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Full list of break out groups and speakers for the National Sustainable Food Summit

Full list of break out groups and speakers for the National Sustainable Food Summit

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  • 1. Break OutSessionsThe breadth of thesubject matter andthe wealth ofexpertise in theroom require aformat of break-outdiscussion groups.Groups are given aquestion on whichto focus, and are facilitated to keep discussion on-topic.The discussion groups aim to tap into the knowledge and insights in the room. Allparticipants will be given the opportunity to contribute to discussion. However, eachbreakout session will feature 2-3 short initial presentations by invited expert speakers, toinitiate and frame discussions.Key outcomes from the each group discussion will be recorded and reported the entiregroup on Day 2.DAY 1 BREAK OUT SESSIONS , Tuesday 5 April 2011IDENTIFYING THE KEY SHAPERS AND CHALLENGES FOR OUR FUTURE FOODSYSTEMWhat are the key shapers and issues for Australian food and agriculture in the21st Century?Break Out Groups A-D (1:45pm – 3:00pm)Group A Sustainable farming and resource managementSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What is the role for biotechnology?• What are the barriers to change, and the emerging opportunities?• What are the likely shocks that will affect food security?• How will we address labour shortages for the industry ?Ian Porter, CEO, ATA (facilitator)Anna Griggs (Scribe)Corey Watts, Regional Projects Manager, The Climate InstitutePatrick Hone, Executive Director, Fisheries Research and Development CorporationRoger Landsberg, Producer, Trafalgar Station, Queensland
  • 2. Group B Food Processing and distributionSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• How resilient is Australia’s agriculture and food manufacturing system?• How will we ensure continuity of food supply in the face of sudden disruptions?• What are the barriers to change, and the emerging opportunities?Tom Zielinski, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services (facilitator)Adam Grubb (scribe)Kirsten Larsen, Policy Research Manager, VEILJay Sellahewa, Food and Nutritional Science’s sustainability program, CSIROTom McGuire, General Manager, Teys BrothersGroup C ConsumptionSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• Will Australians understand the issues around farming and food security?• What are the barriers to change, and the emerging opportunities?Liam Egerton, Global Foresight Network (facilitator)Anne Cameron (scribe)Dr Jaz Choi, Institute for creative industries and innovation, QUTHoward Parry Husbands, Managing Director, PollinateGroup D Food wasteSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What are the barriers to change, and the emerging opportunities?• Food Waste Mapping• Food rescue and recoveryRoss Wyatt, Associate Director, Net Balance (facilitator)Marianne Bridgart (scribe)Leah Mason, Research Consultant, Institute of Sustainable Futures, UTSJohn Webster, CEO, FoodbankBreak Out Groups Group E–H (3:10pm – 4:20pm)Group E Supply chain transparency and traceabilitySUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• Can labelling schemes be sufficiently robust, and will people trust them?• How do the issues of palm oil fit within a sustainable food system?• What are the barriers to change, and the emerging opportunities?Ross Wyatt, Associate Director, Net Balance (facilitator)Anna Griggs (Scribe)
  • 3. Andrew Rouse – Resource Conservation Manager, WWFAngela McClowry, Sustainability Policy Analyst, AFGCAndrew Monk, Director, Biological Farmers of AustraliaGroup F Stakeholder engagementSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What are the barriers to change, and the emerging opportunities?Ian Porter, CEO, ATA (facilitator)Anne Cameron (scribe)Greg Brown, President, Cattle CouncilGroup G Equity and fair tradeSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS• What impact will issues around food sovereignty have in Australia?• How will we allocate water, and for what? Who pays?• How will peak oil and energy prices affect food and agriculture?Cameron Neil, Net Balance (facilitator)Adam Grubb (scribe)Group H Local food economiesSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• Will economic drivers increase globalisation, or might economic downturn lead to strongerlocal food economies?• How do we improve the food security of Australians living in rural and remote indigenous communities?Liam Egerton, Global Foresight Network (facilitator)Marianne Bridgart (scribe)Robert Pekin, Founder, Food ConnectNick Rose, Co-Founder, Australian Food Sovereignty AllianceDAY 2 BREAK OUT SESSIONS, Wednesday 6 April 2011DESIGNING FOOD SYSTEMS TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF THE 21st CENTURY
  • 4. • What do food systems designed to meet the challenges of the 21st Century look like?• What capabilities and business models do we need to create these systems, and how do they create value?Break Out Groups A- D (11:10am – 12:30pm)Group A Sustainable farming and land managementSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What investment is required in R&D for low-input farming systems?• What does climate-resilient farming look like?• Urban agriculture & using productive land on the city fringeIan Porter, CEO, ATA (facilitator)Anna Griggs (Scribe)Mick Keogh, Executive Director, The Australian Farm InstituteMatthew Wright, Managing Director, Beyond Zero EmissionsBrad Warren, Executive Chair, OceanwatchSam Archer, Producer, Gundagai, NSWGroup B Food Processing and distributionSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What can industry do now to develop a sustainable food system for the future? (Fonterra)• How do we assess the sustainability and resilience of food production through the supply chain? (Fonterra)• Developing localised supply chains and distributed systems• Will we still need packaging?• The future of packaging – the importance of sustainable designTom Zielinski, Associate Partner, IBM Global Business Services (facilitator)Marianne Bridgart (scribe)Bruce Donnison, General Manager, Sustainability ANZ, FonterraTony Maher, Director, Sustainable Development, AFGCSteve Newton, General Manager Risk, MetcashGroup C ConsumptionSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What is the role of consumers in food policy?
  • 5. • How do we affect behaviour change in purchasing & eating?• How can we balance nutritional needs with environmental impact?Howard Parry Husbands, Managing Director, Pollinate (facilitator)Anne Cameron (scribe)Nick Stace, CEO, CHOICE and Member, National Food Policy Working Group (invited)Group D Food wasteSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What does a zero-waste food system look like?• How do we redesign cities to recycle food waste, water & nutrients?• Food for thought: what do people think about food & food waste?Ross Wyatt, Associate Director, Net Balance (facilitator)Adam Grubb (scribe)Katy Barfield, CEO, Second BiteMichael Velders, Senior Sustainability Consultant, ARUPJan Burberry, Project Manager – Materials Efficiency, Sustainability VictoriaBreak Out Groups E-H (2:10pm – 3:30pm)Group E Supply chain transparency and traceabilitySUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• How can life cycle thinking be effectively applied to the supply chain?• Waterfootprinting• How can carbon abatement be identified across the supply chain?Ross Wyatt, Associate Director, Net Balance (facilitator)Anna Griggs (Scribe)Noreen Nicholson, Gordon TAFEBrad Ridoutt, Principal Research Scientist, CSIRO Sustainable EcosystemsLeon Stackpole, Senior Advisor – Environment & Energy, Australia Industry GroupGroup F Stakeholder engagementSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What stakeholder-based decision-making approaches do we need?Ian Porter, CEO, ATA (facilitator)
  • 6. Anne Cameron (scribe)David Inall, Executive Director, Cattle CouncilSam Archer, Producer, Gundagai, NSWGroup G Equity and fair tradeSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:What are the capabilities of Fair trade as a certification scheme?Securing food through better markets and wiser governanceCameron Neil, Net Balance (facilitator)Marianne Bridgart (scribe)Stephen Knapp, CEO, Fairtrade Australia & New ZealandSasha Courville, Executive Director, ISEALGroup H Local food economiesSUGGESTED DISCUSSION POINTS:• What is the role of farmers’ markets, community supported agriculture and other local food schemes?Liam Egerton, Global Foresight NetworkAdam Grubb (scribe)Robert Pekin, Founder, Food ConnectPhil Dudman, Founder, Landshare AustraliaPlease note that there are a maximum of 3 presentations per session to ensure that we movequickly into discussion and knowledge sharing involving the whole group.If you would like to contribute a short (5-10 minute) presentation to any of the groups with 2or less identified speakers, please contact Cheryl on 02 9555 2358.