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Brisbane Economic Development Agency (Brisbane EDA) offers established food and beverage companies based within Brisbane and South East Queensland the opportunity to accelerate growth, enter international markets, and attract investment through the Future Food Initiative.
Future Food Initiative is an industry development platform designed by Brisbane EDA’s Industry Growth & Trade team in collaboration with the industry’s key agencies and experts to help companies build capability, improve readiness and create connection pathways to new markets, customers and investors – both locally and globally.
The Future Food Initiative delivers a series of intensive programs, workshops, and market interface opportunities designed to nurture and support our local talent – entrepreneurs and established companies – with the required skills, networks, and access to resources that will both foster and expedite growth.
Key programs include:
The Global Markets and Investor Readiness program is a tailored experience for local food and beverage manufacturing businesses interested in transforming to navigate challenges or scale to meet new market opportunities. It is designed to help a company pursue funding and explore the potential for domestic expansion and entry into international markets.
The program is facilitated by Brisbane EDA with Cohort Leaders Ian Mason, New Business Opportunities (Business Development), Queensland University of Technology, and Cameron Turner, Entrepreneur in Residence, University of Queensland. Through 1:1 sessions, the program will focus on diagnosing the core challenge within your organisation and through a suite of bespoke offerings will provide your team with the necessary access to industry-leading experts, mentors, tools, and knowledge to help you succeed to scale globally.
Future Food Boot Camp is an annual forum for Brisbane and South East Queensland’s food and beverage companies featuring industry thought leaders and trailblazers. Facilitated by the University of Queensland’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Cameron Turner, this event will serve up a diverse menu of discussions led by industry leaders and experts covering recent shifts in consumer behaviour and future trends, strategies for navigating lockdowns, restrictions and building resilience, and first-hand success stories from local and national food companies.
Future Food’s one-day intensive domestic scale program is suited to established food and beverage producers and manufacturers who want to accelerate growth domestically. Brisbane EDA aligns with leading advisors and experts to deliver a curriculum targeted at Brisbane and South East Queensland leadership teams of scaling businesses. The application process is competitive for the seats within this program.
Understand directly from specific global and domestic buyers what is making their shopping list, the insights and trends that are influencing future procurement strategies, and the desirability of products winning shelf space. Business-matching interviews will be provided to successful companies to showcase products.
The Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s Investment & Industry Development Team plays a crucial role in securing investment that will maximise Brisbane’s long-term economic growth and create opportunities for local businesses.
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Brisbane Economic Development Agency’s team provides support to new and established businesses in Brisbane, plus full market entry and expansion strategies to potential investors.