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





25 July 2018

Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste

As a part of the Australian Institute of Packaging’s commitment to the National Food Waste Strategy, as a core participant in the Fight Food Waste CRC and supporting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 12:3, the Institute will be taking their new ‘Role of Packaging in Minimising Food Waste’ half-day training course to New South Wales in July. This course is open to anyone in the industry who needs to better understand the issue of food waste and packaging. 


9 - 10 July 2018

Nutrition Summit 2018: 21st World Congress on Nutrition and Food Sciences


Nutrition Summit 2018 is intended to give professionals an investigation of the key part of Food Science, and Public Health in health care management.


21 August 2018

Food Nutrition & Analytical Chemistry Group Technical Event

The Food Nutrition and Analytical Chemistry Group invites is hosting the Technical Event ‘Science Behind Brewing Beer’ followed by a beer tasting, presented by Ian McInerny and Lisa Owens. This event is for anyone with an interest in the areas of food research, analytical chemistry and the food industry or simply if you like beer. This will be a great chance to relax in a friendly atmosphere, and to network or catch up with friends, colleagues, and new associates with a few drinks.


28 - 29 August 2018

10th Seminar on Nutrition Labelling, Claims and Communication Strategies

Nutrition labels, as well as nutrition and health claims, are important tools to communicate the nutritional quality and health benefits of a food product to consumers. They provide point-of-sale information and help consumers make informed choices. In Southeast Asia there is wide disparity between label formats and permitted claims among countries, causing confusion among consumers, and resulting in trade barriers for food manufacturers and distributors.


29 August 2018 

2018 APCO Awards

The Australian Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) Awards is an opportunity to celebrate a year of achievements in sustainable packaging, industry innovation and collaboration. The 2018 Awards ceremony will be celebrating our industry members and key stakeholders who are leading the way in sustainable packaging.


10 - 13 September 2018

Fine Food Australia

Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre


16 - 19 October 2018

Neutrons and Food 5

When designing new food products, it is important to understand the relationships between the structural and functional properties of food constituents, as they impact on processing, nutritional, physiological and sensory behaviour. There are also significant food challenges arising from increasing production, rapidly changing preferences and demands for healthier food to combat disease and improve diet. The Neutrons and Food conference will highlight opportunities for neutron scattering techniques to address these problems and more

Sydney, Australia



25 - 26 February 2019

ICFSRFS 2019: 21st International Conference on Food Science and Risks in Food Security


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.


13 - 16 May 2019 

3rd Food Allergen Management Symposium 


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.


23 - 26 September 2019 

ICEF13: International Congress On Engineering and Food


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.






30 Sept – 3 October 2018

Queenstown, New Zealand

Chemeca 2018 - Chemical Engineering in Australasia

Chemeca is the annual conference for the New Zealand and Australian community of chemical and process engineers and industrial chemists. Together, participants will learn and share industry knowledge, experiences, ideas and insights that help the industry continue to grow.   The presentations will explore the emerging opportunities and challenges for the chemical engineering profession and process industries throughout our region. The conference programme features five renowned plenary speakers, seven keynotes, 190 oral presentations, 50 poster presentations, social functions and ample networking opportunities.


17 - 19 October 2018


Australia-China Joint Research Centre in Future Dairy Manufacturing is organising the 2nd Joint Symposium in Beijing, hosted by COFCO, with the focus on the latest R&D in cheese and the emerging Chinese market. Dairy companies are invited to showcase their products to COFCO's extensive network of retailers, distributors, food service, and industry.  There is also an opportunity to visit Mengniu Dairy sites in Beijing or Hohhot.  


23 - 27 October, 2018
IUFoST World Congress of Food Science and Technology
CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India