Melbourne—3 & 4 December 2017
Venue: Holiday Inn, Melbourne Airport
|Session 1||ATMAC grant
Industry discussion of Export Orders review
|Session 2||Deloitte presentation on review of export orders regulations
DAWR presentation on promoting organic
|Session 3||Dinner speaker—Veronica Papacosta, Seafood Industry Australia
Representation and leadership
|Session 4||Issues from the Consultation Paper|
- It was agreed that the AOIWG will meet again in Canberra in February with a view to taking a decision to establish a new peak body by 30 June 2018.
- In conjunction with the February meeting, an organic industry showcase will be held at Parliament House. The date is to be confirmed, but likely 14 February.
- An Executive Committee and several sub-committees were formed, and nominations were called, to deal with the business of the AOIWG. Policy Partners will provide executive support to the committees and project management.
- Draft Vision: Provide an authoritative voice that represents and enhances the fortunes of all Australian organic operators. Resolves conflicts to present a unified voice.
- Draft Mission: Improving the competitiveness of organic operators through effective advocacy and industry development. Lobbying, producer and consumer education, marketing and promotion, better R&D, networking opportunities, collaboration across supply chains.
- Draft statement of core values: Effective collaboration; supportive and inclusive; integrity; transparency; respectful of peers and industry; persistent and disciplined; creative—lateral views / solutions