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Wednesday, 15 June 2011

The first Food SA Summit 2011

The first Food SA summit is an opportunity to generate ideas with some of Australia's most creative food industry thinkers. Participants are encouraged to bring their curly questions, challenges and products to this hands on food exchange, Tuesday 12 July 2011, 9am to 5pm followed by networking, at the Waite Auditorium.
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THE MARKETER

MAKING THE MOST OF YOUR PRODUCE

Develop a product to fit the market, recruit, select and engage with the supply chain (a SWOT of direct, distributor and agent channel models) plus a few war stories on how to deal with the operational aspects of each link in the chain and the future directions in food.

John Susman is a globally renowned seafood expert and pioneer of the Australian food scene. A passionate advocate of produce driven cuisine, he has spent years working with producers, chefs and retailers around the globe, consistently asking (and answering) the question of: “how can we do it better?”



THE THINKER



FUTURE OF FOOD

Striking the balance between value added, luxury brand positioning and lean manufacturing principles in food.

Göran Roos is the current Adelaide Thinker in Residence and is supporting the development of a strong plan for future directions in South Australia's manufacturing industry and raising its profile. An Honorary Professor at Warwick Business School in the UK and the founder of Intellectual Capital Services Ltd., Goran is a leading think tank on technology and business futures.





THE RETAILER

A LOCAL RETAILING LEGEND

Drawing on 25 years experience, Joseph will provide insight into the Romeo Retail Group, particularly the benefits of working with local markets and businesses in retail.

Joseph Romeo is Co-director, Romeo Retail Group, a South Australian retail icon employing 2,000 South Australians across its 24 stores - IGAs, Foodlands and organic wholefoods. Accolades include winning State Retailer of the Year four times, National Retailer of the year twice and International retailer of the year twice.



THE CHEF

MAKE YOUR PRODUCT APPEAL TO CHEFS

An insight into the working of a restaurant kitchen. The 'must dos' for producers to catch and retain the attention of chefs.

Jared Ingersoll, Chef and media personality is known for his restaurants Danks Street Depot and Cotton Duck, appearances on Ready Steady Cook and for numerous award winning cookbooks. Jared works hard to celebrate the efforts of small scale and local producers and is committed to ethical and sustainable food principles.



THE MEDIA SPECIALIST

DEVELOPING A MEDIA STRATEGY

What are the base level communication tools required to effectively talk to the media and market.



Anthony Huckstep is an Award-winning journalist and author. Editor of Australia's leading restaurant business title foodService Magazine, a restaurant critic for the iconic food bible Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide and reviewer for the Sydney Morning Herald Good Cafe Guide.

THE LOGISTICS

HOW TO KEEP YOUR PRODUCT COOL

Introducing the coolant calculator - the solution to guarantee your products arrive fresh to market.

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