The Ai Group Confectionery Sector delivers confectionery advocacy, news and information and assistance with technical confectionery matters. 

Members can keep up to date through a number of channels:

The Ai Group Confectionery Sector's Confectionery Reference Group (CRG) is made up of industry representatives that provide leadership and guidance on policy issues.

The Technical and Regulatory Committee also plays a vital role in the industry's development. It meets regularly to review government policies and regulations and provides input on behalf of the industry.

The committee also oversees the development and delivery of training initiatives, including ConTech. With the support of the Technical and Regulatory Committee, the Ai Group provides assistance and feedback to members on technical and labelling matters.

The Ai Group Confectionery Sector will keep you informed on technical and regulatory updates, market developments and industry news through MediaScan (a weekly brief of local and international media items), web-based information and briefings.

Members will also receive Ai Group's Member Advices, providing alerts on changes to awards, pay scales and allowances, rulings by Fair Work Australia and other business related issues.

We also offer technical and regulatory support, including assistance with labelling compliance and can help you expand your networks via events like ConTech, the confectionery industry's premier event, held annually in Melbourne.

For further information on Ai Group Confectionery Sector email Jennifer Thompson or phone: (03) 9867 0181.

Jennifer Thompson

Jennifer Thompson has been Ai Group’s Technical & Regulatory Manager for the Confectionery Sector since October 2009.

Prior to joining Ai Group, Jennifer spent 17 years at the Confectionery Manufacturers of Australasia Limited (CMA).

She also worked for five years in NSW politics and had stints at the Australian Wool Corporation and in the UK banking and mining sectors.

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The Workplace Advice Line is Ai Group’s national telephone advisory service for all your on the spot workplace related questions.

Call the Workplace Advice Line
1300 55 66 77 and press option 1
(Overseas: +61 3 9867 0100). Email:

Weekdays from 8.30am to 5.30pm
(Australian Eastern Daylight/Standard Time)

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