Griffith Asia Institute and Hotel Jen invite you to hear contemporary stories at the luncheon series ‘Food Conversations’, led by 612ABC Weekends presenter Katrina Davidson.

Food and agribusiness trade to Asia is an attractive, accelerating multi-billion dollar industry segment. Strong economic growth in the region combined with the increasing demand for food products is driving export opportunities. Increased income and wealth of households has created a great interest among consumers for imported products particularly Australian foods. Unpacking this opportunity is paramount and in particular understanding the ‘premium brand story’.

The conversation will explore key agribusiness themes with an outstanding panel of industry and business research leaders who bring a wealth of experience and diverse range of perspectives about Asian business to the table.

Panel Members:

Mr Antony Allen, Chief Executive Officer, The Avolution

Antony is a visionary leader in commercial horticulture, has revolutionised the avocado industry in Australia, and has his sights set firmly on transforming the whole fresh fruit market. He is a game-changing business strategist with more than 20 years’ experience working across a wide range of horticulture industries in research, production, marketing, business development and industry strategy in Australia and overseas.

Associate Professor Robin E Roberts, Research Leader – Agribusiness, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

Robin has more than twenty years experience in the fast moving consumer goods industry sector and has proven success in delivering enhanced business performance through innovative market research. Her understanding of and interest in Asia underscores her achievements as an agribusiness researcher.

More panel members to be announced.

Date: Friday 22 April 2016
Venue: Hotel Jen, 159 Roma St, Brisbane QLD 400
Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Cost: $500 for a table of 10; or $55 per person (includes three-course lunch and beverages)

RSVP required by Friday 15 April 2016. No refunds for cancellations after 17 April.

Places are limited for this event, please book early to avoid disappointment. Please visit our Griffith Asia Institute Food Conversations web page to make your reservation.

For further information contact [email protected].