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Convention Highlights


Convention Welcome and Official Opening

9.00 – 9.20am, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Clarendon Auditorium, MCEC

Peter Schutz, AIFST Chair

Fiona Fleming, AIFST Managing Director

Anne Astin, Non Executive Chair, Dairy Food Safety Victoria; Chair, Food Agility CRC


JR Vickery Address – Ros Harvey, Founder and Managing Director, The Yield

9.20 – 10.10am, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Clarendon Auditorium, MCEC

This is the Institute’s premier keynote address honouring our first President Dr J. R. Vickery. J.R Vickery was a pioneer Australian food scientist and drove the industry forward during his time as head of the CSIRO Division of Food Research between 1940 and 1967.

Ros Harvey is an experienced entrepreneur and executive in the field of technology – particularly the Internet of Things (IoT) and user-centric design. Ros is committed to creating public good through the innovative use of technology, which is reflected throughout her career. Since Ros founded Australian AgTech company The Yield in 2014, it has become one of the industry’s fastest growing technology success stories. The Yield is backed by several leading global businesses including Bosch, KPMG and Microsoft. Ros is passionate about technology playing a role in the sustainable governance of the planet, and is an accomplished speaker on AgTech, IoT, converting data to knowledge and the future of food. Ros founded the globally-recognised Better Work program, a landmark joint program of the World Bank and the United Nations.


Student Product Development Competition Showcase

11.30am – 12.30pm, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Room C, Clarendon, MCEC

Our up and coming industry leaders will pitch their new product development ideas focused on Consumer Led Innovation for the 2018 Competition. Come along and support our next generation of product developers.


Innovation Workshop

11.30am – 1.00pm, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Room E, MCEC

In this session led by Dr Angeline Achariya, CEO of Monash Food Innovation Centre, you will hear from industry leaders in this practical workshop designed to spark new and exciting ideas. With more than 20 years of diverse international innovation & leadership experience in blue chip multinationals, Angeline led teams in innovation, strategy development, market expansion, R&D, Quality, Regulatory, Packaging functions. Angeline’s leadership resulted in over 800 innovations in FMCG, FS & QSR retail channels in Japan, China, Thailand, New Zealand, Australia markets.


AIFST Awards Ceremony & 2018 Mentoring Program Graduation

6.00 – 6.30pm, Tuesday 11 September 2018

Clarendon Auditorium, MCEC

Join us in recognising the achievements of our members at the 2018 AIFST Awards Ceremony. We will also recognise our newly appointed Fellow Members during the ceremony and celebrate graduations from the inaugural AIFST Mentoring Program.


Ask the Experts lounge

10.30am – 3.30pm Daily, 11 – 12 September 2018

Level 1 Clarendon Balcony, MCEC

AIFST is launching the Ask the Expert Lounge in 2018. The Lounge will be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm daily and will host a range of food industry experts across the two days to meet with convention delegates and fine food attendees who are seeking solutions or business services. Each interview will be half an hour and subject to availability, bookings can me made at the registration desk on the ground floor.

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