A listing of Australian and international  food industry events of interest to AIFST members

 

National

19 June 2019
Melbourne
This highly regarded one-day event will be held on Wednesday, 19 June at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in East Melbourne. You’re invited to Plug-in to ConTech2019 which will feature international and local expert speakers who will discuss current and future issues and their impact on the confectionery industry. The Program will feature consumer and category insights, analysis of global market trends, discuss information, technology and process innovations. Speakers will also explore the changing social, regulatory and retail environment and what it means for stakeholders in the supply chain.
 
24 - 26 June 2019
Melbourne
This event will bring members from all sectors of the horticulture industry under the one roof, including growers, supply chain members, government stakeholders and industry service providers. It will build on the success of the past two years’ events to bring the latest in information, technology, trade and networking opportunities for the Australian horticulture industry.
 
2 July 2019 
AIP Foodbank Volunteer Day
Melbourne
The AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will provide you the opportunity to better understand how Foodbank works and will be a combination of picking and packing of on-line food orders and packing mixed grocery boxes. The on-line orders have been placed by many of the 470 charity partners who look after the thousands of Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity.
 
17 July 2019
Sydney
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) will be running a technical seminar in New South Wales to discuss the Future of Soft Plastics.The AIP, along with their many industry members, are concerned about current discussions and challenges directed at ‘single use plastic’ packaging and this seminar will help to guide you and your teams to better understand the current and true state-of-play with Soft Plastics in Australia.
 
28 - 30 July 2019
FoodTech Qld 2019
Brisbane
Featuring the latest advancements in food and drink manufacturing, FoodTech 2019 supports and showcases Queensland’s appetite for innovation within the food industry. Make your way through the FoodTech Qld show floor, which will be showcasing ingredients, food science and technology, processing equipment, plant equipment, packaging solutions and more.
 
20 - 22 August 2019
26th Asia Pacific Food Safety Conference
Sydney
The theme for the 2019 conference is ‘Emerging Food Safety Risks: Meeting the Challenge’.
Formerly known as the Australian HACCP Conference, this year it will celebrate 26 years of being the must-attend event for food safety professionals and international experts from across the retail, agricultural and food industries.
 
3 - 4 September 2019
Melbourne
This event is for small and large companies working in the food, nutraceutical and health industries who are developing and/or marketing solutions to improve human gut health. Delegates will learn about the science, product innovation and global/local market trends in food, supplements and nutraceuticals for gut health including the impact of food on the gut microbiota.
 
September 2019
Melbourne
Global Table is a one-of-a-kind, new 5 day agri-food business event for the Asia-Pacific region.
 Involving a series of internationally focussed, interactive business events including conferences, workshops, direct business matching and regional business site visits. 
 
10 September 2019 
AIP Foodbank Volunteer Day
Melbourne 
The AIP Foodbank Warehouse Volunteering Program will provide you the opportunity to better understand how Foodbank works and will be a combination of picking and packing of on-line food orders and packing mixed grocery boxes. The on-line orders have been placed by many of the 470 charity partners who look after the thousands of Victorians currently experiencing food insecurity.
 
9 - 12 September 2019
Sydney
Explore products from over 1,000 exhibiting brands showcasing: general & specialty food, catering equipment, hospitality equipment, bakery, drinks, coffee, tea, dairy, meat & seafood, retail & technology, fitout & design, packaging, natural, organic & free-from, and on-premise liquor. Discover new tastes for your menu, and find new and innovative brands to stock on your shelves. 
 
 
23 - 26 September 2019 
Melbourne 
The International Congress on Engineering and Food is a quadrennial event, which has been established as the major event in food engineering and related fields over the last 50 years. The Congress will highlight opportunities for engineering innovations across the food supply chains to add value and enable the sustainable manufacture of healthier food products for the global markets.
 
 
29 September – 2 October 2019
Sydney
The 48th Chemeca will be held in Sydney NSW, Australia from 29 September – 2 October. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and sprawls about 70 kilometers on its periphery towards the picturesque Blue Mountains. 
Call for Papers is open, help shape the programme by contributing your work by submitting an abstract by Friday 15 March 2019. Submit your abstract now.

International

30 September - 3 October 2019
Rotorua, New Zealand 
The conference will offer researchers and industry professionals the opportunity to network across disciplines, form research collaborations and partnerships, and develop joint research initiatives incorporating strategies of engineering sustainable food systems that promote human health and wellbeing for the coming decades.
 
16 - 21 August 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
Together, these three aspects - safety, security and sustainability - form the major themes for the IUFoST 20th World Congress. The Congress will highlight recent research and innovations across food supply chains to add value and enable the safe, secure and sustainable manufacture of healthier foods for global markets.
 
12-14 September 2019
London, UK
Innovating international is proud to announce "2nd Conference on Innovation in Food Science and Human Nutrition (IFHN-2019)" which is scheduled on September 12-14, 2019 at London, United Kingdom. The main theme of our conference is “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities to Feed the Future”. 

30 September - 3 October 2019
5th International Conference on Food Structures, Digestion and Health
Rotorua, New Zealand
Feeding tomorrow’s world is a reality with unprecedented challenges: remarkable demographic trends, new geopolitical balances, the challenge of climate change and the need for environmental sustainability, instant connectivity and fast-moving technological innovation. At the same time, there is growing obesity crisis and a rapid rise in food-related health problems globally.
Call for Abstracts open on 5 March 2019
Abstract Deadline 15 July 2019