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

 

National

23 - 26 September 2019 
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.
 
 
29 September – 2 October 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. 
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.
 
 
16 October 2019
Sydney
Participants will receive the latest information for teachers presented by food science and technology experts. The program will include real world insights into the food industry, innovation in food technology and of food safety, supported by experiments, and case-studies that can be used to inspire students.
 
 
23 October 2019
Understand the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the move to Sustainable Packaging Seminar
Melbourne
The Australian Institute of Packaging (AIP) is running a session on the 23rd of October that will help you to ‘Understand the 2025 National Packaging Targets and the move to Sustainable Packaging: The impact on the waste & cleaning industries.’ This session will be designed as an interactive panel discussion so that you can understand the challenges and changes faced across the entire Supply Chain.

 

29 October 2019
Use of Lifecycle Assessment Tools for Sustainable Packaging Design training course
Sydney
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
Perth
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)
Sydney
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.
 
 
19 March 2020
Melbourne
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
Melbourne
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. 

International

30 September - 3 October 2019
Rotorua, New Zealand 
The conference will offer researchers and industry professionals the opportunity to network across disciplines, form research collaborations and partnerships, and develop joint research initiatives incorporating strategies of engineering sustainable food systems that promote human health and wellbeing for the coming decades.
 
 
16 - 21 August 2020
Auckland, New Zealand
Together, these three aspects - safety, security and sustainability - form the major themes for the IUFoST 20th World Congress. The Congress will highlight recent research and innovations across food supply chains to add value and enable the safe, secure and sustainable manufacture of healthier foods for global markets.
 
 
12-14 September 2019
London, UK
Innovating international is proud to announce "2nd Conference on Innovation in Food Science and Human Nutrition (IFHN-2019)" which is scheduled on September 12-14, 2019 at London, United Kingdom. The main theme of our conference is “Transforming Challenges into Opportunities to Feed the Future”. 
 

30 September - 3 October 2019
5th International Conference on Food Structures, Digestion and Health
Rotorua, New Zealand
Feeding tomorrow’s world is a reality with unprecedented challenges: remarkable demographic trends, new geopolitical balances, the challenge of climate change and the need for environmental sustainability, instant connectivity and fast-moving technological innovation. At the same time, there is growing obesity crisis and a rapid rise in food-related health problems globally.
Call for Abstracts open on 5 March 2019
Abstract Deadline 15 July 2019