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



30 April 2019
2019 AIP National Technical Forum
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that the biennial National Technical Forum is moving alongside the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards for Australia and New Zealand.  Having served the industry for over two decades the AIP National Technical Forum brings together packaging technologists, designers, sales and marketing people from all industries to better understand the technical side of packaging design.
30 April 2019
2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise that submissions are now open for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand. 
8 May 2019
AIP & SPE Joint Technical Dinner - Future for Soft Plastics   
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP), in conjunction with SPE, will be running a technical dinner to discuss the Future of Soft Plastics.  Both industry groups, along with their many industry members, are concerned about current discussions and challenges directed at ‘single use plastic’ packaging and this dinner will help to guide you and your teams to better understand the current and true state-of-play with Soft Plastics in Australia.
9 May 2019
O-I Sydney Site Visit
AIP Members and Industry Colleagues are invited to visit O-I Sydney facility which has been manufacturing glass containers in Penrith since 1971. Every day, around 4,000,000 beer, wine, spirit and soft drink bottles and food jars roll off the Penrith production lines. The O-I Sydney plant has a long history of manufacturing glass containers from recycled glass containers. 
13 - 16 May 2019 
The Food Allergen Management Symposium is a biennial international symposium held in Australasia. FAMS2019 will provide a unique opportunity for the ANZ and international food industry to learn from, and interact with, some of the key global figures in food allergy and food allergen management.
14 - 17 May 2019
National Manufacturing Week, Austech and the Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre are collaborating to deliver a conference program with an impressive line-up of industry speakers. The conference program, divided into Industry 4.0 Theatre and Connected Manufacturing Theatre, will feature more than 70 expert speakers who will share exclusive insights into the latest developments of the manufacturing sector.
24 - 26 June 2019
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
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.
28 - 30 July 2019
FoodTech Qld 2019
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
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.
September 2019
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
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
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 
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
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.


15 - 16 April 2019
Paris, France
This gathering gives changes to the representatives to trade new thoughts and application encounters up close and personal, to build up business or research relations and to discover worldwide accomplices for a future coordinated effort.
23 April 2019
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This one-day symposium will explore what constitutes and can be defined as smart eating within the scope of nutrition, food safety and sustainability. It will offer opportunities for the participants to discuss how new technologies have revolutionized the agri-food supply chain and production and could be further harnessed to improve our population’s health and nutritional well-being. Trends and challenges to innovation, consumer acceptance and regulatory approach will also be discussed.
23 May 2019
Barcelona, Spain
Food Technology is booming since 2012 and playing a radical role in the accomplishment of useful food conferences and contributing worldwide towards the food manufacturing sector thorough transformational efforts. Through this food and beverage conference, we bring food laureates, Scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, executives, technologists, chefs, farmers, journalists, advocates and many more experts together to network, collaborate, share best practices and explore the future of the industry from over 50 countries.
June 2 - 3 2019
New Orleans, Los Angeles
Annual Event: Sunday, June 2 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019
Food Expo: Monday, June 3 – Wednesday, June 5, 2019
The Institute of Food Technologists’ IFT19 Annual Event and Food Expo is the place to be if you’re looking to make strategic connections and strengthen your professional knowledge. It’s where you’ll share, learn, and literally taste the future of food, PLUS be able to network with thousands of passionate food professionals from over 90 countries across the globe.
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.