ConTech2018
CONTECH2018 DINNER REGISTRATION POST CONTECH WORKSHOP SPONSORSHIP

Confectionery Unwrapped!

When: Tuesday 19 June 2018
Where: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), East Melbourne

Join us at Australasia's confectionery technical conference, ConTech2018.
This one-day program will provide you with new insights and practical tools and much sought-after networking opportunities.

View the brochure

Program:

8.00am

SESSION 1

Registration and Trade Exhibition
Light breakfast on arrival
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Global food and drink trends 2018
Shelley McMillan, Associate Director - Consulting - ANZ, MINTZEL
Year in review and outlook 
Tim Piper, Head - Confectionery Sector, Ai Group
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: State of food retauk and what it means for suppliers
Eli Greenblat, Senior Business Reporter, The Australian

Energy Break – proudly sponsored by MWT Foods and Trade Exhibition

SESSION 2

SWEET DEALINGS
Sweet indulgence without the guilt
Jointly presented by:
Andrew Higgs, Country Manager - Australia & New Zealand, Nutrition Innovation Group and Carter Wands, Product Development Technologist. Manildra Group
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Starches, sugar and alternative sweeteners.
Sweet dreams or nightmares

Dr Alan Barclay, Owner, Dr Alan Barclay

Lunch – proudly sponsored by MPD Dairy Products and Trade Exhibition

After lunch guest speaker: How I shaped Canberra
Jacqui Lambie, former Australian Senator for Tasmania

SESSION 3

PIECING IT TOGETHER
Re-invented gelatine gummy production – fast forward process
Josh Hemelaar, Vice President Sales - APA, GELITA Australia
Vanilla and cocoa: the two taste pillars of chocolate kindly sponsored by Brenntag Australia
Edouard Bernet, Technical Sales Specialist, Prova SAS France (Thailand)
Colour your world – innovation in natural oil soluble colours kindly sponsored by Chr Hansen Australia
Jude Wong, Regional Application Centre Manager, Chr Hansen (Singapore)
Dairy ingredients for confectionery – developments in technology, world markets and how that affects Australia
Andrew Weinert, Lead Consultant, Niche Agribusiness
Q&A Panel presentation

Energy Break – proudly sponsored by ADM Australia and Trade Exhibition

SESSION 4

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Presentation of the Sollich Award
Interview with the winner of the Food Science and Technology Diploma ‘Develop a new product’ unit at William Angliss Institute
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - A case study - TBC

6.00pm

Pre-dinner drinks – proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group in the Trade Exhibition area

7.00pm

Dinner proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group
Guest speaker: Alastair Clarkson. Coach, AFL Hawthorn Football Club

The program is correct at time of publication. Ai Group reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program circumstances dictate and take no responibility for any errors, omissions and/or changes.

The conference is brought to you with the continuing support of the ConTech Principal Sponsor - the Manildra Group - and we thank them for their generous sponsorship of the industry and in particular, ConTech2018.

The information contained on this sitelet is correct at the time of publication. Ai Group reserves the right to alter or delete items from the program as circumstances dictate and takes no responsibility for any errors, omissions and changes.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

ConTech2018 will appeal to a broad range of confectionery and wider food industry professionals, including those in the fields of:

  • science and food technology
  • new product development
  • research and development
  • regulatory matters
  • operations and management
  • sales and procurement
  • marketing, communications and corporate affairs
  • supply of food ingredients, machinery, packaging and services
  • confectionery wholesaling and distributing
Principle Sponsor Manildra Group - Sunshine Sugar
Supplier Guest Speaker Sponsor Brenntag Australia

Chr Hansen
Supplier Sponsor
Practical Workshop Sponsors AAK Aust

Chr Hansen

Nestlé Australia
Innovation Showcase SPonsor Juremont
Lunch Sponsor MPD Dairy Products
Energy Break Sponsors MWT Foods

ADM Australia
Speaker Gift Sponsor
Trade Exhibitors AAK Aust
Allied Industries
Brenntag Australia
Carroll Partners
Chr Hansen
Fairtrade ANZ
GELITA Australia
Hawkins Watts Australia
Manildra Group
MPD Dairy Products
Nestle Industrial
Peerless Foods
The Product Makers
Willian Angliss Institute