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



9 - 12 February 2020
The Congress attracts a large number of participants from all parts of the world,
- Connecting research scientists and industry involved in edible oils and their by-products
- Providing a platform for young and developing researchers by facilitating the presentation and discussion of papers, networking and recognition;
- Disseminating the latest research on fats and oils and related products.
17 - 18 March 2020
Gathering the industries key stakeholders, the summit will draw on the key issues facing the sector and the growing demand for technological advancement in agriculture. Drawing on case studies of agtech innovation and examples of successful global initiatives, the summit will once again provide the platform for engaging discussion and networking which is not to be missed.
19 March 2020
This event, in its seventh year, brings together dietitians and nutritionists from around Australia and the world to unite and showcase inspiring leadership and innovations. We invite you to be a part of Dietitians Unite 2020 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne. In 2020, we’ll be offering two streams: clinical and business between our opening and closing speakers. This is in direct response to feedback from previous years’ events, in which you told us that you’d like to be able to focus your time on the topics that interest you most.
19 March - 29 March 2020
Now entering its 28th year, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival shines a light on Melbourne and Victoria’s world-class food, drink and hospitality industries while also showcasing inspirational talent, skills and trends from across the globe. MFWF curates and delivers its own series of signature events such as the World’s Longest Lunch, while also providing Victorian businesses and individuals with the chance to participate by submitting their own events. The 2020 March program is all about Melbourne, with a focused program designed to maximise visibility for the very best events. We're showcasing the city's food, drinks and hospitality like never before over 11 days. 
8 July - 9 July 2020
The conference will be held on Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th of July 2020 directly following our regular ASM Annual Scientific Meeting. Please join us for a diverse program specifically tailored to diagnostic laboratory scientists, technicians, trade and anyone else interested in diagnostic microbiology.
27-30 September 2020
Chemeca 2020
The 49th Chemeca will be held at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 27-30 September 2020. It brings together chemical engineers who will share insights and innovations relevant to the wide range of industries we work in. 
As our diverse chemical engineering profession advances, this conference seeks to ensure chemical engineers and industrial chemists in our combined roles throughout industry, government, academia and our professional institutions are aware that how we pursue progress and change is just as important as what we pursue. The theme for 2020 is Renew, Sustain, Disrupt, Advance. Click here to access the event banner.


15 April - 17 April 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand
This event will feature plenary sessions as well as concurrent sessions embracing the challenges and opportunities facing the cereal science community. Additionally, poster displays and competitions, industry-focused workshops and a trade display for equipment and food manufacturing will be included. 
A networking dinner for all our contributors will also be celebrated to develop long-lasting collaborations throughout the world and of course, the opportunity to participate on study tours to acquaint yourself with the culture, food and environment of New Zealand will be offered.