11 March 2015 Food Futures Coffs Harbour

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Are you in the food industry and looking to take the next step to improve your business? Then you should book your spot at the ‘Food Futures - Growing Success Collaboratively’ series of FREE workshops.


Food Futures, sponsored by Coffs Harbour City Council, is a new food industry innovation programme that brings together food producers, processors and packagers from across the Coffs Harbour region.


“These workshops aim to deliver on the feedback that we received from industry at the inaugural Mid North Coast Food Forum held last year,” said Nikki Greenwood, Council’s Group Leader City Prosperity. “This will be in the first in a series of monthly workshops covering a range of topics which will lead into this year’s Food Forum in November.”


The first workshop will be held in Coffs Harbour on Monday, March 23, 9.30am-12noon, at the Six Degrees Coworking hub in the Coffs Coast Community College, City Square.


Niel Jacobsen, Workshop Facilitator, says many food businesses often struggle simply because they don’t have the critical mass to generate new ideas or develop innovative solutions to existing problems.


“Food Futures is a collaborative, region-wide approach where you can work with like-minded people to generate ideas in a trusted environment,” he said.


Workshop participants will have first-hand access to organisations such as Food Innovation Australia Limited (FIAL), whose mission is to improve productivity, profitability and operational efficiency across the food industry.


The Food Futures workshops cover innovation principles and practice, as well as the tools and techniques that were once the privilege of large corporations.


“With a people-focused approach, Food Futures builds a culture of everyday innovation. The first workshop will demonstrate how networking can help businesses develop solutions collaboratively, become more innovative in their own operation and, in turn, contribute to regional prosperity,” added Mr Jacobsen.


To register for the workshops, please contact Coffs Harbour City Council on 02 6648 4087 or via suzanne.mills@chcc.nsw.gov.au Lunch is included.