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Business matching

Global Table is an invaluable opportunity to access delegates, technical experts and speakers from around the world. Arrange meetings on-site and connect face-to-face with Global Table’s business matching platform.

The Business Matching platform allows startups, companies and investors to schedule one-on-one meetings or group meet-ups throughout the event.

How to use Business Matching

By now, all VIP and Standard pass holders should have received an email inviting you to Business Matching.

Click on the unique URL in this email to activate your account, then follow the instructions below:

  1. Tap on Directory. A list of available attendees will appear.
  2. Use the search box to filter the list by name, email, company or title. Tap Apply to apply filters.
  3. Once you’ve found the person you’d like to meet with, tap Request Appointment to select the attendee. Tap Add to add more attendees.
  4. Tap Choose next to Time and Location. Available time slots and locations will appear by day. Use the arrows at the top to move to another date. Click on a time slot to add it to your appointment.
  5. Give your meeting a subject and, if necessary, a description to send to your requested delegate.
  6. Tap Send Appointment Invitation. An email will be sent to the attendee for them to accept or decline your invitation. The attendee can also view the invitation in the Global Table event app.

Awards program

Global Table and Seeds&Chips are joining forces to give businesses and entrepreneurs a platform to showcase their projects and innovations on the global stage. The best among them will be recognised with awards on the final day of the event.

From water systems to superfoods and precision farming technologies, startups have the opportunity to make their debut in Melbourne. Startups and innovators will be showcasing new cutting-edge ideas that help us progress towards a more sustainable future.

Seeds&Chips and Global Table are proud to give special recognition to some of the most innovative talents among them.

All exhibitors are contestants for an award.

Award Categories

The award categories in 2019 were:

  • Building A Sustainable Future Award, presented by UN Global Compact
  • Unlocking Value Of Artificial Intelligence In The Food System, presented by Alibaba
  • Innovating Health Through Diet, presented by Swisse Wellness
  • Sustainable Supply Chain Solution Award, presented by Lavazza
  • Future Of Snacking Award, presented by Mondelez
  • Seeds&Chips Visionary Award, presented by Seeds&Chips
  • Feeding Our Future Award, presented by Global Table
  • Foodtech Accelerator Pitch Competition, presented by Deloitte
  • Innovation In Foods To Watch, presented by Beanstalk in partnership with Food Innovation Network
  • Future Food Award presented by Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL)
  • Educating Our Future and Empowering Generations Award presented by La Trobe University

See all the award winners for 2019

Networking events

In addition to the networking opportunities at the event each day, Global Table will be hosting a VIP Networking Event on Tuesday 3 September for all VIP pass holders and our event partners. This will be a fabulous night of entertainment, amazing Australian produce and a chance to make connections with agribusiness leaders from around the world.

VIP Lounge

The VIP Networking Lounge gives all VIP pass holders the opportunity to network in a dedicated place with food and beverages provided throughout each day.