Reimagining our food and food systems

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Reimagining our food and food systems

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The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a transformation in our food and food systems. The closing of borders and restrictions in out-of-home channels have posed serious challenges to the food sector, both in terms of accessing consumer markets and supply. But this crisis also provided opportunities. New partnerships emerged and the value of digital and data has never been more evident. We surprised ourselves by how innovative, agile and fast paced we could be in times of need. It created momentum and gave us the confidence that change is possible.

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<p>COVID-19 has amplified the focus on our health – not only our physical, but also mental wellbeing. It has provided food businesses with the opportunity to address these needs and make a real difference. We are already seeing a rise in functional foods - targeting cognitive and physical performance, alternative proteins, personalised and precision nutrition. Imagine what more could be done once we start to provide holistic health solutions to consumers by unlocking the power of partnerships and data. Join Vanessa Matthijssen, Deloitte Australia’s Consumer Products lead in an engaging Q&amp;A-style webinar to explore the intersection of food and health.</p><br> <p><b>Guest speakers:</b></p><br> <ul> <li>Kathy Karabatsas, Managing Director at Lion Dairy &amp; Drinks Pty Ltd</li> <li>Dr Nathan O'Callaghan, Precision Health Future Science Platform Lead at CSIRO</li> <li>Shelley Roberts, Managing Director at Compass Group Australia</li> <li>Dr Stephanie Allen GAICD, Global Health Leader, Deloitte.</li> </ul>

<p>The COVID-19 pandemic is accelerating a transformation in our food and food systems. The closing of borders and restrictions in out-of-home channels have posed serious challenges to the food sector, both in terms of accessing consumer markets and supply. But this crisis also provided opportunities.</p><br><p> It brought food organisations closer to the consumer and the farmer. New partnerships emerged and the value of digital and data has never been more evident. We surprised ourselves by how innovative, agile and fast paced we could be in times of need. It created momentum and gave us the confidence that change is possible.</p><br><p><b>Key topics:</b></p><br> <ul> <li>Product transparency &amp; product integrity</li> <li>Prediction and optimisation of yield</li> <li>Flexibility and agility in markets</li> </ul><br> <p><b>Guest panellists:</b></p><br> <ul> <li><a href="mailto:Andrew_Gregor@cargill.com">Andrew Gregor</a>, Strategy &amp; Business Development Manager, Cargill</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="mailto:tim@swansystems.com.au">Tim Hyde</a>, CEO &amp; Founding Director at SWAN Systems</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="mailto:david@beeinnovative.com.au">David Lyall</a>, CEO &amp; Co-founder of Bee Innovative</li> </ul> <ul> <li><a href="mailto:feturner@deloitte.com.au">Felicity Turner</a>, Agribusiness Data &amp; Analytics Partner, Deloitte Australia.<br> </li> </ul><br> <p><b>Additional resources:</b></p><br> <ul> <li><a href="/au/en/pages/consumer-business/articles/future-of-fresh-food.html">The future of fresh food supply chain</a></li> <li><a href="/au/en/pages/consumer-industrial-products/articles/how-can-australian-agriculture-build-resilience-in-wake-of-covid-19.html">How can Australian agriculture build resilience in the wake of COVID-19?</a></li> <li><a href="/au/en/pages/consumer-industrial-products/articles/australian-agribusiness-quiet-achiever-in-troubled-economy.html">Australian Agribusiness: a quiet achiever in a troubled economy</a><br> </li> <li><a href="/au/en/pages/consumer-industrial-products/articles/shock-to-food-system.html">A shock to the food system: Lessons for the food system from the COVID-19 pandemic<br> </a></li> </ul>

 

Published: October 2020

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