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The Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology (AIFST) will be hosting its 50th Annual Convention at the new International Convention Centre (ICC) in Sydney's Darling Harbour alongside Foodpro.

This year’s theme is The Future of Food, with confirmed speakers including Bega Cheese executive chairman Barry Irvin and CSIRO chief executive Larry Marshall.

Sessions will cover the consumer of the future; future technologies and innovations advancing the food industry; managing emerging threats and vulnerabilities; navigating the export and regulatory market; and insights into current scientific research that will underpin next 50 years of the Australian food industry.

Key sessions will include food safety, packaging, sensory, and nutrition, according to organisers.

Packaging News

PKN’s July-August issue is another bumper edition showcasing sustainability and innovation in Snacks & Convenience, Flexible Packaging, Digital Printing and Smart Factories, and featuring the gold winners in this year's prestigious Packaging Innovation & Design Awards (PIDA).

Amcor Flexibles has partnered with compostable packaging producer, TIPA, to bring its compostable packaging technology to Australia and New Zealand.

As part of its ambition to be Australia’s most sustainable supermarket, Coles Group has launched a national campaign that brings to life and celebrates its recently launched Sustainability Strategy.