Industry Dinner

Industry Dinner proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group
 Tuesday 19 June 2018
Where: The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), East Melbourne

A highlight of ConTech2018 is the industry networking dinner, proudly sponsored by the Manildra Group.

The dinner will be held on the evening of 19 June 2018 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.

This is an opportunity for your business networking activity. Invite your work team, entertain your business colleagues and treat your partner to a great night out.

This year our after-dinner speaker is Alastair Clarkson, widely regarded as one of the best coaches in modern day AFL. His enviable record includes guiding Hawthorn to 24 finals appearances with 16 wins, including four premierships.

Alastair is renowned for his innovation, leadership philosophies and ability to lead change in the way AFL football is played.

Alastair is a passionate, family-focussed person with a real interest in the community. A qualified teacher, Alastair also has university degrees in sports science and business, an MBA from Monash University and is one of the nine leaders in B-School’s Leadership course.

His education combined with a coaching and playing career across four decades, allows Alastair to articulate an array of great learnings that transcend into everyday life.


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
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