AIFST21 Conference: Food Science - delivering in a changing world

NEW DATES 11 - 12 OCTOBER  2021


Register here to attend for the full 2 days, Day 1 - Monday 11th October or Day 2 - Tuesday 12th October, or our Wine and Cheese Tasting Sensation Event.

Full Convention - Monday & Tuesday  

Day 1 - Monday 11th October  

Day 2 - Tuesday 12th October

Wine & Cheese Tasting Event Tickets

We are pleased to announce that the AIFST21 Convention will be held at the Novotel, Sydney Olympic Park on Monday 11th October - Tuesday 12th October 2021 as a face to face event.

Largely through the effects of the global pandemic, the last 12 months has seen tremendous changes in our way of life, way of working and way of thinking. This year’s Convention picks up on this theme, with a focus on some of the challenges and opportunities presented to food science and the food industry in a world where “change” can seem to be the only constant.

Over two days, through a combination of plenary talks and four concurrent session streams, AIFST 21 will feature more than 65 speakers, drawn from diverse backgrounds in food science, food technology and the food industry, as well as allied fields such as agriculture, human nutrition and marketing.

Food safety features strongly in the program, including sessions on allergens, updates on global and local microbiological food safety concerns, traceability systems and new analytical technologies. Advances in nutrition will also be covered, including aspects related to food processing, nutraceuticals, and mental health. A session on consumer and sensory science will be presented by the AIFST Special Interest group in this field.

The sustainability and resilience of food systems will be examined through contrasting lenses that represent different points along the food supply chain. These include new and emerging food crops, cellular agriculture, fermentation systems, waste valorisation, packaging technologies and case studies in innovative processing.

We are looking forward to a return to a more traditional convention format, with the great networking opportunities offered by a face-to-face event.  Our popular social events make a return – the Wine & Cheese Tasting, Young Professionals Networking breakfast and AIFST Fellows breakfast will all be held at AIFST21. 

As a final selling point, which is always popular with members, this year’s convention will run concurrently with Foodpro Sydney. Both events will be held at Sydney Olympic Park and together will cater for a very wide range of interests.

Please join us in October for this long-anticipated event to grow, learn and connect.

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