FOODCON 2017

Monday November 13

Coffs Harbour Showground
9am to 4.30pm

An event to connect the mid-north coast food industry

Make connections, share ideas, gain knowledge, be inspired.

If you’re a farmer, fisherman, grower, manufacturer, distributor, chef, retailer, restaurateur, student of tourism, hospitality or agriculture, or simply a keen foodie… this is the event for you!

YOUR TICKET INCLUDES: Kick-start coffee/tea, a full day of expert talks and networking sessions, morning tea/coffee and snacks, producer showcase and tastings, delicious harvest lunch with local wine and beers.  All for just $35.

Highlights

Harvest Hook-up 'Speed Dating'

Get to know members of our regional food industry for just one minute at a time, and share top tips and useful contacts – what will you learn, who will you meet and connect with?
See the full program…

Lyndey Milan: Food Tourism

Special guest Lyndey Milan OAM, champion of regional producers and food and wine advisor to Tourism Australia, will join us to speak about creating a thriving foodie destination.
Read more about Lyndey….

Showcase: Producers & Services

Catch up with some of the best produce in our region. From bush food preserves to the  local vegetables and seafood, come and taste the flavours of our region.
See the list of producers and businesses…

Explore

Story telling for your business – why the story behind the product is so important.

Connect

Meet passionate producers and farmers. Share ideas and experiences.

Showcase

Produce, products, services – show the region’s best to chefs and food retailers.

Discover

Learn how you can use facebook to reach new customers and grow your business.

Enjoy

Taste the flavours of our region with a variety of food stations in a relaxed lunch.

Inspire

Share a gem of knowledge with the next generation of farmers, chefs and foodies.

GET INVOLVED!

Showcase your produce, products and services – share your success story.

Why Attend?

By networking and forming partnerships with expert local growers and producers, I am looking to be better informed and inspired about our menu planning and ingredient selection.

Paul & Victoria Harper

Owners & Managers, Cedar Bar & Restaurant

Producers, this is an opportunity you simply can’t afford to miss. Present your best produce directly to local chefs, meet other local producers, and witness the special variety of our region.

Andrew Mitchell

GM, Coffs Harbour Fishermen's Coop

FoodCon will be a unique opportunity to get the key players in one room over one day to make positive connections and inspire the future direction for our region’s food journey.

Darren Smith

Owner and Farmer, New Life Farm

This event is a great way to develop awareness of new producers and manufacturers in the marketplace in our local area and to discover challenges and solutions from our peers.

Sandi Cleary

Farmer and Producer, Blushing Blueberries