ConTech2017
CONTECH2017 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.

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
PEle 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 night mares

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 Senator

SESSION 3

MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Re-invented gelatine gummy production – fast forward process
Josh Hemelaar, Vice President Sales - APA, GELITA Australia
Understanding global cocoa profiles kindly sponsored by Brenntag Australia
Edouard Bernet, Technical Sales Specialist, Prova SAS (France)
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 Collich Award
Interview with the winner of the Food Science and Technology Diploma ‘Develop a new product’ unit at William Angliss Institute - interview by Kris Wilson,William Angliss Institue and Josh Hemelaar, GELITA
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION - A case study - TBC

6.00pm

7.00pm

Pre-dinner drinks – proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group and Trade Exhibition
Dinner proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group
Guest speaker: Alastair Clarkson. Coach, AFL Hawthorn Football Club

The program is correct at time of printing. 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?

ConTech2017 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