Past Events

16 February 2017

AIFST invites both members and non-members to a FREE meet and greet sundowner with the AIFST Chair, CEO and the WA Community of Interest Committee.

22 February 2017

This event provides an opportunity for QLD-based food manufacturers and academics to hear from two nutritional experts from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) on the changing focus of nutritional guidelines from around the world and how the development of new healthy food products to deliver measurable health outcomes. Following the session, a networking event will be held on the rooftop terrace providing a networking opportunity for students, academics and industry professionals.

22 March 2017

Innovation Masterclass 2017 - Disrupt your Business: "The Uber Effect" - Sydney

Love it or loathe it, Uber has completely transformed the way millions of people travel from Point A to Point B.

Is your business or work practice set up to be responsive and able to facilitate the modern consumer’s expectation for speed and efficiency? Do you feel equipped to apply innovative approaches to existing business challenges?

Take part in the 2017 Innovation Masterclass to enhance or further develop your skills in these critical areas. Working directly with food, agribusiness and manufacturing industry leaders, you will have opportunities to engage directly as well as network with other sector colleagues

26 April 2017

On the last Wednesday of each month, AIFST will be hosting a series of career development webinars for students, graduates, those looking for a new opportunity or for members just wanting to brush up on different skills. These Lunch and Learn sessions delivered online, will enable AIFST members to take part without needing to leave their desks. 

27 April 2017

Thank you for your interest. Registrations have now closed. For other AIFST opportunities, please contact or keep an eye on the website listings

3 May 2017


AIFST is currently reviewing a mentoring program and would like to hear from you! Please come along to our planning breakfast and share your experiences, or put forward what you would like to see as part of potential mentoring project.

Whether you are a student, graduate, member, Professional or Fellow, all viewpoints are important and will help shape the future of AIFST's Mentoring Program.


Food Science Mentoring program
Thursday 11 May 2017

Dr Maria Stewart is a Business Scientist and Clinical Research Lead in the Global Nutrition R&D Group at Ingredion Incorporated.  Maria oversees the clinical research program, especially fiber regulatory substantiations and leads scientific research into energy metabolism and healthy blood glucose and digestive health. 

Tuesday 16 May 2017

Considering a career in food science? Come along to hear about the dynamic and rapidly changing nature of the food industry from both industry and academia. This event provides an opportunity for Queensland-based young professionals to hear from a series of presentations by 4 experts from industry and academia on their experience of the food industry, how their careers started and what opportunities they see in the food industry. This will be followed by a Q&A panel.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Pit wits against the best and brightest of the Australian food industry at the Annual AIFST Victorian Trivia Evening! Form a team to take on the reigning champions, or come along on the evening and join one on the night.

VIC Trivia evening
Wednesday 31 May 2017

AIFST Career webinar series takes place on the last Wednesday each month. Take part without having to  leave your desk!

This webinar will be looking at what makes a stand out CV and cover letter, so whether you are searching for a dream role or looking for a change, join the webinar for some useful pointers.