GFIA in Focus Australia will present hundreds of innovations for smart food production to 2,000 food producers, policy makers, scientists and investors to revolutionise the way farmers produce food.

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Workshop hosted by QAAFI
Future farming and food 

27 November 2018 | 13:00-16:00 pm
Location: Controlled environments & protected cropping theatre

Facilitated by: Pete Lewis - Agricultural communication specialist (Former ABC Landline producer) 

13:05 – 13:25
Investing in the future of farming and food

Susan McDonald, Mangaging Director of Super Butcher 

13:25 – 13:30 Q&A SESSION

13:30 – 13:50
Harnessing the genetic biodiversity of Australia’s plants

Professor Robert Henry, Institute Director, QAAFI, The University of Queensland

13:50 – 13:55 Q&A SESSION

13:55 – 14:15 
Consumer drivers for new Australian food products

Dr Heather Smyth, Senior Research Fellow, Nutrition and Food Sciences, QAAFI, The University of Queensland

14:15 – 14:20 Q&A SESSION

14:20 – 14:45  BREAK

14:50 – 15:10
Gene edited food

Professor Ian Godwin, Professor, School of Agriculture and Food Sciences, The University of Queensland

15:10 – 15:30
Adapting food production to a changing climate

Professor Graeme Hammer, Director, Centre for Crop Science, QAAFI, The University of Queensland

15:30 – 15:50
Nanotechnology and sustainable food production

Professor Neena Mitter, Director, Centre for Horticultural Science, QAAFI, The University of Queensland


15:50 – 16:00 
PANEL DISCUSSION: Transformational farming and food with Audience Q&A

Free to attend, all visitors to GFIA in Focus Australia are welcome to attend. Seats are allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Not yet registered to attend?

QAAFI Workshop Event Contact: Liz Eden |​ |  +61 7 3346 2168
GFIA Contact: Rebecca McConnell | |  +971 2 234 8400

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QAAFI is the exclusive Knowledge Partner of GFIA in Focus. 




Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (Entrance by the Great Hall)
Cnr Merivale and Glenelg Streets, South Bank, Qld 4101
Controlled environments & protected cropping theatre