AIFST welcome

Welcome to AIFST! Whether you are starting out in the food industry, or have many years of experience and knowledge, AIFST membership brings great benefits to you both personally and professionally. Remember to login to My Portal to futher access all the benefits available to you.

AIFST members join a network of around 2,000 food industry professionals with access to:

Member categories

Membership of the Institute is open to all members of the food and allied industries. Membership categories include:

Communities of Interest

AIFST recently launched 13 new Communities of Interest (COIs), including geographical and special interest Communities, to better support and inform what events, services and offerings the Institute provides members. 

Communities of Interest exist in each state – QLD, VIC, NSW, SA, Tas and WA – as well across key member interest areas – Consultants, Nutrition, Sensory, Young Professionals, New Product Development and Innovation, Microbiology and Cook Chill.

News

Retail Baking Review Project: Validation Sought on Final Draft Qualifications & Units

The May/June edition of food australia will be a bumper issue as we lead up to the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention. This edition provides the chance to further promote and communicate your business offering ahead of the Convention and foodpro exhibition. 

If you are in the food business, you are in the fashion business. Food trends are inspired by a myriad of influences - from social and political events, economic and geographical dynamics through to generational changes - that shape the resulting shifts in attitudes and behaviours towards nourishing ourselves and the next generation...

2017 sees us celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Institute, with enhanced offerings for members throughout the year.

As an AIFST member you can SAVE more than 20% on registration for the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention co-located with foodpro and discover The Future of Food at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from 17-18 July 2017.

The 2017 AIFST AGM will be held in the Pyrmont Room at the International Convention Centre, Sydney from 8.30am-9.30am on Tuesday, 18 July 2017.

AIFST has been granted an extension to report by ASIC, which will allow more of our members to engage with the AGM and AIFST during the AIFST 50th Anniversary Convention.

Our food consumption and eating patterns are constantly shaped by the world around us. Historically, we see food trends influenced by social change and world events, the environment, economics, medicine and technology. However, we must also acknowledge that if you are in the food business, you are also in the fashion business...

Investing in world-first technologies that haven’t been tried or tested can be a daunting step for food manufacturers, let alone any company, but for one Australian juice company, an investment into innovative world-first technology has now paid off. CEO of Preshafruit, Alastair Mclachlan shares his insights on disrupting and challenging crowded markets.

Digital disruption plays a big part in transforming the way companies and agencies operate, and how they talk to their customers. This is no different for the food industry. We take a sneak peek into the mind of one of Australia’s most reputable speakers on future trends to find out about digital disruption and what this will mean for the future of food.

With an extensive career in the food industry, Managing Director of Simplot Australia and Chair of the Australian Food & Grocery Council (AFGC) Terry O’Brien says it’s important to have a broad contextual view of the future of the food industry.

Events

11 - 12 September 2018

Innovate & Excite: Acting Today to Advance Tomorrow

The AIFST Convention is the premier food industry event in Australia. Being held from 11 - 12 September 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, the Convention will once again bring together the largest grouping of Australia’s food industry in one location.

Thursday 25 May 2017

Pit wits against the best and brightest of the Australian food industry at the Annual AIFST Victorian Trivia Evening! Form a team to take on the reigning champions, or come along on the evening and join one on the night.

VIC Trivia evening
3 May 2017

AIFST MEMBERS ONLY

AIFST is currently reviewing a mentoring program and would like to hear from you! Please come along to our planning breakfast and share your experiences, or put forward what you would like to see as part of potential mentoring project.

Whether you are a student, graduate, member, Professional or Fellow, all viewpoints are important and will help shape the future of AIFST's Mentoring Program.

 

Food Science Mentoring program
27 April 2017

Thank you for your interest. Registrations have now closed. For other AIFST opportunities, please contact aifst@aifst.com.au or keep an eye on the website listings

22 March 2017

Innovation Masterclass 2017 - Disrupt your Business: "The Uber Effect" - Sydney

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

22 February 2017

This event provides an opportunity for QLD-based food manufacturers and academics to hear from two nutritional experts from the Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation (QAAFI) on the changing focus of nutritional guidelines from around the world and how the development of new healthy food products to deliver measurable health outcomes. Following the session, a networking event will be held on the rooftop terrace providing a networking opportunity for students, academics and industry professionals.

16 February 2017

AIFST invites both members and non-members to a FREE meet and greet sundowner with the AIFST Chair, CEO and the WA Community of Interest Committee.

12 December 2016

We’re joining with our friends at Food South Australia to celebrate the Christmas season! Get together for drinks and nibbles at an Eat Local SA venue - no work for you to do or anything to bring, except for your staff and partners! LIMITED SPOTS...

REGISTER HERE - FREE!