Past Events

Wednesday 7 June 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 VIC young members to hear from experts in both 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 and some light refreshments!

17-18 July 2017

This option allows you to register for a Full Convention Registration Package for the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention.

17 July 2017

This option allows you to register for a One-Day Convention Registration Package for Monday, 17 July 2017 at the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention.

19 July 2017

AIFST hosted a Humanitarian Food Science and Technology Symposium - following the AIFST Convention - on Wednesday, 19 July 2017 at ICC. This unique symposium brought together a number of experts from Australia and around the world to discuss issues related to humanitarian and emergency feeding.

5-6 August 2017

Calling South Australian members! 

For a number of years, AIFST has taken part in Science Alive! an annual celebration of science and technology that takes place in National Science Week and attracts over 30,000 visitors to the Adelaide Showground. 

AIFST runs a busy stall with practical and hands on demonstrations about how our industry works. 

We are seeking volunteers to assist with management of the booth. Please contact for further information. 

South Australia Food Sciene Careers Evening

Would you like to know more about the different roles within the food science, technology and innovation sector? 

The AIFST Food Science Careers Evening in South Australia will connect you with a range of individuals working in the industry.

To register your interest for the evening, please contact 

Full details to be announced shortly!

24 August 2017

Would you like to visit the only factory in Australia making gelatine? This is a unique opportunity to visit GELITA -  gelatine, collagen and collagen peptide experts. 

GELITA are hosting a bbq lunch for tour attendees that will be followed by an information session and tour of this unique factory. 

The Australian plant of the GELITA Group manufactures beef gelatine from fresh, hairy hide that is supplied by abattoirs up to 700 kilometers away.
All of the gelatine is sold as edible gelatine, some 60% being supplied to the confectionery industry, the remainder being used in jelly crystals and dairy applications.

Food Industry factory tour
Wednesday 30 August 2017

As part of our members Career Webinar series, we will be looking at social media for SMEs. To grow your business, you need to reach your audience and get to know your customers.

Join our webinar that will give you some pointers on how to increase traffic to your website and also how best to harness the different social media channels.  

Please note the 12.30pm start time is AEST. Information about how to log in will be emailed directly to you in the lead up to the webinar.