A listing of Australian and international  food industry events of interest to AIFST members



29 October 2019
Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design training course
The AIP Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design training course is aimed at providing an introduction and learning framework for packaging industry professionals to apply lifecycle thinking to their working contexts. This includes an understanding of the reasons why lifecycle thinking is critical, as well as how the method may be used for packaging design projects they manage.


29 October 2019
'Tools to meet the 2025 National Packaging Targets: PREP & ARL’ training course
So where do you start? This training course will help attendees to better understand what tools are available, how to use them, why they are needed and how they link to the 2025 National Packaging Targets. Attendees will start the training course by visiting the Cleanaway Materials Recovery Facility to obtain a realistic view of the current recycling capabilities in Australia. Participants will have the opportunity to see the post sort room, Glass processing, the Optical sorter, Magnet, the Eddy Current and camera views of the tipping area, excavator, metering bins, infeed belts, pre-sort area and the screens.


30 October 2019
Food Waste Stage at Australian Waste Recycling Expo (AWRE)
Whilst the primary functions of packaging are to contain and protect the content, as well as providing information about the product, the role of packaging in reducing food waste needs to be better understood by food producers, manufacturers, brand owners, retailers and consumers. The connection between packaging design and food waste needs to be discussed more openly in the industry. From field to fork there are several possibilities for food loss and waste to occur. It has been approximated that up to 30% of the edible food produced, does not reach the fork. Packaging’s role in reducing food waste is the next big challenge for Packaging Technologists, Designers and Engineers.
31 October 2019
Sydney & Melbourne, Australia
These two interactive half-day FoodLegal workshops will walk you through all the elements you need to consider when developing your product label, from allergen statements to ingredients lists and how to make a compliant health claim on your label and marketing materials. Ideal for people with FMCG experience but new to the quirks of food regulation, as well as old hands wanting to know the latest enforcement priorities in relation to labelling.
17 - 18 March 2020
Gathering the industries key stakeholders, the summit will draw on the key issues facing the sector and the growing demand for technological advancement in agriculture. Drawing on case studies of agtech innovation and examples of successful global initiatives, the summit will once again provide the platform for engaging discussion and networking which is not to be missed.
19 March 2020
This event, in its seventh year, brings together dietitians and nutritionists from around Australia and the world to unite and showcase inspiring leadership and innovations. We invite you to be a part of Dietitians Unite 2020 at the Crown Conference Centre in Melbourne. In 2020, we’ll be offering two streams: clinical and business between our opening and closing speakers. This is in direct response to feedback from previous years’ events, in which you told us that you’d like to be able to focus your time on the topics that interest you most.
19 March - 29 March 2020
Now entering its 28th year, Melbourne Food & Wine Festival shines a light on Melbourne and Victoria’s world-class food, drink and hospitality industries while also showcasing inspirational talent, skills and trends from across the globe. MFWF curates and delivers its own series of signature events such as the World’s Longest Lunch, while also providing Victorian businesses and individuals with the chance to participate by submitting their own events. The 2020 March program is all about Melbourne, with a focused program designed to maximise visibility for the very best events. We're showcasing the city's food, drinks and hospitality like never before over 11 days. 
8 July - 9 July 2020
The conference will be held on Wednesday the 8th and Thursday the 9th of July 2020 directly following our regular ASM Annual Scientific Meeting. Please join us for a diverse program specifically tailored to diagnostic laboratory scientists, technicians, trade and anyone else interested in diagnostic microbiology.