Successful Melbourne networking event

On Tuesday evening 25th July 2017, Australian Organic hosted a Networking Event at Monash University’s Food Innovation Centre in Clayton, Melbourne. We’d like to take this opportunity to officially thank every one of our members, clients, and Industry personnel for joining us for a fantastic event, and our speakers for adding such knowledge and value to the event.

The evening commenced with staff from the Food Innovation Centre taking groups of guests on a tour which involved wearing 3D glasses and experiencing a virtual supermarket (as well as the planet Mars) across 80 plasma screens joined together to form a semi circle. The Food Innovation Centre showed guests comparisons of labels on a supermarket shelf, product positioning and where consumer eyes are drawn to when walking down an aisle via a virtual heat map.

Angeline Archariya, CEO of the Food Innovation Centre, presented to guests on the background and capabilities of the Food Innovation Centre, including the ability to print 3D product prototypes, map products in supermarkets, and also accessing export into China via relationships formed with the Centre.

If you were unable to attend on the night, please visit this link to find out if the Food Innovation Centre can assist you and your business.

We’re very proud to be working alongside AusIndustry, represented by James Scotland (Business Advisor) on the evening, who presented their Entrepreneurs’ Programme. This Programme is built to assist Australian SMEs by providing access to funds and other programs available through the Australian Government. To find out more information on AusIndustry’s Entrepreneurs’ Programme visit their website here.

Dr Andrew Monk, Chair of Australian Organic, spoke to Members and Clients about our upcoming events and opportunities, including Australian Organic Awareness Month 2017 (September) and the Australian Organic Awards for Excellence (November). If you wish to seek further information about these events, please contact the Australian Organic office on (07) 3350 5716 or

Lastly, we would like to thank and show our appreciation to our clients who supplied food and beverages on the evening. We had amazing feedback regarding the catering on the evening and this is thanks to our certified organic clients and their quality products. Special thanks to Hagens Organic Butcher, Angove Family Winemakers, Kalleske Wines, Daylesford & Hepburn Mineral Springs Co., Struman’s Organic Beer Co., and Pana Chocolate.