Plug-in to ConTech2019

Proudly sponsored by The Manildra Group

When: Wednesday 19 June 2019 
Where: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), East Melbourne

On behalf of the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) and its Confectionery Sector Technical Committee, it is with pleasure that we invite you to ConTech2019 - our annual Australasian confectionery industry technical conference.

This highly regarded one-day event will be held on Wednesday, 19 June at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in East Melbourne. You’re invited to Plug-in to ConTech2019 which will feature international and local expert speakers who will discuss current and future issues and their impact on the confectionery industry.

The Program will feature consumer and category insights, analysis of global market trends, discuss information, technology and process innovations. Speakers will also explore the changing social, regulatory and retail environment and what it means for stakeholders in the supply chain.

ConTech2019 will appeal to a broad range of confectionery and wider food industry professionals, including those in science and food technology, new product development, research and development, regulatory, operations and management, sales and procurement, marketing, communications and corporate affairs, supply of food ingredients, machinery, packaging and services.

Students studying food technology, nutrition, quality assurance or similar, with the ambition of working in the food and confectionery industries, are warmly invited to attend. Student registration is available at a much-reduced rate.

A range of sponsorship opportunities is available for ConTech2019.

As a sponsor, you will be provided with the opportunity to: 

  • Engage with the key decision makers in the industry under one roof;
  • Drive awareness and understanding of your organisation's products and services to delegates; and 
  • Enhance relationships with key clients, prospects and stakeholders.

A trade exhibition of products and services complements ConTech2019. Companies can showcase food ingredients, packaging, equipment and services. 

A highlight of ConTech2019 is the industry networking dinner, proudly sponsored by The Manildra Group. This year we are excited to have Craig Reucassel as our guest speaker. His after-dinner address will take a satirical view… on everything. The dinner will be held on the evening of 19 June at the MCG, following the conference sessions.

The evening commences with pre-dinner drinks at approximately 6.00pm, followed by a sit-down three-course dinner commencing at 7.00pm. Table bookings of eight receive a 10% discount. This is the perfect networking opportunity and we encourage you to extend this invitation to colleagues and customers.

ConTech2019 is brought to you with the continuing support of the ConTech Principal Sponsor - The Manildra Group - and we thank them for their generous support of the industry.

Diarise now and be ready to plug-in to ConTech2019 in Melbourne on 19 June.


ConTech2019 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 Sponsors Additive Solutions

Lunch Sponsor MPD Dairy Products
COFFEE CART Sponsor aak Carroll Partners
Energy Break Sponsors MWT Foods ADM Australia
Speaker Gift Sponsor
Trade Exhibitors

AAK Australia
ABC Blending Company
Additive Solutions
Allied Industries
Carroll Partners Group
Chr. Hansen
Eriez Magnetics
Fairtrade ANZ
GELITA Australia
Hawkins Watts Australia
MPD Dairy Products
Nestlè Industrial
Peerless Foods
The Product Makers Australia
William Angliss Institute
Haigh’s Chocolates