Why join the FSAA
As the national body representing suppliers to Australian foodservice, the FSAA benefits the entire industry by helping to create a unified voice. And in our capacity as an advisory body, we strive to provide an enhanced understanding of this multifaceted market – helping suppliers, manufacturers and end-users alike.
The FSAA works diligently to bring the foodservice industry together through networking opportunities, mentoring and ongoing education. From regular breakfast seminars to cocktail events with guest speakers and industry panellists, to our Foodservice Today and Tomorrow conference held each year to coincide with the industry’s leading trade event, the FSAA is committed to arming our members with the knowledge, contacts and support that will assist them in their ongoing efforts to do better business.
We have established a strategic partnership with the world’s largest foodservice supplier body IFMA, and have also forged close ties with the Australian Culinary Federation, Clubs Australia, Australian Hotels Association, Restaurant & Catering Australia, the national catering groups and more. By joining with us, you too can become more involved in your industry and help ensure a solid future for Australian foodservice.
'From regular breakfast seminars to cocktail events with guest speakers and industry panellists, to our Foodservice Today and Tomorrow conference, the FSAA is committed to arming our members with the knowledge, contacts and support that will assist them in their ongoing efforts to do better business.'
WHAT WE OFFER OUR MEMBERS
INDUSTRY LEADERS SUPPORT THE FSAA
Director Foodservice, Fonterra Foodservices
“I would highly recommend those businesses considering joining the FSAA to do so, given the excellent value FSAA has provided our business over the last few years. Our new team members benefit from the educational courses and the networking lunches and breakfasts provide a relaxed opportunity to network with our customers and other suppliers, which in turn adds real value to our organisation.”
Managing Director, Unilever Food Solutions
“I have seen the FSAA become a cohesive and effective foodservice industry organisation that endeavours to understand and address key industry issues and creates networking, education, training and professional development programs. I urge all professional foodservice organisations including manufacturers, suppliers and distributors to join the association and bring their voice to the table.”
The Benefits of networking with the FSAA
The FSAA offers members numerous opportunities to network with other professionals across Australia’s foodservice industry and related sectors. The benefits of networking extend beyond simply making contacts for work opportunities, partnerships and strategic alliances. Regular networking can benefit your personal and professional development in a number of ways:
By participating in a networking activity, you are taking the initiative, being active not passive, and creating an opportunity to improve yourself and your business.
OPENNESS.Being open to new information and the willingness to share information with others is an attractive and valuable quality to cultivate in yourself.
INFORMATIONBy attending a networking activity you are guaranteed to gain information, starting from when you first walk in the door.
THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGE
THE POWER OF KNOWLEDGEThe more knowledge you have, the more power you have. Networking helps you expand your knowledge about where you want to grow and puts you in the position to help others.
Networking allows you to gather new ideas and new approaches that you didn’t think of before.
You are sure to make great new business contacts and connections.
SKILLSDeveloping skills is a benefit of networking. Networking is a skill in itself.
REPUTATIONNetworking can enhance your reputation.
A good reputation leads to support. Getting people to be on your side is like word of mouth advertising.
As humans we need to socialize and network, which enables us to make friends and meet people who like us. All this leads to higher self esteem.