Future of Food 2021

23, 24 Sept 2021, from 8.30am AWST (10.30am AEST)

The two-day Future of Food event in Mandurah, south of Perth, includes a session-packed one-day conference, an accompanying virtual ‘expo’ and optional extension activities on Day 2, including workshops and a day tour of the Peel Business Park development, just north of Mandurah.

The event is designed to inspire and initiate change within the Australian agri-food sector: to recognise future-forward businesses, champion innovative agrifood professionals, support the development of a progressive local food industry and empower consumers to make better informed decisions about what they eat.

Conference – Day 1

Organised under four key themes – The Conscious Consumer; Health & Nutrition; Technology; and Retail & Trade – the Day 1 conference component explores opportunities for Australia’s agrifood producers in innovating, collaborating, clustering and value-adding in 18 sessions.

Several representatives of the CRC and its participants will join an impressive line-up of more than 60 speakers, presenters and panelliests at the conference. They include:

View the conference program.

Optional activities – Day 2

On Friday 24 September, delegates can register to join one of several activities that include:

  • a full day Peel Food Zone tour, which includes transport; visits to the new WA Food Innovation Precinct site and two local agrifood businesses; morning tea; lunch at Millbrook Winery; and a workshop on Design Thinking;
  • a ‘Business Strategy and Planning’ workshop;
  • a ‘Maximising your value’ workshop; and
  • a ‘Brand Design and Strategy’ workshop.

Further information and registration

For more information, contact Hannah at Southern Dirt on

To register for the Day 1 conference and/or for any of the Day 2 activities, click here.

Lead image: The CRC is a major sponsor of the Future of Food conference and expo. Credit: Southern Dirt