
  • Trade and business development managers

What makes Global Table different?

Global Table is an event that:

Thinks big – Bringing the best in the world to an event of a scale never seen before in Australasia.

Looks for solutions – Global Table’s program creates experiences that demonstrate solutions, not just challenges.

Focuses on the next generation – Young people will be the ones who determine our future so they must have a seat at the table.

Collaborates across industries – To achieve holistic change, we must involve the full agribusiness supply chain and the industries that relate to it.

Has global reach – By collaborating with Seeds&Chips and other event partners, Global Table provides an instant global platform for our audience to connect, collaborate and find opportunities.