February 2020 Northern Business Breakfast


The Northern Business Breakfast provides information sharing and networking opportunities to the Northern Business Community.

February Northern Business Breakfast Wednesday 26th February 2020,
7am – 8.30am ( + Informal networking 8.30am – 9am)
Parafield Gardens Community Club, 65 Shepherdson Road, Parafield Gardens, SA.

“How Agriculture is growing and developing in our region; the opportunities ahead” –
Introducing the Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster.

The Northern Adelaide Plains is home to a vibrant food industry. It is often overlooked, but it makes a significant contribution to the state’s economy and creates thousands of local jobs.

The farm gate value is estimated at $314 million.

The Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster, a recently formed organisation, is beginning to make change for the local area.  Industry-led, aimed at creating tangible outcomes, it includes a range of stakeholders from Government, universities, training bodies and other groups. The activities of the Cluster are set against a phase of growth for the region. This growth is vital for the local economy as there are flow-on opportunities into the business community.

This presentation about the activities of the Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster, will speak about the current state of the industry and highlight local opportunities.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Tom Madigan is an Economic Development Manager with the Stretton Centre – a business unit of the City of Playford. He has played a lead role in the development of the Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster including delivering the project funded by Primary Industries and Regions SA, which catalysed the development of the Cluster. Tom joined the Stretton Centre in 2017 following 14 years at the South Australian Research and Development Institute. In that role he worked closely with industry as an applied research scientist in the area of food safety and innovation. His work with the Stretton Centre sees him engaging closely with the City of Playford’s business community to support growth and expansion activities.

Barrie Lloyd is the Chair of the Northern Adelaide Plains Food Cluster – Barrie is a capsicum grower on the Northern Adelaide Plains. Together with his wife Thuy Vo, they run Vo Lloyd Farms in Virginia, where they produce premium product for discerning markets. He has had strong involvement in community initiatives, with a long stint as Chairperson of Stirling Hospital for 29 years. An accountant by trade with Henson Lloyd Accountants Pty Ltd, Barrie gets great satisfaction from helping businesses grow; this extends to his farm, where he enjoys watching the plants grow into the final product and exploring new technologies. He is passionate about his local region.



No post breakfast workshop in September

Full cooked breakfast and Speaker: $25.00

In conjunction with Elizabeth Rotary Club and Salisbury Rotary Club the venues will alternate monthly between Playford Bowling Club, Goodman Road, Elizabeth, SA and Parafield Gardens Community Club, 65 Shepherdson Road, Parafield Gardens, SA.


Elizabeth Rotary


Salisbury Rotary


Bring your business cards and every attendee can put information on the information sharing table.

Register your seat now

This breakfast is proudly sponsored by:

beneliz stpats Parafied logo
. Peter Kittle

The organising committee gratefully acknowledge the financial support of:

St Patrick Technical College
Connect here https://www.facebook.com/stpatstec

Elizabeth Community Bank – Bendigo Bank Branch
Connect here https://www.facebook.com/pages/Elizabeth-Community-Bank-Branch/1468951869999615

Parafield Airport Limited
Connect here http://www.parafieldairport.com.au/

Peter Kittle Motor Company
Connect here http://www.peterkittle.com.au/

On booking we are now asking for payment with credit card normally $A25
(made up of $A22.50 + $2.50 to cover credit card fees). If you register your details online below and hit “continue” and then “register” you will be taken to the encrypted Paypal portal where you can pay by Paypal or credit card (you don’t need a Paypal account to pay with credit card). Unfortunately, there are no refunds on cancellation in the last 14 days prior to events or non-attendance at events as we are liable for catering costs based on your booking.Payment on arrival will be normally $A 35 (cash or credit card).



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Visitors Welcome
Meeting Venue: Elizabeth RSL,
70 Midway Rd, Elizabeth East SA 5112
Meeting Time: 2nd & 4th Mondays, of each month
(6.15pm for 6.45pm start)
Postal Address: PO Box 223,
Elizabeth SA 5112
Membership: Currently Open
All visitors very welcome
Contact: President’s email