CALL event: Boosting Coffs' Agrifood Industry

Next date: Tuesday, 23 July 2024 | 05:30 PM to 08:30 PM

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Join us for a networking evening at Coffs Central, filled with engaging discussions designed to foster exciting collaborations. Connect with fellow stakeholders in the agrifood sector, discover the essential ingredients for successful industry partnerships, hear about the upcoming food and beverage manufacturing precinct in Queensland—TURBINE—and receive a Coffs Agrifood Living Lab (CALL) progress update from facilitators, Dr Oz Dedehayir and Dr Jack Adams.

This free event, hosted by Future Food Systems, City of Coffs Harbour and QUT, is designed to bring together Coffs agrifood stakeholders and business leaders, to showcase the progress that CALL has made and highlight successful industry partnerships that have resulted in real-world outcomes.

Who is this event for:

Connect with fellow local food chain producers, farmers, fishers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, cafe owners, restaurateurs, wholesalers and food services - to lay the groundwork for future collaborations

Guest speakers:

Nicole McNaughton, CEO of the Food and Agribusiness Network (FAN)
Nicole leads FAN, a not-for-profit and highly reputable food industry cluster based on the Sunshine Coast. Established by the industry for the industry, FAN boasts over 370 members and facilitates growth in the industry by creating an ecosystem that supports collaboration, accelerates innovation, and drives trade locally and globally.

Andy Eves-Brown, CEO of TURBINE
Andy is the CEO and Project Director of TURBINE. Based on the Sunshine Coast, TURBINE is set be Australia’s first purpose built, end-to-end food and beverage manufacturing and education precinct – unlocking growth, accelerating innovation and creating a national blueprint for collaborative manufacturing.

Both Nicole and Andy will share insights from their experiences collaborating with producers and manufacturers across the Sunshine Coast region. They will discuss how these partnerships have unlocked new opportunities for the agrifood sector and how the TURBINE precinct idea turned into a reality through strong stakeholder involvement and community drive. These are real-world examples you don’t want to miss!

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage directly with Nicole and Andy during a dedicated Q&A session. Don’t miss your chance to gain unique insights!


Food and drinks provided. Guests must be registered to gain access to this event.

Please note that there will be staff taking photos and videos during the event. By registering to this event you consent for your image to be used by Future Food Systems, City of Coffs Harbour, QUT and media outlets. 



  • Tuesday, 23 July 2024 | 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM


Coffs Central, Level 1, Harbour Drive, Coffs Harbour, 2450, View Map

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