Past Events

Tuesday 24 October - Friday 27 October 2017

2017 Food Structures, Digestion and Health International Conference is presented by CSIRO and supported by the AIFST.

AIFST members recieve a 10% discount off a full conference registration. 


Wednesday 27 September 2017

As part of our monthly members Career Webinar series, we will be examining the art of networking. From networking functions through to question time at a seminar; we will be taking you through some of the "Do's" and "Don'ts"

This webinar has been designed to give you the confidence to put your best foot forward in a professional and meaningful way. 

Please note the 12.30pm start time is AEST. Information about how to log in will be emailed directly to you in the lead up to the webinar. 

Friday, 22 September 2017

The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) is proudly running its Summer School again for 2018. Established in 2010, and running for the past 7 consecutive years, over 500 students have taken part in the AIFST Summer School which was set up to support undergraduate and post graduate students in their early careers.


AIFST is currently calling for Expressions of Interest (EOI) from Educational Institutes to host the 2018 AIFST Summer School. To submit your EOI, please fill out and return the form to

Wednesday 20 September 2017
Zoe Doubleday is a Research Fellow at the University of Adelaide and an ecologist with a particular focus on marine and freshwater systems.
Zoe also actively researches ways to improve scientific writing to facilitate better transfer of knowledge among scientists and the broader community. She is a keen proponent of “scicomm” and always interested in new ways of getting science out there to the outside world.
Thursday 14 September 2017

Meat Science: Business As Usual or Opportunity For Growth?

Unable to join the Symposium in person? Please join us via webinar to hear the insights from our expert panel.

You can listen live during the day or choose to have recordings sent to you after the event.   Please note that the live streaming will require internet connectivity.

Wednesday 30 August 2017

As part of our members Career Webinar series, we will be looking at social media for SMEs. To grow your business, you need to reach your audience and get to know your customers.

Join our webinar that will give you some pointers on how to increase traffic to your website and also how best to harness the different social media channels.  

Please note the 12.30pm start time is AEST. Information about how to log in will be emailed directly to you in the lead up to the webinar. 

24 August 2017

Would you like to visit the only factory in Australia making gelatine? This is a unique opportunity to visit GELITA -  gelatine, collagen and collagen peptide experts. 

GELITA are hosting a bbq lunch for tour attendees that will be followed by an information session and tour of this unique factory. 

The Australian plant of the GELITA Group manufactures beef gelatine from fresh, hairy hide that is supplied by abattoirs up to 700 kilometers away.
All of the gelatine is sold as edible gelatine, some 60% being supplied to the confectionery industry, the remainder being used in jelly crystals and dairy applications.

Food Industry factory tour

South Australia Food Sciene Careers Evening

Would you like to know more about the different roles within the food science, technology and innovation sector? 

The AIFST Food Science Careers Evening in South Australia will connect you with a range of individuals working in the industry.

To register your interest for the evening, please contact 

Full details to be announced shortly!

5-6 August 2017

Calling South Australian members! 

For a number of years, AIFST has taken part in Science Alive! an annual celebration of science and technology that takes place in National Science Week and attracts over 30,000 visitors to the Adelaide Showground. 

AIFST runs a busy stall with practical and hands on demonstrations about how our industry works. 

We are seeking volunteers to assist with management of the booth. Please contact for further information.