August 13, 2013
The Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) is encouraging all interested people to attend a Rural Business Networking Event ‘North East Food and Wine into Asia’, being held at DEPI Rutherglen on Wednesday evening, August 21 starting at 5.30pm.
DEPI Rutherglen Centre Leader Eloise Seymour said North East Victoria is well positioned to be part of the rapidly growing export market, given the range of high quality food and wine produced in the region and our ideal position in terms of infrastructure and logistics.
“Indeed, there are already local producers tapping into this significant market,” Dr Seymour said.
“The Australian government’s recently released National Food Plan aims to increase the value of Australia’s food related exports by 45 per cent by 2025 to capture the opportunity from the rapidly growing Asian middle class who are seeking high quality food and wine.
“This Rural Business Networking event will look at this topic with expertise and experiences provided by DEPI Senior Market Manager Japan, Korea and USA Stephen Baud and CEO of Rutherglen Estates Phil Chamberlain.
“The evening will conclude with light refreshments and the opportunity to network with other participants, local DEPI staff and presenters, I encourage all interested people to join us on what promises to be an interesting and beneficial evening.”
Date: Wednesday 21 August
Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Venue: DEPI Rutherglen Centre, 124 Chiltern Valley Rd, Rutherglen
RSVP: For more information or to register please contact Eloise Seymour on (02) 6030 4509 or 0467 807 399 or email email@example.com by Friday 16 August.