Creating Better Connections
First steps made to create better connections within the WA Food and Beverage Industry!
The WA Future Food Network has been formed to drive and support the development of a progressive and connected local food and beverage industry in WA throughout the supply chain.
“The Future of Food Conference opened our eyes to the lack of connection and collaboration within the WA food and beverage sectors and saw a unique opportunity to bring businesses together onto one platform.” Hannah Lalor, WA Future Food Network CEO.
She explained that the Connectory will create better links to all the separate entities that make up the food supply chain, making it easier for local food and beverage businesses to find what they need – all in one location!
“We saw a lack of representation of WA businesses on other directories, so we thought it would be useful for us to create a one stop shop for WA businesses to find all the contacts they need to get their product to market!”
Tracey Hodgkins, Chair of WA Future Food Network said that she would be on the phone to businesses everyday, connecting them to others in the industry to assist their growth and progression into new markets.
“It is essential that people are able to find the connections they need, to discuss their challenges and find commonalities that can lead to successful collaborations.”
The Connectory is currently live for pre-launch testing and can be accessed at: www.futurefoodnetwork.com.au
Standard listings are free and are available for all businesses that provide a service or product to WA food and beverage businesses. Businesses that sign up now will be showcased at our official launch in January 2022, when extra functionalities are released, including premium listing upgrades.
Jessica Bantz, COO of the WA Future Food Network, has led the Connectory project from the beginning.
“The team and I are looking forward to seeing how the Connectory operates live and if there are any edits that need to be made prior to the official launch. We want to make sure it is easy to use and accessible for all, so testing and feedback is critical.”
The Connectory is just one of the projects in the pipeline for the WA Future Food Network. They will be partnering with a range of organisations to deliver events and projects that provide local food and beverage businesses the tools to access information, opportunities and be inspired to take the next steps in manufacturing local, value-added products.
Sign up to the network at www.futurefoodnetwork.com.au to receive the latest information about events, projects and other opportunities available to food and beverage businesses and while you are there – take a minute to list your business on the Connectory!