BOOK YOUR SESSION WITH AN EXPERT HERE

 

AIFST is launching the Ask the Expert Lounge at our upcoming Convention in Melbourne on 11-12 September 2018. 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. 

 

 

TUESDAY, 11 September 2018

10.30AM - 1.00PM

Chris Preston, ComplyANZ

Chris Preston has been involved in food laws for over 25 years, with roles in government, private legal practice and industry representation.  If your question involves food law or consumer law, Chris is your “go to” adviser for advice and training.

Key expertise:

  • Food Policy and Regulation
  • NPD, Formulation and Ingredients
  • Training and Development

Dr Clarissa Wynne, EAGAR & ASSOCIATES

Clarissa is a patent and trade marks attorney, specialising in food and agricultural innovations. She has substantial experience assisting clients to identify and protect their intellectual property to maximise the commercial value of that IP. Clarissa holds a PhD in Chemistry and a Masters of Intellectual Property Law.

Key expertise:

  • IP & Patents
  • Trademarks

 

Jana Cameron, PATH4Food

Jana is a specialist recruiter in the Food Industry and Agribusiness with more than 20 years’ experience. She has a thorough understanding of the needs of the industry, established networks and outstanding knowledge of the job market. Her extensive experience in the recruitment, training and HR industry has given Jana the authority status in this field.

Key expertise:

  • Recruitment
  • Training & Development
  • HR

Julie Stratford, Skills Impact

As a National Industry Engagement Manager for Skills Impact, Julie works with the food and beverage sectors to ensure national qualifications are current and meet industry needs. Julie is currently working on the Artisanal Food and Beverage Project, developing qualifications to address the training and skills needs of brewers, distillers, cheesemakers and food fermenters.

Key expertise:

  • Training and Development
  • Qualification Development

 

 

TUESDAY, 11 September 2018

1.00PM - 3.30PM

Jim Moshovelis, Scientific & Regulatory Solutions

Food, beverage and pharmaceutical consultants helping organisations find solutions to their regulatory, scientific and quality needs.  Our services include: Regulatory Policy & Strategy; Risk Analysis and Management; Health & Nutrition Claims; Marketing Material Claim Review; Regulatory Submissions; International Regulations; Formulation / Label Compliance; Quality Systems; Stakeholder engagement; Country of Origin Advice

Key expertise:

  • Food Policy & Regulation
  • Nutrition & Health
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients

 

Patrick Watson, Tarn Food Consulting

Patrick Watson is a chemist and chef with a master’s in business. Trained in some of France’s and Italy’s top Michelin starred restaurants, he has headed up some of Australia’s best kitchens. He has worked in innovation roles in the food industry, both in Australia and internationally for the last 18 years. He is an importer of innovative food products from small French start-ups into Australia and is the managing director of Tarn Food Consulting.

Key expertise:

  • Innovation 
  • Processing technology 
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients

John Varcoe, Quality Associates

John is a Director at Quality Associates. Quality Associates are industry leading Food Safety and Quality Specialists, providing quality services to tier one retailers, manufacturers, and their supply chain. We believe in preventative quality practices when it comes to protecting your brands and provide services across, compliance, auditing, and training.

Key expertise:

  • Food Safety & HACCP/TACCP/VACCP
  • Food Safety Auditing
  • Allergen Management

Gary Kennedy, Correct Food Systems

CFS are a leader in implementing food safety and quality systems. As a registered training organisation [RTO], we offer accredited units in a wide range of food safety areas, including in-house training. Our team of food safety auditors and consultants operate in all states of Australia and New Zealand. 

Key expertise:

  • Food safety & HACCP
  • Food Safety Auditing
  • Training & Development

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 12 September 2018

10.30AM - 1.00PM

Tony Zipper, Professional Food and Pharmaceutical Services (PFPS)

PFPS offers the following services & expertise:

  • 56 years’ experience in Food & Related Industries
  • 46 years Technical sub-Committee of FTA
  • Past President of AIFST (1987-89) 
  • Advice about Food Standards (ANZFSC)
  • Advice re all Labelling
  • Calculation of NIPs from recipe/formulation
  • Labelling advice re USA, UK
  • New Product Development
  • Expert Witness

Key expertise:

  • Food Regulation;
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients;
  • Innovation.

 

Alfredo Calle

Alfredo is a Food Technologist with more than 20 years experience developing commercial food products for the dairy & beverage industries.
Services offered:

  • Product development and manufacturing process design for:
    • Dairy beverages and non-alcoholic drinks.
    • Dairy products like yoghurts and sour cream.
  • Product/process optimisation for cost and/or improve quality.

Key expertise:

  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients
  • Processing technology
  • Sensory

 

 

Scott Bouvier & Lauren D'Ambrosio, King & Wood Mallesons

Scott Bouvier is one of Australia’s most prominent IP, food and agribusiness lawyers. Scott leads KWM’s Food and Agribusiness team.  He is the firm’s AFGC representative and has worked closely with ECA and Food Innovation Australia assisting Australian business develop their export IP skills. 


Lauren advises clients in the food and consumer products sectors on Food Code compliance, therapeutic goods regulation, IP, consumer law and marketing issues. Lauren advises on commercial agreements, including supply, procurement, manufacturing, sponsorship and distribution arrangements, as well as social media, franchising and IP/IT aspects of M&A transactions.

Key expertise:

  • Food fraud 
  • Food advertising
  • Export and distribution 

Emma White

Emma White is a skilled food technologist with 14years of industry experience in both the food and complimentary medicine sectors. She has worked for a number of big brands such as Latina, Simplot (Leggo’s) and was one of the key developer in creating “Emily’s Kitchen” the fresh ready meals category. Her experiences expand fresh, frozen and shelf stable products.

Key expertise:

  • Food Policy & Regulation
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients
  • Nutrition & Health

 

 

WEDNESDAY, 12 September 2018

1.00PM - 3.30PM

Dr Nigel Barrett

  • Ph.D., MBT, BSc.  -  Food engineer
  • Product and processing improvement
  • Development of Innovation & R&D plans
  • Training and mentoring of key staff
  • Translating technical information into plain English
  • Conducting mass balances to identify losses
  • Linking science & technology to commercial outcomes

Key expertise:

  • Innovation
  • Processing technology
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients

 

Patrick Watson, Tarn Food Consulting

Patrick Watson is a chemist and chef with a master’s in business. Trained in some of France’s and Italy’s top Michelin starred restaurants, he has headed up some of Australia’s best kitchens. He has worked in innovation roles in the food industry, both in Australia and internationally for the last 18 years. He is an importer of innovative food products from small French start-ups into Australia and is the managing director of Tarn Food Consulting.

Key expertise:

  • Innovation 
  • Processing technology 
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients

Tom Debney & Juraj Durco, FAPIC 

FAPIC develops and optimises product offerings from clients to identify and confirm products and services meet consumer needs. The 8P approach is a process that examines all the criteria needed for a successful product launch. It examines the channel, the product, people and process to make sure the end to end procedures will be delivered.

Key expertise:

  • Innovation
  • New Product Development, Product Formulation & Ingredients
  • Business & Finance

Adam Hyland, Franke Hyland

Adam is a Principal and founder of Franke Hyland Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys. He is the only patent attorney in Australia who has worked as an engineer in food manufacturing and R&D. Adam has great experience in helping food companies large and small protect their IP in a cost effective way.

Key expertise:

  • IP & Patents
  • Innovation
  • Processing Technology