The Fair Farms Annual Conference is back again!
After the success of our inaugural conference in 2022, we’re proud to announce that the Fair Farms Conference is making a comeback!
Held at Cargo Hall, in the heart of Melbourne City’s vibrant Southbank district on Friday 20 October 2023.
Industry experts, growers, workplace relations specialists, and peak industry bodies will come together in one place to discuss ethical sourcing within Australian horticulture,
basing conversations around our conference tag line;
“Perspectives & Solutions in Australian Horticulture”
This event will serve as a meeting place for discussion, for networking and for questions for leading industry members.
Attendees include both State and Federal Government representatives, Peak Industry Bodies, Regional Hort Bodies, Supply Chain Partners, Service Providers,
Thought Leaders, Influencers and of course, Farmers & Growers.
Introducing our Keynote Speaker…
Making his return is Steve Ronson, who took to the stage at the 2022 Fair Farms Conference.
We will also welcome Steve Burdette, representing Approved Employers of Australia.
Bringing the voice of the agricultural community from our host state of Victoria, we welcome Emma Germano
And taking the podium as one of our Victorian Fair Farms members to talk about his farm is Brendan Haar
More speakers to be announced soon!
This year, we will focus the topic of conversation, the focus from our speakers and the questions to our panels at the Fair & Ethical Sourcing Conference around the following topics.
– Fair Work and WHS regulation
– ESG & Ethical Sourcing programs
– Challenges and solutions in Ethical Sourcing
– Case studies on successful practices
– The Modern Slavery Act and it’s implications on Australian Horticulture.
These will serve as a baseline, for ways to identify how the industry can adapt and continue to support, and to celebrate Australian growers and Horticulture workers.
The Fair Farms Program is currently the only Australian Training & Certification Program for fair and ethical employment practices on farm,
developed for industry and supported by the Federal Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry.
The Fair Farms Program and Conference is being developed and delivered by Growcom Australia which is also acting as the PIB for Queensland Horticulture.