Application process
Applicants are required to submit a completed application form by the closing date, Monday 10 October 2016. Limited positions are available and participants are selected by the FoodBytes! Sydney judging panel.

All applicants will be advised as to the outcome in writing no less than two weeks prior to the commencement of FoodBytes Sydney.

Selection is on a merit basis and at the sole discretion of the judging panel. Participants are also selected to ensure regional diversity and a broad cross-section of sectors.

Event costs and logistics

  • All costs associated with successful applicants attending and demonstrating their concept at FoodBytes! Sydney are to be borne by the applicant.
  • Rabobank will manage logistics and transfers to and from Cookatoo Island.
  • Successful applicants are to adhere to instructions/requests from FoodBytes! Sydney organisers in relation to the event.

Declaration and privacy of personal information
Each Applicant submitting this form consents to his/her information (including personal information) provided in connection with the FoodBytes! Sydney being:

  • collected by the Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A. (Australia Branch) ABN 70 003 917 655 (“Rabobank”) at any time;
  • disclosed to other Rabobank Group members and Rabobank’s service providers, and
  • used for any purpose relating to the processing my application and administering and promoting FoodBytes! Sydney.

Each person consents to Rabobank:

  • disclosing his/her information (including personal information) to other Rabobank Group members and associates of Rabobank and its and its members and associates using your information (including personal information) for marketing, and
  • organisations and persons to whom the Rabobank outsources its mailing, data storage and other functions which assist in providing the program. If all information Rabobank has requested in this application or otherwise in connection with this application is not provided, Rabobank may be unable to process the application promptly or at all.

Each applicant consents to the use of photographs and testimonials collected in connection with the FoodBytes! Sydney being used for promotional purposes, including in edited form.

Each applicant consents to Rabobank using the information (including personal information) provided in connection with FoodBytes! Sydney for marketing and research purposes and to provide information to each applicant that may be of interest, including about products and services offered by members of the Rabobank Group, including by electronic means. Each person can contact FoodBytes Sydney team via if they do not agree to information being used for these purposes or wish to gain access to it.

Each applicant agrees that Rabobank may:

  • transfer and disclose his/her information (including personal information) outside Australia to:
  • other members of Rabobank Group for reporting and compliance purposes (including regulatory and legislative requirements of any Group member), the administration and management of your facilities and marketing; and
  • entities which provide services required to enable us to supply you with products and services.

This includes transfers and disclosures to The Netherlands, Unites States and New Zealand.

  • use his/her information (including personal information) to evaluate our products and services, including research and maintenance, testing and development of our systems and infrastructure.

Members of the Rabobank Group’ include:

  • Coöperatieve Rabobank U.A.
  • Rabobank Australia Limited
  • Rabo Equipment Finance Limited
  • Rabo Australia Limited
  • associates of the Rabobank Group’ include Achmea Schadeverzekeringen N.V.

Each applicant hereby declares that:

  • his/her heirs and successors hereby waive all claims in connection with FoodBytes! Sydney which might at any time exist against the Rabobank Group and/or any of the other parties involved in this program. No party will be liable for any form of consequential loss.

By ticking this box and submitting this application, each applicant confirms that:

  • he/she has read and understood the above information,
  • his/her information (including personal information) and images/logos included within this application form are true and correct,
  • he/she agrees to the inclusion of his/her personal information, photographs and personal and business profile in FoodBytes! Sydney printed/electronic materials,
  • he/she agrees to provide any additional information deemed necessary to complete this application form, and
  • he/she agrees to be bound by the terms and conditions of this application form

Rabobank’s Privacy Policy sets out in more detail how Rabobank collects, handles and uses personal information in the course of its business. The Privacy Policy also contains information about how each applicant may access and seek correction of the personal information Rabobank holds and also about how each applicant may complain to Rabobank about a breach of the Australian Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) and how Rabobank deals with such a complaint. Rabobank’s Privacy Policy is available on our website at

If an applicant has any questions or concerns about privacy, please contact Rabobank’s Privacy Officer by email at by phone on 1800 825 484 or by mail to: The Privacy Officer, Rabobank Group, GPO Box 4577 Sydney NSW 2001

If you are a New Zealand based business this information relating to the Privacy Act 1993, our Privacy Policy and your rights can be found here