Victoria sets the Global Table

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WATCH THE VIDEO: See the highlights from Global Table 2019, where world leaders from sustainability, agriculture and trade gathered to discuss the future of food.

Last week, Victoria hosted Global Table at Melbourne Showgrounds, a three-day event focused on building an innovative food sector to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems, such as climate change and food security.  

More than 3000 people attended with key discussions centring on reducing global food waste, kickstarting the Australian native food industry, adapting to the challenges of plastics through innovation, and the issues around climate change.

Notable guests and food experts in attendance included the former US Secretary of State John Kerry, Chief Agricultural Officer at Mars Inc, Howard-Yana Shapiro and Founder and CEO of Sunfed, Shama Sukul Lee.  

Making up 27 per cent of all Australian food and fibre exports, Victoria is the country’s largest exporter in the sector. The Victorian Government has set a target to grow the state’s $14.1 billion agricultural exports to $20 billion by 2030 – and events like Global Table will play a major part in the state’s success.

Watch our highlights package above to learn more.  

Or read our story and interview with Jane Brook from Food + Wine Victoria to discover more.