The Australian Organic industry is preparing to honour the year’s highest achievers at upcoming gala event—The 2019 Australian Organic Industry Awards. Now in its sixth year, the awards will be held in Melbourne at event space The Tallows, Kensington, on Friday, 15 November.
Hosted by peak industry body Australian Organic Ltd, the awards will celebrate the outstanding and innovative contributions members of the organic industry have made over the past year, showcasing leading products, businesses and individuals.
“Each year we celebrate the immense contribution certified organic operators give to the organic industry,” Australian Organic CEO Niki Ford said. “These awards are the pinnacle of our yearly celebrations and are a great opportunity to acknowledge the diverse industry at a special event.”
The Australian Organic Market Report 2019 revealed local demand for certified organic products is skyrocketing with $1.93 billion dollars generated in domestic sales for 2018 across a wide range of products.
The figure is up $256 million from domestic sales of $1.67 billion for 2017 with the total Australian organic industry now worth $2.6 billion and growing year on year.