Registration is now open for ConTech2023, the confectionery sector’s annual technical conference.

An educational and networking opportunity, the event next month will be headlined by key industry speakers including food futurist Tony Hunter and ESG expert and SunRice Head of Sustainability Kylie Porter, as they explore this year’s theme: Capturing creativity through curiosity.

Guests will hear about the latest trends in innovation and new product development, sustainability, retail, physical activity, health & nutrition, production and process optimisation.

ConTech is the key destination for confectionery technicians and provides an unparalleled opportunity to engage with more than 140 key industry representatives.

National employer association Ai Group represents the confectionery industry in Australasia.

"You are certain to charge your confectionery technical curiosity at ConTech2023," the Head of Ai Group’s Confectionery Sector, Tim Piper, said today.

"With the support of our annual principal sponsor, the Manildra Group; the Victorian Government Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR); AustralianSuper and other key industry players, we are delighted to bring you this stand-out annual event on the confectionery calendar."

ConTech2023 will be held at the MCG in Melbourne on June 20.

For more information and to register, visit Contech | Ai Group.

Media enquiries

Tim Piper – 0411 430 301


Tim Piper is Head of the Australian Industry Group (Ai Group) in Victoria and its Confectionery Sector. 


Ai Group has as part of its organisation a Confectionery Sector which delivers confectionery advocacy, news, information and assistance to Members. The Confectionery Sector represents in excess of 100 confectionery companies which include sugar, chocolate and gum confectionery manufacturers, suppliers to the industry of ingredients, packaging, machinery and services as well as distributors of the product.