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Industry Dinner

When: Wednesday 31 May 2017
Where: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), East Melbourne
Join us at Australasia's confectionery and food industry technical conference, ConTech2017.
Industry Dinner proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group

A highlight of ConTech2017 is the industry networking dinner, proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group.

The industry networking dinner will be held on the evening of 31 May 2017 at the MCG, after the conference sessions.

The evening commences with pre-dinner drinks at approximately 6.00pm in the trade area, followed by a sit-down three-course dinner at 7.00pm. Table bookings of 8 receive a 10% discount.

Why not plan for this to be your business networking activity and bring along your work team, entertain your business colleagues and treat your partner to a great night out?

This year we have as our after-dinner speaker, Lydia Lassila, Australian Olympic representative, mother and successful entrepreneur.  Lydia has represented Australia in four Olympic Games and currently holds three world records, with the latest being the first woman in history ever to perform a quad-twisting triple somersault, the most difficult jump ever done by a female aerial skier.

She is also an author of the book ‘Jump’ and in 2016 a documentary on Lydia’s career and achievements titled ‘The Will to Fly’ was released.


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