Agribusiness, Food & Trade

New Facebook group fosters industry connection

You’re invited to join the new WA Food and Beverage Network closed Facebook group – a supportive and interactive online space aimed at fostering a Western Australian (WA) food and beverage industry connection, collaboration, and inspiration through knowledge-sharing.

WA Food and Beverage Network is an initiative of the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development’s Food Industry Innovation project based on feedback from WA food and beverage businesses.

Our vision and hope is for you, Western Australia’s food and beverage industry, to build a sense of ownership of the group by engaging in relevant, targeted discussion about your business journeys, successes and barriers to growth.

It is an opportunity to connect with fellow WA food and beverage industry producers, processors, service providers, mentors and leaders – and to steer the conversation in the direction you choose.

We’ve heard consistent feedback from WA food and beverage stakeholders that the diverse, dispersed nature of the industry poses a major business challenge. WA businesses operating in isolation can face a huge task competing against established international brands and identifying new markets. They are often constrained by limited collaboration opportunities, a lack of market analysis resources and insufficient infrastructure.

Creation of this Facebook group is the result of WA premium and value-add food and beverage stakeholders voicing the need for a collaborative network to help bridge identified gaps across the industry, develop skills, share business learnings, and overcome barriers to growth.

The group will be focused on encouraging in-depth learning across areas of identified business gaps including: branding and labelling, capturing export opportunities, agri-tourism, e-commerce, food technology, and process engineering. 

Content will be posted to the group in the form of videos from industry experts; interviews and live Q&A chats with industry leaders; business case studies; articles; information about upcoming events and training workshops; report summaries; consumer behaviour trends; business linkages and collaboration opportunities.

We look forward to your participation to build this online network into a vibrant community that is passionate about seeing WA food and beverage businesses grow and reach their full potential.

Join the WA Food and Beverage Network by answering a couple of qualifying questions today!