Business Moreton Bay Region presents Supporting Local Produce: The Future of Agribusiness in Moreton Bay

Thursday, 19 August 2021

Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism is pleased to present Alastair McLeod, discussing the future of agribusiness and opportunities to showcase Moreton Bay’s local produce to visitors.

As part of Tastes of Moreton Bay, hear from Alastair McLeod – Celebrity chef, local food ambassador, TV presenter, alongside agribusiness industry leaders, discuss Moreton Bay’s food and agritourism potential.

A keynote address will be made by Robert Pekin, Founder and CEO of Food Connect - a dynamic multi-farmer food distribution enterprise. Hear Rob’s inspirational story as he lost the family dairy farm, to building a social enterprise that supports, appreciates and pays a fair price to farmers.

Alastair McLeod will then lead a discussion with key industry champions, including:

  • Robert Pekin, Food Connect
  • Kay Tommerup, Tommerup’s Dairy Farm
  • Kate Honnef, Ocean View Estates
  • Sorita McGrane, Moreton Bay Regional Council

This is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Moreton Bay Region’s agribusiness landscape, hear about global and national trends in food, and celebrate the region’s local producers and growers.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 19 August


  • 6.30am (doors) pre-registration
  • 7.00am – 9.00pm Breakfast with keynote & Panel discussion

Venue: Mercure Clear Mountain Lodge, 564 Clear Mountain Road, Clear Mountain, QLD 4500


What if the event is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19?

In the event that the event is cancelled or postponed due to COVID-19 restrictions ticket holders can choose to receive a full refund including booking fee.

COVID Safety Plan

Both Moreton Bay Region Industry & Tourism (MBRIT) and Eatons Hill Hotel have adopted an extensive COVID safety plan in line with Queensland Health regulations to ensure the safety of all guests attending this event. To learn more about this please email

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