Trade event for food processing industry
Brisbane Convention
& Exhibition Centre
June 2019

AIFST Annual Convention – Monday Morning

Plenary Sessions
8:30 - 9:00 Welcome to delegates and official opening
Speaker(s)

Keynote Address: The Need for Innovation

Ian Macfarlane MP, Federal Member for Groom

  • Peter Schutz

9:00 - 9:30 Australian government's commitment to the food sector and the importance of promoting science, innovation and exports
9:30 - 10:00 What are the macro trends driving the food industry?
Speaker(s)
  • Phil Ruthven

Stream 1 - Session 1: Emerging Trends & Insights
10:30 - 10:50 Beauty Inside & Out
Speaker(s)
  • Justin Nel

10:50 - 11:10 How do food manufacturers position their products to meet the growing consumer demand for Health & Wellness?
Speaker(s)
  • Vanita Smith

11:10 - 11:30 The Current Consumer
Speaker(s)
  • Sarah Hyland

11:30 - 11:50 Responding to the Consumer - Case Study: Lemon Myrtle
Speaker(s)
  • Vic Cherikoff

11:50 - 12:20 Panel Session Q&A - All Speakers
Stream 2 - Session 2: Food Safety: Keep your finger on the pulse
10:30 - 10:50 Food Safety: Think Global, Act Local
Speaker(s)
  • Stan Bailey

10:50 - 11:10 Food Safety Communities - Transforming behaviour throughout the food supply chain
Speaker(s)
  • Karen Mocatta

11:10 - 11:30 What consumers know about handling risky foods circa 2015
Speaker(s)
  • Dr Patricia Desmarchelier

11:30 - 11:50 Challenges for regulators around emerging microbiological issues
Speaker(s)
  • Scott Crerar

11:50 - 12:20 Panel Session Q&A - All Speakers
12:10 - 12:20 AAFP AGM
Stream 3 - Session 3: Emerging Analytical Methods
10:30 - 10:50 Mass Spectrometry for Allergens
Speaker(s)
  • Martina Koeberl

10:50 - 11:10 Mass Spec and the Confirmation of Microbiological Pathogens
Speaker(s)
  • Katherine Tung

11:10 - 11:30 Emerging Methods Technical Presentation
Speaker(s)
  • Prof Andreas Lopata

11:30 - 11:50 Food Allergens and their Impact on Human Health
Speaker(s)
  • Dr Thiru Vanniasinkam

11:50 - 12:20 Panel Session Q&A - All Speakers

PART OF THE FOOD TRADE EVENT NETWORK