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.

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