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

Innovate or Stagnate: Acting Today to Advance Tomorrow


The AIFST Convention is the premier food industry event in Australia. Being held from 11 - 12 September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Convention will once again bring together the largest grouping of Australia’s food industry in one location.

What can you expect in 2018?

With a new and engaging format in 2018, delegates will have the opportunity to participate in panel discussions; practical workshops; seek business solutions and assistance at the new Ask the Expert Lounge - option to arrange one-on-one meetings with leading technical, research and service providers across the breadth of the food value chain; and network with Australia's leading food professionals and innovators. The 2018 Convention will also host an Exhibition providing the opportunity for delegates to engage with industry providers.

The 2018 Convention Theme

The 2018 Convention theme is Innovate or Stagnate: Acting Today to Advance Tomorrow. The Convention Program will be focused on providing delegates with access to tangible and practical information that will assist their businesses to respond to today's current operating environment; as well as provide insights and information to assist in planning for the future. Content will be delivered through a variety of workshops, panel discussions, scientific and technical updates from a diverse mix of speakers from both industry and academia. 

Become a 2018 AIFST Convention Partner

AIFST has launched a range of new and exciting partnership opportunities for companies looking to connect and extend their brand reach with Australia's leading food industry professionals. Read more about the available partnership opportunities at the 2018 AIFST Convention here.

More Information

More information regarding the 2018 AIFST Convention will be released over the coming months. If you have any enquiries please contact us on 0447 066 324.


Co-located with Fine Food Australia

10-13 September 2018

Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre

Melbourne, Australia