Industry big-hitters to address 50th AIFST conference in Sydney

By Gary Scattergood contact

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Industry big-hitters to address 50th AIFST conference in Sydney

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The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology will host its 50th Annual Convention next month with the boss of Bega Cheese and the country’s national science agency delivering keynote addresses.

FoodNavigator-Asia is the international digital media partner for the convention, which takes place at the International Convention Centre in Sydney, alongside the foodpro exhibition on July 17 and 18.

This year’s theme is The Future of Food​, with confirmed speakers including Bega Cheese executive chairman, Barry Irvin and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, chief executive Larry Marshall.

Irvin has been Chairman of Bega Cheese since 2000 and has overseen the firm’s growth from a small regional dairy company to one of the largest in Australia.

Prior to joining CSIRO, Dr Marshall had 25 years’ experience as an international technology entrepreneur. He has over 100 peer reviewed publications and conference papers, holds 20 patents and has founded six successful US companies in biotechnology, photonics, telecommunications and semiconductors.

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Other sessions will cover the consumer of the future, future technologies and innovations advancing the food industry, managing emerging threats and vulnerabilities, navigating the export and regulatory market, and insights into current scientific research that will underpin next 50 years of the Australian food industry. Key sessions will include food safety, packaging, sensory, nutrition

The event will take place as the industry gathers in Sydney for foodpro - Australasia’s premier food manufacturing event.

foodpro features four key precincts: food processing technology, food packaging, plant equipment and food technology. Access to new trends will be priority as well as insight into key issues facing the industry such as traceability, food safety and sustainability.

Alsongide the exhibitors, Industry experts will gather at the show to provide valuable insight to businesses on risk mitigation, trends, and techniques to stay profitable. Beyond the latest equipment and technology, adherence to the laws of food labelling and compliance are paramount to a successful business.

Foodpro delegates can book a delegate pass to the AIFST convention.

Find out more here.

Related topics: Business, Oceania, Industry growth

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