Future Food Initiative

Brisbane Economic Development Agency 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 Investment & Industry Development 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 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.

Find more information below for the upcoming 2020 programs.

Global Markets and Investor Readiness Program

Future Food’s global scale program is suited to established food and beverage producers and manufacturers who want to embrace innovation, accelerate growth and enter international markets. Brisbane Economic Development Agency has aligned with QUT Creative Enterprise Australia to again deliver a curriculum designed to help you accelerate global growth with content delivered by a portfolio of leading industry sector experts and complemented by live case studies.

The six-day intensive experience is over a five-week period (March – April 2020), and is targeted at Brisbane and South East Queensland leadership teams of scaling businesses. The application process is competitive for the 15 seats within this program. The cost to participate is $4,000 per company and up to 2 representatives can attend. Learn More.

Future Food’s annual Boot Camp serves up a diverse menu of discussions from thought leaders and trailblazers across food, business and investment, including case studies covering local and national food success stories, consumer and investor trends, and more.

Future Food’s one-day intensive (March 2020) domestic scale program is suited to established food and beverage producers and manufacturers who want to accelerate growth domestically. Brisbane Marketing 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 15 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.

For more information on Brisbane Economic Development Agency's Future Food Initiative, please email Lisa Cavallaro, Manager Industry Development or call +61 7 3006 6208.