2021 AusFAC Events
In 2019 we were excited to advise that the 2020 AusFAC event would be moving south of the border to the beautiful Northern Rivers NSW region.
And then COVID happened. Due to restrictions of COVID-19 we have had to adjust our normal schedule. Instead of running our next national event in November 2020, we have moved it to March 2021 in the hope that restrictions will have eased further.
At this stage we are optimistically planning for a face-to-face event but as we all know public health orders can change at any time. If we are unable to hold AusFAC live, we’ll go to plan B with a sensational online event. This page will be updated as details are confirmed. You can keep up to date by registering for our newsletter through our ‘Contact Us’ page to find out the details as soon as they’re announced!
Nominations have now closed for AusFAC 2021. Information about our competitors coming soon. Subscribe to our eNews and be the first to know.
Welcome Cocktail Party – 4 pm to 6 pm Friday 19 March 2021
Sample some of the Northern Rivers local and native bush food delicacies, with cocktails and buffet at the nationally acclaimed Harvest Newrybar while mingling with the AusFAC2021 crew, our finalists and judges.
Local innovators Flow Hive will be there to share the success story of their innovative hive system that has helped to spread the love of beekeeping, and the future of bees around the globe. Hear how they ran the most successful Indigogo crowdfunding campaign in the history of the platform, a title they still hold, and where this has taken them.
Harvest Newrybar offers a unique dining experience spanning across a restaurant, historic bakery and local delicatessen, giving visitors the opportunity to learn about sustainability, locality and seasonally prepared food across all districts.
Old Pacific Hwy, Newrybar NSW
Pitch Finals Competition – 1 pm to 5 pm Saturday 20 March 2021
Our six finalists will pitch their future food innovation to our judges to see who will be representing Australia at the global Future Agro Challenge.
Come and experience this unique pitch event, where finalists go head to head in pairs across three heats. Our judges and MC will be asking a series of questions of competitors to reveal the passion behind their innovation. The final pitch will see the three winners from the heats battle it out for the ultimate goal of taking their innovation to the Future Agro Challenge world stage in 2022. In this round, the audience gets to participate with their own questions.
Between the heats and final pitch, you’ll hear from leading advisor to business on the future, strategy and innovation Steve Tighe and other startup and regenerative agriculture leaders, providing insight and innovation for the startup community. Stay for drinks on the balcony and networking while the judges make their final deliberations and announce the 2021 AusFAC winner.
The winner of the pitch competition will receive the opportunity to represent Australia at the Global Future Agro Challenge to compete for the International Agriprenneur of the year in 2022.
The Cavanbah Room – Byron Community Centre
Jonson Street, Byron Bay
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