22 March 2017
9:00 am to 6:00 pm

AIFST's Innovation Masterclass 2017 -
Disrupt your Business: “The Uber Effect”

“A sustaining innovation makes better products that you can sell for better profits to your best customers.”

 - Clayton Christensen, author of The Innovator’s Dilemma.

Love it or loathe it, Uber has completely transformed the way millions of people travel from Point A to Point B.

Is your business or work practice set up to be responsive and able to facilitate the modern consumer’s expectation for speed and efficiency? Do you feel equipped to apply innovative approaches to existing business challenges?

Take part in the 2017 Innovation Masterclass to enhance or further develop your skills in these critical areas. Working directly with food, agribusiness and manufacturing industry leaders, you will have opportunities to engage directly as well as network with other sector colleagues. 

For corporate bookings, contact aifst@aifst.com.au to secure a group discount. 


Speaker highlights

Marketing in the Year that We Live
Steve Chapman – CEO & Co-founder, shine+ drink 

Steve Chapman started his career at PwC but realised he was far more entrepreneur than accountant and left to launch his first start-up, a social-commerce platform that was featured as one of Apple's top lifestyle apps. He was featured in The Australian and BRW and recognised as one of Australia's Top 25 Entrepreneurs under 25 by StartupSmart in 2013. Steve launched shine+ in 2016 as Australia’s first focus drink. Steve will share his experiences during the Masterclass on how to market products in the current environment. 


Food Fraud: Challenges and Opportunities
Karen Constable – Principal, Food Fraud Advisors

Karen Constable, Principal at Food Fraud Advisors will be providing an overview of food fraud, the challenges it brings to the global food industry and an introduction to innovations in food fraud detection and prevention that are emerging globally.

Karen has an honours degree in Food Science from UNSW and over twenty years' experience in food manufacturing, quality assurance, food product development and food safety.  The AIFST is also proud to recognise Karen's expertise through her Professional membership of the Institute. 


Next Gen Traceability: Oziris
Al Jawhari – Chief Technology Officer with Beston Global Food Company

Al Jawahari is a food and beverage industry expert. He holds a Bachelor Degree with Honours in Aeronautical/Mechanical Engineering and has over 20 years’ experience in creating customer-focused and industry-specific commercial, off-the-shelf software products for food enterprises. Learn from a recognised industry expert how to better approach quality, compliance and traceability across your supplier operations. 


Protecting your Brand During a Crisis: Maintaining Brand Credibility 
Professor Joffre Swait – University of South Australia

Acknowledged as a global expert in choice set formation and a leading scholar in choice modelling research, Professor Swait received his PhD in 1984 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, specialising in modelling discrete choice behaviour, particularly with respect to choice set formation. He is also a respected consultant and director at the Institute for Choice. Consider the impact a product recall would have on your company and take the opportunity to reflect on what corporate response could be mapped out in case of crisis. 


AIFST would like to acknowledge our 2017 Innovation Masterclass Sponsors – Clarivate Analytics and Xinova.