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SPEAKERS PROGRAM

8.00 am Registration & Trade Exhibition Session
8.30 am Reconnect Breakfast proudly sponsored by the Ai Group Apprentice & Trainee Centre

 

SESSION  1 MOVING ON
9.25 am CHAIR: Sacha King, Ai Group Confectionery Sector Technical Committee Chair and Manager, Scientific Affairs & Regulatory Affairs ANZ, Mondelēz International
9.30 am

OFFICIAL OPENING

Tim Piper AM, Head of the Ai Group Confectionery Sector & Head of Ai Group in Victoria
9.45 am Today’s top 10 trends in confectionery
Irene Kersbergen, Senior Insights & Innovation Manager APAC, Innova Market Insights (INDONESIA)
kindly sponsored by Oterra Australia
10.15 am

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Bouncing back by looking back
Professor Gary Mortimer, Professor of Marketing and Consumer Behaviour, Queensland University of Technology
kindly sponsored by MWT Foods

11.00 am Energy Break proudly sponsored by GELITA Australia & Trade Exhibition Session

 

SESSION  2 JUMPING AHEAD
11.40am CHAIR: Josh Hemelaar, Ai Group Confectionery Sector Technical Committee and Head of Asia Pacific, Business Unit Nutrition and Health Ingredients, GELITA Australia
11.45 am

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Responding to the modern chocolate consumer
Andy Van den Broeck, Head of R&D ANZ, Barry Callebaut Australia 
kindly sponsored by Barry Callebaut

12.15 pm

Sensory marketing and online food choices
Dr Gie Liem, Associate Professor Sensory and Consumer Science, CASS Food Research Centre, Deakin University

12.45 pm Powered by technology : digital product labels
Marcel Sieira, Chief Customer Officer, GS1 Australia
kindly sponsored by GS1 Australia
1.00 pm Presentation of the Sollich Award
1.15 pm

Lunch in the trade exhibition area proudly sponsored by MPD Dairy Products

 

SESSION  3 ONWARD AND UPWARD
2.25 pm CHAIR: Kim Tonnet, Program Lead, Scientific & Regulatory Affairs, Mars Wrigley Australia
2.30 pm Bouncing back from Australia’s commodity boom
Tim Kane, Program Lead, Agricultural Forecasting and Policy, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES)
2.55 pm Leading in sustainability - emerging trends, insights and how to capture the opportunities
Olivia Tyler, Managing Director ANZ, Edge Environment
3.30 pm Transitioning to a circular economy
Richard Smith, Sustainability Director, Amcor Flexibles Asia Pacific
kindly sponsored by Amcor
4.00 pm Energy Break proudly sponsored by Australian Blending Company & Trade Exhibition Session

 

SESSION  4 CHALLENGE THE THINKING!
4.40 pm CHAIR: Tim Piper AM, Head of the Ai Group Confectionery Sector & Head of Ai Group in Victoria
4.45 pm

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION

Sweet Revelations : Collaborating for opportunities
John Cheng, Managing Director, Innovate 360 (SINGAPORE)
kindly sponsored by the Victorian Government,  Department of Jobs, Precincts & Regions
5.15 pm Rethinking the confectionery industry - an outsider’s view
Nick Hazell, Founder & CEO, v2food
5.45 pm Wrap-up
6.00 pm Session close
6.15 pm Pre Dinner Drinks proudly sponsored by The Manildra Group
8.00 pm

ConTech Dinner proudly sponsored by The Manildra Group

  Guest speaker:  Anthony Lehmann (Lehmo) introduced
by Murray Newman, National Sales & Marketing Manager, Manildra Group

 

PRINCIPAL SPONSOR

 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

ConTech2022 will appeal to a broad range of confectionery and wider food industry professionals, including those in the fields of:

  • science & food technology
  • new product development
  • research & development
  • regulatory matters
  • operations and management
  • sales and procurement
  • marketing, communications & corporate affairs
  • supply of food ingredients, machinery, packaging & services
  • confectionery wholesaling & distributing

For further information

Jennifer Thompson

Email:  jennifer.thompson@aigroup.com.au

Phone: 03 9867 0181

Mobile: 0418 223 170