Love Organic details

Love Organic





To be held in Canberra on 14 & 15 February 2018, Love Organic will be a showcase of organic products and the future of Australia’s premium organic industry.

The highlight of this event will be a BBQ celebrating all organic produce on the evening of Valentine’s Day at Parliament House.


This event will be held in the Members Dining Room at Old Parliament House (best access via rear of building on Queen Victoria Terrace).

Wednesday is Unification Day!

There will be an opportunity to meet with the Working Group from 2pm on Wednesday to hear about all the issues its been considering in establishing a new peak body.

We also expect to announce a clear roadmap to a new organic peak body at the BBQ at Parliament House.

Thursday is Export Day!

This will be an opportunity to:

  • meet with the independent consultants undertaking the review of organic export regulations
  • get a briefing on the Working Group’s draft industry submission for the review and have your say
  • hear about the Working Group’s export market access project
  • find out about the new National Organic Mark and issues in international and national standards


Love Organic Agenda

Wednesday 14 February—Unification

Setting the strategic direction for a single representative industry body
Venue: Old Parliament House

Time Session Details
9.00am Organisers' briefing  
10.00am Morning tea  
10.30am AOIWG workshop  
noon Organic industry lunch AOIWG invites organic industry stakeholders to lunch
1.00pm Organic industry update AOIWG presents to wider industry on the process to date and key issues
2.00pm Afternoon tea  
2.30pm A roadmap for the industry Forum on the consultation paper “Developing a roadmap for Australia’s organic industry”
4.00pm Strategic direction Organic industry agrees on strategic direction for representation. Organic industry stakeholders issue a statement on unification.

Wednesday 14 February—Celebration

Celebration of the Organic Industry, featuring certified organic food and beverages on the Senate Courtyard
Venue: Parliament House Senate Courtyard

Time Session Details
6.00pm Love Organic BBQ

Parliamentary Friends of Primary Producers

Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources
Mrs Nola Marino MP
Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP

8.00pm Close  

Thursday 15 February—Facilitation

Increasing Competitiveness in Premium Markets
Venue: Old Parliament House

Time Session Details
8.00am Organic industry breakfast Speakers
Hon David Littleproud MP, Minister for Agriculture & Water Resources
9.00am Review of organic export arrangements

David Cunningham
Assistant Secretary, Export Standards
Department of Agriculture and Water Resources

11.00am Morning tea Networking
noon Close