5th Northern Australia Food Futures Conference

Mon 22-Thu 25 May 2023, 9am-5pm daily (NT time)

Organised by NT Farmers Association and backed by the Northern Territory Government, the biennial Northern Australia Food Futures Conference (NAFFC) aims to be a game-changing gathering for Australia’s northern regions.

The event, now in its fifth iteration, was established to promote the development of agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fodder across northern Australia and to raise the region’s profile at a national level. The Conference plays a significant role in showcasing opportunities in the nation’s north, influencing policy creation and attracting investment to the region.

NAFFC’s conference component includes keynote speeches, targeted conversations, workshops and panel discussions on the future of agriculture across the Northern Territory and northerly regions of Western Australia and Queensland.

The accompanying exhibition features products and innovations of relevance to agriproducers in Australia’s north from stakeholders across the ag sector and related industries.

The 2023 conference is presented by the NT Farmers in partnership with the Ord River District Co-operative Ltd (OrdCo)., an independent agricultural co-operative based in the Ord River Irrigation Area (ORIA) at Kununurra, Western Australia.

Aerial view of the Ord River and fertile farmland at Kununurra, in WA’s Kimberley region. Credit: Shutterstock

Conference agenda

This year’s conference theme is ‘Northern myths, opportunities and realities’.

  • Day 1: Welcome Reception
  • Day 2: Plenary and AgTech Afternoon, Industry Networking Evening
  • Day 3: Plenary and workshops
  • Day 4: Workshops

Speaker and session details will be posted on the event website from February. For updates, click here.

Exhibiting and sponsorship

The Northern Australia Food Futures Conference enables exhibitors promote products and services to public and private sector leaders from around Australia, gaining valuable exposure to decision-makers from a broad array of agricultural areas including cotton, grains, horticulture, fodder, tropical fruits and broadacre cropping

Interested in becoming an exhibitor at or sponsor of the event? Click here for the prospectus.

Key details

The conference is scheduled to take place at the Darwin Convention Centre, Stokes Hill Road, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia. View on map.

It will run daily during business hours from Monday 22 to Thursday 25 May 2023 (NT time).

Standard ticket prices are as follows:

  • Full registration: $1,500
  • One-day registration: $850
  • Gala Dinner $185

Substantially discounted rates are available to members of NT Farmers. Earlybird rates apply to tickets purchased on or before 31 January 2023.

Registration and further information

To purchase tickets for the Conference, click here.

Get more information from the event website.

Lead image: Bulls in the yards on a remote cattle station in Australia’s Northern Territory. Credit: Shutterstock