11 - 12 September 2018
7:30 am to 6:00 pm

Innovate & Excite: Acting Today to Advance Tomorrow

MELBOURNE | 11 - 12 SEPTEMBER 2018

The AIFST Convention is the premier food industry event in Australia. This year the Convention will be held on September 11-12 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Convention will once again bring together industry professionals of the food industry in one exciting location. 

 

TOP 10 REASONS TO VISIT THE 2018 CONVENTION

 

1. Innovative Program

The four concurrent streams across the two-day convention will focus on key areas around innovation and provide benefits for you and your company - no matter what your interest.

  • CONSUMER INSIGHTS
  • ENABELLING INNOVATION
  • SUPPORTING INNOVATION
  • WHAT ARE YOU DOING ABOUT...?

 

2. Over 50 Speakers

The 2018 AIFST Convention will host many of Australia's leading professionals and innovators this September. Don't miss out on the chance to hear from this years' speakers on a number of topics from Catering to the Changing Consumer, to Gut Health for Good Health.

The 2018 AIFST Convention speakers include Scott Bouvier, Julie McDonald, Brianna Casey, Steven Lapidge and many more!

 

3. Innovation Workshop

Best Practice Innovation, Culture and Ideation (session 2.1), presented by Angeline Achariya from Monash Food Innovation Centre.

 

 

4. Ask the Experts Lounge

AIFST is launching the Ask the Experts Lounge at the Convention. The lounge will be open from 10.30am – 3.30pm daily and will host a range of food industry experts to meet with convention delegates, and Fine Food attendees who are seeking solutions or business services.

 

 

5. FIAL Book Launch

The Food Innovation Australia Limited's Celebrating Australian Food and Agribusiness Innovations book is the first book of its kind to showcase our sector's leading innovations in agribusiness, food, drink, packaging and more.

FIAL will be launching the 3rd edition of their book at the 2018 AIFST Convention.

 

 

6. Awards

The AIFST Annual Awards are an important part of the 2018 AIFST Convention in recognising the commitment, achievements and excellence of our members. 

This year, AIFST will be introducing two new awards: 

  • AIFST Foodbank Hunger Hero Award
  • The AIFST Julie Newlands Allergen Bureau Award

 

7. Networking and Socialising

Connect with old acquaintances and make new friends at the Convention. With the ever-popular Wine & Cheese Tasting Sensation, Young Professionals & Mentoring and Fellows Breakfasts and many breaks throughout the day, there are plenty of opportunities for you to grow your network and make the most from the convention. 

 

8. Industry Exhibition

Stay up to date with the latest innovations and build your industry connections by engaging with the 28 companies on display in our exhibition!

 

 

9. AIFST Member Briefing

The AIFST member briefing is an opportunity for members and colleagues to hear about plans for the Institute going forward, and a chance to have your say.

 

 

10. Fine Food Australia

The 2018 Convention is co-located with Fine Food Australia, which brings together exhibitors from across the foodservice, hospitality and retail industry. 

Register now for the 2018 AIFST Convention for the chance to visit both AIFST and Fine Food Australia exhibitors all in the one place!

All AIFST Convention delegates receive complimentary entry to the Fine Food Australia exhibition. 

 

Co-located with Fine Food Australia

10-13 September 2018

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne, Australia

 

 

AIFST would like to thank our 2018 Convention Partners for their support.

 

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