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

 

National

2019

 

21 - 23 January 2019

Innovation in Food Safety, Traceability and Processing Technology Forum 2019

Melbourne

Discover some of the most innovative food safety, traceability, processing and packaging technologies, and acquire practical know-hows on safer food production, food fraud prevention and food recall crisis management at Clariden Global’s inaugural Innovations in Food Safety, Traceability and Processing Technology Forum.

 

19 - 20 February 2019

evokeAG 2019

Melbourne

This two-day event run by AgriFutures Australia will look at the important role Australia will play in creating and transforming the foods and farms of tomorrow. Under the theme of `Food Farm Future’, the newly released program will include masterclasses, breakout sessions, industry speakers and support for start-ups and agrifood tech businesses. 

 

25 - 26 February 2019
ICFSRFS 2019: 21st International Conference on Food Science and Risks in Food Security

Sydney

The ICFSRFS 2018: 21th International Conference on Food Science and Risks in Food Security aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Food Science and Risks in Food Security. It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Food Science and Risks in Food Security.

 

26 - 28 Febuary 2019

AgTech Summit

Sydney

The event will bring together all key stakeholder groups in agriculture from established players in the industry to game changing start-ups that have global potential, from traditional agriculture businesses to fully automated farms. This national forum will facilitate a much-needed conversation around the direction of agriculture technologies and the industry at large both domestically and internationally. With groundbreaking developments arising rapidly in vertical farming, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning etc, players in agriculture are now being challenged more so than ever before to transform alongside an evolutionary and dynamic industry.

 

20 February 2019

Sustainable Packaging Design Training Course + Materials Recycling Facility Tour
Sydney
The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment. As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes). 

 

5 March 2019

FSANZ Biennial Stakeholder Forum

Melbourne

Experts representing our key stakeholders will explore topics relating to our food regulation system and will take a look into the future of food regulation, food safety and food science. The one-day event will be followed by a cocktail reception. Not to missed by anyone with an interest in our food regulation system, places are limited.

 

8 March 2019

2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards - Applications Close
Sydney

The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise that submissions are now open for the 2019 Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand. The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging within each of these five manufacturing categories: Food; Beverage; Health, Beauty & Wellness; Domestic & Household; Labelling & Decoration. 
For more information on categories and criteria please visit http://aipack.com.au/education/pida/ or email [email protected].

 

20 March 2019

Sustainable Packaging Design Training Course + Materials Recycling Facility Tour
Sydney
The course will provide attendees a better understanding of the practical guidelines and criteria needed to design and develop sustainable packaging including the Sustainability Hierarchy of Reduce, Reuse then Recycle and the Circular Economy approach to packaging and the environment. As part of the course, attendees will visit a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to expose participants to the realities of a working MRF facilities, their equipment, limitation and material handling issues. The participants will get an understanding of what is and is not separated out for possible recycling, and why. This is followed by understanding the next stage of the recycling process after the MRF (i.e., the current five material beneficiation processes). 

 

26 - 29 March 2019

AUSPACK Business and Industry Conference 

Melbourne

The AUSPACK 2019 Business and Industry Conference will present a comprehensive program of international and national keynote speakers, industry leaders and innovators exploring the theme ‘Smart. Connected. Sustainable’. The two-day conference program will delve into a range of current topics affecting the industry in the form of case studies, interactive Q&A sessions and keynote plenary sessions. The two conference streams; Processing & Packaging and Business Growth will focus on innovations in technology and design, systems thinking, envisaging the factory of the future and the industry’s ‘hot point’ challenges and opportunities around sustainability.

 

30 April 2019
2019 AIP National Technical Forum
Sydney
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is pleased to advise that the biennial National Technical Forum is moving alongside the annual Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design (PIDA) Awards for Australia and New Zealand.  Having served the industry for over two decades the AIP National Technical Forum brings together packaging technologists, designers, sales and marketing people from all industries to better understand the technical side of packaging design.

 

30 April 2019
2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards
Sydney
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) and Packaging New Zealand, are pleased to advise that submissions are now open for the 2019 Australasian Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA) which recognise companies and individuals who are making a significant difference in their field in Australia and New Zealand. The Design Innovation of the Year company awards will recognise organisations that have designed innovative packaging materials within each of the five manufacturing categories, including food, beverage, health, beauty & wellness, domestic & household and labelling & decoration. 
The PIDA Awards are the exclusive award program for all Australia and New Zealand entries into the prestigious WorldStar Packaging Awards. Entries close 8 March 2019.

 

13 - 16 May 2019 

3rd Food Allergen Management Symposium 

Melbourne 

The Food Allergen Management Symposium is a biennial international symposium held in Australasia. FAMS2019 will provide a unique opportunity for the ANZ and international food industry to learn from, and interact with, some of the key global figures in food allergy and food allergen management.

 

 

24 - 26 June 2019

Hort Connections 2019

Melbourne

This event will bring members from all sectors of the horticulture industry under the one roof, including growers, supply chain members, government stakeholders and industry service providers. It will build on the success of the past two years’ events to bring the latest in information, technology, trade and networking opportunities for the Australian horticulture industry.

 

9 - 12 September 2019

Fine Food Australia

Sydney

Explore products from over 1,000 exhibiting brands showcasing: general & specialty food, catering equipment, hospitality equipment, bakery, drinks, coffee, tea, dairy, meat & seafood, retail & technology, fitout & design, packaging, natural, organic & free-from, and on-premise liquor. Discover new tastes for your menu, and find new and innovative brands to stock on your shelves. Learn from food industry leaders and successful operators covering practical solutions to common food business issues, including staffing, profitability and operating efficiencies. Network with chefs, restaurateurs, café and bar owners, and other food operators over four days. 

 

 

23 - 26 September 2019 

ICEF13: International Congress On Engineering and Food

Melbourne 
The International Congress on Engineering and Food is a quadrennial event, which has been established as the major event in food engineering and related fields over the last 50 years. The Congress will highlight opportunities for engineering innovations across the food supply chains to add value and enable the sustainable manufacture of healthier food products for the global markets. Other relevant topics featured in the Congress program include food security, novel food processing technologies, food systems engineering and modelling, food properties and packaging, nutrition and health, food education, food engineering innovations in Australasia, and many more.

 

 

29 September – 2 October 2019

Chemeca 2019

Sydney

The 48th Chemeca will be held in Sydney NSW, Australia from 29 September – 2 October. Located on Australia’s east coast, the metropolis surrounds Port Jackson and sprawls about 70 kilometers on its periphery towards the picturesque Blue Mountains. Sydney is renowned for the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House, Chemeca brings together chemical engineers from Australia, New Zealand and other countries who will gather to share their insights and innovations relevant to chemical engineers across the wide range of industries we work in. The theme is for Chemeca 2019 is Engineering Megatrends and the Elements.

Call for Papers is open, help shape the programme by contributing your work by submitting an abstract by Friday 15 March 2019. Submit your abstract now.

International

2019

 

28 February - 2 March 2019

22nd Euro Global Summit on Food & Beverages

London, UK

 

The 22nd Euro Global Summit on Food & Beverages (Euro Food-2019) at London, UK from February 28 to March 2, 2019 is focused around the theme “Next Gen of Food Innovation”. The conference provides a lucrative platform and opportunity to meet experts around the globe.

 

15 - 16 April 2019

3rd International Conference on Food and Nutritional Sciences

Paris, France

This gathering gives changes to the representatives to trade new thoughts and application encounters up close and personal, to build up business or research relations and to discover worldwide accomplices for a future coordinated effort.

 

23 May 2019

International Conference on Food Science and Technology

Barcelona, Spain

Food Technology is booming since 2012 and playing a radical role in the accomplishment of useful food conferences and contributing worldwide towards the food manufacturing sector thorough transformational efforts. Through this food and beverage conference, we bring food laureates, Scientists, researchers, entrepreneurs, investors, executives, technologists, chefs, farmers, journalists, advocates and many more experts together to network, collaborate, share best practices and explore the future of the industry from over 50 countries.