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VFF Symposium

*Please note registrations for this event have now closed*

Following a highly productive year for Victorian agriculture, the VFF will be hosting their cross-commodity gathering for all farmers at the Sofitel on Collins in Melbourne.

This will provide a unique opportunity to engage with hundreds of producers from across Victoria.

Thursday 13 October – Social Function

To be held at CBCo Brewing and Starward Distillery in Port Melbourne. Tours of each facility will be on offer along with beer and whisky samples, plus substantial canapés. The visit will include information from the head brewers and distillers on supply chains, their processes, use of waste and links to our VFF farms.

Friday 14 October – VFF Symposium and Dinner

At the Sofitel Melbourne on Collins, our formal symposium will be for VFF members and non-members to learn, present, discuss and influence industry developments and government policy, and be inspired by thought leaders from various sectors. The symposium provides the following benefits:

• An opportunity for key opinion leaders and decision makers within the agriculture industry, and beyond, to gather
• A forum to ponder and debate issues affecting our industry;
• An excellent opportunity to socialise and network with delegates and corporate sponsors, with dedicated time for social activities; and
• The opportunity to reach a highly engaged audience of at least 200 Victorian agriculture professionals

A young farmers program to nurture and develop our future farmers will also be included.

Download the full Friday program here.


We are still in the process of confirming presenters for the event and more will be added over the coming weeks in addition to: Adrian Capogreco; Emma Germano; Hon Harriet Shing MP; Hon Matthew Guy MLA; Hon Peter Walsh MP; Jane Bunn; John Blackburn AO; Jon Young; Katy Brown; Rebecca Schot-Guppy; Richard Eckard; Sallie Jones; Sam Kekovich; Sue Ogilvy; Tanya Barden; Vicki Byrne and Warren Davies.

We’re excited to announce that Tommy Little and Gorgi Coghlan will be the MCs for our event.

Ticket prices

VFF Members: Free (1 free ticket per VFF membership, first 200 VFF Members ONLY)
VFF Members after the first free ticket and once the free ticket allocation is exhausted: $250 + GST
Non-members: $250 + GST which includes an Associate Membership of the VFF

Early bird offers

#1 All VFF Members and Non-members that register to attend the VFF Symposium during the period July 18 to August 14 2022 will automatically go into the draw to win a $500 Bunnings voucher. Terms and conditions apply and can be found here. Please note this offer has now closed.

#2 The first 50 registrations will receive 1 x FREE 12 month premium subscription to Jane’s Weather platform – a unique Consensus Forecast and Alerts Service by meteorologist Jane Bunn. Logins will be provided by email following the symposium. Please note this offer has now closed.


Registrations closed on Friday 30 September 2022.

If you would like to sponsor the event, you can contact us here or view our sponsorship prospectus here.

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