The Victorian Government has helped secure a major international trade event, in a coup that will boost investment, create jobs and cement Victoria’s place as the food and wine capital.

Announced on 14 September, Melbourne will play host to Global Table next year, regarded as the largest food business event ever staged in Australia, with more than 5000 participants.

Global Table will involve a series of internationally-focused business events that will promote Australia as the destination for investors and traders to connect with business leaders from across Asia Pacific.

Participants will enjoy a diverse program in Melbourne and across regional Victoria catering for a range of audiences including researchers, retailers, entrepreneurs, food buyers and investors.

It will position Australia as an exciting destination to discover innovation, technology and new food products.

VIDEO: Global Table Australia 2019

Food + Wine Victoria will deliver the event drawing on their expertise delivering the Melbourne Food and Wine Festival, which is part of the government’s $15 million Taste Victoria initiative launched on 14 September.

Organisers have already confirmed they will partner with Seeds&Chips – The Global Food Innovation Summit, the leading food innovation event worldwide.

Taste Victoria will bolster the state’s thriving food and fibre industry, and help Victoria grow its presence in the global food market and capture export opportunities.

The Growing Food and Fibre Markets program will be key to this initiative, which aims to grow and safeguard Victoria’s high quality, premium exports.